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 […]

8 Steps to Reversing Autoimmune Disease

8 Steps to Reversing Autoimmune DIsease

We’re hearing a whole lot about autoimmune conditions these days, and for good reason: autoimmune disease affects over 50 million people. (source) In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up to 22 million. There are over 80 (some sources say 100) known autoimmune diseases; they are chronic and last a lifetime; and […]

How Diatomaceous Earth Can Improve Your Health

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You may know diatomaceous earth (DE) as the fine white fossilized powder you use to rid your pets of fleas, control pests in your garden, and kill bedbugs. But did you also know that you can take it internally to improve your health? I’ve recently added DE to my candida-killing and parasite protocols, and I’ve […]

The 6 Biggest Mistakes in Treating Candida Overgrowth

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Candida overgrowth is one of the most common gut infections I encounter in my practice, and I receive numerous emails daily with troubleshooting questions about how to best treat the overgrowth. It’s a tough one to get rid of. Candida albicans is a fungus, a form of yeast, and is a normal part of a […]

The Next Best Thing after Working with a Nutritionist

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Is this you? Confused about what to eat? Want to lose weight, but don’t know how to begin? Struggling to lose those last 5, 10, 20 pounds? Have started your own programs over and over only to give up and start again? Want to get rid of stubborn bellyfat? Struggling with acne or other skin […]