The Role of Supplements in Healthy Living

Despite the efforts in the organic community, our food supply has fewer nutrients than 100 or even 50 years ago. The transition to industrial food production drastically altered our soil and water supply, stripping them of the life giving nutrients that nourished generations before us. As a result, the presence of key micro nutrients is much diminished.

Without access to nutrient-rich soil and clean water, our food supply suffers.

While we can now obtain foods that are free from toxic chemicals and pesticides, I am afraid that not even the best organic practices will give us back the quality soil and water we had 100 years ago. This means that the we may not get all of the necessary nutrients at each meal.

This is where supplements can fill the gap.

Tailoring Supplements to Meet Your Needs

For the majority of healthy individuals [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Unlock the Secrets to Better Aging

For centuries we’ve been fascinated with the idea of unlocking longevity and extending our lives. We’ve all heard the tales of explorers pursuing the fountain of youth. While seeking out a water source that prolongs life may seem unlikely, our society is still seeking solutions to aging.

In fact, this market continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. The anti-aging market is estimated to be worth $197 billon.

Fundamentally, the desire to prolong life is human. It’s not new, and it’s unlikely to change any time soon. Unfortunately, much of the market is filled with toxic creams or worthless pills with empty promises of grandeur.

What if I told you there was a solution to aging more gracefully?

There is, although you are unlikely to find it in the medicine or beauty aisle.

The information is in your genes.

Genetic Testing for Healthy Aging

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By |October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unlock the Secrets to Better Aging|

Genetic Testing for Weight Loss—My Progress Update

Last month, I posed the question, “Are you ready to try genetic testing for weight loss?” An exciting development, we can now unlock our genetic information as it pertains to weight and fitness. One company, Genetic Directions is working with practitioners to help individuals like you use that information to gain a competitive edge in sustainable weight loss.

If you’re curious about how this process works, you can check out the breakdown here.

I’m so enthusiastic about Genetic Direction’s platform because the benefits of understating your unique genetic code far surpass weight loss. It helps lay foundation to long-term health. Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds, maximize your workout routine, or want to ensure you intake enough nutrients, genetic testing is advantageous for everyone.

That includes me.

In all areas of my work, I practice what I preach. That includes [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Nutrition 101, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Genetic Testing for Weight Loss—My Progress Update|

How to Have a Natural Pregnancy (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part article. See part 1 here.

We began our discussion of natural pregnancy by considering how to choose a medical provider.  We then touched upon which ultrasounds and scans are necessary, as well as things to consider when conceiving later in life. You’re probably not surprised to learn that there is much more to the topic.

Preventing Group B Strep (GBS) Infection

Approximately 25% of women carry a bacteria called Group B Strep (GBS), which lives in the vagina or rectum. When pregnant, there is potential for the mother to pass the disease to the newborn during delivery. 1 in 2,000 babies will be affected, which can create serious or life-threatening complications.

Screening for GBS takes place between weeks 35 to 37.

Today’s conventional modern approach to medicine consists of giving women intravenous antibiotics that kill the [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on How to Have a Natural Pregnancy (Part 2)|

Preparing to Conceive: Diet Changes to Boost Fertility

If the joys of motherhood are beckoning, now is the time to start preparing the body to conceive. Carrying your baby is a beautiful experience. You and your husband will create a life, and then that life will grow within you for nine whole months.

What the body can accomplish never ceases to amaze.

In order to become pregnant and create the most nourishing environment for your baby, it’s important to make several changes today. Parents realize the importance of the first several years for cognitive development. Too often we discount the power of the first nine months.

You control the environment that your baby will start their life in. Research shows the importance of the nine months in the womb for development. A baby’s brain and nervous system are some of the first systems to start developing. Your body’s relationship with [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Preparing to Conceive: Diet Changes to Boost Fertility|

Expecting? Lifestyle Changes You Need to Make Today

Throughout the entire pregnancy, your body is going to go through remarkable changes to grow your baby. All of the systems of your body work together to account for your second little heartbeat. From an increased respiratory rate to increasing blood volume to hormone adjustments, the body accomplishes remarkable feats during pregnancy.

If you have been following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and related lifestyle, you are going to need to go through adjustments to give your body the best tools to do what it’s designed to do: nourish your baby. In America, our typical diet is filled with toxins and chemicals harmful to a growing fetus. You need to work to remove those sources and replace them with nourishing food.

Typically, when clients are looking to conceive, we start slowly adding in the changes to your lifestyle. If you are [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Expecting? Lifestyle Changes You Need to Make Today|

Diet & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Today, in this modern world of Western medicine and technology, we have experienced a drastic rise in diseases that were unheard of several decades ago. One such disease that has been growing exponentially is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

PCOS is a disorder that affects a woman’s endocrine system (reproductive system being the system that shows the most symptoms). This condition causes symptoms that can include excruciating menstrual cycles, painful ovarian cysts, infertility, weight gain, acne, male baldness patterns, and facial hair.

30 years ago, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) was fairly unknown and diagnosis was almost nonexistent. Today, statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that around 10% of women are affected. That percentage is most likely lower than the actual number of women suffering from PCOS, as only those struggling with infertility or experiencing painful or difficult symptoms seek [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Diet & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome|

Using Diet to Manage Learning Disabilities in Children

We live in a world with two opposing scientific paradigms. On one hand, scientific research continues to provide breakthroughs in modern medicine, helping to both cure and treat diseases that once had a bleak outlook. The list of diseases we are able to treat today far surpasses our ability at any other point in history.

Because of this, we have made tremendous advancements in understanding the inner workings of the human body. One of the by-products is an extensive knowledge of how bodily systems work together to complete essential functions. This gives us an unparalleled ability to holistically treat different ailments.

On the other hand, the advancements in modern medicine are breeding a culture of pharmaceutical dependency.

We are met with the continued perpetuation that we need to stay dependent on drugs to sustain a healthy life. This messaging—extensively funded by the [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|GAPS|Comments Off on Using Diet to Manage Learning Disabilities in Children|

Baby Bumps: How to Lower Your Baby’s Risk of Autism

As expectant mothers we have a vital opportunity to create a safe environment as our baby grows. Once you find out that you are pregnant, you start to make positive changes: you start taking a prenatal vitamin, you increase your folic acid, you cut out alcohol and maybe your morning coffee as well.

These are all positive steps. However, creating a clean environment for your baby to grow in requires more than simply adding a few vitamins.

Several years ago, it was thought that these steps were enough to ensure a successful pregnancy. Now we know that whatever the mother is exposed to, the baby may be exposed to as well. As an expectant mom, you need to incorporate a holistic approach to your overall health. This protects your baby from numerous hazardous chemicals that we are exposed to as part [...]

By |December 4th, 2015|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Baby Bumps: How to Lower Your Baby’s Risk of Autism|
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    Why You Need to Rethink Prescriptions for Managing Acid Reflux Disease & GERD

Why You Need to Rethink Prescriptions for Managing Acid Reflux Disease & GERD

If you are currently using proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid and planning to be on them long term, your health is at risk.

In 2010, the FDD issued a statement informing people of the increased health risks associated with long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, including links to risk of bone fractures. There has also been association with increased heart risk.

This is most likely news to you.

It’s one of those secrets the big pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars in advertising every year to distract you from. It makes sense. To date, Prilosec has served 27 million patients. When patients stay on this medicine for decades, they sit on one of the most lucrative products out there.

AstroZenica, the maker of Prilosec and the successor drug Nexium, annually see returns of $4 billion for Nexium alone. Needless [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|