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You are smart, successful and accomplished but…

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Leaky Gut


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It’s draining your energy,

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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.

Should you go gluten-free?

The answer, as you can guess, is not that straightforward and requires some work on your part.  “Gluten-free” is not a diet, per se, but a way of life.  Eating gluten for those with gluten intolerance makes life miserable. Gluten is the generic name used to describe...

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squashes

Winter Squashes Are Here!  I’m so excited. Although the weather here has been nothing close to winter or fall, I am lovin’ the change of scene in the produce aisles and farmer’s market. Winter squashes are fabulous. So many varieties to choose from and so much you can...

How to improve your health with gratitude

Gratitude and connection help balance our hormones.

3 Quinoa Salad Bowl Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

We are getting slammed here in the Bay Area with a heat wave.  Are you feeling the heat too?  Our thermometer read 102 in the shade on Sunday!   And the dial has been in the mid-90s the last 4 days.  Thankfully we don’t have the humidity but that is HOT in my book. In...

The Breakfast, Cortisol and Sleep Connection

What does breakfast have to do with anything? Everything. In the last post, we talked about setting a bedtime routine to get better sleep.  This week we are going to talk about your setting up a daytime routine to support it.  We’ll start with the morning. Just like...

Soothe Your Adrenals with this Orange Dream Smoothie

Last week, I woke up dreaming about Orange Dreamsicles.  I have very fond memories eating those as a kid.  I have been trying to think of my favorite boxed grocery items in preparation of this week’s Kitchen Pantry Makeover Cooking Class at Taste Kitchen & Table. The...

Blueberry Blast Smoothie With Coconut Milk

Blueberry season has come to an end.   It seems appropriate to bid them a fond farewell with this delicious smoothie.  I hope you loaded up on blueberries throughout the summer …and hopefully still have a few ice trays full of frozen blueberries to last you a while...

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