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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.

Holiday Favorites – (Raw) Kale Fennel and Orange Salad

With holiday parties in the offing, you may be stuck trying to think of what to bring.  I’ll be posting some great holiday recipes this month, including some low glycemic desserts.  Whether you are hosting a party, bringing a dish to a party, or just dining at home,...

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...

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...

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...

Coconut Turkey Soup with Winter Squash and Collard Greens

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now there’s so much turkey leftover you may be wondering what you are going to do with it all! Here’s a fun & easy recipe to solve your dilemma.  It’s from my recent Delish Meals class – I...

Why Organic?

I was amazed by the recent Stanford University study on organic foods published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine and  widely reported in newspapers, radio and TV.   The headlines read something like this  “Little evidence of health benefits from...

Holiday Treats (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

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

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