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...

August 25, 2018

Do you have relationships that drain your energy? Do you ruminate on how someone hurt you in the past? Do you judge others and yourself in ways that obstruct your ability to remain truly calm of spirit? If so, your body is or eventually will become out of balance.

No past or perceived future hurt is worth the sacrifice of your wellness.

“I see myself in others and others in myself.” This is a principle from the ancient Mahavakyas and has complete relevance in...

August 18, 2018

How much stress did you experience this week? How did you respond to stress? Did you just push your way through it? Did you reach for caffeine, alcohol, sugar or other junk food? Most importantly, how did you intentionally calm your system throughout the week? Check in with your body. How are you feeling as a result of this week’s dose of stress?

Periodic stress is normal and healthy. Our bodies are evolved to handle periods of stress along with a balanced a...

August 11, 2018

Did you know that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing. In some cases upwards of 30-40 times! When it comes to chewing your food a good rule of thumb is to chew till food has turned to liquid and well-mixed with saliva; a piece of hard vegetable will take longer to be chewed properly compared to a piece of soft fruit.

There are 4 key benefits to chewing food properly that increases overall health and well-being. Let’s go through the...

August 4, 2018

Sugar is a real culprit.

For many years people have been led to believe that saturated fat is the main cause of heart disease. However new studies have revealed that saturated fat is far less harmful than sugar. It is no surprise that that chocolates, soft drinks, cakes and candy are loaded with added sugar. But there are other culprits that you might not associate with added sugar.

Theses culprits are the foods which are packed with large amounts of hidden s...

July 28, 2018

Finding the time to work out can be hard enough with busy schedules, dating, married life, kids…..but no matter the situation, time and comfort is of the essence.

So taking a 15-minute drive back and forth from the gym, while also assessing awkward shower rooms and encountering ogling strangers during your workout, can be a complete turn off. So why workout at the gym at all?

Simple things like sleep duration, drink intake, and meditation are all small but su...

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