Choose Not To Just Lose Weight in 2017

It’s the end of January. This month has gone by so fast… I cannot believe I am only now posting this. I wonder how many of you have made New Year’s resolutions. If previous years prove to be an indication of what to expect this year, many of the goals set on January 1st have already slipped away as quietly and predictably as the snow blanketing part of the county.

We’ve seen it time and time again. The gym fills to the brim on the first day of January, only to be slimmed down by the fifth. The newest trending fad diet book graces everyone’s reading list only to accumulate dust on the shelf mere months later.

We could spend time talking about how to set proper goals. There are countless gurus and experts who will emphasize the key elements, such [...]

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Healthy Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who want to maintain a healthful lifestyle.  Numerous parties, bountiful feasts, so many well-deserved celebrations, each of these can also an opportunity to overindulge.  Food plays such a large part in our festivities that it can be easy to lose your intention amidst the chocolate and cakes and schnapps.  There are a few simple recommendations, however, that can help keep the holidays healthy without sacrificing the yumminess!

Breakfast

This is perhaps my favorite recommendation. Are you ready?

Eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.

Yes, you read that correctly! It’s your childhood dream come true. Limit your selection to one to two slices, remembering that portion sizes matter. At the end of the article, you’ll find my personal Paleo pie recipe, showcasing the same decadent flavor you crave with healthier ingredients.

Lunch

Lunch is the [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy Holidays|

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

I’ll [...]

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|

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 – 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.

 

By |May 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Are What You Eat – Webinar|