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Thyroid Awareness

Thyroid Awareness

January is Thyroid Awareness Month!  Here’s the low-down on this AMAZING, yet SO important butterfly shaped gland that sits below your Adam’s apple! Some quick facts: -It’s made up of 2 lobes (left and right) which are each the size of a plum cut in 1/2.  

Health Checkups In The New Year

Health Checkups In The New Year

I was just scrolling on Facebook and saw they have a “Preventative Health” recommendations from health organizations based on your age and gender so I thought I would share what it said.  When was the last time you had a tune-up?   American College of 

BIG News + BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!

BIG News + BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!

Dr. Ellis Announcement

Starting January 2nd, 2020,
I will be relocating to Gilbert!

New Office Location:  
3336 E Chandler Heights Road Suite 123
Gilbert, AZ 85298
NE Corner of Chandler Heights & Higley

To kick start the new year and my new practice
I'm offering some GREAT deals you don't want to miss out on!!  

 

**B12 Energy Intramuscular Shots: Buy 4, get 2 FREE:  $75
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**Fat Burner Intramuscular Shots:  Buy 4, get 2 FREE: $75
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**Energized Fat Burner Intramuscular Shots (B12 + Fat Burner):
Buy 4, get 2 FREE: $100
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**Post Holiday Energy Boost IV:  $125 ($50 off!!)
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(**These specials expire 12.31.19**)
--Valid in AZ only and redeemable January 2nd-31st, 2020--

And....
**25% off all supplements on FullScript (valid December 2nd thru December 4th)
Click HERE to purchase supplements!

Who doesn't love a good deal??
Any questions--please email info@drerinellis.com

In good health, Dr. E

Are you a ND or a ND student?

Are you a ND or a ND student?

Are you a naturopathic doctor or a naturopathic student? NDcommunity is where you need to be! This community has helped me grow SO much as a business professional in the last 30 days that I have been a member and I’m so glad I found 

Are You Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired?

Are You Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired?

Let’s talk about a virus today.  It’s called Epstein-Barr Virus, or EBV for short.  It’s the virus that causes mono (mononucleosis), ya know, the so-called “kissing disease?”  This virus is usually self-limiting (you can rid yourself of the symptoms quickly or experience no symptoms at 

Food Dye 101

Food Dye 101

I spent a few weeks on social media posting about artificial food colorings and why you should avoid them. I've compiled the posts together for you here!

First up is the big guy, RED 40 or RED 3. It goes by other names, but just remember RED. This one has been specifically labeled as a known carcinogen, linked to infertility and ADHD in kids and is a hormone disruptor. What's alarming is how many products that might be on your shelves it is found in.

Here are some:
☠️Cereals: Trix, Fruity Pebbles, Fruity Cheerios to name some.
☠️Condiments: pickled items, some BBQ sauce, cherry pie fillings
☠️CANDY: Skittles, M&M's, Jelly Beans, Starburts, among others...
☠️Drugs: Children's Motrin, Flinstones chewable, many many many kids chewables....
☠️Drinks: Gatorade, Powerade, Kool-Aid and most recently seen for all my fitness girls...BCAA powders, specifically XTEND. ????
☠️Cosmetics: eye shadow, lipstick, nail polish...

BLUE 1 & 2 also known as Brilliant Blue and Indigo Blue. Sounds like paint colors to me. These 2 dyes have been linked to gastrointestinal symptoms, ADHD, asthma and allergies. There are MANY skin care products that have these blues in them which we can't ignore because the dyes are now absorbed in through our skin. Here are some products that contain the blues....but the real lesson here is to READ LABELS!
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☠️Cereals: Apple Jacks, Fruity Pebbles, Trix,
☠️Condiments: gum
☠️CANDY: Jelly beans, Starbursts, Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, Nerds, Gummy Bears...ANYTHING BLUE.
☠️Drinks: Grape Drinks (Fanta), Hawaiian Punch
☠️Foods: Pop Tarts
☠️Skin Care/Cosmetics: there are over 900 cosmetic products that contain this dye. Oh em gee.

 

Lastly, YELLOW 5 and 6, also known as TARTRAZINE which is derived from coal tar is the 2nd most popular food dye. In Europe, there is a warning label on products that contain this and other artificial dyes. C'mon U.S.! This is another one of the most common dyes and is also a known to cause cancer, cause asthma, cause mutations and decreased sperm count in men. Did you know how many foods contain this yellow color? Here are some:
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☠️Cereals: Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Trix, Fruity Cheerios
☠️Condiments: pickles, honey, mustard, gum
☠️CANDY: jelly beans, Starbursts, Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, Nerds
☠️Drugs: Children's Motrin,
☠️Drinks: Mountain Dew, Gatorade ????
☠️Foods: Mac'n Cheese, Eggos, Pudding Snack Packs, Cheese Nips, Doritos

 

Shocking information, huhh?  Again, READ LABELS!  Happy Shopping...DYE FREE!

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

February is Heart Awareness Month and Valentine’s Day was yesterday–so much LOVE and everything hearts!! If you’ve been following me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doctor_erin_ellis/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DoctorErinEllisNMD/ you will notice I have been posting about heart health all week.  I’ll be posting a free document soon you 

9 Years Ago….

9 Years Ago….

Below is my first post in by blog at www.fightwinnowlive.com the day after I was diagnosed with NHL 9 years ago today. It’s surreal that that ever happened and look at how far I have come now…. February 5th, 2010: Hello there everyone! I have 

Want pasta but without the extra carbs?  I got you!

Want pasta but without the extra carbs? I got you!

Today is National Spaghetti Day and how doesn’t love a good ‘ol big bowl of noodles? It’s crazy though the amount of carbohydrates that are in ONE bowl of spaghetti. 2 OUNCES of spaghetti has 41 grams of carbs. That’s insane.

Have you ever heard of zoodles? It’s zucchini noodles! Easy, healthy and DELICIOUS! You can buy a veggie spiralizer and make your own or you can buy them in most grocery stores already made. It will save you those extra calories AND carbs without losing that “spaghetti” craving!

Have you tried zoodles? What is your favorite recipe?

Click on the link in the lower right corner for my favorite spiralizer!

All About B Vitamins!

All About B Vitamins!

Ever wondered exactly what was in a B vitamin?  Well, here is your answer.  A typical B-complex will have the following: B1 (Thiamine): needed for metabolism of carbohydrates and plays a role in nerve transmission.  It’s depleted with alcohol consumption!   B2 (Riboflavin): needed for