Low Carb vs. Ketogenic Diet

Lowering your carb intake can yield measurable and amazing results to a plethora of health issues and disorders, including diabetes, neurological disorders, obesity, and more.  But how does this compare to the ketogenic diet and does it matter? I think so. Find out why.

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Food Freedom, Part 2 - Eat Real Food

Part 2 of the Food Freedom Series, Eat Real Foods walks you through each food group, defining which are real foods and which are not. Learn how to fuel & heal your body with real, unadulterated foods.

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Why I chose NOT to be a Licensed Dietician

What's in a name? That is, what power and information do the credentials in our names really tell us?  Lately, well-known (and well-credentialed) practitioners have been turning the tide by either not renewing their licenses or by not accepting the status quo in the way the choose to practice. I chose NOT to become a Licensed Dietician (which meant foregoing some of their privileges) because I did not agree with their nutrition philosophy.  However, as the face of medicine (and nutrition) change, I'm not so sure my title (or lack thereof) really matters.  Clients are demanding a change, and sometimes this means dropping the names (literally) and making a statement.

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The Best Way to Workout in 20 Minutes or Less

Tired of paying for a gym membership you don't use?  Looking for a simple, accessible way to workout AND see fantastic results?  So was I!  Read on to find out how you can get a killer workout and the body to go with it!  It's as easy (and as close) as your phone or tablet.  It's the only way I workout and I highly recommend it to anyone struggling to find time and motivation to move.

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Functional Support for Peptic Ulcers

Conventional methods of treating peptic ulcers such as antibiotics and hydrochloric antisecretory drugs (HCL) may actually promote their severity.  However, vitamins C and E and Bovine lactoferrin show promise as safe and effective natural methods to eliminate causative factors, support host defense factors, eradicate the infective agent, and heal the injured tissues.

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Functional Support for Menopause

The goal of a holistic or integrative approach to menopause is to provide relief from common menopausal symptoms, while preventing, treating, and/or minimizing the risks of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, stroke, diabetes mellitus, and other diseases common to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.  An individual's overall health, as well as severity of her symptoms should be considered when constructing a therapeutic protocol.  As with anything in functional and holistic medicine, one size does NOT fit all.

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Functional Support for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a common and progressive condition that generally occurs in men over the age of 50 and typically includes lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).  It has been suggested that the increased aromatase activity (an adrenal enzyme that converts androstenedione and estrone to estrogen) found in the aging male alters estrogen levels, enlarging the prostate and leading to obstruction of the bladder, urination retention, and if left untreated, kidney disease (1).  Diet and exercise, dietary supplements, and some botanical medicines have shown promise to manage symptoms, improve flow rate, reduce disease progression, and thus improve quality of life. 

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Functional Support for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an acquired and autoimmune type of hypothyroidism that destroys the thyroid tissues.  Certain environmental toxins can trigger the disease by concentrating in the thyroid follicles and generating free radicals that activate immune response. Antibodies attack certain thyroid proteins, preventing the manufacture of the thyroid hormones and eventually destroys thyroid follicular cells.  Hashimoto’s may be present in the absence of overt hypothyroidism but will likely progress to this condition with time.  Thyroid replacement, dietary elimination, and DHEA have all been implicated in the treatment of this disease.

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