6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation for Health + Longevity

6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation for Health + Longevity

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection causing localized reddness, swelling, heat and pain. However, inflammation occurs when the immune system is compromised not just from an infection or injury. It can even become systemic and is the prelude to many illnesses and…

The Be Optimal Difference - What Separates Us From The Rest

The Be Optimal Difference - What Separates Us From The Rest

Often people come to us having already visited a slew of other doctors and practitioners and we are often asked what makes Be Optimal different. To begin, there is no cookie cutter approach to what we do. We meet people where they are…

4 Ways to Optimize Your Workouts

4 Ways to Optimize Your Workouts

It can be so hard to figure out what type of exercise is right for you, and to make the most of your time in the gym! From gentle practices like restorative yoga, to high intensity interval training, the options are endless, and can seem overwhelming. Here are 4 tips to help decide which type of exercise is right for you, and to maximize the benefits to moving your body!

Get Through Allergy Season, Medication Free!

Get Through Allergy Season, Medication Free!

Allergies are such a common health issue, and while it may not seem serious, affects so many people's lives (and their ability to enjoy the outdoors in spring!) In light of being in allergy season, I thought it would be beneficial to provide some tips + tricks to help you move through allergy season with more ease.

Three Ways to Heal Your Gut, Naturally

Three Ways to Heal Your Gut, Naturally

The digestive tract is one of the most crucial aspects to one's health. Gut health links to the immune system (80% of the immune system is built in the gut), brain health, neurotransmitter (think feel-good hormones) creation, and more! Did you know that common conditions such as: allergies, eczema, anxiety, and even depression can be linked back to gut health? I often say, if I could support 1 body system on EVERYONE it would be the gut! Here are 3 simple ways to boost your gut health, naturally! 

Why and How To Detox Your Body + The Benefits

Why and How To Detox Your Body + The Benefits

Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances. Detoxification (on a medical level) is removing toxins from the blood. In this Blog, you will learn the benefits of detox, why you might need it for your body, how to get started, what you can do to assist your body while you detox and different detox program options…

The Importance of Movement for Heart Health

The Importance of Movement for Heart Health

There is a lot of buzz about keeping your heart healthy by reducing stress, eating healthfully and staying active. The questions are: How do I do that? What does that look like? and How exactly can I prevent any major cardiovascular incident? In this blog, you will learn what it means to prevent cardiovascular disease, experience the joy of health and how to exercise healthfully.

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Many notice, that as the temps drop and daylight hours dwindle, energy levels, mood, and motivation tend to go down the drain, as well. Do you notice this? You may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is quite common to experience these symptoms during the winter months, and many people seek out clinical support through medication to “get through” the winter. However, there is a LOT you can do naturally to enhance your mood naturally during the winter months, and feel great year round! Here are 6 tips to stay energized, motivated, and happy…despite the cold!

8 Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter Long

8 Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter Long

We’ve all heard that winter is the “season” for colds, the flu, and infections. But it doesn’t have to be! We see advertisements constantly for medications and shots, but what about boosting the immune system naturally to be able to fight off those pesky bugs and viruses that come around during the winter? We’re here to support your body to maintain optimal health, regardless of the season! Check out Dr. Abby’s top 8 ways to stay healthy all winter long!

6 Ways to Stay Truly Connected - Mind, Body + Spirit!

6 Ways to Stay Truly Connected - Mind, Body + Spirit!

In our bodies, anything can cause anything because everything is connected. Our body is dynamic and complex and truly linked to all aspects of our Being - Mind, Body and Spirit. At Be Optimal, we work holistically because…

Women's Health: How to Prevent Dis-Ease

Women's Health: How to Prevent Dis-Ease

With October being breast cancer awareness month, we decided to focus on how women can be in a space of preventative care! Because less than 1% of disease is truly genetic, we can absolutely change our environment and drastically reduce the chances of ending up with a chronic disease. Even though this month is focused on women's health, all of these tips apply to men, too!

Fall Back Into Health: (Part 2) 9 Delicious Kid Friendly Lunch/Dinner Ideas, Recipes + Store Bought Favorites

Fall Back Into Health: (Part 2) 9 Delicious Kid Friendly Lunch/Dinner Ideas, Recipes + Store Bought Favorites

We are so often asked what to buy at the store, where to start and how to cook a meal easily for just you or the whole family to prevent the need to prepare additional meals. We pride ourselves in helping people find ways for the WHOLE family to be eating healthfully without even knowing it because it tastes so good! 

If you need lunch and dinner ideas along with a helpful shopping list based on some of our favorite items from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods…you’re in the right place! Get started on your health journey now!

Fall Back Into Health: (Part 1) 15 Kid Friendly Breakfast + Snack/Dessert Recipes + Tips

Fall Back Into Health: (Part 1) 15 Kid Friendly Breakfast + Snack/Dessert Recipes + Tips

We often get the questions: "What do I eat? What do I feed the family? and How can I get it all done with my busy schedule?" The answer is…Planning!

In this blog, learn 15 kid friendly breakfast and snack/dessert recipes + tips to help you move through your weeks more healthfully.

Gut Health: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Gut Health: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

This month our focus is on the all-important gut! Did you know the human body contains more bacterial cells in the gut that there are human cells in the entire body? Pretty crazy, right? The gut is not only important for a healthy digestive system, it's also crucial for immune function, nutrient absorption, and even neurotransmitter production! Read on about how important a healthy microbiome is, and what can happen when it gets out of balance.

5 Ways to Support Seasonal Allergies Without Medication

5 Ways to Support Seasonal Allergies Without Medication

Allergies are such a common health issue, and while it may not seem serious, affects so many people's lives (and their ability to enjoy the outdoors in spring!) In light of being in allergy season, I thought it would be beneficial to provide some tips + tricks to help you move through allergy season with more ease.