Feeling Stuck?

Have you ever had a time when you recognize that you’re not where you want to be in your health (or life for that matter) but you don’t know what to do?  Maybe you have been trying to lose weight for years, or perhaps you haven’t slept through the night in months, or maybe you’re […]

The US “Health Care System” is Broken

One of the things that has become so glaring is that health care in the US isn’t working…If we have learned nothing else in the past couple of years, it is that our health care system is oh so broken in many ways!1  One study cited that the main issue with the broken system essentially […]

You’ve Totally Wrecked Your Health Program-Now What?

We’ve all been there.  You’re doing great…drinking water, taking supplements, squeezing in your exercise sessions, working on your evening routine and then…THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT.  You end up eating WAY too much or giving in to the junk food in the breakroom or drinking too much at the after-hours event or staying up half the […]

Want Some Fast Food? – No problem!

You want to eat healthy of course but you NEED to do it fast and conveniently.  This blog will give you some quick options for a day of fast food (that won’t contribute to heart disease, cancer and diabetes to name a few). When I am able to spend more time on meals, great.  But […]

Gingivitis and Bleeding Gums

The health of the teeth and gums are SO often neglected in the health care industry, often even in the natural health world.  The implications of the oral health can have far reaching repercussions on the overall health of the body.  Every tooth in the body has organs/glands that it reflexes to.  In other words, […]

Lycopene for Disease Prevention

Anthocyanidins are phytonutrients that give red foods their red color.  This includes tomatoes, beets, grapes, strawberries, red onion, watermelon and the like. For the sake of this article, let’s talk about one specific beneficial nutrient… You’ve likely heard about the benefits of lycopene.  Lycopene is a carotenoid found primarily in red, orange and yellow foods.  […]

Move Over Hidden Valley-Arizona Ranch to the Rescue!

Ranch dressing…we all grew up on it.  It might be the only reason you consider eating a salad.  It makes all food taste better…But you know there’s some issues with it, right?  So many otherwise healthy foods get ruined by ranch dressing…UNTIL TODAY! I have clients often tell me that they are eating great food […]

Self-Care Ideas

Q-Feeling Burned Out, Tired and Depleted? A-Self-care Self-care is one the most important things you can do to reduce burn out and show up as your most vibrant self.   It is the process of sharpening the ax that can make you more efficient and effective in your work, workouts and relationships.   It can […]

 Do “Bad” Foods Exist?

Is there a such thing as a “bad” food?  If so, how would you determine if a food is bad or good?  What about “all things in moderation”?   I am not new to the field of nutrition…I have two master’s degrees (in vegan live food/nutrition and clinical nutrition).  A long standing and constant point […]

Reasons to Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods, sometimes referred to as refined foods, are not health promoting (not even the organic versions). You have heard they’re not good, but why?  What does the scientific literature say about them?   They are most often highly heated, sometimes fried, loaded with sugar and chemicals and normally stripped of their natural properties.   […]

Something’s Fishy

I eat and promote a whole food organic vegan diet; however, I have many clients who are in the process, and I am always happy to help with the transition.  (By the way, no, you don’t have to eat this way to work with me;).  Many clients ask about fish (and other seafoods).  Due to […]

Blood Work-Conventional Labs vs Intra-cellular Testing

Lab technician with a tube of blood

The problem: Have you ever had this all too frustrating experience? You have some given symptom…perhaps fatigue, headaches, PMS, weight gain, etc.  You go to your doctor, and they run a bunch of tests, typically starting with some basic blood work.  The results are back.  Good news.  Turns out, there’s “nothing wrong with you”.  Go […]