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Founded by Zhanna Tarjeft FNP

Hello, my name is Zhanna, I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with continuous experience in Functional Medicine approach. You may call me at 480-550-9551 to schedule an appointment or book online here. Functional Medicine is not just a practice but a life

My Hashimoto’s Story

3 Years Before Being Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Eating SAD (Standard American Diet of “healthy” low-fat whole-grain bagels, cereals, and cheese). After Treatment with Nature-Throid and AIP Diet (8 Years Later)   Recently, I have been looking through my pictures and, by accident, saw a

Easy Garlic Calamari (gf, df, paleo, AIP)

I love seafood and different textures. Of course, I also love breaded and deep-fried calamari. But when gluten or rice crumbs are not an option. If you are choosing a trial of gluten-free, dairy-free, and, possibly, more strict Autoimmune Paleo Diet to put autoimmunity

Chocolate (df, gf, soy-free)

I love experimenting in the kitchen and chocolate was on the bucket list of my experiments! Chocolate definitely makes my life happier. Getting my toddler to help with this project was fun too (minus all the clothes I had to wash after) – so,

Breast Cancer Awareness

We all see a lot of pink ribbons in October and the topic of Breast cancer prevention is dear to my heart, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and is a breast cancer survivor. There are so many questions about how to prevent

Pumpkin Coconut Muffins (gf, df)

6 eggs room temperature 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (or 3-4 teaspoons of monk fruit sweetener). 4 Tbsp. avocado oil or butter, melted 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin or butternut squash 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract