Taking A Look Under The Hood

Taking a Look Under The Hood With a comprehensive stool test Seeing how 70% of our immune system resides in our digestive tract, proper digestion is essential for optimal health. Some health issues that begin with a gut imbalance include maldigestion, chronic dysbiosis, fungal overgrowth, IBS, UTI’s, food allergies, brain fog and nutrient deficiencies. But digestive … Read more

Paleo/Keto Coconut Thai Soup

Summer is rolling in very slowly this year. Usually by now, we’re reaching into the mid- high seventies in LA but this year we seem to hovering around 68. With the weather hedging on the cool side, I decided to fit one more soup on my menu this week. This one is super easy and … Read more

A New Addition To The ALB Family!

I am truly beyond excited to introduce our new Preconception and Prenatal programs Mamas, Papas and Babies! This is something I’ve been working on for over two years and is an outgrowth of all I know and see around me. It comes from a place of wanting to cultivate an environment for baby to thrive in … Read more

Paleo Blueberry Scones {GF & DF}

Our Sunday morning routine is definitely a favorite of mine! Our ritual begins with some steamy hot yoga and then we mosey on over to Millie’s Cafe on Sunset Blvd. where we enjoy the best breakfast ever, always finishing with a scone-like biscuit! Yes, it is a glorious and wonderful cheat treat day! Well, a … Read more

Preconception Planning: Why it Matters!

When you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, it’s of course important to prepare your body to help with conception, to create a clean and nurturing environment for baby to grow.  But it’s equally as important to get your body into tip-top shape prior to pregnancy in order to meet the challenges of being a new mom–physically, … Read more

Conscious Parenting

By: June Truedson, M.Ed. By: June Treudson The more parents I meet, the more convinced I am that they’re confused about how to parent. They want to do what is best for their children, yet many are using ineffective parenting methods that are creating power struggles rather than cooperation. They haven’t been given the information … Read more

Things That Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat! And it’s not Food!

  So you’re devoted to your sunrise salutations, eating organic, getting enough sleep, and getting in your twice weekly meditation/yoga practice. Or at least you’re incorporating  enough of these practices to rightly expect results and yet are still experiencing weight gain, unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue, anxiety/moodiness, poor memory and hot flashes. So what gives? Maybe … Read more

Ice Cream and Flu Shots! Tis The Season

It’s Flu SHOT Season Everywhere you turn, someone is offering you a flu shot. Rite Aid entices you with free ice cream in exchange for a flu shot. I’ve gotten at least three emails from Kaiser reminding me to get my flu shot. Go to the doctor for any reason and you’ll be offered the … Read more

Should I Vaccinate My Child? Which Ones and When?

Lately, I’ve had many moms-to-be and even dads-to-be ask me what they should do about vaccinating their children: what’s safe, what’s necessary, and what isn’t. My answer is the book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan, by pediatrician, Dr. Paul Thomas, MD. Dr. Thomas is the father of 10 children, all of whom have been vaccinated. So, … Read more

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