Connecting the Dots between Fatigue, Depression, & Protein Digestion

written by Dr. Jamie Chan-Ortega, Ph.D. 9/26/20 TIRED. IRRITABLE. ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED. Chances are, one or more of these terms describes you or someone you know. It’s the epidemic of fatigue and mood disorders that’s been plaguing us Americans long before the coronavirus pandemic reared its ugly head, but that’s certainly seemed to intensify this year. Stress is at an all-time …

Social Media Overwhelm: Restoring Peace, Patience, and Presence

written by Dr. Jamie Chan-Ortega, Ph.D. 08/12/20 ONCE UPON A TIME we had to wait for the 6 o’clock news to find out what’s happening in the world. We’d get a palatable 30-minute dose and then be on with our lives. Now, information pounds at our front door; it bloats our bellies and spreads like weeds in the garden of …

Treating the Gut to Heal Chronic Illnesses

Do any sort of meaningful review of the latest scientific research and it becomes undeniably clear that a multitude of chronic health issues arise from within our gut. Now I’m of the camp that believes most health issues first and foremost start in our minds: the choices we make in how we react to stress and what we eat, our …

Encouragement in a Time of Great Uncertainty

As we anticipate the coronavirus reaching the peak of infection in the U.S., tremendous uncertainty looms, and with that uncertainty comes stress, anxiety, and fear. Today I hope to encourage you and to help you release some of your anxieties through actionable steps backed by faith and wisdom. But first, let’s observe our varied and collective reactions. Some see the coronavirus as …

Why You Can Trust Dr. Jamie, PhD Premium CBD Products

Throughout my 20-year career, I’ve been approached by numerous labs, nutritional supplement companies, essential oil representatives, and a host of wellness product manufacturers to sell or promote their products. I am, by nature, a particular person. I put a tremendous amount of thought, research, and consideration into everything I do and every decision I make, particularly when it comes to …

The Natural Element of Fertility

At our practice, we see a lot of women who are trying to conceive (TTC). Some women come for Functional Medicine consultations (lab- and supplement-based), others come for our Optimal Fertility Treatments (acupuncture-based). And while the term “infertility” is a commonly used diagnosis to describe the experience of trying to conceive for 12 consecutive months without success, we really don’t …