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If you're headed into the New Year with a plan to live healthier, start by cooking more meals at home. Home cooked meals are more nutrient dense and have fewer calories. I think that's obvious, but a study from Johns Hopkins University published in 2015 backs it up. The study showed that home cooks consume fewer caloriRead More
This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on that massive intake of sugar that is one of the #1 drivers of chronic disease in this country.Read More
This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the importance of calcium and vitamin D, and the myth that cow's milk is the best way to get adequate amounts. It may shock you, but I don't think that cow's milk is a necessary (or even healthy) part of a child's diet. My own daughter has never been offered milk on a regular basis. We transitioned straight from breastfeeding to water around age 2.Read More
This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the growing problem of food allergies and sensitivities. When I was in second grade, my teachers doled out salted peanuts as a reward. Can you imagine? Does anyone else from Kyffin Elementary remember this? It's now the norm that classrooms are strictly nut-free because there's at least one child who has a dangerous, even life-threatening, reaction. That's a food allergy. But food intolerance and sensitRead More
This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the evidence behind a pesticide and GMO-free diet. A lot of people question the value of this, and challenge the idea that buying organic food is worth the extra money. I think there is enough evidence to support buying and eating organic foods.Read More
Probiotics have become very popular - and with a good reason. They are thought to improve the balance of our own normal flora, the healthy bacteria in our gut. These live microorganisms help us to stay healthy by improving our digestion and enhancing immunity. They are beneficial for treating certain illnesses - including diarrhea caused by antibiotics, acute infectious diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, vaginal yeast infections, eczema, and the list goes on.Read More
Detoxification refers to your body's ability to get rid of waste. If that is impaired, or if we are bombarded with too many toxins, we get sick. The liver is central to metabolic detoxification and dependent on adequate nutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and protein. You can improve your body’s ability to detoxify by using key foods that help balance metabolic detoxification in the liver, and provide good fiber. As an added benefit, this can help with weight loss, since resistanRead More
Detox is on my mind. I'm an expectant mama and have a toddler in the house. I also recently returned home from the Institute for Functional Medicine's Detox Advance Practice Module. So I am all fired up. I wrote last week about preconception detoxification. One of the most important times to think about toxic exposures is before you try to conceive. However, this iRead More
As many of you know, I'm the mother of two. These blessings didn't come without struggles. I've lived through pregnancy loss and other complications, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about my own health and vitality. Because of these experiences, I'm passionate about helping other women in this phase of life. If you're thinking about conceiving, there's a lot you can do to help with fertility, successful pregnancy outcomes, and the health of your precious babe.Read More
What is functional medicine, and why do I love it so much? Many of you have heard me talk fervently about functional medicine. If you get me started, it’s quite obvious that I’ve found my calling in life. But a lot of you are still asking, what is functional medicine? Let me first explain my path.Read More