Chronic Inflammation – Is your body trying to tell you something?

Frequently, inflammation comes up as a topic when people are discussing their health, nutrition, and/or wellness.  But what exactly is inflammation?  Inflammation can be a confusing topic.  Today, I want to talk about inflammation, what it is, what causes it and how to reduce it. Inflammation is the body’s natural way of protecting itself from Read more about Chronic Inflammation – Is your body trying to tell you something?[…]

Five Tips For Reducing Stress.

Many of us experience stress, some of us more than others.  Stress is a natural reaction to everyday life experiences.  The reaction to stress can be physical and/or mental.  Stress can be triggered from everyday responsibilities at home, work, school, etc.  Stress can also be triggered from serious life events such as the death of Read more about Five Tips For Reducing Stress.[…]

Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body

What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your mouth.  As a nutritionist, I talk a lot about how the food we eat fuels our body and how nutrition impacts our health.  As someone who is passionate about helping individuals reach optimal wellness, I realize that there is Read more about Your Skin Is The Largest Organ In Your Body[…]

Tips For a Strong Immune System and How to Combat The Cold And Flu

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us.  Has your house been hit yet?  During the winter months we tend to spend more time indoors.  Spending more time indoors means more exposure to germs and not as much vitamin D.  Our immune system is weakened during the winter months due to these factors.  In turn, we Read more about Tips For a Strong Immune System and How to Combat The Cold And Flu[…]

The Best Nutrition Plan For Your Needs

With so many choices it can get confusing to pick the right diet or nutrition plan.  Are you curious about paleo, primal, keto, or one of the many other diets?  I know you have heard me talk about bio-individuality before, but what exactly does that mean? There is no one size fits all or perfect Read more about The Best Nutrition Plan For Your Needs[…]

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving!  I wanted to let all of you know that I am grateful for you.    I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my weekly emails/blog posts.  My goal is to help as many people as I can to live a healthier lifestyle.  I know that the holidays can be a stressful Read more about 5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season[…]

Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?

Did you know that dietary cholesterol or the cholesterol that is found in foods, such as egg yolks and butter is different from the cholesterol that is found in your blood?  The cholesterol that is found in your blood is produced in your liver.  According to Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD., author of Fat and Cholesterol are Good Read more about Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?[…]

Diabetes has Become an Epidemic in the United States

In honor of November being national diabetes month, I thought I would share a little information on diabetes and help bring awareness to the disease.  Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high.  Glucose is a type of sugar that you get from the food you consume.  Your Read more about Diabetes has Become an Epidemic in the United States[…]

Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.

Leaky gut or intestinal permeability is a condition that affects the lining of the intestines.  It occurs when there is damage to the intestinal lining, which then allows toxins, microbes, undigested food particles and waste to cross the intestinal wall and enter the blood stream.  When this occurs it may trigger an autoimmune response, which Read more about Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.[…]

What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.

Last week I discussed autoimmune disorders, what they are, what causes them, who is at risk and I also provided a list of the most common autoimmune disorders.  You can read that post here. Autoimmune diseases are caused by genetic and environmental factors.  Your genes, or your genetic disposition, determine if you are predisposed to Read more about What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.[…]