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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: What You Need to Know

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can impact many aspects of a woman’s health, from her moods, her weight, to her chances of conception. This surprisingly common condition can be difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s partly because conventional medicine practices are often geared towards tackling the symptoms without truly getting to the underlying reasons. Functional/ Natural…

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Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety: What You Can Do to Cope

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety: What You Can Do to Cope

Since the beginning of 2020, whenever we turned on the TV, listened to the radio, browsed social media, or even while speaking with our friends and co-workers we have been bombarded with COVID-19 information. Numbers of infected (‘cases’), numbers of deaths around the world, constantly changing restrictions, and more have flooded our minds daily. The…

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10 Steps to Beat Pre-diabetes, Cravings, and Weight Gain Naturally

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on 10 Steps to Beat Pre-diabetes, Cravings, and Weight Gain Naturally

Prediabetes and food craving are an epidemic affecting at least 20% of the population. And, this is not including the nearly 10% of Americans who have frank diabetes. Also, these numbers likely do not include those whose diagnosis may be being missed because their high insulin levels are not being checked. This high insulin is…

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What No One Tells You About Stress and Burnout

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Society is struggling with stress on a daily basis. When we realize what stress is and where it comes from, we are better enabled to avoid burnout.

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3 Surprising Reasons Why Self-Care is NOT Selfish

By Valencia Ray, M.D. / / Comments Off on 3 Surprising Reasons Why Self-Care is NOT Selfish

To thrive nowadays…to free ourselves from the tyranny of stress and overwhelm…to live with a sense of purpose and healthy relationship – we must drop the either/or, black or white dualistic thinking of old. I will say upfront – no, self-care is not selfish. In fact, when we care for our body, our mind and…

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