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4 HEALTH: The 4-Week Whole Health Solution!

Working with clients over the past several years, I’ve come to identify and understand that while each person has individual needs, optimal health simply cannot be achieved without addressing the “4 pillars” of health: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress. Most people I work with are able to “dial in” one or more of these areas […]


Track Your Poo…There’s an App for That!

Smartphone apps abound with options that range from increasing productivity to counting calories to downloading music and much more. You probably use a handful of apps yourself to help you monitor and track various aspects of your life – but what about your health? More specifically, what about one of the most influential areas of […]

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10 Factors that May Be Causing You Vitamin D Deficiency – Part 2

In part one of this article series, I laid out the importance of vitamin D as an influential nutrient that impacts numerous physiological processes and the variety of health complications that can arise from deficiency. In addition, I outlined 3 primary causes that may contribute to deficiency. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into other […]



TOP TEN NEW SUPERFOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET THIS YEAR: Liver – King of nutrient density, offers choline and a slew of B vitamins. TIP: try liverwurst Sockeye Salmon – High in omega-3 fats that promote an anti-inflammatory effect and numerous benefits to the cardiovascular and neurological systems Red Kale – Another nutrient powerhouse […]

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5 Foods Your Child Should Be Eating (but probably isn’t)

While nutrition is important in establishing health in adults, there is no time more critical than during infancy/early childhood. The rapid growth and development in children necessitates key nutrients to support optimal health. This period of time sets the stage for health not only during childhood, but throughout the course of life. When parents make […]


The New Cholesterol Guidelines: Concerns & Considerations

This week, the American Heart Association in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for cholesterol that are more aggressive in terms of the application of statin therapy. In summary, the recommendations call for the use of stratified risk factor categories to determine the prescription of cholesterol medications. If an individual falls […]


The One Nutrient That Can Improve Crohn’s Disease

Fiber has been touted for years as a beneficial nutrient in aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar regulation, and for weight loss/maintenance. Recent research is adding another advantage to the long list of health benefits associated with fiber: reduced colon inflammation. This specific benefit offers a dietary, modifiable method to aid in the prevention […]

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Ginger Bok Choy

Bok choy is a flavorful, healthy green used often in Asian cuisine. It is a safe FODmaps food, so you’re in the clear with this recipe if you are currently on a low-FODmaps diet. The addition of ginger provides great flavor, aromatics, and a nice soothing effect to the gut. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds […]


3 Foods to Avoid if You Have Digestive Issues

While you may already be fully aware (from the signals your body sends you) of those foods you should steer clear of, there are a few foods whose damaging effects might not be so obvious: Grains Gluten-containing grains serve to irritate the gut lining and can increase intestinal permeability – ie leaky gut. Intestinal permeability […]


Micronutrients Matter: How Nutrient-Poor Diets Make you Tired, Fat, and Sick

“Your nutrition is more than the amount of fat or number of carbs. Numerous studies show the critical role that micronutrients – vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals – have in the body. If you’re solely counting calories or checking carbs, you are doing your cells a disservice.” Those looking to track their nutrition or diet often create […]

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