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Peggy G. Daly, ND, FNP-BC, FNMM, ABAAHP, MBA

Peggy Daly has over 32 years’ combined experience working in healthcare. After acquiring her Masters in Business Administration, she developed and managed a 24-hour urgent care facility for eight years. She also obtained a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practicioner and went on to establish an independent primary care practice serving 2500 patients in both allopathic and integrative medicine. During that time, she completed her Doctorate of Naturopathy and her national board certification. Peggy has a passion for academia and continues to pursue additional education in Anti-aging and Restorative Medicine. She recently completed her fellowship in Functional and Metabolic Medicine thru the Metabolic Medicine Institute and became a diplomat for the American Board of Anti Aging Health Practitioner.

Recent Posts

“It’s OK. It’s good for you”

Posted by Peggy G. Daly, ND, FNP-BC, FNMM, ABAAHP, MBA on Feb 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM


“Not that one….get the one that’s 70% or higher,” are words of wisdom when it comes to chocolate!  Chemicals called polyphenols found in the cocoa of chocolate have tremendous health benefits.  Flavanols and flavanoids are sub-categories of polyphenols that act as antioxidants in the body. They have been shown to cause dilatation of the arteries (meaning the arteries become wider) by increasing a substance called nitric oxide. When nitric oxide is released, the arteries open up and blood pressure goes down.1 Studies show that cocoa intake can reduce blood pressure by 2-3 mm/hg. What if we combined modest exercise (30-40 mins/day), which lowers systolic blood pressure by 4-9 mm/hg, with cocoa polyphenols? 2,3 There are no clinical studies to tell us what the combination would do, but sometimes it’s the little changes that cause dramatic effects.  

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Topics: Food and Nutrition, Expert Support, Latest Science

Should You be Taking CoQ10?

Posted by Peggy G. Daly, ND, FNP-BC, FNMM, ABAAHP, MBA on Jul 28, 2016 2:39:04 PM

CO…what???  That’s a common response when I ask a patient to start taking Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone (or in activated form ubiquinol)!  Yes CoQ10 has a funny name but your body needs it to produce energy in every cell. 

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Topics: Latest Science, Men's Health, Alternatives to Medication, Women's Health

How to Buy Supplements: 5 Rules of the Road...

Posted by Peggy G. Daly, ND, FNP-BC, FNMM, ABAAHP, MBA on Jan 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

                      Photo Credit:Niloo/Shutterstock.com

When my patients ask about buying a supplement suggested in the office, a LONG, passionate conversation ensues! But don’t worry, I’ll save you time and boil it down to 5 main rules on how to buy supplements. 

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Topics: Alternatives to Medication