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  • Secret Killer: TMAO
    December 15, 2017 / No Comments / Total Wellness

    Some of the top selling supplements in vitamin stores world wide offering such solutions as improved cognitive function, better digestion and increased muscle mass are choline, the enzyme betaine and the amino acid, l-carnitine. While I do recommend natural supplements, even those mentioned, for clients and consider myself a supporter of local vitamin stores….it is

  • Sugar-Free Mousse Recipe
    November 23, 2017 / No Comments / Food,Recipe

    During the holidays, we want to eat well and eat a lot!   I know firsthand that it is actually possible to eat healthy without sacrificing taste and enjoyment of some of your favorite holiday comfort foods.   One of my all time favorite desserts is chocolate mousse, in fact, the first time I had

  • Why Plant Based Iron Is Superior
    November 19, 2017 / 1 Comment / Total Wellness

    One of the concerns that some people have when transitioning to a plant-based or a vegan diet is obtaining adequate amounts of iron. Interestingly enough, only 1/3 of iron in a typical or Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) comes from meat sources. Plant foods are rich in non-heme iron while heme iron is sourced from meat

  • Is There A Secret To Greater Longevity?
    October 23, 2017 / 1 Comment / Total Wellness

    Not all of us want to know the secret to greater longevity.  Sounds morbid right?  Well, think about it…   With modern technology and advanced medicine we, as humans, have the ability to live longer lives but if we’re roaming around not feeling as spunky as we did when we were teenagers, why would we

  • Gluten-Free Plant-Based Oat Bars
    October 15, 2017 / No Comments / DIY,Food,Recipe

    As you might understand with this recipe of mine, I tend to get bored with the same snacks. With this recipe, I give you options to which ingredients to use that still fall under the category gluten-free, as well as, vegan. So whether or not you prefer sunflower butter or peanut butter, you have options.

  • What Is Holistic Nutrition & Why Does It Matter?
    October 15, 2017 / 2 Comments / Food,Total Wellness

    What is this term ‘holistic’ when it refers to nutrition as well as the medical field?   Holistic or ‘wholistic’ like the title of T.Colin Campbell’s book Whole-Rethinking the Science of Nutrition refers to treating the body as a whole, considering all parts of the body including emotional, mental and even spiritual being.   When

  • Natural Skin Care Products and Remedies
    October 14, 2017 / No Comments / dairy,DIY,Food

    I thought I had it bad during my teen years, hoping my mother wouldn’t make me go to school because I had yet another zit break-out. Is the word, ‘zit’, still even used?! Whatever you want to call it, zit or blemish…I had bad acne when I was a teenager which lasted throughout my 20’s

  • Regain Your Balance
    September 28, 2017 / No Comments / Gut Health

      You don’t have to suffer stomach woes any longer.   Learn to listen to your body and what it needs to feel the best it possibly can.   Not sure how to do this?  Book your next session with me HERE     I can certainly speak from experience what it’s like to have

  • Grateful Recovering…
    September 10, 2017 / No Comments / Addiction Recovery

    Sometimes when people find out that I’m a recovering alcoholic or I tell them that I don’t drink, they say, “Oh, I’m sorry.” My usual response is a genuine smile and a simple reply, “Don’t be.” I remember when I first started going to AA meetings many years ago and I would hear some people

  • Brain Belly Interconnection
    August 27, 2017 / No Comments / Gut Health,Mood Support

    Why do I care about and talk so much about healthy bacteria, gut health, as well as a plant based diet? Because our bodies have the ability to heal, it really depends on what nutrition you put into it.  Also, what we put in our bellies on a daily basis affects not only our immune

  • Vitamin B12 & Your Gut
    August 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Vitamin B12 & Your Gut / Gut Health

    Oftentimes, I hear the comment, “Vegetarians are deficient in B12 because they don’t eat meat.”  But why say that when majority of people, who happen to be omnivores are also deficient in B12 among other essential B-vitamins? It’s important to look at the whole picture.  The truth is that we haven’t really been paying close

  • Milked Out
    August 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Milked Out / dairy

    As you may have noticed, your grocery store shelves and coolers are creating more and more space for non-dairy milks which include different types such as:  Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Hemp, Rice, Soy, Oat…. and the list is growing. There’s even a well-known dairy farm company which has transitioned to a plant-based line of ‘nut milks’

  • Dirt And You
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Dirt And You / Gut Health

    Why is it important to eat dirt every once in awhile?   Huh?  No, I don’t mean literally go outside and eat dirt.   What I’m talking about is Homeostatic Soil Organisms, or HSOs which “support healthy energy levels, promote digestive system health and help your body absorb nutrients more quickly and easily”….it’s what makes us,

  • Don’t Be Fooled By The Disease Care System
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Don’t Be Fooled By The Disease Care System / Total Wellness

    If our health care system with all of it’s modern technology is supposed to be making us healthier, then why are we getting sicker!?   While different ailments plague our bodies including high rates of cardiovascular disease and an increasing rate of Type II diabetes, doctors are prescribing more prescription drugs (even with all of

  • Get Well & Stay Well: Healthy Living Transformation
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Get Well & Stay Well: Healthy Living Transformation / Total Wellness

    Found yourself at the doctor’s office again picking up some more antibiotics for that cold?  It’s absolutely NOT NECESSARY!!!  In fact, it’s harming you…   Our bodies are made so intrinsically complex that one must wonder how everything works and fits together.  Our immune system is actually so incredibly AMAZING.  “Your body is a self-healing

  • Barely Hanging On?!
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Barely Hanging On?! / Total Wellness

    Stop sucking on that coffee mug every morning!  Instead, get the energy you need by transforming your health through a natural living lifestyle.  (Need an extra boost – check out my natural supplement suggestions below)   I know, I know, you like your coffee…but what if it doesn’t even work anymore to get the boost

  • Pumpkin Seeds a.k.a. Pepitas
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Pumpkin Seeds a.k.a. Pepitas / DIY,Food,Recipe

    Pumpkin seeds a.k.a. pepitas have a wide range of health benefits AND are super fun to eat!   As you can see in the following Nutrition Facts , pumpkin seeds are loaded with healthy fat, amino acids, minerals and protein…but there’s more…   Nutrition Facts:   Dried or Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Amount Per 1 oz.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Foods
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Anti-Inflammatory Foods / Food

    (The above photo is an actual picture that I took while visiting a fresh market in Florence.)   While visiting Italy during a recent family vacation, I noticed that the majority of Europeans seemed healthier and happier than most Americans.   Aside from some basic lifestyle and cultural differences, I believe that the way we

  • Cyn’s Oatmeal Cookies
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Cyn’s Oatmeal Cookies / DIY,Food,Recipe

    While we’re on the path towards optimal health, we also want a treat now and then.   Whether it’s my homemade vegan brownies or your favorite snack or protein bar from your local health food store…it’s really fun to try new recipes.  I like to take regular recipes like your traditional oatmeal cookie and tweak it

  • Nurture Your Bones & Joints
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Nurture Your Bones & Joints / Total Wellness

    Are you making good choices when it comes to your bone health?  Are you spending a lot of money on pain killers for your joints?  How about natural supplements for pain…which ones do you choose?   Joint pain and bone health concerns are on the rise in America.  Also the purchasing of supplements or drugs

  • Smoothie Time!
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Smoothie Time! / dairy,DIY,Food,Recipe

    The other day, one of my co-workers asked me, “Do you really make a smoothie everyday?!  I mean, you get all that stuff out, the blender and everything???”   My answer:  Yes and no (since sometimes I simply use a shaker cup a.k.a. blender bottle).   It’s necessary to use the blender when I’m using

  • DIY Produce Wash
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on DIY Produce Wash / Total Wellness

    This short video and recipe (found below) are similar to the natural cleaning spray recipe but more for use as a vegetable and/or fruit wash.   I choose these ingredients specifically for killing any bacteria or parasites that may be present on produce.  It also helps get rid of some of the chemicals on non-organic produce.

  • DIY Glass & Surface Cleaner
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on DIY Glass & Surface Cleaner / Total Wellness

    Check out my quick video for a how-to, DIY/homemade glass cleaner on YouTube  (see below for recipe and surface cleaner suggestions).   The grocery store is loaded with chemical laden cleaning products.  When I go down the cleaning aisle, I want to hold my breath because the chemicals consume my nostrils and give me a

  • Go Nuts About Brain Health
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Go Nuts About Brain Health / Mood Support

    Hey all!  I’m so grateful to be back blogging after being SO busy…wow, what an excuse!  The truth is that I’ve been going through some brain fog. I’m sure you all can relate to having brain fog from time to time.  For most, it’s something we sort of laugh about or ignore but there are

  • Relief For Low Back Pain
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Relief For Low Back Pain / Total Wellness

    Pretty much everyone that I know has suffered from low back pain at some point in their lives.  Some worse than others.   For me, I was in so much pain that I passed out one day at work.  It had been going on for weeks.  It was even too difficult to tie my own

  • Diet Is Not A Bad Word
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Diet Is Not A Bad Word / Total Wellness

    So I decided that I wanted to write this new blog about natural weight loss but like most people, I dislike the word ‘diet’ as it relates to ‘weight loss’.  If you search synonyms for ‘weight loss’, google hands you the following:  fast, reduce, slim, starve, count calories, eat sparingly, fall off, skinny down, go

  • The Magic Healing Of Fungi
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on The Magic Healing Of Fungi / Total Wellness

    If you think I’m going to discuss psychotropic mushrooms then you’ve landed on the wrong page.   I’m actually going to tell you about fungi or medicinal mushrooms and their beta glucans.   Most of us know about Alexander Fleming, Scottish born biologist, who discovered Penicillin from mold i.e. fungus in 1928 while medicinal mushrooms have

  • Organic Farming
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Organic Farming / Total Wellness

    Now, I can honestly say that it is practically impossible to always buy organic just as much as it is difficult to always avoid the use of plastic.   Hopefully by this time, most of us know and understand the importance of saving our planet, being ‘green’ and doing the best we can to recycle

  • Ayurveda Part 2
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Ayurveda Part 2 / Total Wellness

    Hi all!  I hope that you are all having fun prepping for the holidays.  My favorite part is finding new healthy recipes to try.   One of the easiest ways to improve the taste of a healthy meal is with spices and mine just happens to be ginger.   Ginger is just so good AND good

  • Ayurveda Part 1
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Ayurveda Part 1 / Gut Health,Mood Support,Total Wellness

    Ayurveda – What is that?!  Responded one of my closest friends while I suggested some natural remedies for healing.  I then showed her one of my favorite books on Ayurvedic medicine, which she then responded, “Well, of course, you would have that!”   Ayurvedic medicine dates back to 5,000 BC in India and is still

  • B Cool With B-Vitamins
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on B Cool With B-Vitamins / Mood Support,Total Wellness

    Most people don’t know or understand just how important B vitamins are for our bodies.  Often, I hear others say that they are low in iron, suffer from fatigue, have a slow metabolism and feel stressed or even depressed.  A simple B-complex may help alongside a healthy diet.   Research shows that it’s best that

  • Calm Yourself
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Calm Yourself / Addiction Recovery,Mood Support

    Don’t you just hate it when someone tells you to “CALM DOWN!”  As if it were that easy???   For those of us who have suffered from panic attacks, it really isn’t that simple.  If it were, then we probably wouldn’t have them in the first place. There is a big difference between feeling nervous, excited

  • Essential Mineral: Magnesium
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Essential Mineral: Magnesium / Mood Support,Total Wellness

    Speaking of friends and family…they are probably really sick of hearing me praise the essential mineral, Magnesium.  I am continuously giving them free samples.  One of my friends even joked that I’m getting everyone hooked like a drug dealer.  Well it’s NOT a drug but I love it so much that I’m going to tell you

  • My Recovery Story
    April 16, 2017 / Comments Off on My Recovery Story / Addiction Recovery

    “Please just forget about me, you have two other daughters!”  I screamed at my parents through my slurred words, flailing my arms about like a drunken sailor.   Can you imagine your life so bad that you’d actually believe your parents would forget about you if you asked them to?!?!   When I said that,

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