• Functional Medicine

    Functional Medicine Tests

    Sooo many tests, which one(s) do I need?  Such a critical question, since you don’t want to waste your time, energy, and money running tests that won’t impact your treatment plan or health.  This is a major pet peeve of mine.  I will not waste your resources and will only recommend running lab tests that will provide pertinent information.  I will not run tests because the results would be interesting to see.  I’m not looking for interesting.  I’m looking for answers to your health issues from an objective source, the test.   Although I run standard laboratory tests such as urinalysis and blood work, often they just aren’t enough.  Here you…

  • Detoxification,  Digestion,  Functional Medicine,  Natural Living,  Nutrition,  Supplements,  Women's Health

    Purify

    Toxins are everywhere! You can run, but you can’t hide. They will find you and bring you down. The 21-Day Standard Process Purification isn’t just a fad cleanse diet, but it can put the pep back in your step! It’s a structured program that kick-starts healthy lifestyle habits and creates lasting change. Why do you need purification? Purification, also known as detoxification, can help you remove natural toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins on a daily basis . These include pollutants, pesticides and chemicals . Internally, our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function . Although…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Coconut Curry Veggie Stew

    INGREDIENTS  1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 red bell peppers, diced 1 inch strips 2 carrots, 2 inch rounds 2 zucchini, 2 inch half moon cuts 1 head of cauliflower, florets (fresh or frozen, added the last 20 minutes of cooking time) 2 large yams 1 cup canned pumpkin purée  1 cup of diced tomatoes 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup low sodium, yeast free chicken broth 1 tablespoon, yellow curry (add more if you like) 1 teaspoon, cumin 1/2 teaspoon, garam masala Sea salt & pepper, adjust to taste 1 Lime 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped Preparation In a…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Sweet & Spicy Broiled Grapefruit with Coconut Cream

    Ingredients for Grapefruit 3 red or pink grapefruit 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon, vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 12 mint leaves, 2 leaves per grapefruit  1/4 cup pomegranate seeds  Preparation Preheat oven to broiler setting. Cut each grapefruit in half, horizontally across the middle.  On the bottom of each grapefruit, slice off a little layer of the skin to allow it to sit stably.  Lastly, cut along each section of the grapefruit to loosen the segments. Remove as many seeds as possible.  In a mixing bowl, add the maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger.  Whisk until all the ingredients are blended.…

  • Functional Medicine

    Cold & Flu Remedies

    When it comes to the prevention and treatment of colds and flus, you want to bring your ‘A’ game.  Here, you will find 10 tips for preventing and treating whatever comes your way this winter. Let’s get protected…. 1. Take a Winter Break from Dairy If  you do this, you will have a healthier winter…hands down.  This isn’t well researched, and it would be very difficult to conduct a truly accurate study because there are many variables at play.  So, you’re going to need to trust me here. This made the #1 spot on my list for a reason. Why? Because I have personally experienced the difference and have seen…