515 1/2 Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-421-9189
Email: chirojena@yahoo.com


Love Yourself! Galentine’s Night

Indulge in an evening of self-love and empowerment. Join us for a fabulous evening of self-love and celebration at Left Foot Charley in Traverse City. Get ready to pamper yourself, have fun, and embrace the power of friendship. This in-person event is all about cherishing your own awesomeness! Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in an awesome sound experience designed to clear, heal, empower and uplift your spirits; Free wine & cider to celebrate the incredible bond between gal pals; Laughter, music, good vibes, and unforgettable memories; oh, and Chocolate. Lot’s of cholcolate. Don’t miss out on this special night… Read More »

Could It Be Your Thyroid?!

Ever get told that your thyroid labs are normal yet you still feel like crap?! Unfortunately, the medical profession typically only evaluates and manages thyroid health by looking at the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and if that is within the normal lab range, your thyroid is “fine”! This leads many, many women searching for answers because they have unexplainable: Fatigue: Persistent tiredness and a lack of energy, even after a full night’s sleep. Weight Gain: Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Cold Sensitivity: Feeling excessively cold, especially in the hands and feet. Constipation: Slower digestion and bowel movements. Dry… Read More »

Adrenal Fatigue is Real!

Your adrenal glands are small but mighty little guys that sit on top of your kidneys. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenals have been overworked to a degree that they can no longer secrete levels of cortisol (your stress hormone) adequate for optimal function. Potential stressors include environmental and dietary influences, as well as anxiety and emotional stresses. Medical research now proves that adrenal fatigue is commonly associated with bowel and bladder issues: irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, and interstitial cystitis. I find in many of my clients who are experiencing or being diagnosed with these issues that their adrenal glands are pooped!… Read More »

I Guarantee You’re NOT Getting Enough of This!

The vitamin you and your family need more of and most right now is Vitamin D! Move over, vitamin C—there’s a new flu buster in town! Are we entering “flu season” or more appropriate “Low Vitamin D Season”).  Vitamin D plays an important role in immune system support. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is every bit as important as its antioxidant counterparts whenever the immune sysytem is under duress, like during a cold or flu. If you’re one of those people who keeps getting sick and you don’t know why OR you want to prevent from being one of… Read More »

5 Hidden Gems in Your Bloodwork

ENCORE EVENT! Ever wonder what your bloodwork really means? Do you have Anxiety? Depression? Joint pain? Just don’t feel well? Want to learn WHY? Join Dr. Jena for her Bloodwork Webinar and learn 5 hidden gems that can help you go from unhealthy to healthy! Grab your labs (it’s ok if they’re older) and let me teach you how to read them from a functional medicine perspective. RSVP TODAY! If you can’t make the live event, replays will be sent out for a limited time. If you know of anyone suffering from Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression,… Read More »

Cholesterol is Healthy!

Cholesterol gets such a bad rap! The medical profession is SO behind the actual science and since the creation of statins, the AMA has been lowering the healthy cholesterol level every decade which means more people fall into the category of “high” cholesterol and their answer for that means taking a statin for life. Lab values for “healthy cholesterol” are now under 200 where in 1960 healthy values were 260. In my opinion from a Functional Medicine perspective, the current levels are way too low. You need cholesterol! AND you need healthy, unsaturated fats (avocado, olive oil, grass fed butter,… Read More »

Practice Regular Earthing or “Grounding” for Stress, Anxiety, and More!

Human beings once had almost constant contact with the Earth by walking barefoot, bathing in natural bodies of water, and sleeping on the ground. Fast-forward to the twenty-first century, and most of us have lost touch with the simple act of touching the earth daily. This chronic disconnection from the earth can make people feel ungrounded, flighty, or out of touch with the natural world. So, what does this have to do with anxiety? According to new research, getting “grounded” via direct contact with the ground or natural water may be a powerful natural remedy for occasional anxiety, sleeplessness, and… Read More »

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding & What To Do About It

What is considered heavy menstrual bleeding? Heavy menstrual bleeding is bleeding that lasts for more than seven days or requires changing pads or tampons every one to two hours. What causes heavy menstrual bleeding? Hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, and bleeding disorders are known causes. How do I know if I have heavy menstrual bleeding? If you are using more than ten pads or tampons during your period, consistently for more than 3 months. What are the signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding? Prolonged bleeding, passing blood clots, fatigue, shortness of breath, and anemia are some of the signs… Read More »

Trouble Sleeping?

If you are having trouble SLEEPING WELL: There may be a few issues going on: Inability to Fall Asleep: there may be too much cortisol (stress hormone) in the body. Inability to Stay Asleep: there may not be enough serotonin, a blood sugar imbalance, and/or liver issues. Both sleep disturbances can also be correlated to viruses, heavy metals, poor detox pathways, and/or the inability to process excess hormones! Inability to fall asleep: If you find that you get wound up at night and you’re not getting tired, then lowering cortisol at night is key. Changing up your evening routine is… Read More »

Baby Bumps & Beer Bellies- Spring!

A perfect night out to celebrate your little one on the way! Expecting Moms… it’s time to get out of the house and we are going to help! Being a mother and doctor I KNOW that sometimes we need an excuse to spend time with our spouse or partner, RELAX and have some fun! This is exactly why we’ve created this evening out for you. Let us treat you to… Non-Alcoholic Sips (Momosa Anyone?), Craft Beer for Your Partner or Bring a friend! After you’ve filled your cup and shared some laughter, I’ll dive in to show you options for your pregnancy… Read More »

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