Tired of Feeling Flabby, Foggy & Fatigued!

Nov 01, 2018

Let's start with a look at our hormones... because this is where it all begins.

Estrogen, sometimes known as the feminizing hormone, makes our hips expand and our chest enlarge...

However, we can have too much of a good thing... it's called estrogen dominance! 

The liver breaks down our hormones which start out active, then once they have been “used” to carry out various bodily functions they need to become inactive.

If not, they remain ACTIVE…. and need to stored away from our vital organs, i.e. breasts, stomach and hips… in ever-increasing amounts!

This is why many people find it difficult to lose weight in these areas - the body cannot allow these ticking time bombs (active hormones) back into our system.

If we don’t get rid of these “used” hormones the body creates fat stores to house them! and since they are still active, they grow, meaning they create more fat cells...

Yep, you read that right, fat cells act like...

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Fasting Insulin… The Key to Weight Loss?

Oct 01, 2018


My last client was a 37-year-old woman with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)  who came to see me because she was having trouble losing weight, and getting pregnant.

She was overweight but reported she exercised at least three times per week and ate “healthy.” She was frustrated because she really felt like she was really trying but couldn’t move the needle on the scale and really wanted to have children.

Her recent bloodwork came back normal, so she came to me seeking a personal nutrition plan. However, on close inspection of her bloodwork, I noticed that her fasting insulin was not measured.

Insulin is the hormone released by our pancreas to lower glucose. However despite the rapid increase of obesity and diabetes insulin is rarely tested. 

Why is fasting insulin important?

Standard lab tests measure glucose and A1c, however, the third thing that needs to be measured is fasting insulin, which is a key indicator for insulin resistance syndrome, which is the...

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When Did You Last Feel on Top of the World?

Sep 01, 2018

Most of us could do with more energy… even those who eat well, exercise, get plenty of sleep and make time for self-care wish they had more battery power...

There’s no pill for exhaustion yet tiredness is one of the most common complaints seen at a doctor’s office… 

Fatigue is a sign of lack of oxygen which can be found at the heart of most health challenges.

Energy therapy has been around for decades... and the West is catching on to this non-invasive therapy... if we want energy, then energy therapy sounds like it might be worth a try!

 “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” Nikola Tesla

We all have a direct relationship with electricity, to where it's impossible to separate life from it. Even if you lived your life off the grid, you'll find electricity exists. 

Every time we move a muscle, it's the result...

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Fibroids...Everything You Need to Know

Aug 02, 2018

Uterine fibroids are extremely common. In fact, about 75 percent of women experience them at some point in their lives.

Fibroids are usually benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grown inside the womb, but what causes them, and why are some people more prone to getting them?

Let's start with a look at our hormones...because this is where it all begins.

Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone all need to be in balance.

Progesterone is the “letdown” hormone – it lets down blood flow, it lets down breast milk, and it lets down the baby at birth…I call it the elastic hormone, because it allows the cervix to expand so that the baby can slip out.

Any woman who experiences monthly cramps, PMS, long painful labor during childbirth, or difficulty breast feeding needs to consider that she may have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone the "let down" hormone.

Now let's look at our liver...

The liver is responsible for breaking down our hormones – all...

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Are You Hitting Your Health Goals?

Jul 01, 2018

It’s July. That means 2018 is almost halfway over.

Let’s check in with the big question…

Are you hitting the health and lifestyle goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?

Or are you struggling to REALLY take your health to the next level?

If you’re struggling, there are 3 main possible reasons why:

  1. You have unidentified food intolerances or nutritional deficiencies that are sabotaging your efforts.
  2. You don’t have a roadmap to follow that’s based on your personal nutritional needs and lifestyle.
  3. Or, you don’t have the support or accountability needed to help you get on the right track. 

Maybe you have one of those challenges right now, or maybe you have all three. Either way,

I know one thing for sure: Those challenges are NOT going away by themselves!

But, when you have a PERSONAL protocol that WORKS…You will see RESULTS when you identify any nutritional deficiencies, correct energetic blocks and remove any...

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The Link Between Acne & Gut Health

Jun 01, 2018

Not only is our skin the largest organ in the body, it reflects our internal state in a very visual way!

Acne is just one of many signs that our body is not getting the nutrients it needs to manufacture healthy hormones, and is often the result of one of the following:

  1. Low Essential Fatty Acids in our Diet

Our hormones are manufactured from the fats in our diet, and our gut health is dependent on healthy fats and oils to aid digestion and help control inflammation.

The Mediterranean diet is often touted as one of the healthiest diets out there and for good reason, it contains high levels of healthy fats and oils.

Watch how European’s add olive oil to their bread, and pasta, not only does this process slow down the release of sugars from carbohydrate rich foods, it naturally suppresses the bodies inflammatory response, and helps to make healthy hormones.

Acne, PMS, skin that burns very quickly (sunburn), inflammation and low immunity are all signs of low EFA’s.

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Are You in Control of Your Weight, or is Your Weight Controlling You?

May 01, 2018

All behaviors have a biochemical basis...

To give you an example let's look at schizophrenia, for a 100 years' schizophrenia was seen as a behavioral disorder. Today we know it's due to a lack of dopamine, and or a defect in glucose transport across the brain.

These are biochemical problems, that ultimately manifest themselves as a behavioral disorder.

So, what are the biochemical underpinnings of obesity?

Quick bit of science...

Leptin is a satiety hormone that signals when you are feeling full. It's released from your fat cells, and sends a signal to your brain that you have enough energy on board to engage in normal metabolic break down processes, so that you can burn energy at a normal rate.

Insulin is another hormone that does the same thing, when it senses that you are full it tells your brain, you've got enough energy, so let's burn some fat... this is how eating raises your metabolism, (and dieting can slow it down).

 

Problems arise when our insulin levels get too...

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Why Vitamin C Is Essential to Fast Weight Loss

Apr 01, 2018

The key to losing weight fast is to work with your body’s natural mechanisms to motivate it to burn stored fat.

What is vitamin C?

Water soluble vitamin, found in fruit & vegetables, water soluble means we need to take it daily because unlike fat soluble vitamins the body does not store it. 

Vitamin C helps in the weight loss process in two very significant ways:

  • It helps regulate the hormone insulin that tells your body to store fat
  • It’s part of an important amino acid that burns the stored fat you already have. 

To understand the first mechanismof weight loss using vitamin C, you first need to understand what the hormone cortisol is and how it works.

Cortisol is one of the stress hormones. Each stress hormone (adrenalin is another) has specific tasks in the presence of stress.

When the brain perceives stress, which can be anything from a paper cut to a job loss, it stimulates the release of these stress hormones to do their various jobs.

All of those...

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Fasting...is it really necessary?

Mar 01, 2018

Do you have excess energy (fat) sitting around your waistline?

If so, read on.

There are three ways to use up this excess energy:

  1. Diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Fasting 

ALL of these work, however, fasting is fast becoming the way to go.

Here's Why...

We were born to move, make no mistake about that, the problem is that we have created a lifestyle that requires very little movement – so we added diets and gyms to our lifestyle choices, makes sense, right? 

But consider these 3 questions:

  1. Are you happy with your results?
  2. Do you always find time for exercise?
  3. Can you sustain it?

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle we often talk about a balanced lifestyle: using common terms like work/life balance, and balanced diet.

However what's rarely mentioned is: fasting is the natural balance to feasting, problem is we’ve created a food system that’s made us lose touch with our natural instincts. 

Today, many of us can’t go more than 4 hours without food, and...

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12 Signs You Need to See a Nutritional Therapist!

Feb 01, 2018

Because sometimes, you need to call in the pros.

You crush it at the gym, eat clean, stock up on supplements and only shop at the Farmers Market.  Heck, you even make time for monthly chiropractor appointments.

But, chances are there’s one important appointment you’re not slotting into your schedule: a visit to the nutritionist.

What an ophthalmologist does for your eyes, a nutritional therapist does to keep your digestive system and body running smoothly, all the while making sure you’re getting the proper nutrients and helping you tailor an eating plan that works best for you.

Whether your goal is weight loss, preparing to have a baby, or training for a 5k run, everybody should try and get an appointment in their calendar.

Here are the telltale signs you should see a Nutritional Therapist if you want to be on your A Game!

  1. You Think You Have an Allergy or Intolerance: Test, don’t guess! before you begin cutting foods out of your diet, it is a...
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