Your body needs and loves Vitamin D!
Are Bad Habits Sabotaging Your Health?
It is estimated that up to 85 percent of people have insufficient levels of vitamin D and are unaware of this deficiency. Conventional media and medicine promote sun avoidance, but this can have significant health consequences.
The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are sometimes vague and can include tiredness and general aches and pains. Some people may not have any symptoms at all.
Juice and Smoothies
Americans spend almost $10 billion per year on self-improvement, but even with that rate of spending many people don’t see much improvement in their health and wellbeing.
What is going on?
Why You May Not Be Able to Shed the Fat
This is a selection of some of my favorite Smoothies & Juices. These are perfect to take on the go, or enjoy as a healthy snack!
Have you ever wondered why your body is holding onto fat, even when you've dialed in nutrition, moving more, taking your supplements and doing all the *things*? Your diet, exercise plan and even supplements could actually be making your body hold on to fat! No one wants to put in all this time and effort for a healthy lifestyle to see no results, or worse, to gain even more fat.
7 Ways Infrared Sauna Can Heal Your Body
All B vitamins, including vitamin B12 and folate, are important for a woman’s metabolism, preventing fatigue and boosting cognitive function. They are important for cellular processes, growth and energy expenditure because they work with other vitamins like iron to make red blood cells and help turn the calories you eat into useable energy. Folate (aka folic acid when it’s created synthetically) is important for a healthy pregnancy, developing fetuses and preventing birth defects since it helps build the baby’s brain and spinal cord. That’s why folate deficiency is extremely dangerous for pregnant women.
Is It My Thyroid?
Infrared sauna is a relaxing way to detoxify, reduce pain and burn calories among other things. Eric and I have both been detoxing (metals for him, hormones for me) for several years and love, love, love infrared sauna time and all the benefits that come with it.
Why Gut Bacteria is the Boss of Your Hormones
To adequately evaluate thyroid function, you need a full thyroid panel which includes: TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3, and the antibodies TPO and TbAb to check for Hashimoto’s since most low thyroid is caused by this.
Tips for Better Sleep
There is about 5lbs of bacteria in the human body and the quality of their environment – the healthiness of the microbial life plus the diversity – governs health in so many ways. A poor internal ecosystem caused by bad diet, exposure to chemicals and stress, will suppress the good bacteria, promote the bad bacteria, and will lead to a toxic build up of hormones as well as other signs of systemic inflammation.
Hormone Health: Start Here
Most of us can agree that sleep is important, but do we know why? When we don’t get much, we feel lousy. When we get 7-8 hours, we feel great.
What is the Lymphatic System and Why Do I Care?
Sex hormones are very complicated. There are so many systems in the body that need to be healthy and balanced to maintain stable hormones. These three systems are the most crucial for women with any hormonal imbalances, but especially as hormones decline during peri-menopause and into menopause.
The Hormone Test all Women Should Have
It’s cold and flu season, so you’re prepared with your arsenal of immune-boosters such as vitamin C and herbal remedies, but if you’re ignoring your lymphatic system, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to support your immune system and overall health!
The lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage system,” a network of blood vessels and lymph nodes that carry fluids from tissues around the body into the blood and vice v
Are You Getting Enough of this Wonder Mineral?
The DUTCH test stands for - Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones, and I encourage most of my clients get a baseline test. Why? Because it’s the gold standard when it comes to hormone testing. It's very different from serum hormone testing and tells us a much more accurate story of what's going on with sex hormones.
How to Design Your Ideal Nutrition Plan
Magnesium is required by all your organs and is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.
Meal Planning Made Easy!
Choosing a diet framework for yourself can be fun, but also overwhelming. There are over 100 different dietary theories out there today, and it can be hard for us to choose which one is the ideal diet for us and our families.
Detox and Reset!
One of my goals this year is to meal plan each week. We were really good at this a few years ago and sadly, I get so excited in the morning when A) I know what I'm eating that day and B) I know all the ingredients are in the house!!! (doesn't take much to make me happy =)
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Goal Setting for the New Year
This 3 day reset will guide you through eating delicious, whole food that will support detoxification and healing. We will focus on soups, smoothies and shakes to nourish the body which will encourage detoxification, reduce inflammation, reset those holiday habits (and lbs) that crept in.
The wonders of water...
If you're a New Year's Resolution-er or just like using the new year to reset focus and goals, doesn't matter - - the end result is that we create a lifestyle this year that was better than the last. Right?!
I just heard an analogy on an Autoimmune Summit I'm listening to - if you've ever been in NYC during a garbage strike you know it only takes a few days before things get really toxic and backed up on the streets... as our cells detoxify it counts on our lymph system to get those toxins out of the body. In order to do that, simplistically speaking, the cells 'dump' toxins outside the cell and the lymph system is encouraged by movement and exercise (muscles contracting) and hydration to keep those toxins moving to make sure they are excreted and not recirculated.