You Don’t Want to Miss this Personalized Immune Gene Panel!

Personalized nutrition

Hello friends!  I apologize that you have not heard from me in a while!  Because I have an on-line nutrition practice not much has changed for me over the last two months (busier than ever!).  I am happy to say that more people are investing in their health and immune system and nothing makes me happier!  As most of you know Wellness Through Food team’s with the Nutritional Genomics Institute to.. Read More


What the Heck are Oxalates? And Why You Should Care


Do you eat a lot of spinach or nuts?  Then stop and read this! You may have an oxalate problem! Do you have any of these symptoms?   Bladder infections or UTI’s Interrupted urine flow History of kidney stones Painful scalp Joint or muscle pain Sore eyes Fibromyalgic type pain Brain fog Anxiety or depression Panic attacks Difficulty waking up Pelvic pain Disturbed sleep Histamine issues Carpal tunnel syndrome Vulva.. Read More


A Step by Step Guide on how to Look at your Genetic Data at Home (and what not to do!)


  Are you interested in knowing how your genome can be influenced by your nutrition and lifestyle from the comfort of your own home? Then read on! First lets define what the best things to look at with a direct to consumer kit are: Genes involved with Nutrigenetics: The way the diet influences the risk of developing a disease Genes that influence Nutrigenomics: How nutrients effect the genome AND the biochemistry.. Read More


Parmesan and Bacon crusted Salmon with Kale and Clam Butter sauce

salmon with bacon

Well that’s a mouthful!  Cooking fish is so hard.  I love salmon but getting anyone else to eat it is a challenge. I almost always order it when I go out because I have had so many fails at home. There is also not much enthusiasm when I announce “I’m making fish for dinner”…. and you know I live for approval from my teenagers lol NOT!  But I do like.. Read More


Why Can’t I Sleep? Natural Ways to Solve Insomnia

insomnia word abstract in wood type

I’ve seen a lot of people talking about sleep issues/insomnia lately and since the Noble Peace Prize winner in medicine this year won for their research on circadian rhythm, (Its fascinating research! Read about it here) and sleep is imperative to optimal health I thought I might share some insights.   Also in the news recently is more research on how amyloid beta levels and tau proteins, both which contribute to.. Read More


Pre-menopause or Menopause got you down??

Dutch hormones test menopause

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


Lab Tests and Prevention


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


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


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


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

Should you detox?

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


So you got a 23andMe test, now what?


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