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I’m kicking off a series of posts about detoxification for two reasons: Our world is more toxic than it has ever been. (I’m referring to physical toxins, although I could surely argue that there are a lot of mental and emotional toxins floating around as well. I mean, have you seen what’s going on with […]


In my recent posts about constipation and diarrhea, I told you that one possible solution to both problems is more fiber. That may seem counter-intuitive that problems on the opposite ends of the same spectrum could have the same solution, but it’s true. And I promise you will be perfectly clear about how this works […]


I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I often get asked about the latest so-called superfood and whether or not it is as good as the interwebs say. The short answer is almost always “yes, it’s wonderful” because more times than not it’s a real food with lots of fabulous micronutrients, phytonutrients, fiber and/or healthy […]


As I mentioned in my introduction video, there are two important aspects to eating healthy. One is the secret to liking food that’s good for you, which I’ve already covered. The other is figuring out how to eat food that’s exclusively for enjoyment. In case you are not aware, I don’t believe people can (or […]


I recently attended the Integrative Healthcare Symposium at which healthcare practitioners from various disciplines converged to hear about the latest advancements in integrative and functional medicine. During his presentation about patient-centered diagnosis, Leo Galland, MD, said that disease and illness result from the interaction of mediators, triggers, and risk factors. In other words, the relationship […]



The history of all major religions include some form of fasting, from Pagans who would fast in preparation for the spring equinox to Jesus’s forty day fast in the dessert.  Today some religions still include guidelines for monthly, yearly or intermittent fasts while others leave the practice to the discretion of the individual. But the […]


It’s finally over!  The whole 6 weeks and 2 days of my elimination diet is complete!  Woohoo!!  Kind of. Wait… what?!  How can I not be completely over the moon and elated that it’s done, especially after my little pity party leading up to the Super Bowl?  Well, if I’m being honest, there was a […]



Today is day 12 of my gluten/dairy/soy/corn/egg elimination diet and leaving out sugar/alcohol, due to their inflammatory factors. And I’ve made some very interesting observations this week… well, interesting for me, but I’m kind of a nutrition nerd! Ha! First, I have lost 5 pounds in the last 12 days. My fascination is not because […]

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