Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Signs of Adrenal Fatigue

With our complex lives in the 21st century, more and more people are suffering from stress-related conditions. The negative impact of stress can affect many areas of health. One area in particular that can be adversely affected is the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located near the kidneys and produce the hormones that are […]

5 Ways to Add More Balance to Your Life

We need balance in order to live a happy and healthy life; everything in this world comes down to finding the proper balance. Whether it’s in work life and home life, eating healthy and eating what makes you happy, doing stuff for others without neglecting yourself, etc., everything works better and goes more smoothly when […]

Finding Joy in Hard Times

As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, you will have periods in your life when things are just not going your way. In reality, life is basically a constant fluctuation of emotional highs and lows. While most of our time is spent in the fairly even, mundane state of emotional normalcy, this […]

The Avoiding Game

I’ve been playing the avoiding game. If I just don’t think about it maybe it will go away. But it didn’t go away. I still have cancer. So for the last six weeks I have concentrated on remodeling our shower so I can get in it safely after surgery. Surgery. Again. Every once in a […]

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Everybody has a sweet tooth, and chocolate is a no-fail satisfier. Dark high quality chocolate in particular (not your typical Snickers) has several health benefits that make it a bit more justifiable to snack on! For many years, chocolate has been viewed as the ultimate comfort food and it has become one of the most […]

How to Handle Self Doubt and Insecurity

We all have doubt. One of the most limiting things a person can experience in this life is self-doubt. It has the ability to keep you feeling locked away in a prison of your own insecurities. It will suffocate your ability to explore and be free to engage with opportunities and adventures and it will […]

Sharing My Secret

I was a bitch to my friend. It wasn’t on purpose, but I still feel bad about it. About 9:00am on Sunday morning an unknown car pulled up in my driveway. The windows were tinted dark enough that I couldn’t see who was inside. Living in New River there are only two reasons to see […]

4 Recipes to Help You Eat and Enjoy More Veggies

Creamy Cashew Smoothie [Serves 1] INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon cashew butter 1 scoop plant protein powder ½ avocado ½ cup frozen raspberries Blend and enjoy! Veggie Hash [Serves 2] INGREDIENTS 1 cup chopped sweet potato (1/4 inch in size is what you are shooting for) ½ cup chopped asparagus ½ cup […]