• Blog,  Features

    What Should I Drink this Summer?

    This is one of the most popular questions I get asked at this time of year so I thought I would write a blog post on my stance with alcohol.   Alcohol is a neurotoxin and has a lot of negative effects on the brain not to mention the liver. Heavy drinking has also been associated with cardiovascular disease including increased risk of stroke and elevated blood pressure. So…when we talk about alcohol it is meant to be enjoyed in…

  • Blog,  Features,  General,  Immune System

    Gut & Hormones: What Does Your Gut Have To Do With Estrogen? Plus, How To Promote A Healthy Gut Microbiota

    As research continues to reveal more and more about the broad and intimate connections between gut health and other aspects of our health, such as the connections to the immune system, mood, and cognition, estrogen’s no exception!  Estrogen has been shown to influence the gut microbiota (microbiome) and the reverse is also true, the gut microbiota can significantly impact estrogen levels! (1) Microbiota: the microbe population living in your intestines (2) How Does The Gut Impact Estrogen Levels? The body can recycle estrogen,…

  • Blog,  Features,  Weight Loss

    The Secret to Sustained Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

    With this kind of title you are hoping that I am going to tell you about the holy grail of weight loss.   Take this supplement, eat this type of diet, exercise in this way, meditate, sleep well, get the right type of bacteria in your gut, stress less or optimize your thyroid function.   If you struggle with sticking to a plan, feeling like your weight fluctuates or feel hopeless in ever achieving success you are not alone.  …

  • Features,  Nutrition,  Updates,  Weight Loss

    Ketogenic Diet – Good or Bad Idea?

    There is a lot of hype around the ketogenic diet lately, which brings about a lot of questions as to whether or not this is the next weight loss fad or even safe to try.     What is the Ketogenic Diet? If you don’t know much about the ketogenic diet, it is one that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. A typical ketogenic diet consists of the following. About 70% of calories from high-quality…

  • Blog,  Features,  Immune System,  Women's Health

    Why Your GUT is important for Thyroid Function

    If you have read any of my earlier blogs, you will know that I am a huge promoter of trying to dig to the deeper level of thyroid imbalances. While TSH is the main hormone that is tested, it doesn’t always explain the whole picture. Many times thyroid health depends on a complex interplay between the active thyroid hormone T3, reverse T3, inflammation, stress and sex hormones.     For proper thyroid function to happen, the T4 in your body…