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...]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep It Off? (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)

Have you tried every diet imaginable, and still find it hard to lose weight? Or maybe you lose weight, only to gain it back within a few months? Chances are your metabolism is broken. A broken metabolism is intertwined with what I call hormone misfires, which make you store fat no matter what diet you … [Read more...]

Detoxification: Your Questions Answered

What does detox mean, in a nutshell? Detox is nutrient rehab. Detoxing means cleaning out the body, removing toxins, clearing out your jammed hormone receptors, and resetting key hormones. Most simply, detox is a tool of functional medicine: remove the obstacles to radical health, and add in the … [Read more...]