Pre-menopause or Menopause got you down??

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Are you hot, angry, irritable, weepy, fatigued, not yourself? You may be experiencing symptoms of fluctuating hormones that go along with pre-menopause and menopause. Unfortunately we are told it’s in our heads or prescribed anti-depressants or a birth control pill. Lets take a step back and think about this. Symptoms are not a disease; they are a way of our body healing itself (think a fever) or a clue to.. Read More

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Lab Tests and Prevention

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95% of the population will fall into a “normal range” on a standard lab test. We all know that 95% of the population is not in good health! The ranges were set to flag things when you already have a problem. They are then usually addressed with conventional medicine. Functional ranges look at smaller ranges so something can be addressed before it goes out of the standard range (this is.. Read More

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How can you achieve the benefits of a Ketogenic diet without eating a strict diet?

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Hint: drink your ketones! Buy exogenous ketones here or read below for the nitty-gritty: There is a different “right” way of eating for everyone. As a nutritionists I read and study metabolic pathways in our bodies and I know that different ways of eating can work for different people based on our microbiomes, DNA expression, environment, stress level, level of stomach acid, athletic goals, auto-immunity ect ect!! I never suggest.. Read More

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What can I do to Protect my Health if I Drink Alcohol?

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I consider myself a one-a-day drinker with the occasional night where I over indulge and I wake up saying, “that was not worth it, I’m too old for this!” I think we have all been there. Some of us drink a glass of red wine every night for our “health” drinking is social; it’s something that many people do on a regular basis. Have you ever really thought about what.. Read More

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Ever Thought of Doing a Detox Diet? Read This First!

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What do you think of when you read the word detox?   Deprivation? Starvation? Juicing? Reset? It means something different to everyone. In this post I am going to tell you about the science of detoxification and when and how you should do it safely so that you are not weakening your body or releasing toxins into the blood with no where to go. If you really don’t want to.. Read More

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So you got a 23andMe test, now what?

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So you got a 23andme test, now what? 23andMe is a saliva-based direct-to-consumer personal genome test. It’s a fun way to learn about your ancestry and genetic traits that explain why you are the way you are! What is a genome? A genome is an organism’s complete set of genetic instructions. These instructions tell our body how to make proteins and molecules essential for growth, development and health. Although the.. Read More

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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

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I see recipes for chia seed pudding all the time, but I have never really stopped to make one.  Oh except that one time when I decided to try the recipe from the book Born to Run, if you’ve never read it, its about this amazing group of people, the Tarahumara Indians who can run for 100’s of miles with no rest in sandals that mimic running in bare feet.  With.. Read More

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Food, Mountains and Hiking: A girls trip to Banff National Park

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My daughter and I took a girls trip to Banff National Park a few weeks ago and the response to my pictures on Facebook was so overwhelming I decided to make a blog post about it!  And someone asked for the itinerary so I thought I’d share here.  Trips for the soul are as much a part of your health as the food we eat.  Time away in nature with.. Read More

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Got bloat? Three tests to help identify digestive problems

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Up until a few years ago I had a stomach of steal; not like a six-pack, I mean my digestion! In my 20’s I could eat whatever I wanted with no stomach distress at all (that I can remember, do any of us really remember our 20’s?)…But as I’ve gotten older, my digestion does not work as well. I find myself with odd bowel movements, stomach bloat and/or a stomachache after.. Read More

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Paleo Spicy Asian Broccoli Slaw

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Want to include some more broccoli in your diet, but are tired of steamed broccoli?  Try my Paleo Spicy Asian Broccoli Slaw for a change of pace! Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables, providing vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins (including folate)—even some calcium and iron. Ounce for ounce, the florets and stalks deliver approximately equal amounts of these nutrients.  Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane and other compounds that.. Read More

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