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With the release of Dr. Steven Gundry’s latest book, The Plant Paradox, [and now his newest book, The Longevity Paradox] a new “villain” has emerged on the food scene. Enter, the LECTIN. WHAT ARE LECTINS? Lectins are nothing new. They are a type of protein found in the foods we eat. It is thought that [ continue reading → ]

It’s easy in our busy day-to-day lives to normalize daily bloat, brain fog, or immune suppression. We brush it off saying “tomorrow I’m sure I’ll feel better.” And before you know it, a lingering cold and irritated belly prevail. More often than not, these symptoms are “nudges” that we need to take a closer look [ continue reading → ]

CBD its being touted as the panacea of the natural medicine world. In my 20 years as a dietitian I can’t seem to remember a substance that’s gained so much popularity and widespread use. It’s being proposed as a cure-all for a wide range of conditions from arthritis to anxiety and is being used as [ continue reading → ]

While inflammation is such a broad term used for anything from a scrape on the knee to rheumatoid arthritis, it’s fortunate we have such a comprehensive term at our disposal considering inflammation can be treated in a comprehensive way. The oh so common treatment for inflammation includes NSAIDs [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug], which work by blocking [ continue reading → ]

Whether you’re enthralled with the physiology of the body, or you merely are invested to the extent that you experience balanced wellness, the thyroid gland is an organ I highly recommend prioritizing. Not only is it the master metronome of the body, but it supports everything from hormone balance to weight optimization to emotional ability. [ continue reading → ]

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 → ]

When it comes to the intricacy of hormone balance, seed cycling is one of my favorite ways to effectively [yet gently] shift hormones back into balance. Seed cycling is the practice of eating specific seeds to support the key hormones of each phase in the menstrual cycle. The seeds used include flaxseeds, pumpkin, sunflower, and [ 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 → ]

It’s 2 am and the clock is ticking… VERY… Slowly. Does this sound familiar? You my dear are NOT alone. Insomnia is a [frustrating] reflection of a deep deficiency or in some cases a hormonal pattern that merely needs to be recalibrated. No more band aids, you deserve resolution especially since, we both know a [ continue reading → ]