What is Leaky Gut

The term “leaky gut” encompasses a wide range of symptoms running the gamut from embarrassing to debilitating. Millions of people suffer from heartburn, indigestion, nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and recurring yeast infections. As you can see by the diagram below, the Intestinal Mucosal Cells on the left are healthy, connected by tight junctions to…

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Functional Foods for Gut Health

The gut is literally the gateway to health, and the first step to take in healing regardless of a diagnosis is to begin with the gut. You can begin healing the gut with functional foods.

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The Prolific Zucchini

If you have ever planted zucchini in your garden, you know first-hand just how prolific this plant can be. Zucchini reminds me of a the creature from Greek mythology called the Hydra, you know the one that grows multiple new heads when one is chopped off.

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3 Films to Transform Your Thoughts About Food

We live in a time where we have access to lots of information and it is our responsibility to learn, to question and decide for ourselves what is best for us. We need to figure out on our own what makes sense to us and what doesn’t, what we are ready to stand up for and what we should stand against. We need information so we can see what we can change, if change needs to be made and if it does, how to make those changes.

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Health Education-Recommended Reading

I often have people ask for resources so that they can learn more about what I know, I have shared some of my favorite, and easily accessible documentaries about healthful living. Now, I want to share some of my favorite books on healthful living

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Summer Salad Round-Up

Summer has arrived! I love soaking up the warm sunshine, feeling the cool evening breeze and enjoying dinner on the patio. Summer brings lots of opportunities to entertain guests, travel to family picnics, and gather together to enjoy delicious seasonal foods.

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4th of July Picnic Essentials

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day and as far as I can tell no celebration is complete without food! Whether you’re off to the lake, celebrating in your backyard or packing up a picnic include these amazingly delicious, always nutritious, and crowd pleasing essential recipes in your plan.

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5 Tips for Making Healthy Choices While Eating Out

Restaurants may be intimidating to people trying to stick to a healthy eating plan, but with preparation and confidence you can enjoy your restaurant meal without abandoning healthy eating.

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No Time for Exercise? Think Again!

As you know, I’m in a unique position to see how people live their lives. As I consult with them and review their health goals, I always like to start by digging in to their lifestyle habits. Like a detective, I’m trying to understand how their patterns of behavior have led them to where they…

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How to Get the Most Out of Exercise (part 2)

In part one of this series I mentioned that each of us may have a unique goal and objective for exercising. We discussed how important it is to set the right expectations for success and how to create a working plan. What I’ve found over the years is that while our goals may be different…

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