What the Heck are Oxalates? And Why You Should Care

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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

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

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  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

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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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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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Healthy Food for Less

I recently started ordering food from a new on-line store called Thrive Market.  Healthy food can be expensive!  I am sometimes shocked that a small bag of beef jerky or a small bag of kale chips at the store is $7!  I have found that a lot of the items on Thrive that I normally buy at Whole Foods or Amazon are a lot cheaper.  Thrive does have a yearly.. Read More

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Why I started the Wellness Through Food (WTF!) Blog…….

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First of thank you for being here! I’m so excited to have a place to house all my recipes, reading and research. Wellness Through Food (WTF!) is a place to show people how to obtain optimal wellness through the food they eat.  This blog is an extension of my life. Over the years I’ve seen and experienced so much in the world of nutrition and ways to improve my overall.. Read More

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