Month: January 2020

I Quit Coffee!

I don’t drink coffee!! I haven’t in two years! Quitting back then went well, except for my massive 3-day caffeine withdrawal headache. But since then it’s been all good. At the time, a cup of warm bone broth was my coffee replacement, it was warm and soothing. Or a cup of roasted dandelion tea. Since Read More

We Live Everyday!

What has society become? What have we done to ourselves where we actually choose to deliberately poison ourselves? You know when you want to make smart lifestyle and nutrition choices and you’re on the right path, eating the right things, doing the exercise, the affirmations, etc. and you then go over to someone’s place for Read More

Let’s Talk Poop!

Let’s talk poop! Question: Ideally, how many times a day should we poop? Any ideas? Answer: 1-3 times. That’s how many times one should be passing stools everyday. If you are, that’s great. If you’re not, you really need to start taking measures to make sure you get to that 1-3 times a day goal. Read More

What is Epigenetics?

How many times do we hear, it’s in my genes, it’s genetic, my mom had it so I will too! But is it really the case? No not really. As you’ll see below, genetics is 10% but our environment is 90%. Let me give you an example; my mom does not have the diabetes gene Read More

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Ladies, have you heard of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)? PCOS affects as many as 5-10% of women of child bearing age and about 40% of women who are insulin resistant or have diabetes. If you have PCOS and don’t know it and aren’t treating it, you are at an increased risk for developing Type 2 Read More

Why Blood Sugar is so Important

If there’s anything we should really work hard on controlling in our lives, it’s our blood sugar levels! Our blood sugar is regulated by a hormone called insulin, from the pancreas. When we eat meals especially those with simple sugars, the pancreas releases insulin to get the sugar from our bloodstream into our cells which Read More

Circadian Rhythm’s Importance

Before the creation of artificial light, our bodies relied solely on the sun and moon cycle. (Wake/sleep cycle) People were awake during the day which was the only time they got blue light from the sun, and asleep at night without any blue light. Their only source of light at night was fire, so a Read More

Up your Bile

What the heck is bile right? Well bile is super important! Bile is a yellowish/greenish fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. #1. Bile breaks down fats into smaller particles to be utilized #2. Bile helps flush toxins, hormones and heavy metals from your body In order to keep your bile flowing Read More

Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut

Have you heard of leaky gut? Some people say it doesn’t exist but if you take a quick look through Pubmed, you’ll find a lot of research backing it’s existence. Leaky gut (Intestinal Permeability) happens when bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall into the blood stream and then create havoc Read More

Adaptogen Herbs & Mushrooms

Let’s talk adaptogens, as women living our busy lives, we are often tired and stressed, and adaptogens can be a life-saver. Depending on the adaptogens you use, know that they can be energizing, anti-inflammatory, nourishing and relaxing. Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help the body de-stress and return to homeostasis. In today’s post, I’m Read More