TRUSSVILLE, AL - Teresa Anne Palmer is a top notch Nurse Practitioner, well-being consultant and educator with a special Interest in Integrative Health medicine
“When I became a nurse I eventually discovered integrative health and functional medicine to help people get to the root cause of a disease rather than just treating the symptoms,” says Teresa. “I work with beneficial healing modalities like mediation and yoga. My focus is stress management which is woefully a contributing factor to a staggering amount of illnesses. Helping people manage stress help them become healthier and unremittingly remain this way.”
“Stress is a tremendous contributing factor to diseases since it affects our hormones and unbalances our bodies leaving us more susceptible to illness,” says Teresa.
That doesn’t mean we ignore our natural emotions like sadness, grief, and anxiety. Being more resilient, undergoing the stages of sorrow is acceptable but not letting it take over our lives so we are unable to function normally or we can become physically ill.
“Every single one of us are empowered but we must take a more proactive approach to our own health by exercising and getting the proper nutrients through our diets,” says Teresa. “We need to align ourselves with our health providers to figure out our health needs.”
Teresa emphasizes holistic medicine and strive to help others eliminate the need for overmedicating with pills that may put them at risk for serious side effects. There is a need for traditional medicine and medication use. That has to be respected and utilized judiciously.
“We are all empowered and we have what it takes to be much healthier individuals,” says Teresa. “Connecting with one another is vital and we can help one another live a better quality joyful life.”