The Gluten-Free Glitch

As a nutritionist, I observe a lot of different habits, patterns, and beliefs around food. One that is particularly fascinating to me right now is the issue of gluten. It is unarguably one of the greatest inflammatory triggers in our food supply today. Research says so, not just me! In lieu of that, awareness around gluten sensitivity is also getting much more common which is a good thing. Truth be told, most folks ARE gluten sensitive. What does this mean? Well, it means that the gluten protein inflames them in some way shape or form that they may OR may […]

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How Your GUT HEALTH Could be Hurting Your HEART

Your heart begins beating four weeks after conception.  It carries you through a lifetime and beats about 100,000 times in one day.   It has a lot of work to do and all systems to and from this magnificent organ need to be running smoothly to keep you in tip top shape. In spirit of February being Heart Health Month I have been thinking a lot about the root cause of heart and cardiovascular problems. In doing so (as always) I am drawn to look outside the box of the common causes that we are aware of on the surface. “Don’t […]

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How to Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud!

Tis the season for sniffles. Have they snuck up on you? This is the time for the perennial runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and sniffles. Pollens abound and so do seasonal allergies right now. In some folks, their bodies interpret pollen as a threat, and so they develop antibodies against the pollen in the nose. The pollen is just trying to make baby trees, it’s really not trying to hurt you. Seasonal allergies occur when the the body works to fight off airborne invaders by putting up defenses in the respiratory tract, specifically the nose. Unfortunately, what happens is the histamine […]

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Where the Top Toxins Hide on Turkey Day

If you’ve ever worked with me you know I like to cut through the crud and clear the toxins in your everyday life so you can revitalize physically and energetically. From what I’ve gathered through my years, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for most people. It is one of the few days in our culture we actually allow ourselves to sit back, relax, eat, drink, commune and enjoy…and most of all reflect on what we are grateful for. In this country we have a lot of luxuries we don’t even realize. There is an unfortunate underlining though with mass availability […]

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The ONE Simple Sign You are Brewing Inflammation & Dis-ease

I’ve spent a lot of time the past year and half in medical clinics where there are serious illnesses from cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s. What all of these conditions have in common is the single (ever increasing) issue of “inflammation”. In leiu of this, I have become even more obsessed with the ONE physical sign on (and in) your body that inflammation is brewing. I have studied inflammation for years having had Lyme Disease. Harnessing inflammation was key to harnessing the disease and it was pivotal in my recovery. When I learned about my father’s cancer last […]

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Simple Strategies to Ease Seasonal Allergies

SNEEZING.  SNIFFLING. RED PUFFY EYES.  RUNNY NOSE.  FOGGY HEAD.  This was me for a few weeks recently.  I had never had seasonal allergies like this before.  I had just moved into a new area and BAM!  I was witnessing the internal response to the pine pollen that was misting through the air all around me. Seasonal allergies occur when the the body works to fight off airborne invaders by putting up defenses in the respiratory tract, specifically the nose. In some folks, their bodies (like mine all of a sudden!)  interpret pollen as a threat, and so develop antibodies against […]

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In Gratitude – Thanksgiving Tips for You!

Are you as surprised as I am that the Thanksgiving is already here? Are you in even more dismay that the holiday sounding bell rings tomorrow and we are on the down hill slide to the New year? Seems like just a few weeks ago here in the West, things were nice and warm. However, the weather turned on a dime and it was suddenly Autumn. As of Thanksgiving (tomorrow!) the green light is on for the season of Holiday celebrations. This is a typical time when “Holiday Muffin Tops” get there start and by New Year people are regretting […]

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