Why you don’t need a doctor to order lab tests.

When I explain what functional wellness coaching is and how lab testing is a crucial foundation of it, I get a lot of questions when we get to the lab testing part. It is typically understood that labs are drawn only after being ordered through your doctor. However, times have obviously changed, and you no … Continue reading Why you don’t need a doctor to order lab tests.

Motivation Is Fleeting: Here Are 4 Ways To Make Changes That Last

Everyday we are fed unrealistic sex propaganda that depicts what beauty is. The media is the judge and jury, making rulings that if you don’t have a thigh gap, then you’re doing something wrong.  But here's a secret: there is no standard weight for any of us. We’re not a one size fits all society. … Continue reading Motivation Is Fleeting: Here Are 4 Ways To Make Changes That Last

Carbs, Fiber, and the Glycemic Index (Oh My!)

Carbs, fiber, and the glycemic index. All of these terms have been thrown at you your entire life, diets are low-carb, foods are high-carb, some are high fiber, low fiber, etc. This can be pretty overwhelming, I know! Well, let me try and break it down for you. Carbohydrates Carb’s fulfill several roles in human … Continue reading Carbs, Fiber, and the Glycemic Index (Oh My!)

Food Intolerances: More Than Just a Digestive Issue

Let me guess, you’ve decided to eat healthy. You reached for the Greek yogurt, ordered egg white omelets, switched to whole wheat bread, and got sugar free, low-calorie sodas, and still are not losing weight? You’re preaching to the choir. What if I told you that those healthy foods you’re eating are actually keeping you … Continue reading Food Intolerances: More Than Just a Digestive Issue

The Viscous Cycle of Leaky Gut Syndrome

No, this isn’t the name of a cheaply made 1950’s sci-fi flick, it’s even worse! Zonulin is a protein that is produced inside the small intestine. Given the right environment, this “alien” can be dangerous. Want to know something even scarier? Chances are, you’ve already given Zonulin the “right environment” causing leaky gut syndrome. When … Continue reading The Viscous Cycle of Leaky Gut Syndrome