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Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Help Manage Lupus Symptoms May 19th, 2020

Lupus is a painful autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues and causes inflammation. Kimberley Shine, MD, of Shine Health and Wellness is passionate about helping people manage their autoimmune disorders, including lupus, and often counsels patients on simple lifestyle changes that can help them manage their...

5 Ways Your Digestive Tract Affects Your Overall Health Apr 18th, 2020

The term “gut health” has garnered lots of attention for a good reason. The health of your gut influences the health of pretty much every other part of your body. Your skin, brain, sleep cycle, immune system, heart, and more are all affected by the status of your digestive tract...

Boost Your Immunity and Decrease Chronic Infections Mar 1st, 2020

Your immune system is constantly working to keep you free from infections. However, if it doesn’t receive the support it needs, you can become susceptible to acute and chronic infections.  Functional medicine doctors, such as Kimberley Shine, MD, of Shine Health and Wellness, focus on improving your health from the...

Understanding the Link Between Migraines and Hormones Feb 13th, 2020

Your hormones affect virtually every organ and system in your body. When something goes even a teensy bit haywire, your hormones may trigger a slew of symptoms. Two common symptoms of imbalanced hormones are headaches and migraines.  An expert in brain health and hormones, Kimberley Shine, MD, at Shine Health...

Living With IBS Jan 2nd, 2020

Up to 15% of adults worldwide live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that causes digestive distress and sometimes debilitating pain. While doctors are not entirely sure what causes it, there are things you can do to ease symptoms. With the help of integrative medical professional Kimberley Shine, MD,...

What Is Neurofeedback Therapy? Dec 5th, 2019

When you think of being healthy, you likely think of eating a nutritious diet and exercising. Those two things are certainly essential to an overall healthy lifestyle, but they fall short of a well-rounded regimen.  To be truly healthy, you need to have excellent brain health as well. Think of...

IV Therapy vs. Oral Supplements: Which Is More Effective? Nov 1st, 2019

Although the idea of intravenous (IV) therapy was first noted in medical journals from medieval times, it wasn’t until the 1930s that the true power of IV therapy was discovered — used by Dr. Thomas Latta to reduce cholera symptoms. And IV therapy remains just as important today. You know...

Everything You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Oct 1st, 2019

Are you experiencing changes in sexual function or having sleep issues? Or maybe you're gaining body fat and losing muscle? If so, your testosterone level may be low — and hormone replacement therapy might be able to help.  Here at Shine Health and Wellness in Pasadena, California, Dr. Kimberley Shine...

What is the Difference Between Food Allergies and Food Intolerances? Sep 1st, 2019

In the world today where the term “food allergy” is part of everyday discourse, it makes you wonder if that many Americans really have so many different food allergies. According to research, about 32 million people in the United States have food allergies, and that number includes more than 5...

How Stress Negatively Impacts Your Immunity — and What You Can Do About It Aug 6th, 2019

Believe it or not, stress serves a purpose: It’s a motivating force that can help us rise to the occasion in any difficult situation we’re facing. When we face a stressful moment, our body produces a greater amount of two hormones: Adrenaline gives us a boost of energy, and cortisol...

When Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the Best Remedy for Bothersome Menopause Symptoms Jul 22nd, 2019

Most women expect to experience hot flashes, night sweats, and even some degree of vaginal dryness as they go through menopause. But they aren’t prepared to find themselves facing a more sluggish metabolism, uncontrolled weight gain, major mood swings, regular sleep disturbances, and relentless fatigue. When menopause symptoms are mild,...