The health benefits of coconut oil are well documented, in fact it is considered a medicinal food. Yet it has a high saturated fat content, and we typically think of saturated fats as the “bad” fats. So what makes the difference with coconut oil? [Read more…]
As the weather cools down and we start pulling out our pumpkin soup recipes, we also enter the season of the coughs, colds and flus. Over the years I have tried a variety of different strategies and protocols for these, but I now have my favorite four that I break out any time I feel a sniffle or a sore throat. These four immune remedies for cold and flu season can be adapted for kiddos too. Here is my tried and true combination:- [Read more…]
We know that adrenal health is so important for many body functions, but I think what impacts us the most when our adrenals get depleted is the extreme fatigue that can come from it. I have talked about the impact of stress on the adrenals, and nutrition and the adrenals, now let’s have a look at a few of my favorite adrenal supplements. [Read more…]
A friend of mine that I caught up with recently struggled with Candida for years, and now finally has it under control. Having done miserable anti-Candida diets, herbs, supplements etc – it is fermented foods that have finally worked for her. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen that. It reinforced to me the importance of fermented foods, and she has inspired me to start making coconut kefir at home. [Read more…]
You hear me talk about Candida overgrowth a lot – it’s a big problem for many people these days, especially women. There are various ways to address Candida, such as adopting a low sugar/ low carb diet, using natural anti-fungals such as pau d’arco and garlic, and even using anti-fungal medications such as nystatin and diflucan. Another way is by using binders to overcome Candida. A patient the other day told me of a mix she uses and loves, so I thought I’d share it with you.
I thought since I do work with kids on the autistic spectrum that I would weave some of my experience with that in to my posts. So I’m starting with an overview of what the biomedical approach to autism actually is, and what it can offer. It burns me when pediatricians tell parents with newly diagnosed children that they can get therapies for their child, but that there is no real treatment or cure for autism, so just go home and learn to live with it. That’s simply not true and it’s doing a massive disservice to both the parents and the child. I have seen kids go from autistic to neurotypical using the biomedical approach. In other words, I have seen plenty of kids “recover” from autism, and every kid I have worked with has had significant gains. [Read more…]
Detoxification is the means by which we rid our bodies of any chemicals that may be harmful to us. Some of those toxic products come in to our bodies from the environment, through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the liquids we consume; and yet others are made within us during the normal processes of metabolism. If we pay attention to our diet, we can maximize our nutrition for detoxification support. [Read more…]
I believe sugar is a true toxin. I also believe it is a drug – it is fully addictive. It might be odd to think that foods can have such a powerful impact on us, but I have seen so many people addicted to sugar and have many health issues because of it. [Read more…]
The thyroid gland is responsible for many cellular functions, but one of its main jobs is regulating metabolism. Many people have low thyroid function, which manifests as fatigue, feeling cold, difficulty losing weight, thinning hair, dry skin and hair, depression, and poor sleep quality.
Do these things sound familiar to you?
I am a huge advocate of protein smoothies first thing in the morning and encourage you to make it part of your nutrition plan. Here I will go over some of the benefits of protein smoothies, some sample recipes, as well as how to pick the right protein powder for you. [Read more…]