Let’s face it, as much as we strive to be really good with our diet, avoiding the sugars, eradicating gluten and often all grains, eating all the good protein, sometimes its nice to have a little treat too. Short of rushing off to the ice cream tub, there are some great nutrition hacks that provide a sense of satiety and satisfaction without sabotaging all your hard work. This high protein healthy pudding recipe is so quick, so easy, and actually provides good nutrition while still feeling like a treat.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is used in many illnesses and syndromes, among them Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and cancer. Since it works to balance the immune system, any condition that involves immune dysregulation may benefit from LDN, including auto-immune conditions. [Read more…]
This delicious chickpea salad recipe is so quick and easy to make; it’s gluten free, can easily be made dairy free, and is sure to please your family and friends. I love that I can use fresh herbs that we grow in our garden, and lemon from our own tree. I also sneak a couple of essential oils in there for extra flavor. The recipe comes from the book Savour, by Peter Gordon. It’s such a great book filled with amazing salad recipes. Here’s how it’s made … [Read more…]
Ginkgo boosts brain function via its ability to increase blood flow to the brain and improve impaired memory and mental performance, especially in the elderly. Increasing blood flow increases oxygenation, metabolism and overall functioning of the brain. This is great for the natural cognitive decline that can come with aging, but can also be so beneficial for those suffering from chronic illnesses that have cognitive manifestations such as short term memory loss, word-finding difficulties, and problems with focus and concentration. It can also be very helpful for periods of extra stress which often leads to scattered thoughts, forgetfulness and so on.
I’m always on at you about adrenal health, and getting enough sleep, and managing stress, aren’t I? But it’s because I care about you and it’s because it’s sooooooo important to your health. Today I’m going to outline for you 3 simple stress reduction techniques that you can do anywhere. If you can start your day with one or more of these, and end your day with one or more of these, I can promise that your days will be a little easier. A little bit goes a long way, and each of these techniques each only take a few minutes.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done studies indicating that indoor air pollution is a more consistent threat to your health than outdoor pollution. This pollution comes primarily from volatile organic chemicals (VOC) like formaldehyde that are present in new building materials such as carpeting, paneling, cabinets, fabrics, etc. This pollution can be reduced with proper air filtration by an electronic air filter, by certain plants, or both. I wrote about my favorite air filters here, but I recommend you also think about having plants that promote clean air in your environment.
I wanted to let you know that for the month of April, I am offering 20% off my online course, Five Infections That Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Children!
Do you have a child, or know someone with a child, who struggles with behavioral issues? Cognitive challenges? Mood fluctuations? Other neurological issues?
My new online course, Five Infections That Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Children, will help you to understand one possible cause of such issues – chronic, underlying infections. And as an introductory special I am offering you 20% for the month of April.
The 2 ½ hour online class covers the following topics: [Read more…]
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is normally secreted by the stomach to enhance the breakdown and subsequent absorption of the food and nutrients that we consume. HCl also serves a protective function, killing various pathogenic microorganisms that might otherwise cause infection in the gastrointestinal tract. Hydrochloric acid impacts your digestion significantly through these two factors – break down of food, and protection from external threats.
People with low HCl (hypochlorhydria) or absent HCl (achlorhydria) may be asymptomatic, or more commonly, may experience symptoms of impaired digestive function including gas, bloating and excessive fullness after meals. Interestingly, what seems to be excess acid in reflux or GERD is often a sign of low hydrochloric acid, but faulty regulation of the valve that divides the esophagus and stomach. [Read more…]
The importance of magnesium in the body cannot be overstated. Magnesium is involved in energy metabolism and hundreds of biochemical reactions – ranging from assisting in calcium and potassium uptake, to boosting immunity. It is crucial for the growth of white blood cells and decreasing the level of cell damaging free radicals in the body. There are some dietary sources of magnesium, and supplementation is helpful in certain cases. [Read more…]
I get a lot of liquid nutrition in the morning – in fact, I’ve downed three shots before I even get to my coffee! I have developed my three morning energy boost drinks over the months, and now it’s part of my regimen, I miss it when I don’t have them. There are times that I might skip them on the weekends, but every day during the week I take all three, without fail. It takes about 15 minutes, mostly because I allow a little time in between, and I just putz around putting the strewn toys away, packing the school bag etc etc in between steps. So what are they? Let me tell you.