Gut Health

All disease begins in the gut and so does healing!

leptin resistance

How leptin resistance can prevent weight loss

To watch the video of this content, click here. To listen to the podcast of this content, click here. Leptin is a hormone that is produced by fat cells and is responsible for controlling how much food you take in and how much energy you burn. It also plays a role in fertility, immune system …

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gut health and blood sugar management

Gut Health and Blood Sugar Management are Key to Health

To watch this content click here. To listen to the podcast, click here. Gut health and blood sugar management are key to health In my practice, my top two priorities with my clients are gut health and blood sugar management. They may seem unrelated, but they truly do impact EVERY aspect of your health. This …

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effects of blood sugar dysregulation

Little Known Effects of Blood Sugar Dysregulation

In today’s content, we are discussing the little-known effects of blood sugar dysregulation and how to manage it. To watch the video of this content, click here. To listen to the podcast, click here. What is blood sugar dysregulation? Blood sugar dysregulation is when your blood sugar levels are constantly fluctuating or staying elevated chronically. …

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dietary supplements

Dietary Supplements: Quality Matters!

To listen to the podcast version of this content, click here. To watch the video, click here. Often in my practice I recommend various dietary supplements for healing and correcting imbalances. When it comes to selecting dietary supplements, quality truly does matter. The supplement industry is largely unregulated, so ensuring safety, effectiveness and accuracy in …

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removing the obstacle to stubborn weight loss

Client Story: Removing the Obstacle to Stubborn Weight Loss

Watch this content (video) here. Listen to this content (podcast) here. My top three health goals are to lose this stubborn weight (nothing seems to work or I gain it all back plus), improve my lab results, and gain back muscle tone. This client reached out after getting some scary information from her doctor about …

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gut health is not just about digestion

9 Non-Digestive Signs You Have an Imbalanced Gut

If you’d prefer – you can watch a video covering this same content here or listen to the audio-only here. Did you know that the health of your gut affects more than just your digestion? It turns out that the gut is intimately connected to almost every system in the body, from your brain to …

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are whole grains healthy

Are Whole Grains Healthy?

If you have followed any mainstream dietary advice over the last few decades, you’ve likely heard that you should prioritize whole grains in a healthy diet. Health “experts” will tell you that whole grains are heart-healthy, great for digestion, and necessary for weight loss and overall wellness. What does the research say? Are whole grains …

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weight loss resistance

5 Reasons for Weight Loss Resistance

“I’ve tried it all – and this weight just won’t budge!” Nothing could be more frustrating than strictly following a diet and exercising like mad – yet not getting results (possibly even gaining weight). This is sadly a common struggle, especially for women. There are many reasons why your body may be resisting weight loss. …

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alcohol affects gut health

5 ways alcohol affects gut health

Most of us are aware that alcohol might have negative health effects, but many aren’t aware of how harmful it can be to our entire gut system. Alcohol can wreak havoc on your gut by causing inflammation and upsetting the equilibrium of good and bad bacteria, as well as limiting nutrient absorption and even causing …

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autophagy

Autophagy

Our cellular recycling and repair mechanism Autophagy – “self-eating” – is one of the most important health mechanisms in the human body. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the key mechanisms which make autophagy work. Here is a portion of what was said in the award announcement: Thanks …

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nutrition therapy for mental health

Nutrition Therapy for Mental Health

The profound connection between digestion and depression, anxiety, and mood disorders which is why the gut is considered the second brain. Nutrition therapy for mental health: There is a large relationship between mental health problems and digestive disorders – for example, anxiety is five times higher in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than in …

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reducing heart disease risk naturally

Reducing Heart Disease Risk Naturally

A case study in Nutrition Therapy and Restoring Wellness In today’s post, I want to share a powerful case study about reducing heart disease risk naturally – beyond simply diet! This 50-year-old male client came to nutrition therapy because he received poor blood testing results that showed high cholesterol (total and LDL with low HDL). …

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