PCOS– Common Causes and Solutions

PCOS– Common Causes and Solutions

A diagnosis of PCOS is an opportunity to improve your metabolic health and build a lifestyle that allows you and your future children to thrive. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder characterized by small cysts in the...

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Wildfires, Smoke, and Your Health

Wildfires, Smoke, and Your Health

California’s wildfires. They’re big. They’re scary! Yet they are also necessary. Did you know that forest fires replenish the soil with nutrients from charred vegetation, allowing for restoration? And that the water that vegetation can no longer...

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What Women Need To Know About Iodine

What Women Need To Know About Iodine

Women are disproportionately affected by thyroid disorders, fibrocystic breast disease, breast pain, and ovarian cysts, all of which are symptoms of iodine deficiency. Iodine supports the balanced production of thyroid hormones, as well as the...

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Fertility Optimization with Epigenetics

Fertility Optimization with Epigenetics

When it comes to fertility, your genes can provide valuable insight into what diet and nutrients are critical for you. More and more people are electing to test either specific genes or to have their entire genome sequenced. However, as we learn...

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Sleep Soundly

Sleep Soundly

Chronic sleep deprivation makes pain worse, while sleeping soundly has added benefits of reducing the risk of heart attack, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. It also has benefits for weight loss and reduction of inflammation. Below are my top...

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Mind-Body Healing from Chronic Pain

Mind-Body Healing from Chronic Pain

When you have suffered from chronic pain for many years, it can be hard to imagine what it would be like if you lived pain-free. But that is exactly what is necessary to create the space for permanent, deep healing. Believe it or not, there are...

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Breathing Exercises (Prana-yama)

Breathing Exercises (Prana-yama)

Breath-work nourishes our autonomic nervous system, which works behind the scenes in response to physical and mental stress. Breath-work has a multitude of benefits for the body including balancing cortisol levels, increasing resilience to...

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Immune Tea

Immune Tea

Hot foods, soups, stews, and teas are a great starting point for boosting your immunity. When I hear someone at home is feeling a cold coming on, the first thing I do is draw up a tea. I rummage through the kitchen for herbs with anti-microbial...

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Immune-Enhancing and Nutritive Soup

Immune-Enhancing and Nutritive Soup

Immune-boosting soup is great to make and share with your family during the cold and flu season. General Dietary Principles Avoid cold and raw foods when you are feeling unwell.  If you are congested, it is best to avoid dairy. For each meal...

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Dry Skin Brushing

Dry Skin Brushing

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects the body, helps regulate body temperature, and eliminates wastes. Dry skin brushing is a natural way to support this organ detox. How does Dry Skin Brushing work? Dry brushing exfoliates and...

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