Blog Archive

Teaching Our Children Life Values Through Reading Nov 12th, 2019

We often hear about the benefits of reading to children from an early age such as increased vocabulary, language development and learning about the world around them.  The benefits of reading go beyond education and can be beneficial in teaching children important life values. Parents and caregivers can use story...

5 De-Stress Activities for Stress Awareness Month Nov 11th, 2019

Everyone gets stressed, and it’s easy to see the importance of treating it, but how? Not everyone copes with stress the same way. That’s where National Stress Awareness Month comes into play. This April, take control of your stress and start living the healthier, happier life you’ve always wanted with...

The Connection Between Low Vitamin D and Sleep Disturbances Dr. Kate Placzek Nov 8th, 2019

The Connection Between Low Vitamin D and Sleep Disturbances Dr. Kate Placzek Thursday, August 01, 2019 Here in the Pacific Northwest we love talking about the sun! We grumble about it being hidden away behind heavy rain clouds for months at a time in the winter; we delight in the...

The Value of Conscious Awareness and Healthy Skepticism By Marcia Sirota, MD Nov 4th, 2019

Our notion of freedom is somewhat naïve, given that in many ways, we remain ignorant, misinformed and gullible. Corporations, politicians, institutions and dishonest individuals take advantage of our tendency toward passivity, denial, and lazy thinking. Many of us are lied to, cheated, manipulated, and exploited more often than we realize....

Focus on Satiety: What Causes Cravings? Nov 1st, 2019

Focus on Satiety: What Causes Cravings? You eat when you’re hungry. When you’re full, you put down your fork. It sounds simple, right? Not always. Some of us succumb to cravings even when we’re satiated. In fact, chances are that most of us have experienced cravings at one time or...

WORLD STROKE DAY 2019 Oct 30th, 2019

What can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can't reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that...

7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Oct 28th, 2019

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve your health and lower the risk of...

Incredible Health & IV NUTRITION with Liquivida Oct 24th, 2019

What is nutrient OR vitamin IV therapy? If you're like most people, you probably don't consume your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Nutrient IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to receive natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids direct to the bloodstream....

Breathing Exercises to Increase Lung Capacity Oct 23rd, 2019

Your lung capacity is the total amount of air that your lungs can hold. Over time, our lung capacity and lung function typically decrease slowly as we age after our mid-20s. Some conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can significantly speed up these reductions in lung capacity and functioning....

The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency Oct 20th, 2019

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Iodized salt is the chief source of iodine in the industrialized world. Rates of iodine deficiency have reached epidemic levels, increasing fourfold over the past 40 years. Recent scientific analysis reveals that many commercial table salt brands now contain inadequate amounts of iodine. Iodine is critical to healthy thyroid...

HOW TO KEEP YOUR SPINE HEALTHY AS YOU AGE Oct 18th, 2019

As we get older, it’s not uncommon to experience increased aches, pains and joint stiffness. Many of us assume this discomfort just goes with the territory – and in fact, when it comes to the spine, some decline in function and flexibility may be expected as the bones and intervertebral disks begin...

Nutrient Deficiencies in Kids’ Diets Oct 16th, 2019

Our children are often our greatest pride, our greatest challenge, and sometimes our greatest frustration. However, they are not small adults, and they often remind us of this around meal times when the plate full of veggies goes untouched, but the pizza is ravenously inhaled. Behaviors aside, children’s growing bodies...

How Can a Keto Diet Support Cognition? Oct 14th, 2019

Many factors influence why we sometimes forget where we put our keys or occasionally lose focus, and brain energy metabolism is one of them. Despite only accounting for ~2% of our total body weight, the brain uses nearly one-quarter of our daily energy requirements.1 That is a lot of energy utilization...

Menopause, Urinary Incontinence, and What to Do About It Oct 11th, 2019

Many of us (men and women) have had moments where we sneezed and lost control of our bladder, or we had a coughing attack and sprang a little “leak.” But for women in menopause, urinary leakage can occur more frequently and cause embarrassment and concern. Urinary incontinence is actually common...

Getting Enough Protein for a Healthy Workout Oct 9th, 2019

Getting Enough Protein for a Healthy Workout   Protein is a crucial nutrient when health and exercise are involved. It provides the human body with energy as well as excellent support for many metabolic processes. Consuming an adequate amount of protein should be a priority if you are working on...

Why Do I Lose Weight Slower Than My Husband? Oct 4th, 2019

It is not a myth that men can lose weight faster than women.1 The inherent physiological differences between the sexes play a big role when it comes to losing weight, especially in the initial stages.2 Men possess characteristics that may favor greater weight loss as compared to women.3 To understand the reasons behind...

5 Common Mistakes People Make with Intermittent Fasting Oct 2nd, 2019

Intermittent fasting is a hot topic these days. This type of eating pattern involves an “eating window” and a “fasting window,” rather than a style of eating that pertains to food groups or macronutrients. The length of each window can differ depending on the style you choose to adopt. Fasting, documented...

Resistant Starch 101 Sep 30th, 2019

esistant Starch 101 Unless you follow a ketogenic diet, chances are your diet is high in carbohydrates. Most of these carbohydrates consist of starches, which are composed of long glucose chains. While regular starch is quickly digested and absorbed into the body, resistant starch is not as readily absorbed.1 In other words,...

10 Ways to Deal with Stress Over the Holidays Sep 27th, 2019

For many people, an unwelcome guest may also appear: stress. By being proactive, however, you can reap the benefits of the holidays and address the things that trigger anxiety and apprehension. The following are 10 ways to cope with possible tensions during the holiday season: Avoid overextending yourself. Does the...

10 Healthy Fall Foods That Aren’t Pumpkin Sep 27th, 2019

PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, pumpkin. This time of year, it can feel like pumpkin’s the only thing on the menu. But fortunately, whether you aren’t a fan of pumpkin at all or are just straight-up gourd-ed out, pumpkin is far from the only piece of produce that deserves a spot on your plate this...

7 Reasons Yoga Is Good for Menopause Sep 25th, 2019

7 Reasons Yoga Is Good for Menopause Women officially enter menopause when a full year has passed since their last period.1 But perimenopause, or the time leading up to menopause, is equally significant in women’s lives. In fact, it’s crucial to a comfortable transition into menopause.1 Perimenopause is also a good...

6 Stages and 16 Tips for Developing Good Habits Sep 24th, 2019

Two psychologists and researchers, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente, describe six stages people go through when making a change or developing a new, good habit.  This information offers hope—it validates that 21 days isn’t the norm. Think of a new good habit you’d like to develop. With that it mind, read through...

What’s Coming up in Hemp Trends? Sep 20th, 2019

What’s Coming up in Hemp Trends? The availability of hemp products to consumers is on the rise. This is, in large part, due to the passage of the 2018 Farm Act, which removed hemp from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of controlled substances.1 Now the crop falls under the...

A Man’s Guide to Menopause Sep 18th, 2019

f your partner is going through menopause, you’ve probably already figured out that she’s dealing with some major changes—and many of those changes come with physical and emotional costs. In some cases, living with someone who is undergoing the effects of the menopausal transition can leave you feeling like your world’s...

Not So Sweet: The Sugar-Inflammation Connection Sep 13th, 2019

Not So Sweet: The Sugar-Inflammation Connection Inflammation plays a key role in the immune system.1 This physiological process, the inflammatory response, is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection due to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other foreign substances.2 Inflammation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.1,2 While inflammation is...

WHAT ARE YOU ACTUALLY MADE OF? Sep 2nd, 2019

Body Composition Analysis Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis with the seca mBCA 525 The seca mBCA 525 measurement is one of a kind in terms of function and performance and is trusted by the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. The 8 point Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis is done using a unique measuring system which measures all of the...

Have You Checked in with Yourself Today? Aug 30th, 2019

First things first: There is no “right” way to practice self-care. As the name implies, it’s highly personal to you and what you need to feel like you’re living your best life. So, any activities that involve looking after your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing, totally fall under the umbrella...

The 10 Health Benefits of Wine Will Inspire You to Pour a Hearty Glass Tonight Aug 28th, 2019

Happy Red Wine Day! The 10 Health Benefits of Wine Will Inspire You to Pour a Hearty Glass Tonight We drink it with a nice dinner. We covet it after a long day. When we gather for a celebration, it always finds its way to the table. Yes, we're talking...

Are Ketamine Clinics FDA Approved? May 2nd, 2019

Ketamine is one of the four medications that can be used to put people to sleep for surgery. It has been used since the 1970’s in adults and children for several uses in medicine. Ketamine is an old drug with a good safety profile in the right hands. I first...

Multivitamins Without Cyanide Apr 26th, 2019

Today I wanted to go over one of my favorite topics. It seems like I go over this again and again, so it's certainly something that I deem important and pretty basic. It always surprises me how people will spot pick vitamins, but they don't take a good basic multivitamin...

You Are an Animal Jan 24th, 2019

This is for you if you absolutely hate exercise and just aren’t going to do it. You are an animal. You just are. You have to sleep, you have to eat, you have to exercise, you have to move, and you have to rest. And we, as modern day human...

Magnesium- The One Supplement You Need! Oct 30th, 2018

Hi, so today we’re going to talk about magnesium. At the conference, they had a panel of functional medicine physicians up there, and somebody asked if you were on a desert island, what one supplement are you taking with you? Which was an interesting question to pose because, you know,...

Update: Dr. Harrison’s ProLon Experience! Oct 15th, 2018

Hi guys. Dr. Harrison here with Incredible Health again. I know it’s been a while, and I’ve heard from some people that they’ve been dying to know how ProLon went for me. I’ve actually done two courses of ProLon now. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I...

Is A Vitamin D Deficiency a Root Cause of Your Health Problems? Sep 18th, 2018

Hi, Dr. Toni Harrison here. I wanted to talk today about vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin, it’s misnamed. It’s actually a hormone. Vitamins are things that your body can’t produce on their own, and that you need to acquire from your food supply. Your skin...

ProLon: How Often Should You Do it? Sep 12th, 2018

How often should somebody do the fasting mimicking diet on ProLon? ProLon is the 5-day kit that we have in the office to make it so easy and convenient to do a fasting mimicking diet. So I’m going to take the information straight from Dr. Longo’s Book, The Longevity Diet...

Is ProLon Right For You? Sep 4th, 2018

Hi, Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health again. With the introduction of ProLon in our clinic, I wanted to go over who this program is not intended for. The precautions, and specifically who should not even consider this type of program. Now, I’m referring back to their literature, and of...

The 5-Day Fast that Everyone is Talking About Aug 28th, 2018

Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health again. We have a new offering at the clinic that I’m really excited about. You may have heard talk recently about fasting, it seems to be coming into vogue. There’s a lot of different types of fasting out there. You wouldn’t think people could...

What do Vitamin B12 and Folate Have to do with Feeling Fatigued and your Energy Levels? Aug 22nd, 2018

Hi. This is Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health. I wanted to talk to you today about vitamin B12, Folate, and energy. What do vitamin B12 and folate have to do with feeling fatigued and your energy levels? So vitamin B12 is Cobalamin, and vitamin B9 is folate. Cobalamin can...

The IV Nutrition Mystery Aug 17th, 2018

Hi, recently in the news I saw that Ryan Lochte had received a ban from the US Swimming Association. You may be wondering why he would do such a thing. He received an IV nutrition infusion. He had concerns about becoming sick, because his wife and child had recently developed...

The Most Effective Modalities when Replacing Your Testosterone or Estrogen Aug 9th, 2018

Hi. Today, we’re going to talk about the different ways, your options, so to speak, for taking testosterone and estrogen, and we’re going to limit ourselves to the two main hormones, because they’re related to each other. Testosterone is one step away from estrogen. … by the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase...

Attention All Amazon Shoppers!!! Aug 1st, 2018

Hi, Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health again. Today I want to go over Designs for Health. They are one of the four companies that I use for supplements, but they’ve done something that I thought was brilliant. They recognize that people love their Amazon Prime shopping. And I do...

Small Steps for People Struggling with Treatment Resistant Depression that Could Make a Difference Jul 25th, 2018

Hi everyone. Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health. I just got done with surgery at the hospital so I’m stopping here at the clinic to work on some paperwork stuff. But as I was driving, I was thinking about, you know, we had Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade in the...

How to Fit Into Your Jeans Quick Start Guide Jul 17th, 2018

Drink Water– I know what you are thinking, this is so obvious, and you have heard it many times before … but are you actually drinking enough water? Water is the most important nutrient for your body, it helps all metabolic and chemical reactions happen in the body. It aids...

Nootropics- The Real Life “Limitless Pill” Jun 4th, 2018

Your brain is your entire universe. Everything you perceive, everything you do, and everything you are is thanks to your very own brain function. How well you focus at work, which determines your income, how much love or emotion you feel towards your loved ones, which determines your marriage, and...

Instant Pot- Make Healthy Meals in Seconds With No Cooking Skills Required Apr 25th, 2018

Buy the Instant Pot Today, available on Amazon.com!  Hi. Dr. Toni Harrison with Incredible Health again. One of the things that we try and help our clients with is practical easy ways to deal with life, the daily struggles of life. Meal prep is definitely one of those issues. How do you...

5 Things in My Gym Bag! Feb 20th, 2018

Hey there! This is Heather writing to you regarding the 5 things in my gym bag that I can’t do without! In case you haven’t put a name to a face yet, this is me … Did you catch our Facebook Live video earlier today? It was in the wee...

Quick Guide: Eating and Cooking With Healthy Fats Feb 8th, 2018

Eating healthy fats doesn’t have to be hard, but you do need to pay attention. You also need to pay attention to how you cook with fats. This is a quick guide on how to eat and cook using healthy fats! When making changes to your nutrition, it isn’t just...

DHEA: The Master Hormone Jan 7th, 2018

Today I’m going to talk about DHEA, which is dehydroepiandrosterone. Forget that, right? DHEA. It is a master hormone, and here at the clinic we do bioidentical hormone replacement for people. So DHEA is a hormone that I’m frequently asked about and that we frequently prescribe to our clients here....

Ketamine- Onetime Party Drug, Now a Miracle for Treating Depression Jan 2nd, 2018

Ketamine infusions have been used in the management of depression (unipolar, bipolar and treatment resistant depression), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety, suicidality, CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)/RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), fibromyalgia, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and other chronic pain syndromes. Ketamine has not been shown to be useful in schizophrenia,...

Body Composition: More than appearance, a health factor that should not be over looked! Dec 19th, 2017

Body Composition: More than appearance, a health factor that should not be over looked! When you walk in the doctor’s office, you are asked to take your shoes off so they can get an accurate weight and measurement of how tall you are. The nurse takes both of the measurements...

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That You Can Eat While Driving To Work! Nov 28th, 2017

I’ve been thinking lately about how successful people fit health and fitness into their busy, crazy lives.  We all like to think that other people have it easier.  The “grass is greener on the other side” belief is just fantasy.  We all have a lot of demands on our time...

Why Do People Get Testosterone Pellets? Nov 15th, 2017

Pellets are catching on like crazy! If you are wondering why, I’m going to go over the benefits of this particular delivery method. Pellets have been around since 1917 with the first FDA approved pellet in 1972. People love their pellets and boy, can they tell when they start to...

Key Stress Factors Weighing You Down Oct 27th, 2017

Any time a demand is placed on your energy, both mentally and physically, you have a stressor. By definition, stressors are any stimulus that causes stress. This means that you could find your alarm clock a stressor because it is a loud noise that interrupts your sleep, where some people may...

The Gut-Brain Axis – What if I told you that your body actually has two brains? Oct 4th, 2017

What if I told you that you were thinking about the human body all wrong? What if I told you that your body actually has two brains? Can this really be true? Yes, the gut or stomach has a mind of its own and it is known as the enteric...

Doing a Detox Shouldn’t Make You Cringe Aug 28th, 2017

Let’s just address the elephant in the room: DETOX is a buzzword. There, we said it! Whew! So now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk. I know I’ve met quite a few people that scoff at the idea of completing a detox, and maybe you’re one...

Sermorelin Acetate- The Miracle You Have Been Waiting For Aug 16th, 2017

Sermorelin Acetate- The Miracle You Have Been Waiting For People are always looking for the next best thing in anti-aging and will try anything from expensive creams to outlandish medical procedures that can sometimes have horrific side effects. The hot item that everyone is trying to get their hands on...

IV Nutrition Therapy Aug 8th, 2017

IV nutrition therapy is the process of delivering vital nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, intravenously [directly into bloodstream] through a drip system. A small IV catheter is temporarily inserted into a vein in order for the nutrients to be administered. The drip system is used so the nutrients are delivered over...

Bioidentical Hormones | Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Jun 24th, 2017

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?   Are you sick and tired of feeling run down? Ever notice how everyone just says it is part of the “aging process”? Well here is the kicker: We can help you do something about it!  Did you know hormone deficiencies...