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.
It’s important to check your thyroid health regularly. Doing so gives you a head start on your condition, and can decrease your risks of developing cancer.
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. 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!)
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
Many of us even know what celiac disease is as we have heard or read about it in articles. Pay attention to the data in these articles - gluten issues are a major issue, not to be taken lightly. Many people have shared these articles with me, and I would love to use this opportunity … Continue reading Gluten: Reasons to Give it Up
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
I’ve always known since I was a kid that dairy didn’t work for me. I loved ice cream and cheeses, but they just made me feel gross. I would get upset stomach, gas, bloating, and just an overall sense of “blah”. But I continued to eat it. I ate it because, well, let’s face it, … Continue reading Dairy: The Unpopular Truth
Okay, so this is where things turn a little gray, and when I say gray, I don’t mean gloomy, I mean there is black and white, and corn makes up the gray part. Corn is extremely pro-inflammatory. When I first started my weight loss program a couple of years ago, every elimination diet I read … Continue reading Corn: What You Didn’t Know
Pour some sugar on me! Perhaps Def Leppard was on to something, because that’s pretty much all sugar is good for! That’s right, I said it. Sugar is no bueno. Want to know an interesting fact? Today, individually, we eat over 140 pounds of sugar per year! Want to know how much sugar our ancestors … Continue reading Sugar: What You Need to Know