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    Super Easy Turmeric Latte Recipe

    Turmeric has a lot of health benefits – including decreasing inflammation, easing joint discomfort, curbing indigestion and heartburn, boosting immunity, protecting the heart and brain, and lowering cholesterol levels.   INGREDIENTS  2 cups milk (coconut milk, almond milk or cashew milk – turmeric is fat-soluble and absorbs into the body better with fats) 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp vanilla extract 2-3 tsp raw honey (sweeten to taste) pinch ground black pepper   DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients to a blender…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Hormonal Influence on Weight Loss

    I have the privilege of working with individuals everyday who are motivated to optimize their health. So motivated in fact, that many have been on an exhausting journey for years trying to figure out their bodies recipe for success. Since I do a lot of lifestyle management and weight loss, many of these individuals have been to countless programs and tried countless diets, cleanses and products in search for their answer. Many of them are told to eat less, and…

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    Confused about What Fats to Eat?

    Are you confused about what fats you should be eating? It has been a common thought for years that we need to reduce our saturated fat intake found in butter, red meats and lard because it contributes to cardiovascular disease. We were discouraged from eating butter and encouraged to consume vegetable oils like canola, safflower, corn, soy and sunflower. These oils are high in omega 6. In 2014 researchers from Tufts conducted a meta-analysis and found that there is no connection between saturated fat…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Stress Management

    Depression…More Than Just Low Serotonin

    When you think of depression, the first mechanism that comes to mind for most people is low serotonin. There is however a strong body of data emerging that depression is associated with a chronic low grade inflammatory response. The epidemiological link between depression and cardiovascular disease is well established in the medical literature. Inflammatory disorders such as cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease can trigger depression. On the other hand it is also well documented that depression is an independent risk…