Don’t Worry If You’re a Coffee Addict

Jill, a patient of mine, felt a true physiological need for caffeine, similar to how a diabetic needs insulin. She couldn’t imagine life without coffee. The thought of removing it from her daily routine almost caused her to miss out on one of the most important decisions of her life, which was doing The … [Read more...]

Borderline Fasting Blood Sugar: Why It’s a Problem and 5 Ways to Fix It

The patient I am going to describe is unique in her own issues, but her frustration with conventional medicine could be duplicated in my practice many times over. Louisa is a forty-five-year-old teacher and mother of two. After the birth of her children, she was unable to lose the twenty-five pounds … [Read more...]

Constipated? Get Your Hormones Moving

Many women hesitate to bring up the topic of constipation with their doctor. While it’s common, few women want to talk about it. But constipation is not an issue you want to keep under wraps. When your bowel movements are regular, chances are that your hormones—cortisol, estrogen, and thyroid—are working … [Read more...]

Bone Broth: Beef up Your Overall Health

If someone told you that bone broth can build stronger bones, reverse autoimmune diseases, relieve arthritis, and possibly make your skin look suppler, would you get out a pot to boil some bones right now? In my family, bone broth is a staple. Inherently nurturing and restorative, bone broth serves as … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Just Ditch Sugar

It’s the middle of the afternoon and you’ve got a sugar craving. What’s so bad about a little indulgence? You’re working hard. You deserve a treat. Before you look in the cabinet or freezer for something sweet, ask yourself a few questions. What are the unmet needs behind that craving? Do you want … [Read more...]

Is Chocolate Healthy?

I love chocolate not only because of the taste, but because it’s a superfood. It’s functional medicine for your DNA. Cacao (raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans) has nearly twice the antioxidants found in red wine and almost triple the antioxidants of green tea. Most people … [Read more...]

Three Fabulous Recipes for Fall

When it comes to walking the talk on nutrition, the proof is on your plate. I love recipes. I want recipes for meals that are nutrient-packed, yet pleasurable. As we face the holidays, you can plan accordingly to eat so well that you’ll still feel virtuous and healthy come January.  Here are my … [Read more...]