Cleansing + Detox

Before I leapt into the world of functional medicine I was always struck with fear and confusion when I heard big terms like thyroid dysfunction or thyroiditis.   In fact, I really didn’t even know what roles the thyroid played in the body but it sounded important so every time I got my labs back [ continue reading → ]

While the use of activated charcoal in wellness “shots,” lattes and face masks may seem like a new trend, this purifying nutrient has been used in ancient Ayurvedic, Egyption and Traditional Chinese medicine practices dating back to 1,500 B.C. It is known for its ability to bind to poisons, heavy metals and other toxins flushing [ continue reading → ]

As the days slowly become longer and brighter they awaken life all around. Just as green leaves emerge from barren branches and crocuses poke their way through the melting snow, it’s natural to feel a rush of vibrancy and renewal… which begs the question: what do we do to harness the power of this season? [ continue reading → ]

Spring is in the air and according to any nutrition magazine or health journal you read, ‘Tis the season to cleanse! Before you jump on any “strict cleansing diet bandwagon”, I want to simplify your life and give you 3 of my favorite cleansing tools that don’t necessitate any fasting or deprivation. Instead, these 3 [ continue reading → ]

I like to think I’m not addicted to sugar; but lately, I am less convinced of this fact as I have inadvertently been opening the fridge late at night looking for that sweet “something.” With all the holiday parties and gay happy meetings, I’ve mindlessly consumed more than my fair share of crackers, cookies and [ continue reading → ]

Morning routines have the capacity to set the tone for the day both emotionally and physically. Your morning food choices are especially important because they influence the quality of your energy, the stability of your mood and intensity of sugar cravings. The simple addition of fiber in the form of flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp [ continue reading → ]