When Changing Your Diet Doesn’t Work

When Changing Your Diet Doesn't Work: A guide to troubleshooting why you're not reaching your goals with your diet.

We know that diet is the foundation for health. What you eat dictates both how you’ll feel and to a large degree, the status of your health. It’s frustrating when you’re eating clean, and you’ve kicked gluten, dairy, maybe even coffee, booze, and sugar, yet you still don’t feel any better.  What gives? Many of my […]

What Your Skin, Hair & Nails Say about Your Health

Your appearance can give you valuable clues about your health. Learn what your skin, hair, and nails say about your health.

We can get some powerful clues about our health from our appearance. Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rashes can reveal deficiencies or even offer clues about how well your digestive tract and detox systems are functioning. Thinning hair and weak nails can tell you if you have mineral deficiencies or even certain health […]

EASY: How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

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I avoid dairy due to a casein sensitivity and because I don’t think humans should consume it in adulthood. As we age, our production of lactase enzyme decreases, making dairy increasingly difficult to digest. The exception is fermented dairy, preferably organic kefir, which is an amazing source of gut healing probiotics. Some people with dairy […]

How I Stay on Track and My 80-20 Rule

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When I tell people I’m a nutritionist, they assume I’m a vegetarian who’s chowing down on whole grains and low fat fare. That I’m watching every bite they’re taking and judging their choices. The inevitable jokes about me critiquing their entree selection or their “splurge” at the party. Want to know why that’s not true? […]

Is Meat Killing Us (and the Planet)?

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A recent article bashing consumption of animal protein published in the New York Times by Dr Dean Ornish is causing a frenzy. Similar studies crop up every so often, the latest indicating that red meat is high in Neu5Gc, a tumor-forming sugar that is linked to chronic inflammation and an increased risk of cancer. Dr Ornish is […]

My Most Favorite Healing Foods

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Food is powerful information for the body. With every bite and sip you take, you’re programming your body to store or burn fat, to quell or create inflammation, to prevent disease or set the stage for systemic imbalance. This concept is called nutrigenomics, the power of food to switch on or off genes that express […]

How to Use Essential Oils for Healthy Female Hormone Balance

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My nutrition consulting practice focuses on women’s health, and that means I spend a lot of time focusing on healthy hormone balance with my clients. Most of the women with whom I work experience the following: overweight, find that they’re gaining weight, or can’t lose weight struggle with anxiety and/or depression have irregular digestion have […]

Fertility Enhancing Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Paleo)

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I adore chocolate mousse, but the traditional version contains eggs and dairy, two foods to which I react unfavorably. Dairy is a very common food sensitivity and responsible for bloating, gas, acne, and congestion. Adverse reactions to eggs are also pretty common due to the high levels of irritating anti-nutrients in the whites. I wanted […]

Miracle Health Tonic

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I’m very excited to share my newest creation. I developed this healing elixir recently and have been drinking it daily with excellent results! My digestion is improved, my blood sugar and energy levels stay stable, and I’m getting an infusion of the trace minerals that are so lacking in our diets. Minerals help our bodies […]

Menstrual Cups: What to Know

Menstrual Cups: what to know, advantages and disadvantages, tips for use!

When I first heard about using a menstrual cup 10 years ago, my initial thought was, ‘what a big ole mess.’ The cup is worn internally during menstruation and collects your flow rather than absorbing it like a tampon. I had images of unfortunate removal that could result in embarrassing spills and laborious clean-up. I […]