September 10, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Sorry, Not Sorry 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

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August 27, 2017

Gut Health, Mood Support

Probiotics and Prebiotic Foods When we’re eating processed foods or a high consumption of heavy caloric foods that are not nutrient dense, it negatively affects our digestion.  A whole food plant based diet promotes a healthy microbiome, as well as the intake of good bacteria or probiotics. (For more information on this particular subject read

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August 7, 2017

Gut Health

Getting to the Truth 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 along with the other essential B-vitamins? It’s important to look at the whole picture.  The truth is that

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August 5, 2017

Dairy

Dairy-Free Alternatives 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

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April 16, 2017

Gut Health

Homeostatic Soil Organisms 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 are 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,

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