• 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…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes,  Supplements

    Chocolate – Nut Protein Cookies

    These cookies pack a great punch! If you read my article on chocolate, cocoa and nuts you will know that both of these foods reduce your risk of coronary heart disease. This recipe also adds beef protein! Sounds weird right?? But beef protein, like wheat flour is water insoluble making it the perfect protein to bake with. These cookies taste AMAZING and are AMAZING for you! I have to give credit to Breanne Kallonen for the recipe! Thanks Breanne. Enjoy…

  • Blog,  Features

    Chocolate: Good for your soul, and your heart!

    What better topic for Heart Health and Valentine’s Day month than to talk about the love affair between chocolate and your heart.   Observational and interventional studies have demonstrated that the flavonols in chocolate yield cardiometabolic benefits.   A recent study published in 2017 by Lee et al demonstrated the individual and combined benefits on almonds, cocoa and dark chocolate on coronary heart disease risk factors. Participants of this study were split into 4 groups. The control group which was…