maria quintana-pilling, fnlp, cnc

heal yourself with real food


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.

5 Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Winter squash.  I love it.  I'm not sure exactly when my obsession began but I think it was a Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Brown Butter and Sage Sauce at a little Italian restaurant in Chicago somewhere near Halsted and Diversey in the mid- to late- 90’s. I don’t...

5 Helpful Foods for Beating Peri-Menopause (plus Chocolate Nut Maca Recipe)

I love writing about my latest recipe obsessions. This Chocolate Nut Maca Smoothie is my current fav. It's great for breakfast or a snack. I love it mainly because it’s like a peanut butter chocolate shake but instead of being loaded with sugar, it’s loaded with...

5 Ways to Get (Peri-) Menopause Relief

I can't believe we are well into fall.  You know how much I love fall – the weather, the colors, the food… it always brings a smile to my face. A new season also brings another opportunity to do a seasonal detox. With this in mind, I am excited to announce my fall...

Do you need to detox?  3 things that happen when you do

Do you need to detox? The short answer is yes. Everyone could use a focused detox at least once a year.  Ideally, you want to do it every quarter.  This is for optimum health. The truth is your body is detoxing every second of every single day. You are constantly...

The Perfect Summer (Detox) Smoothie

I wanted to share my latest smoothie obsession. It is THE PERFECT SUMMER SMOOTHIE! Strawberry Mint Power Smoothie. I think you’ll love it as much as me. This is part of my upcoming 5-day Summer Detox recipe packet. I wanted to share it with you so you could see I take...

3 tips to get out of the deprivation mindset

Happy 4th!  I hope you indulged in the sun and good food today with family and friends. I thought today is a good day to talk about the opposite of indulging -- deprivation.  Unfortunately, a lot of women equate healthy eating with deprivation.  But they’ve got it all...

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...

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