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August 21, 2018

I've worked with nutrition clients who were eating near-perfect diets, yet still experiencing many telltale symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency. How could this be? What can we do?

Digestion is a multi-step process that's influenced by many factors, like stress le...

May 6, 2018

Next time you have a headache, read this before you head to your medicine cabinet. 

NSAIDS can seem to be effective for people when it comes to pain or discomfort caused by inflammation.  Unfortunately, they come with their downsides, and there are plenty.  Example...

April 18, 2018

Been here before? You've cleaned up your eating habits. Maybe tried Paleo or Whole30 or a plant-based diet. You experienced the magic of it when you first started: reduced inflammation, skin cleared up, felt better energy, started sleeping better, and maybe even lost a...

March 30, 2018

News Flash: Starbucks Must Place Prop 65 Warning of Coffee Drinks
Recently, a judge ruled that Starbucks must add a Proposition 65 warning to all of its coffee drinks to warn consumers about content of cancer-causing chemicals in its products. This came as a result of...

February 18, 2018

Fatigue. You know that horrible feeling like you're constantly dragging - almost as if you're fighting to make it through the day, or past your next ___fill in the blank___?

The good news is this: our bodies are not betraying us. Instead, fatigue is a warning sign and a...

January 25, 2018

Vitamin D could be one of the most important and underrated nutrients in our bodies, yet it is one of the most common deficiencies associated with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus. 

Interestingly, a number of...

January 9, 2018

"How do I start an elimination diet?"

Beginning on any kind of dietary change can be an overwhelming experience, and even more so if you've just been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Even if you have a food list, it can sometimes seem like that's all it is - a list of...

December 3, 2017

Let's talk about Vitamin C -- what it's good for, why you might need some, and how you can get more of it in your diet.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that is important for many of our body’s functions. It plays a major role in many ways, including:

  • Making...

November 24, 2017

The holidays are officially upon us – a time of year that’s known for a) being incredibly busy; and b) a massive load of stress. Maybe you even have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, a...

November 23, 2017

There are a few factors to consider if you should start taking medication, but always work with a functional medicine doctor. Your symptoms may be a guide to deciding whether beginning thyroid medication is right for you. Don't think of medication as a failure. Thi...

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