Dr. Michelle Retz

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Dr. Michelle Retz discusses Adrenal Health

Dr. Retz discusses adrenal health and how to manage stress on the Daily Dose of Nutrition Radio Show hosted by Denise Coventry, R.D.  

Understanding Love Languages to Better Your Relationships A Reflection by Dr. Michelle Retz

2020 was a heck of a year. Although COVID forced us to re-evaluate EVERYTHING in our lives, which was completely discombobulating, I genuinely feel that true benefits from a global down to an individual level, did and are still occurring. We were forced to look at our situations, work, relationships, schooling, our home life. What…

What is a Food Sensitivity? And Could I Have One?

Gluten-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, soy-free…these are now terms we may be coming familiar with when we’re at the grocery store or out to eat. Why are foods without these certain ingredients becoming more prevalent? What health concerns are related to food sensitivities? And how can you find out if you may them as well?   A…

What is SIBO?

What is SIBO? Simply put, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria.   The Problem The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion and absorption…

Why Is My Body Attacking Itself?

Over 23 million Americans have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. These are conditions in which the immune system mistakes the body as “foreign” and attacks it. Examples are celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Hashimoto’s and Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, and Sjogren’s. There is no clear answer as to how the immune system becomes…

Colds and Flus

We are quickly approaching cold and flu season. One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “Starve a cold and feed a fever, or feed a cold and starve a fever?” The answer is…, “Starve both!” Ironic as it may seem, a cold is NOT an illness, it’s a cleansing, detoxification process. A…

Cholesterol Confusion and Heart Disease

In recent years, studies examining the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease have shown some conflicting results. I often have patients confused about their risk of heart disease and how it relates to their cholesterol levels. More often than not, they are told they have high “bad cholesterol” and low “good cholesterol,” are recommended a…

74 – How Important Is Your Gut Bacteria? with Dr. Michelle Retz

In this episode, Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Retz discuss the importance of gut flora, what impacts it, and why Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Michelle Retz is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine. Check out this episode!

73 – Are Food Sensitivities Affecting Your Health? with Dr. Michelle Retz

In this episode, Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Retz dive into what food sensitivities are, how they impact your health and share their experience with patient stories.  Dr. Michelle Retz is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine.  Check out this episode!

72 – Gut Motility with Dr. Michelle Retz

In this episode, Dr. Retz discusses what normal gut motility looks like, what can go wrong with it, and ways to address it.  Dr. Michelle Retz is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine.  Check out this episode!

71 – Nutrient Absorption & Gut Health

This is episode 3 of our Gut Health Series. In this episode, Dr. Retz discusses what ins and outs of nutrient absorption and provides some helpful tips when it comes to having gallbladder issues.  Dr. Michelle Retz who is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine.  Check out this…

70 – Diving into Digestion with Dr. Michelle Retz

This is Episode 2 of our Gut Health Series.  In this episode, Dr. Retz discusses what normal digestion looks like, what can go wrong, and how that can impact our health. Dr. Michelle Retz who is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine.    Check out this episode!

69 – Understanding the Basics of Gut Health with Dr. Michelle Retz

More and more medical studies have been coming out discussing the importance of gut health and how it can drastically impact our body.  To help us dive further into this issue, I brought in Dr. Michelle Retz who is the faculty chair for Gastroenterology at SCNM and a physician at Ethos Integrative Medicine.  In this…