The Role of Vitamin D and Gut Health

The Role of Vitamin D and Gut Health We are all familiar with vitamin D and its association with bone health.  All those ads about calcium and vitamin D haven’t left our thoughts! However, there is so much more to vitamin D than bone health. Vitamin D is considered a prohormone that is converted atContinue reading “The Role of Vitamin D and Gut Health”

Take control of your health by understanding your Genetics!

Take control of your health by understanding your Genetics! Back when I was in Pharmacy school, almost 20 years ago, genetic testing was not readily available, nor did we know all the genes associated with various diseases. I will say it was certainly aspirational to better understand our genetic makeup and what diseases we areContinue reading “Take control of your health by understanding your Genetics!”

Why you need PREbiotics and PRObiotics

Why you need PREbiotics and PRObiotics… I think we’ve all heard by now the fact that 70% of our immune system is located in the gut! But have you actually thought about what the means and what you need to do to support it? Unfortunately, the standard American diet doesn’t feed the good bacteria andContinue reading “Why you need PREbiotics and PRObiotics”

Do you love my WordPress.com site as much as I do?

Do you love my WordPress.com site as much as I do? First let me say thank you to everyone who has visited my site, liked my posts, and left comments.  I get all your messages and love the support! Now that my website has been live for about a month, I wanted to take theContinue reading “Do you love my WordPress.com site as much as I do?”

My website is getting a makeover with WordPress.com

My website is getting a makeover with WordPress.com I guess you can say this is normal for an influencer, especially as your brand grows and changes over time.  The real question is why though? What is it that changed that pushed me to make some adjustments? Well, let me give you a history of howContinue reading “My website is getting a makeover with WordPress.com”

AMAZING Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread

AMAZING Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups oatmeal ground until fine– 3/4 cup almond flour– 1/2 cup coconut sugar– 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda– 1 tsp cinnamon– 1 tsp nutmeg– 1 tsp salt– 2 flax eggs (mix 2 TBSP flax meal with 4 TBSP water and let stand for 30 minutesContinue reading “AMAZING Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread”

How we detoxify Estrogen

How to detox Estrogen We talked earlier about the effects of soy as an estrogen-like compound on our bodies, but I didn’t  really get into the complexity of this hormone. Did you know that estrogen needs to be detoxified in our body through the same phase 1 pathway as drugs, toxins, and various food substancesContinue reading “How we detoxify Estrogen”

What is autoimmune and Why does our body fight itself?

What is Autoimmune? What is autoimmune and Why does our body fight itself? Autoimmune disease prevalence has been on a continuous rise, and is estimated to continue to  increase at a rate of 19% per year. That number is outrageous and quite frankly scary! To understand why this rate continues to rise and to combatContinue reading “What is autoimmune and Why does our body fight itself?”

Frankincense and Autoimmune

Frankincense and Autoimmune Boswellia Seratta has been touted as the herb that can conquer it all. In the world of essential oils, it is known as the “king of oils”, but do people really understand the reasoning behind its value and impact on health and disease. Boswellia is a branching tree and native to theContinue reading “Frankincense and Autoimmune”