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|

Increasing Fertility: Household Items to Watch Out For

In our modern world, there are countless ways to come into contact with toxins and chemicals, substances that are damaging to our health. As you work toward preparing your body for conception, or as you actively try to conceive, it is important to cleanse the body of harmful substances. This will help increase your fertility as well as prepare a healthy environment for your baby to grow in.

Typically, when individuals think of removing harmful substances, they limit their search to items found in the pantry. Moving toward healthier eating is a very important step, but is only half the equation.

You absorb as many toxins through your skin as you do from the foods you eat. These are so many items that you come in contact with throughout the day. From washing your hands to getting dressed in the morning, [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Increasing Fertility: Household Items to Watch Out For|

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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All Things Crunchy – Leaky Gut 101 – Google Hangout

Join Francesca and MJ from All Things Crunchy as they discuss Leaky Gut 101.

You’ll learn about all the different factors that impact your health, from stress, to toxins to allergies and more. This event was brought to you by the Mama Tribe Network.

By |November 19th, 2015|GAPS, Nutrition 101, Uncategorized|Comments Off on All Things Crunchy – Leaky Gut 101 – Google Hangout|

Why Diet Can Be Your New Prescription

I want you to think about your body for a moment. You entered the world around 8lbs and have grown to a fully developed adult. Right now there are over 37.2 trillion cells making up all the major and minor players completing your necessary functions. Your bones, organs, tissues, nerves, and more have all grown from the time you were born into the complete system you have today.

How did you accomplish that feat?

You nourished the body through nutrition and nutrients, also known as food. The body processed this, digested it, pulled the nutrients out and created everything that makes you who you are. This happened through the continual process of eating, processing, and digesting food.

Which means your entire body is created by the food you eat.

Not only does the food you eat give your body fuel to energize you, [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Diet Can Be Your New Prescription|
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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|

GAPS Diet: 4 Reasons You Want To Be On It

 If you’re looking into the GAPS™ (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet, most likely you’ve found our “modern” medicine lacks meaningful strides in improving your health and the health of your family. You aren’t alone. Countless individuals find traditional views on medicine unable to help with the most pervasive conditions today.
The good news is that there is hope!
Today we celebrate new advancements in research showcasing real results when treating a broad spectrum of different disorders and diseases. Due to the incredible advancements by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride studying the relationship between a personal’s physical state and their brain function, we are able to leverage the power of nutrition as treatment. Her philosophies and research are distilled down to the principles in the GAPS™ Diet.

More than ever, people who were suffering just like you, are now able to enjoy happy [...]

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on GAPS Diet: 4 Reasons You Want To Be On It|

You Are What You Eat

“You are what you eat”. We hear this more and more these days. But are you really “just” what you eat? Not really, the digestive process is a complex one and digestive issues are abundant in our society today. The cleanest diet won’t do you any good if you cannot properly break food down and assimilate nutrients.

Take a trip through the digestive system, and see where the magic happens. We will take it from the top, the brain, going through the mouth and moving down through the esophagus and into the stomach, the small and large intestine and out through the anus.

The things can go wrong at any point in the digestive system and what happens “north of the process” will have a cascading effect on the organs located south.

Did you know, for example, that not chewing enough has [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Nutrition 101|Comments Off on You Are What You Eat|

You Are What You Eat – Webinar

Take a trip through the digestive system, and see where the magic happens

Are you really ‘just’ what you eat? Not really. Francesca Orlando, NTP, CGP, BCHN takes you on a voyage through the digestive tract.


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