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B12 – Take it or Make it?- The Dirty Truth

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In response to a colleague who was asking about B12 in vegans, I wrote this the other day and decided to basically share with you the unedited response.  The first half was written with them in mind… The second half was written with you in mind. You, the ones that are looking to be healthy […]

Diabetes: Eat More Carbohydrates!

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Contrary to what the ADA reports, carbs are not the enemy.  The American Diabetic Association is unfortunately not the place to look for answers when it comes to REAL evidence-based facts about diabetes.  “Non-profits” like this are big business and are funded by drug companies as well as soda and candy companies in exchange for […]

African girl feeding dad in kitchen, giving him cherry tomato for her holistic whole food diet

Crohn’s Disease- A War in your Gut

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I recall a couple of years ago, when a mother brought her 10-year-old daughter to me for a naturopathic/holistic healthcare consultation for help with a recently diagnosed Crohn’s disease condition.  She was beautiful but looked sad.  Her stomach hurt every day, no matter what they tried… different foods, different medications, healthy lifestyle tips, etc.  She […]

Can Food Make You Happy? Be Happy AND Healthy Now

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I was recently asked a very important question.  “What makes a person happy and does nutrition have anything to do with it?” A mentor of mine, Dr. Gabriel Cousens (who practices holistic healthcare), has a quote that I think of often which says, “You can’t eat your way to God.”  It’s true.  He’s right.  Some […]

GERD: Burning to Hear the Holistic Healthcare Answer?

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Burning from too much stomach acid?  Think again. If you have followed me for any length of time, you have probably gathered that I am a big proponent of using holistic health care practices and especially ensuring that you have adequate stomach acid (HCl).  By the end of this post, you will have a better […]

Dysbiosis- Do you have the Guts? | Get Healthy Now!

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Chaos in our guts What is the world is going on?  In the United States, the rates of illness continue to rise.  Regardless of if you’re speaking of cancer, heart disease and diabetes or seemingly less serious conditions like digestive distress, sleep challenges and trouble losing weight, we are in crisis as a nation and […]

Your Amazing Pancreas | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI

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What is acute pancreatitis? The suffix “itis” usually refers to an inflammatory condition.  So, by definition, acute pancreatitis is diagnosed when the pancreas becomes suddenly inflamed.  However, in many cases this condition is not really “sudden” but rather something that slowly worsens over time; it’s just not diagnosed until it reaches a certain degree of […]