Too Much Histamine? How to Naturally Boost Your Diamine Oxidase (DAO) Levels

What comes to mind when you hear the word histamine? If allergy-soothing over-the-counter antihistamine drugs like Benadryl pop into your head, chances are histamine hasn’t given you much trouble other than a few runny noses in the spring. But if you’re someone who’s struggled with things like severe allergies, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome…

Non-Toxic Cleaners

What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products? And How to Choose the Best Non-Toxic Cleaners

Keeping our homes clean, disinfected, and somewhat tidy is just a natural part of day-to-day life right? And “cleaning” our homes often comes with using cleaning products like disinfectants, detergents, aerosol sprays, and sanitizers to name a few. While these products may certainly clean, disinfect, and banish all kinds of grime and germs, when it…

Environmental Toxins

Looking to Reduce Environmental Toxins? Dr. Jill’s Favorite Low-Tox Swaps

Chances are you’ve heard terms like “toxin-free”, “low-tox”, or “clean” thrown around a time or two when referring to certain products. But what do these terms even mean? And why are they important?  It all boils down to environmental toxins – harmful compounds that are more often than not lurking in many conventional products. In…

Lab Tests

15 Essential Lab Tests Everyone Should Consider by the Time They’re 30

What comes to mind when you think of ways to be proactive about your health? If things like a healthy diet, exercise, and getting plenty of sleep pop into your head, you’re certainly not wrong.  But there’s one often overlooked step that, as a Functional Medicine Doctor, I always recommend as one of the most…

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Can MCAS Really Be Triggered by Toxic Mold?

What do migraines, skin rashes, and digestive issues all have in common? They can all be triggered by a complex condition known as mast cell activation syndrome – a tricky imbalance that causes some of your immune cells to begin malfunctioning.  Getting to the root cause of this perplexing condition and its troubling symptoms can…

How Much Do Toxins Really Affect Your Fertility and Your Growing Baby?

Making the decision to grow your family and plan for a baby is no doubt an incredibly exciting season of life. But there’s a sneaky, often-overlooked factor that can make trying to conceive an uphill battle and even have potentially harmful effects on your growing baby. This stealthy, often-overlooked factor I’m referring to is a…

Limbic System

How Multiple Chemical Sensitivities May Be Linked to Your Limbic System

Have you ever had someone tell you something is “all in your head”? Or been dismissed as dramatic or even delusional when you try to explain how you’re feeling? This is the unfortunate reality for many people who struggle with an “invisible illness” known as multiple chemical sensitivities. But as it turns out, telling those…

Mycotoxins and the Microbiome

Mycotoxins and the Microbiome: A Fascinating Look at How They Affect One Another

While we’d all like to think of our bodies as our own, the truth is a little bit more complicated than that. You see, our bodies are cohabitated by trillions of microorganisms that collectively make up your microbiome. While it’s obvious that these microscopic organisms rely on us to survive, what’s less obvious is that…

Is Gadolinium Helpful or Harmful

Is Gadolinium Helpful or Harmful? An Exploration of Gadolinium Retention and Toxicity

Modern-day medicine and technology have revolutionized our ability to “look within” – allowing us to quite literally get a glimpse of what’s going on inside of our bodies. And while these technological advances have drastically improved our ability to detect, diagnose, and treat countless conditions, these tools can also have a dark side. In some…

Give the Gift of Wellness this Season: Dr. Jill’s Personal Picks for 2022!

The holidays are right around the corner. And you’re probably mulling over what to get your loved ones and what to put on your own wish list. Well, I’ve got you covered – here are my favorite healthy gifts and ideas to help you give the gift of wellness this holiday season. 


Could Your Blood Contain Plastic? The Dangers of Microplastics and How to Protect Yourself

Today we’re going to dive into exactly what microplastics are, how they’re making their way into our bloodstream and tissues, and explore what impact these plastic particles may have on our health. And most importantly, we’ll cover some practical ways you can protect yourself from this influx of microplastics in our world.