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Olive Oil Adulteration

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You likely know by now that I am not a fan of consuming much oil apart from small medicinal doses of DHA or EPA.  (For more information on that, check out this past blog post.)  But for this post, I’d like to talk specifically about olive oil and how commonly it is found to be […]

Relax with Rhodiola

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Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb commonly used to support those with depression, anxiety and fatigue.1  Adaptogens like this help the body adapt to stress.  This is one of my favorite herbs for those with high stress, especially if it’s coupled with hormone challenges. My favorite reasons to love Rhodiola: Some of its medicinal actions include […]

9 Simple Ways to Increase Your Water Intake

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As a holistic health care provider, I would say that one of the most common things I see causing challenge for my clients is dehydration.  It’s the source of many skin issues, high blood pressure, fatigue, constipation and headaches (to name a few).  We all know that we need to drink more water but sometimes […]

The Gluten Review

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What is gluten and why can’t some people process it? Gluten is a peptide fraction of protein that is primarily found in grains like wheat, barley and rye.1  Gluten is used in many processed foods because of its soft, chewy consistency and the superior way that it bakes up well in breads, muffins and other […]

Russian Penicillin

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Garlic is one of my favorite functional foods because of both its incredible taste/flavor as well as the fact that it has so many amazing benefits to the body.  I put garlic in just about everything … sometimes so much so that it’s too spicy for others to eat… Oops, sorry! Garlic has many immune […]

Choline- Another Reason to Eat Your Veggies

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No one talks much about choline.  It’s not in the spotlight, but without it, every cell in your body is affected.  As you may well know if you have been following me for any length of time, I recommend a whole food plant diet.  The reason for this is that when you eat processed foods, […]

Birth Control: Issues with B6 are Just the Beginning

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Woman taking oral contraceptives in most cases are unaware that there would be any serious side effects.  This is a common medication that is used regularly and therefore many people assume it to be safe with no side effects.  This is NOT an accurate assumption.  Oral birth control causes many issues with the immune system, […]

Hibiscus Lemonade for Your Blood Pressure and Heart Health

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It’s getting cooler outside which can, for some, make you crave hot drinks throughout the day. If you’re going to drink something hot, it has to taste good … but also, why not make it medicinal?  As a holistic doctor, I am always looking for ways to help people upgrade their health practices without sacrificing […]