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Best Practices for Pooping!

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Constipation is a common problem that affects so many people.  If you are constipated for an extended period of time, it can lead to bloating, abdominal discomfort, weight gain, over toxicity, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and other not-so-fun health issues. How do you know if you’re constipated?   It may seem like an obvious answer, but […]

Make Your Own Probiotics- Sauerkraut

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I love sauerkraut and have been making my own for years.  It’s pretty simple yet a really healthy way to add great flavor to almost any savory meal.  I have added this to salads, potatoes/sweet potatoes, beans and rice dishes and various other bowls of veggies and bean combinations. *Disclaimer:  I don’t really measure anything.  […]

The Pressure is Rising!

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1 You likely know someone who has high blood pressure— it is a common condition in adults.  But it is a condition that is simple to work with in most cases.  Let’s jump in… What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure, often referred to as hypertension, is when the force (pressure) of your blood […]

Obesity: The Bridge to Hope and Health

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Obesity is a major health problem in the United States and, unfortunately, the numbers are on the rise.  About 40% of adults and nearly 20% of children and adolescents are obese.2  However, there is good news!  There is much we can do to help with this devastating condition.  Keep reading! Obesity- Clearing up the distinction […]

When Will I See Results?

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When you do a new health program of any kind, you want to get the GREATEST result for your effort. I am often asked, “How fast will I improve?” or “When will I see results?” There are so many variables to consider, such as:
*How closely you follow recommendations
*Stress levels
*Lifestyle habits/routines

I lay it out in more detail on my latest blog post. I want you to get the most out of your program, and I know you do, too!

Love Your Pancreas

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Do you love your pancreas?   Perhaps you’ve never been asked that question…  Ha ha. But seriously, you should love your pancreas.  It is an important organ that has many roles in the body!  For most people, when you think about the pancreas, you think about blood sugar and maybe diabetes but of course, there’s […]

The Role of Selenium in Your Body

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Selenium is an important nutrient that doesn’t get much press.  In this blog, we will do a quick overview of the role of selenium, what it does and the best way to cover your bases to ensure you’re getting enough (and that you’re getting it in a tasty way of course). What role does selenium […]

Anemia- It’s More Than Just Low Iron!

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It is common for a patient to be told that they are anemic but not understand exactly what that means or what they can do to support their health.  Many people just assume that it has to do with a lack of iron but actually, low-dietary intake is only one cause of anemia.  This post […]

Metabolic Syndrome

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The term metabolic refers to the chemical processes that sustain life.  A syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur together.  So metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that undermine the body’s normal ability to properly sustain life.   Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when a person has 3 or more of the following 5 […]

Is it Safe for Pregnant Woman to Consume Caffeine?

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There has been some controversy about caffeine in the research in the past few years.  The bottom line is this: It appears in healthy people (i.e. those who are not under lots of stress, dealing with high anxiety or feeling like they’re running on fumes) that caffeine is rarely a problem in small to moderate […]