LECTINS, FRIEND OR FOE?

With the release of Dr. Steven Gundry’s latest book, The Plant Paradox, a new nutrition villain has emerged on the scene. Enter the LECTIN. Lectins are nothing new. They are a type of protein found in the foods we eat. It is thought that lectins evolved as part of a plant’s natural defense system, helping […]

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MIGHTY MUSHROOMS

Mushrooms are a power-house for immune protection. Because fungi grow in challenging circumstances, they specialize in producing antibiotics and various antiviral compounds. Many of us already use [and eat] the more common types of mushrooms, but it’s the lesser-known varietals that really pack a huge immunity punch. But first, let’s find out what to look […]

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INVINCIBLE IMMUNITY

Autumn is my favorite time of the year perhaps because I grew up in Colorado surrounded by the splendor of changing leaves.  I revel in the season’s crisp winds, golden light and harvest foods because to me they provide a sense of renewal. In ancient Chinese medicine, fall is the season of metal. And just as metal […]

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MINDFULNESS… IS THE KEY

Mindfulness has been getting a lot of hype from media headlines and wellness blogs as one of the top ways to improve just about everything in your life. From reducing stress to improving your health, it seems that just about everyone is touting the benefits of a mindfulness- and for good reason. In conjunction with […]

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Simply Nourished LIFESTYLE: autoimmunity 101

Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right?  The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before […]

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