In case you haven’t noticed there is a war going on. It’s not a war like we see on TV or read about in the newspaper. It’s a war to stay healthy in an extremely toxic world. I am in the trenches with people everyday helping them win this war. I have heard story after story of people who were healthy one day and in a matter of weeks their health slipped away. Chronic fatigue, memory problems, sudden weight gain, chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, thyroid conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive problems…you name it, I’ve seen it. And unfortunately medication is the only solution that most of you are given to win this battle. I want to […]
Years ago, I had a running partner who was obsessed with kombucha. She swore by it and said it was the only thing that helped ensure that she had daily bowel movements. I can still remember trying it for the first time and thinking, “This is disgusting!” I wondered how my friend could stomach such a pungent drink. Then, one day after a long run, this same friend pulled a bottle of kombucha out of her fridge and something funny happened: I felt a strange craving to drink it. It was like a calling or a signal coming from within, telling me that my body needed it. And, for whatever reason, when I drank it that day, I loved it. […]
Do you want to try the keto diet but worried because you’re in the menopausal stage? First, let share with you my menopausal experience. When I hit my mid-40s I began experiencing sleepless nights, hot flashes, weight gain, thinning hair, muscle fatigue, an inability to relax and waves of anxiety. As a wellness doctor who coaches women through these exact symptoms, I was suddenly struggling with my own plummeting hormone levels, so I began to dig for answers. Here’s what I discovered. Women going through perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause, can benefit tremendously from a modified ketogenic diet and fasting lifestyle that helps support their hormone levels through specific foods and practices. Common Symptoms of Menopause Menopausal symptoms appear because of […]
Psychobiotics? What are psychobiotics?? Well, what if I told you your happiness has very little to do with the circumstances going on in your life and whole lot to do with your gut bacteria? This’s exactly what science is proving to us. It turns out there are very specific strains of bacteria that live in our gut that produce neurotransmitters that control how our brains function. These bacteria have been dubbed psychobiotics. And anything that destroys your gut will destroy these critical happiness bugs. What the Microbiome Project taught us Before I go into which bacteria give you this burst of happiness, I want to get you up to speed with what’s been going on in the world of microbiome […]
Keeping your hormones balanced can have a profound effect on your physical and emotional health. While estrogen gets a lot of focus for most women, today I want to tell you about how balancing your progesterone levels can have a dramatic effect on your hormonal health. No matter what time of life you are in, progesterone is a key hormone you need for your brain and body to function well. Progesterone is your anti-anxiety hormone. Without proper amounts of progesterone, you may find yourself with these symptoms: Trouble sleeping Irritable Overwhelmed Quick to react to stress Irregular cycles When you turn 30, your body starts making less and less progesterone. Worse yet, if you are living a high-stress life and […]
Ingredients: ¼ cup coconut kefir (contains probiotics) 1 tablespoon raw organic honey 1 teaspoon coconut oil Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Apply coconut kefir cream to your face using gentle, circular motions. Leave on skin for about 30 minutes to allow your skin to absorb the good bacteria. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
No doubt fasting is gaining a lot of attention these days. And with good reason. In my twenty years in practice, fasting is one of the quickest ways I have ever seen to speed up the healing. Seriously, your body is a miracle! And unfortunately, many of you haven’t been taught that. In fact, your body is so miraculous it has comes equipped with a self-repair system. A repair system that eats toxins, rejuvenates old cells and kills bad bacteria. Fasting allows you to access this miraculous repair system. But it’s not as simple as just giving up food. There are strategies you can put in place to get the most out of your fast. This is why one time […]
Omega-6 fatty acids are greatly misunderstood … at least the good ones are. Hopefully, by now you know that processed oils like canola, vegetable, and soybean are packed with harmful omega-6 fatty acids which will damage your health. But did you know that there are good omega-6 fatty acids that your body is dying for you to consume? All 72 trillion cells in your body have an outer membrane made up of fatty acids. When you eat the right fatty acids, that membrane does a really good job of letting toxins out while allowing nutrients into the cell. But most people are consuming too many harmful or bad omega-6 fatty acids. This is causing these outer cell membranes to get […]