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To Eat Soy or Not to Eat Soy: 5 Tips to Cut Through the Confusion

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on To Eat Soy or Not to Eat Soy: 5 Tips to Cut Through the Confusion

One of the most common questions I get from friends, family and clients is about soy.  Are you also wondering if soy is a “bad” food, or if you should eat it?    If so this article is perfect for you!  We’ll dive into this hot topic and I’ll help you discover how to eat soy wisely.   First off, I’d like to invite you to take soy out of the category of “bad” food.  I personally don’t like judging food and putting them into “good” and “bad” boxes because I think it creates conflict with such an amazing source of joy, healing, nourishment and...

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Our Tango with Toxins: How to Instantly Detoxify Your Home

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Our Tango with Toxins: How to Instantly Detoxify Your Home

This series is all about helping you clear out toxins that mess with your hormones so that you can feel better, think clearer and dive fully into what really matters to you.   If too many toxins accumulate in your body you can feel tired, and have skin problems, a hard time losing weight and memory issues.  Chemicals can also directly impact your body’s delicate hormonal balance.   Today we’re talking about your home.   Your house is your home.  Your body is your home.   They’re totally connected.   Taking simple steps to reduce the number of chemicals you’re exposed to in your...

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Our Tango with Toxins: how to avoid chemicals that mess with your hormones

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Our Tango with Toxins: how to avoid chemicals that mess with your hormones

I’m so glad to be reconnecting with you again. As it turns out, life found a way to teach me a big lesson, as it always does (doesn’t it?). Recently I needed to learn to commit even more deeply to self-care and balance so that I can continue to serve from an authentic place. I’m so happy to be back in touch – I have much to share with you this year.   Today’s newsletter is really personal. And exciting.   I recently turned 40 (yes!) and this turn of the decade actually struck a much deeper cord with me than I expected.   When I turned 20 I was...

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5 reasons why being healthy is NOT about being perfect (my personal take on it!)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 reasons why being healthy is NOT about being perfect (my personal take on it!)

Does the idea of being perfect bring up an auto-feeling of failure or make you feel stressed?  It does for me.   When people find out I’m a naturopathic physician they’ll usually either ask if I’m a vegetarian or vegan, or laugh about how much I’m probably judging what they’re eating.   Most people assume I live a squeaky clean lifestyle because I’m a naturopathic physician.  Well, I don’t.   Sure, I’ve been through times when committing 100% was really important to my healing process – like when I was on a therapeutic diet to heal my digestion, or during...

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Did You Know Your Gut is a Garden? 3 Essential Tips for Cultivating a Healthy One.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Did You Know Your Gut is a Garden? 3 Essential Tips for Cultivating a Healthy One.

Yes, your gut, or more specifically your intestines, is a garden!  Instead of vegetables though, you have a healthy crop of bacteria and other microorganisms growing there.     It’s called your gut flora.    If having billions of microorganisms living in your gut sounds strange, I completely understand.  The truth is is they’re your friends, and you really need them.     In fact, the critters living in your digestive tract are an exploding area of buzz and excitement in medicine right now.   We’re discovering that they have a massive influence on your...

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How To Boost Digestive Enzymes & Absorb Your Food Better

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How To Boost Digestive Enzymes & Absorb Your Food Better

I hope 2016 has started off incredibly for you.  Today we’re moving onto the next foundation to healthy digestion.   So far I covered why digestion is the hub to your health, and the essential role stomach acid plays in absorbing iron, mineral and protein.  You can find these blogs here and here.   Digestive enzymes are the key step for absorbing your meal as it makes it’s way down through your digestive system.  They’re also super important for your hormonal health, mental wellbeing, AND longevity.   If you have issues linked to nutritional deficiencies like...

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