News | June 12, 2024

Adaptations Wellness: A New Approach to Holistic Health

Meet M. Kennedy, Family Nurse Practitioner

Hello and welcome to Adaptations Wellness! We are thrilled to introduce our wellness center, a sanctuary dedicated to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. Our approach integrates conventional medical knowledge with the profound insights of functional medicine, targeting the root causes of illness rather than just alleviating symptoms.

About M. Kennedy

At the helm of Adaptations Wellness is M. Kennedy, a seasoned Family Nurse Practitioner with over 24 years of diverse nursing experience. Her journey in healthcare has spanned various specialties, including orthopedics, oncology, and intensive care. After graduating with a master’s in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2016, she has not only practiced in primary and urgent care but also in occupational health and cosmetic fields.

Her transition to functional medicine was driven by her personal health challenges and the limitations she faced in traditional healthcare settings—specifically, the constraints of time and the over-reliance on medications. Her philosophy is simple yet profound: to provide care that truly listens, understands, and tailors to each individual’s unique needs.

Our Services

Adaptations Wellness offers a comprehensive array of services focused on improving health through the lens of the gut-brain connection and its impact on overall well-being. Here’s a glimpse of what we offer:

  • Nutritional Counseling: Dive deep into how your diet affects your health. Our nutritional counseling service helps you make informed choices about your diet to support your health goals.
  • Mindset Coaching: Because mental health is as important as physical health, our mindset coaching focuses on fostering a positive mental attitude that supports your holistic health journey.
  • Activity Plans: We believe in the power of activity not just to maintain physical fitness but to enhance your overall well-being. Our tailored activity plans are designed to fit into your lifestyle and improve your health.
  • Specialized Care in Hormonal Health: M. Kennedy holds a special interest in sexual and hormonal health, including the management of thyroid and adrenal issues, weight loss, and the interplay between autoimmune diseases and mental health.

Why Choose Adaptations Wellness?

Choosing Adaptations Wellness means opting for a provider who believes in listening to and genuinely understanding her patients. She stands out by her commitment to continuous learning and solving even the most challenging health issues. She respects the concerns often dismissed by conventional healthcare, approaching every symptom with the seriousness it deserves.

We also focus on prevention and natural treatments, striving to use medications only when absolutely necessary. At Adaptations Wellness, we take the time to thoroughly understand your concerns and health goals to craft a realistic, achievable health plan together.

Visit Us

Adaptations Wellness is located at the Executive Business Center, 17080 Hwy 46W. 108-E, Spring Branch, Tx. We’re excited to start this journey with you towards a healthier, more vibrant life. Join us on this path to a healthier you!

Health | January 17, 2023



Did you know magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Magnesium is involved in over 300 functions in the body including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, managing blood pressure, improving sleep, increases energy levels and improves mood. Magnesium can also help regulate hormones, decrease stress, improve hair and nails and plays a vital role in digestive health.

Low levels of magnesium have been linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, mood disorders and migraines. This mineral is easy to replace with a balanced diet finding adequate amounts in green leafy vegetables, nuts, seed and legumes yet most Americans do not meet their needed amount through diet. But don’t run to the nearest pharmacy or vitamin shop and grab the first bottle of magnesium you can find. Due to the many types of magnesium it’s best to consult a medical professional to establish the best form for your specific needs.

Magnesium citrate is a natural laxative to treat severe constipation but use caution when using a little can have a huge result and it can cause dehydration.

Magnesium Oxide this form of magnesium is poor absorbed in the body and typically not used to treat magnesium deficiencies. It can be used for short term treatment for heartburn, indigestion or constipation. Using this treatment for indigestion or heartburn only masks the symptoms for temporary improvement. Reversal of heartburn is key and should be the key in treatment.

Magnesium chloride is the most common form found in creams and lotions to help with sore muscles.

Magnesium lactate is mostly found as food additives to balance acid and to fortify foods. Some studies have shown this form to help with stress and anxiety.

Magnesium malate is well absorbed in the digestive track and is said to be more gentle having less laxative effects than other forms. This type has beens shown to help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia.

Magnesium L-threonate helps support brain health making it perfect for treatment of depression and memory loss.

Magnesium taurate is the best option to manage blood sugar and high blood pressure.

Magnesium sulfate also known as Epsom salt is typically used for sore muscles as a soak. Also can be used for wound treatment soaks.

Magnesium glycinate is known for its calming properties. Perfect to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Magnesium orotate may improve heart health by improving heart and blood vessel tissue but more research is necessary to make this conclusion.

M. Kennedy is a family Nurse Practitioner with a combined 24 years of nursing experience. Before starting a new supplement consult your doctor, do not use this blog as medical advice. Intended for informative uses only.

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OUR HOURS: Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm

(830) 876-2210

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