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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.

Eat Healthy – No Matter the Weather or Your Schedule

“Cook Once, Eat Thrice.”  These are the wise words that my nutrition teacher taught in class.  And this has gotten me through so many nights of healthy nutritious meals when I just didn't have the time or desire to cook.  Cook once, eat thrice. It’s summer.  And while...

Why Breakfast Is Important

"I'm SO exhausted" is the most common complaint I hear from clients.  I find the best way to start addressing this is to start with breakfast.  I'm sure you've heard it said before and yet so many of us find it hard to believe:  breakfast is the most important meal of...

Reduce Your Stress Lunch – Mixed Green Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes, Avocado & Pumpkin Seeds

    In my last post, 3 Common Mistakes Busy Women Make About Lunch, I talked about how eating a balanced lunch goes a long way to reducing your stress levels.  I also  promised to give you a simple lunch recipe. Here it is!  This is the easiest, most delicious &...

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...

#1 Tip To Fight The Need For 3pm Coffee Or Nap

If you've been following my blog posts, you know how important I think breakfast is.  It's my #1 tip to fight that n-e-e-d for a late afternoon coffee or nap. In fact with new clients, breakfast is usually the first thing we start with. This small shift can make a...

How To Improve Your Digestion And Increase Your Energy

It’s always fun to try something new. I wanted to share a recipe from my upcoming 5-day detox that starts Monday, March 27. It has an ingredient you may not have tried before.  And it’s one that helps with digestion and energy. I love this recipe because it is...

Baby, it’s cold outside! Time to Sip Lattes & Ponder the Year Ahead

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and are enjoying today to sit back, reflect and plan for the year ahead. It's cold here in Fairfax and I'm so excited! It's been c-h-i-l-l-y in the North Bay for a good month now. I...

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