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

Invitation to a Digestion Party

There’s A Party Going on!!! About 100 trillion bacteria reside in the large intestine (aka the colon). They weigh in at about 3 pounds, contributing more DNA than our own DNA. Now, that’s a big party! This gut bacteria or microbiome, as it’s often referred to, has both good and bad guys with possible yeast … Read more

Why cooking can save your life…

Why cooking can save your life… (this is an excerpt taken from a post on Dr. Mark Hyman’s blog)The cure for what ails us, both in our bodies and in our nation can be found in the kitchen. It is a place to rebuild community and connection,  strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills … Read more

Are Your Skin Problems Actually Gut Problems?

As winter arrives and the air is drier and colder, I am seeing more clients with skin, that is dry, itchy, red, scaly, and sometimes oozing and often diagnosed as Eczema or Psoriasis.   For immediate relief I will often suggest  B-12 Cream and will sometimes even suggest that they get some topical cortisol cream. … Read more

Gluten Sensitivity-how to spot and what to do

When it comes to irritation of the digestive tract, ie IBS, abdominal bloating/pain, constipation, there are usually three sources of the irritation: Celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, bacterial infection/ parasites, or an overgrowth of bad bacteria and/or yeast.    In both Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, the body experiences adverse effects when gluten which is the protein … Read more

The cost of being overweight or obese

I wanted to share with you the staggering figures regarding the epidemic of overweight and obese Americans. According to an article that I recently saw in Life Extension’s magazine, July 2011 issue, 65% of Americans are now overweight or obese and this excess weight costs our nation an estimated $93 billion in annual medical bills. … Read more