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You are smart, successful and accomplished but…

your body is not cooperating.

You’re dealing with one or more of these issues.





Leaky Gut


Crohn’s/Ulcerlative Colitis


Adrenal Fatigue




Blood Sugar

Weight issues

Reproductive Health





Irregular/Heavy Bleeding


It’s draining your energy,

keeping you from living fully.

Now, you are ready to do what it takes to feel better.

Get inspired with my latest recipe obsessions, health tips and advice to balancing your hormones and improving your digestive health.

Holiday Treats (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

Gluten-free or dairy free for the holidays? Try these recipes.

How to make this Thanksgiving healthy and easy

Well, it’s officially unofficially started. It’s after Halloween and the holiday season is here.  I know the official start is Thanksgiving but to me it feels more like the holidays start at Halloween and don’t end until January 1st …when we can finally take a brief...

New Year’s Resolution Tips – “I resolve to Eat Better.” “I resolve to Lose Weight.”

It’s that time of year! It’s time to set your New Year’s Resolution. Not surprisingly, the more common resolutions have to do with health – quitting smoking, getting fit and losing weight. In fact, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll published in December...

Detox Recipe and How to Love Kale (& Shredded Kale Salad with Almond Cilantro Dressing Recipe)

I’ve been having some fun in the kitchen recipe testing for my upcoming 5-day Peri-Menopause Detox. My latest obsessions are Kale Salads.  A lot of restaurants have them on the menu. They can be hit or miss because sometimes the kale is not finely shredded or massaged which makes it taste and feel like you are eating a bowl full of hay. Learn my tips for eating kale

Best Soup for the Flu: A Simple Bone Broth

  A South American proverb says “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” An exaggeration perhaps ...but only just.  With flu season here, a good broth is exactly what you need to get you going again. Bone broths contain minerals (especially electrolyte minerals) to...

Are you eating the right breakfast for you?

Breakfast can be tricky.  If you are eating the wrong breakfast, you may not fully understand the importance of it because you are not fully reaping the benefits. And that’s too bad.  You probably skip it because it is woefully inconvenient. Finding the right...

5 Tips to Rein in Your Holiday Sweet Tooth without Spoiling the Fun

‘Tis the Season …for sugar.  We are now full swing into the holiday season and that means lots of sugar ‘n spice.  I thought I’d offer some information on sugar and some small tips for keeping your sugar intake in check this holiday season. According to the Department...

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