Energizer Summer!, Part 5

July 19, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body.  Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 4

July 11, 2017

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    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Energizer Summer!, Part 3

July 9, 2017

“I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional but often… view entire post




Energizer summer!, Part 2

June 27, 2017

Energizer summer!, Part 2 "I have no energy", "I feel tired all the time" or "I fade by 3:00" ...these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a… view entire post




Energizer summer!

June 20, 2017

    “I have no energy”, “I feel tired all the time” or “I fade by 3:00” …these are all common complaints I hear from clients in my practice. Lack of energy can be connected to many imbalances in the body. Sometimes we might need to consult a health professional… view entire post




Create your summertime with food!

June 13, 2017

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    Along with reading good books about health, preparing good food at home for family and friends is a great way to create healthy habits.  There are many resources for recipes and tips to make wonderful meals and snacks.  My intention is that this newsletter offers resources to you… view entire post




Healthy reading for healthy eating!

June 6, 2017

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    As summer approaches, we often see lists of the best summer reads.  Books on those lists are ones that we can dive into at the beach or on vacation.  I am often asked what are good nutrition books to read. There are many wonderful books about the power… view entire post




Get in the Blue Zone!

May 30, 2017

    I recently heard an interview with Dan Buettner, Author of Blue Zones.  As a National Geographic reports/explorer, he studied and focused on 5 areas of the world where people easily live healthy lives into their 100s. From his research, he distilled shared similarities in each culture that seem… view entire post




Bulking up for health!

May 23, 2017

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    A few weeks ago, we talked about reducing inflammation by improving our gut bugs/immune system with fiber.  Mounting research shows that adding fiber to your diet can reduce your risk of death from any cause.  This is tied to the fact that increasing fiber reduces the risk for… view entire post




Spicing up your memory +

May 16, 2017

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    Continuing our journey to look at recent research, we find that curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric is one of the most researched nutrients. It is connected to many positive health benefits. One study showed that by adding just 1 gram per day, you can help… view entire post




Chill Out to Lose Weight?

May 9, 2017

      I was recently listening to a podcast talking about the fact that when we are overstressed, brain chemicals make it harder to shift our body and our metabolism.  Here are some of the ways stress impacts our weight: Hormones: Our fright/flight response to stress helps release sugar… view entire post




Bugs that put out fires!

May 2, 2017

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    Most of our modern diseases are rooted in inflammation.  We know that inflammation increases as we age and that it’s a strong risk factor in the elderly.  A recent study looked at the gut “bugs” (microbes) of older mice and found that imbalances in microbes contributed to increased… view entire post




Suffering from Foot & Ankle Pain?

April 28, 2017

IMT for foot and ankle pain

  Introduction Are you an athlete with foot and ankle pain? Or an elderly person with balance issues? Or suffering from bunions or fallen arches? Surprisingly, there are some common denominators found in the body that connect all of you. Though the feet are the part of our body that… view entire post




Sweetness turned sour!

April 25, 2017

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    A recent study was published looking at the impact of diet soda and the risk of stroke and dementia.  Accounting for lifestyle factors such as caloric intake, smoking, and exercise as well as age and education, it appears that drinking at least one diet soda a day makes… view entire post




Springing into Green!

April 17, 2017

    In our recent series about vitamins and minerals, we saw a common theme. PLANTS are amazing sources of vitamins and minerals. This is not a new message but important to refocus on as we come into Spring. My new passion in vegetables is microgreens and sprouts. I like… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– More on Minerals: The importance of IODINE!

April 10, 2017

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    Our last chapter of ‘More on Minerals’ focuses on IODINE.  Surprisingly, there has not been a lot of research about all the health implications of iodine. But we know for sure that it has a big impact on thyroid function. Iodine supports the production of thyroid hormones and… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… or nutrition: More on Minerals– The benefits of ZINC!

April 3, 2017

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    Like Magnesium, ZINC is connected to over 300 enzyme reactions in the body.  Our immune system is well supported by sufficient zinc and when levels are low it can affect our ability to taste and smell. Vitamin A synergizes with Zinc to help with vision. This is another… view entire post




The Body’s Brilliant Recycling Project

March 28, 2017

Get your detox on!

  We hear a lot of about “detox” but many of us don’t really stop to think about what that means in our body.  Most often we hear about detox cleanses where people follow a restrictive diet that may include shakes or juices for a set time to support the… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of nutrition– Even more on MINERALS!!!

March 27, 2017

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    In the world of minerals, we are looking this week at POTASSIUM.  Potassium is in the family of electrolytes which means that they help conduct electrical charges in the body for things like heart rhythms.  In fact, if potassium levels go too high or too low the nervous… view entire post




Learn your ABCs… of Nutrition– More on MINERALS!!!

March 20, 2017

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    We are now taking a peek at Minerals which are often paired with vitamins in foods. They serve as helper molecules in the body and support the way we make energy, detoxify and maintain a healthy immune system.  Even though calcium gets a big nod as the star,… view entire post