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Thyroid Health

Thyroid Disease: A Feminist Issue

I have had SO many women dismissed from their western medicine providers when coming into my office with symptoms of fatigue, inability to manage weight, body temperature dysregulation, poor sleep, change in mood, hair loss/brittle nails/skin changes, bowel changes and more. These ladies have two tests done if lucky (TSH and T4) which usually come Read More

Tuna Noodles

Tuna Noodles – Gluten & Dairy Free

Trying to find variety in foods can be challenging. I have always enjoyed the challenge of trying to make different sauces and recipes to enjoy. As my dietary needs have evolved over the years, so has my creativity in the kitchen. I was playing around trying to make an amazing “buddha bowl” sauce. I found Read More

Mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes – Vegan – Dairy Free – Allergy Friendly

Potatoes! They can be a staple at family parties and Holidays. With a few easy changes, the whole family can enjoy this delicious side dish! Ingredients: 1 Bag of Organic Potatoes (your choice of type) – around 8 large potatoes 8 TBS of Earth Balance Soy Free Vegan Butter 1.5-2.5 Cups of Dairy free milk Read More

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Fudge – Healthier Alternative to Fudge – Allergy Friendly Recipe

The Holidays can be hard if you have food allergies or sensitivities. Most people have some sort of sensitivity whether they know it or not. Around the holidays people can feel more bloated, have stomach pains, feel tired, and get sick easily. This is usually caused by a lowered immune system and the presence of Read More

Zucchini Avocado

Zucchini Avocado Soup

I love zucchini and I love avocado, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about adding them both together in a warm soup dish. I was pleasantly surprised and I’ve been making it every Fall/Winter for many years now. Ingredients: 2 Zucchini, medium 1/2-1 Fresh Avocado 1 clove Garlic 1 White onion, small 3 1/2 cups Organic Vegetable or Chicken Read More

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Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

When kids go back to school, the germs come out to play. It doesn’t help that there is an increased risk for illness as the months progress: school, colder weather, holidays and diets can all play a role in decreased immune function during the Fall and Winter seasons.  One of the most frequent questions I’m Read More

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Iron Deficiency – 8 Common Symptoms

Definition of Iron Deficiency: Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia defined by Mayo Clinic as  “a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells”.  If you can remember back to biology classes, red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and as the name implies, “iron deficiency anemia is Read More

ADHD ANXIETY

Back to School – Supporting Anxiety & ADHD

School supply sales are in full swing which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! This can be an exciting time for children and their parents. But for some families, this time of year can be flooded with stress and anxiety.  The 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found a Read More

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4 Characteristics of Thriving Survivors

Dealing with a diagnosis of a disease or cancer can be filled with a wide range of emotions. Denial, fear, guilt, sadness, grief, anger, confusion are some common emotions felt throughout a health diagnosis. I have worked with hundreds of clients from the very young to the very old that have dealt with cancer and Read More

sun-protection

An Integrative Look at Sun & Skin Cancer

Most of us were taught from a young age that it is important to apply the highest SPF sunscreen available, and to apply it often. Some of my friends weren’t allowed to play outside until they were slathered in a thick coat of sunscreen. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that skin cancer is the Read More