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September 21, 2019

Blood sugar imbalances are often associated with autoimmunity. Balance blood sugar is required for balanced immune system function.

I have several clients with diabetes and pre-diabetes blood sugar values. This condition may feel different to different people. If you have any of the following symptoms you may have blood sugar imbalances. 


• fatigue
• headaches
• cravings (especially sugar and caffeine)
• low energy
• mood swings
• increased appetite
• weight...

August 18, 2019

Is bladder pain and discomfort impacting your life? If you experience pain during urination, frequent urination, pain during intercourse, pelvic pain and stress from the discomforts of an unpredictable bladder, it may be time to consider how autoimmunity may be playing a part.

If you have a history of bladder infections, inflammation and have experienced some level of chronic anger in life you may be experiencing an aggravated bladder wall or Interstitial Cy...

August 10, 2019

One of my favorite ways to get more balance in my gut is with coconut yogurt. Store bought yogurts tend to have additives and excessive sugar. Here is an easy way to add this delicious food to your diet. It's easy, inexpensive and nourishing. For best results, use full fat coconut milk without additives like guar gum. I like Aroy-D brand because it's 100% coconut milk. Read labels to know what you are putting in your body.

Here is how you can make it:

1. Pour...

June 9, 2019

Sometimes breakfast gets boring. Try these turkey blueberry breakfast sausage patties for a nice Spring to Summer change. The combination of sweet and savory is very satisfying. These can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. 

Simple Ingredients (For four servings):

  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey

  • 1 Garlic (clove, minced)

  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Ginger (peeled and...

May 26, 2019

"Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism is not a disease of the thyroid, but it affects it in a big way." Andrea Nakamara

This statement is profound and empowering. If you have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's there are strategies to find freedom from it. It comes down to addressing the body systems that are out of balance so that your body can begin again to support the function of your thyroid in an optimal way.

So what systems am I talking about? Most importantly I am...

February 24, 2019

Some herbs act as adaptogens, which means that they help your body to cope better with stress. They can go a step further than this and balance hormone levels naturally. Some can also be anti-inflammatory and balance blood sugar levels. A few examples of adaptogens are ashwagandha, licorice root, and holy basil or Tulsi. It’s best to speak to a Functional Medicine or Integrative Medicine  doctor before taking any herbal supplements, especially if you’re on...

February 17, 2019

  • Do you feel tired and stressed more often than not?

  • Are you noticing that you’re gaining weight easily and struggling to lose it?

  • Are you having trouble sleeping or experience low energy during the day?

  • Are you feeling the effects of autoimmune disease?

These can be signs that your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, are out of balance.

Chronic stress is a big culprit. Our bodies release stress hormones, such as cortisol, as p...

December 2, 2018

Try these cookies for a yummy winter snack. High in protein and zero flour. 

Category:  Snack or Dessert

Nutritional Protocols:  Paleo, Anti Inflammatory, Autoimmune

Dosha: Vata

Ingredients

1 Cup Sunflower Seed butter (unsweetened)

3 Egg Yolks or 2 large eggs

2 Tablespoons Molasses or Monk Fruit Maple Syrup

¾ Cup Coconut Sugar

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 de...

October 7, 2018

I must confess that my living room is a mess lately! The good news is that it is cluttered with my favorite stuff for working my mind, body, spirit and emotions! I just can't bring myself to put it all away each day. I used to stress over any mess and needed everything exactly in it's place all the time. Now I can release this unnecessary pressure on myself and just enjoy my mess!

My favorite morning routine includes skin brushing, oil pulling, meditation, y...

September 1, 2018

Take a break from morning smoothies!

As we head into fall it's nice to have a warm and grounding breakfast. One of my favorite breakfast treats as a child was chocolate Malt-O-Meal. Since Malt-O-Meal cereal is farina-based (wheat) and is a processed food, I choose not to eat it. However, I will admit missing it from time to time.

Here is my solution: Choc-O-Meal No-grains Hot Cereal that supports an Autoimmune, Vata balancing, low FODMAP and Paleo nutrition p...

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