A healthy (and as we say, “happy”) gut is the foundation for good health. But, first, what even is the gut? In the most simple terms, when we mention “gut”, we’re talking about the entire body’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract. “Gut health” describes the function and… Read More »Here’s Why and How to Improve Your Gut Health
Lifestyle Tips and Supplement Suggestions As you are probably aware, at this time, COVID-19 is running rampant throughout the Grand Traverse County region. According to data released by local health officials on December 7, 2021, the last 30 days marked the worst month for the… Read More »Doctor Recommended Support for Covid-19
Q. What is your role at Table Health? A. I am a registered dietitian and licensed massage therapist so I offer both bodywork therapy and nutrition consulting for individuals, couples and families. Types of bodywork modalities I use are massage, trigger point therapy, active… Read More »Meet Carol Bell, MS RD, LMT
Table Health aims to share helpful, relatable information and resources that contain an element of ease to encourage our members and local community to incorporate into their daily lives to bring them healing and personal wellbeing no matter what comes their way; physically, emotionally, relationally. … Read More »MBSR With Wendy Weckstein PT, MEd
How to support your child’s immunity naturally Featured and originally published in the Oryana newsletter Kids will be going back to school soon and now is a good time to think about how to help them keep their immune systems strong and boost their natural defenses. Table… Read More »Support Children’s Immunity
Three Things to Purge from Your Kitchen Reducing Consumption of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Whether you know it or not, you are constantly in contact with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) — they are in the air you breathe, the food you eat, and even the water… Read More »Purge These Three Endocrine Disruptors From Your Kitchen Today
Natural therapies that support the liver and its related metabolic processes are so numerous it is impractical to include them all here, but here are our top 5 foods for liver health, all easy to obtain and use. These are among the most heavily researched, aiding… Read More »5 Foods for Liver Health
We are asked regularly asked by our members about suggestions and best practices when it comes to buying and using an in-home sauna.
Many of us at Table Health consider ourselves sauna enthusiast especially each winter.
Adding a sauna to Table Health has been a consideration but in the meantime there are local sauna rental options in town including Bliss, a tanning salon in Traverse City. It’s easy, clean and convenient and helps me keep my immune system in good shape.
Renting sauna time is great for seasonal or occasional users as the cost is very attractive and there is no maintenance. However, if you have multiple people in your household that would use a sauna more than once a week, a purchase might be worthwhile.
Healthy sleep habits are needed for optimal health. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you’re under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production… Read More »How To Optimize Your Sleep
We are approaching that time of year where cold and flu viruses spread more easily. And now, we have the added concern of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re sharing functional medicine resources available to you that can help promote recovery and even assist in the… Read More »Cold, Flu, and COVID Support & Prevention