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

Who Knew This Could Be Caused By Birth Control Pills

As a Functional Medicine nutritionist, I think like a detective to help my clients understand the “why” behind their “what” (the diagnosis). Sometimes, the “why” can be revealed in a simple conversation; more often, further investigation is needed  including various types of functional testing and lab work. The following is an example of one hunt … Read more

Is It New Mommy Exhaustion or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression (PPD) It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression and most suffer in silence. I’m hoping this post will open the doors for more women to seek help and support if they’re are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and/or depressed after having a baby. What’s the difference between Postpartum Depression (PPD) and the … Read more

Why Intermittent Fasting is Anti-aging

According to many experts, intermittent fasting is the least expensive and most powerful healing tool we can incorporate into our lives. Last blog post, I mentioned two tools that I’d added to the Transformational Reset Cleanse this year. One was taking all grains out for 7 days and the other was to incorporate a 12-to-16-hour … Read more

The Art of Eating Grain-Free and The Benefits

My Transformational Detox Cleanse Warriors finished their 30-day journey a couple of weeks ago.  They were an amazing and mighty group in every way possible! They were curious and open, and willing to eat differently. They eliminated inflammatory foods and drinks, including sugar, bread, coffee, and alcohol. Many of them found these much easier to give up than … Read more

Eating During the Holidays is Not About Perfection. It's about Finesse.

I was settling in to write this post when a perfect email from Dr. Mark Hyman landed in my inbox. Many of you may see his emails but just in case, what he had to say was noteworthy and I’m sharing a chunk of it here. I’ve also added  a few of my own tricks and suggestions … Read more

A Hiatus

Last month, I somehow ended up doing what I often recommend to my clients: taking a 30-day time-out. I don’t mean totally checking out but just dialing things back a bit by 10-15 hours a week. My time-out did not start as a deliberate decision, but rather it was something that just sort of evolved. … Read more

Presentation: Treating Mood and Behavior Disorders Without Medication

  One out of every four American women in the prime of their lives is dispensed medication for a mental health condition. One in five Americans use at least one psychiatric drug per day. This just doesn’t make sense and too many continue to suffer needlessly. There is a better way! Join me July 8th … Read more