By Dr. Erica Arcuri, ND
After several years of being personally impacted by various skin-related and digestive health issues, I am a firm believer that along with an open mind throughout the entire journey, the key to navigating through these issues successfully is by patiently addressing each and every root cause. I don’t believe in quick-fixes, temporary Band-Aid solutions, or over-supplementation.
Along with my overall passion for improving women’s health, I have a strong background working specifically with a variety of skin and digestive health concerns, including: dermatologic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, hormonal conditions such as acne and cellulite and anti-aging processes. I am a firm believer that a properly functioning digestive system is the starting and core focal point to optimizing one’s health. From simple – yet frustrating – symptoms such as bloating, gassiness and reflux, to more chronic conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), optimizing the function of the digestive system is essential for boosting your overall health and immune system.
My goal is to make overcoming your symptoms realistic and sustainable. That being said, I work with my patients to identify health goals and develop a personalized plan that fits their personal lifestyle. I will conduct a thorough assessment of chief health concerns and medical history, relevant physical exams and review any necessary blood work and lab tests to understand the root of each patient’s issues.
I enjoy connecting with each of my patients on a personal level – this is very important to me as I actively work to avoid prescribing ‘blanket-solutions’ to any health concern – everyone’s needs vary drastically and require specific approaches that fit their lifestyle.
5 Ways To Reclaim Your Energy
Cut the crap!
Take out the foods that don’t support your body like trans fats, artificial colours and flavours, and processed foods high in refined salts, sugars and fats. Add in nutritious foods like vegetables, greens, healthy fats and super foods such as flax seeds & chia seeds.
Take 20 minutes a day for mindfulness!
Whether it’s a deep breathing exercise, a yoga class, meditation or stretching – take some time out of your day to calm that nervous system. Try it first thing in the morning or to wind down before bed – your brain and body will thank you!
Try dry brushing!
Our skin is the most important detoxification organ in the body. Dry brushing will increase circulation, stimulate the nervous system and encourage a healthy detox. This means less toxin accumulation, more energy and smoother, brighter skin.
Check your nutrient levels!
Having optimal levels of iron, B12, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D are all so important in supporting healthy immunity, energy, skin, hormones, stress resilience and bowel function. It’s important to check these levels every so often to ensure ideal nutrition and absorption.
Set a bed time, and stick to it!
It’s so important that we get those 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Getting less than that will decrease the likelihood of hitting REM sleep cycles, leaving you feeling groggy and foggy the next day. Set a time each night where all electronics turn off and bed time becomes priority.
Learn more about Dr. Erica Arcuri, ND and how she can help you reclaim their energy or tackle underlying health issues disrupting your everyday life.
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