Detox 101

TRANSCIPT OVERVIEW: Hi there. I thought it would go over a real quick tutorial here on the transsulfuration pathway in the detox pathways. Let’s just look here real quick. We have the folate, methionine, and transsulfuration pathway. This is these three connected together. There’s a lot of other ones that connect here, […]

Introduction to Your Immune Response

It is a long weekend which means a bit slow in the office and I have a little extra time to delve into some of my favorite resources for learning.  As I was going through an Autoimmune and Oral Tolerance module it hit me how little the basics are shared among […]

FedEx Small Business Grant

Hello all!  I am needing your help to bring natural health options to others in East Texas.  FedEx has a small business grant contest going on through April 1st, 2019 – You can vote ONE VOTE EVERY DAY here: or click on the image below https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/#/gallery/votebadge/78a01a0a-5090-4f0e-8d1a-b334ea97b188 

Combating Autoimmunity Naturally

Combating Autoimmunity Naturally Are you ready to reach your optimal health? Do you want to regain your vitality?  Have you been begging for your issues to be truly heard? What is stopping you from getting the help you deserve? According to The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are approximately […]

The Dangers of Candida

The Dangers of Candida Did you know that ancient Romans discovered yeast without knowing it? In fact, they learned that dough left in the sun can be “revived” after adding the sugar! Did you know yeast has been used for the process of making beer and wine thousands of years before […]

Building a Healthy Microbiome

We are so excited to bring our Start Smart series to the Nacogdoches Public Library! This will be a fun event to explore the “good bugs” and “bad bugs” with kids.   Gut health and the microbiome are complicated things to understand but we will be reading a fun children’s book, doing […]

Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils – 101 Did you know essential oils have been healing people of all cultures around the world for centuries? Did you know 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils on the […]

Troubleshooting Tuesdays – Delving into MTHFR and Neurotransmitters

MTHFR – Neurotransmitters – Where do we start? We have access to so much information, studies, and new discoveries it can be difficult to figure out where to start.  This is from my facebook group Moms Taking Charge of Digestive Health and I thought I would share. So often we are […]

Heal Your Child Summit – 2018

I am super excited to be able to share the following information with you!  Our children are now sicker than we are – over 50% of the children in the United States has a chronic illness and over 45% of those have multiple illnesses!  This MUST stop! In order for that […]

Autism Awareness – A Functional Health Approach

Living Well with Autism Did you know that in 2014, approximately 1 in every 68 children were identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  Today that number is even more disturbing 🙁   How about that this prevalence is more common in boys than girls, with 1 in 42 boys and 1 […]

Super Food, Super You!

You Are What You Eat! This phrase can be taken quite literally. Our body’s fuel source is the food we eat and if we are not paying proper attention to this, we put ourselves in the position of struggling to THRIVE in our daily lives.  The validity of scientific research and […]

GUEST POST: Is Reactivated Epstein-Barr Causing Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Here is How To Tell (And What To Do About It)

Today I have a special guest, a very passionate functional medicine colleague who helps women with chronic fatigue syndrome reclaim their energy, joy & clarity so they can truly thrive again.   She has been generous to share with us this great information, my hope is it can benefit you or someone you love who […]

Hacking Your Health: Thyroid Myths & Making Sense of Labs

Did your last test results convey that you fall in the normal range but you can’t help but feel that something isn’t right? Are you tired of being told everything is normal yet you feel horrible? Guess what! You are not alone! Today we’re going to talk about one of the […]

The most important thing we can do for our health

I came across this on facebook and it is one of my all time favorite posts- hugs are POWERFUL and much needed when dealing with any type of health issue… Have you had your hugs today?

Sensational Tuna Salad

Sensational summertime tuna salad… Continue to post

Celiac Disease and Fertility Problems

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” custom_padding=”0px|||” _builder_version=”3.0.85″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” custom_padding=”0px|||” custom_margin=”0px|||” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on” make_equal=”off” parallax_1=”off” parallax_method_1=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||” module_alignment=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.85″] If you’ve been trying to have a baby, celiac disease and fertility problems may be standing […]

Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.2.1″] A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system in a range of ways. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily […]

How Probiotics Can Help Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions […]

Myths and Facts About Boosting Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] There are a lot of theories on how to boost the immune system to ward off diseases, particularly in reference to cold and flu season, when people are most concerned with avoiding illness when everyone around them seems to be […]

New Link Found Between the Brain and Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] A new study has just revealed a startling hidden connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers always assumed that there was no lymph system in the brain. Now they have discovered lymphatic pathways hidden deep inside the brain […]

Stress and Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health–until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while […]

Success Strategies for Boosting Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Many over the counter products, vitamins and supplements claim to help improve your health, but the best strategies for boosting your immune system involve a number of simple strategies anyone can follow through with. Some of the best success strategies […]

The Effect of Alcohol on Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and ‘enjoy themselves’. However, recent studies are starting to give us a […]

Weight Loss and Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how bad being overweight is for the immune system. The first reason is that the fat we hate on our belly, butt […]

The Right Way To Carry Your Belongings To Reduce Pain

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] It is hard to imagine that some so seemingly simple tasks as carrying your makeup and driver’s license can have adverse effects on your back and neck. Chiropractors have warned for years that men and women need to not only […]

Health Conditions that Can Benefit from a Gluten Free Diet

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] While people who have celiac disease and gluten allergies most often eliminate gluten from their diet, there are other health conditions that can benefit from a gluten-free diet. In fact, you may find that eating gluten free is the answer […]

Does a Gluten-Free Diet Good Help With Weight Loss and Chronic Pain Management?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Many people lose weight when they begin eating a gluten-free diet. If you have glucose intolerance, you may lose weight because your body can process the food better, but you may also lose weight even without the intolerance. Along with […]

The Importance of Sleep in Minimizing Your Chronic Pain and Inflammation

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Many people in the Western world tend to burn the candle at both ends. They are stressed and try to pack too much into their busy day. Inevitably, the amount of sleep they get starts to decrease as they struggle […]

Weight Loss and Managing Chronic Pain

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how bad being overweight is for the immune system. The first reason is that the fat we hate on our belly, butt […]

Alcohol And The Gluten Free Dieter

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] When you’re eliminating gluten, it’s important to consider booze and the gluten free dieter. How will you be affected by alcoholic beverages? You may not have thought much about how alcohol is made, but it can affect your exposure to […]

Can Gluten Intolerance Lead to Health Problems And Weight Gain?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] With all the news about gluten and gluten-free diets, you may be wondering can gluten intolerance lead to weight gain? In fact, if your body can’t process gluten you can have many problems including weight gain. However, weight gain isn’t […]

Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system in a range of ways. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, […]

A Gluten-Free Grocery List

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.85″ background_layout=”light”] When you have gluten intolerance, it helps to have a gluten free grocery list as a reference. The good news is that many foods are naturally gluten free and you probably already eat many of them. Grains – […]

Health Conditions that Can Benefit from a Gluten-Free Diet

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] While people who have celiac disease and gluten allergies most often eliminate gluten from their diet, there are other health conditions that can benefit from a gluten-free diet. In fact, you may find that eating gluten free is the answer […]

Inflammation and Your Immune System

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] The word inflammation comes from the Latin inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you’ve […]

3 Bio-markers are Potential Game Changers for Autoimmune Sufferers

I’ll cut to the chase – DAO, LPS and Zonulin – Have you heard of them? Do you know their significance? Let me give a brief, and I mean brief, overview of what they are and why they are significant…{Continue Reading}

Kefir 101

You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can hit benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food isKefir is similar to yogurt…

Hay Fever and Gut Health

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] What does got health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph […]

What is SIBO?

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Child Appropriate Alternatives for Gut Destroying Antibiotics

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] By the age of seven, practically all children will have suffered an ear infection. It’s the second most common childhood illness, colds are number one. Definitely a painful experience, and risky, too, if it […]

Modern Agriculture and Human Gut Health

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics […]

Gut Health and Weight Loss

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn’t good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are […]

GMOs and Gut Health

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms […]

Essential Oils and Gut Health

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] We typically think of using essential oils for their marvelous fragrance, or as a spa treatment. These uses are certainly valid, but you should know that plant essences have been used as medicine for thousands of years. First, let me […]

Digestive Health Advantages for Your Baby

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Of course you want to give your baby every feasible chance of her best possible life and health. Some things are difficult, even impossible, to control. Others are fairly simple and straightforward. Ideally, you […]

Digestive Enzymes and Gut Health

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Your body is designed to digest the food you eat; it creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement? Well if you seem to get gas no […]

But Whole Grains Are Supposed To Be Good For You

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] For years, we’ve been taught that eating whole grain foods – from bread to pasta – is what’s best for building good health. And whole grain truly is better than the refined version of foods: more vitamins are retained, a […]

Tips for Making Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea has been around for about 2,000 years now. Chinese people refer to it as “the Immortal Health Elixir” because of the many health benefits it offers. Kombucha is made from sweetened tea…

6 Fermentation Myths Busted

Fermented foods can help to improve your health and wellness. But there’s a lot of misinformation about these probiotic foods. Learn the truth behind some of the myths and misconceptions…

Probiotics Are Pro-Health

You’ve probably been prescribed antibiotics throughout your life to fight infections. And you’ve definitely seen antibacterial soaps and detergents. That must mean all bacteria are bad, right? The truth is that many bacteria are actually very good…

About Organic Foods

Organic foods are becoming more and more popular these days as people are increasingly becoming more health-conscious. After all, what could be safer and more natural than organic foods? Researchers say that organic foods are…

Healthy Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Kids are picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s so tempting to go for an easy fix and just give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child…

7 Health Benefits of Yogurt

If you love the flavor of yogurt, you’ll be happy to know that it also provides many health benefits for your body. Yogurt is a fermented food that’s made by combining milk with healthy bacteria. One of the greatest benefits of eating yogurt…

How to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Many people have this misconception that healthy eating means having to spend a lot of money on fresh, nutritious foods. Totally not true! While the thought of preparing delicious, healthy meals on a limited…

5 Ways to Use Kimchi

Kimchi to Koreans is like rice to Filipinos, pasta to Italians or potatoes to Americans. Kimchi is a fermented side dish (vegetables with different seasonings) that originated from Korea. It is a staple of their diet. With its interesting and…

Restaurant Traps

One of the toughest parts about eating healthy is avoiding restaurant traps. Eating out is necessary for people who travel often or have an active social life that requires meeting for meals. And while eating at a restaurant can require careful planning…

Infinite Joy

I have to confess I struggle with remembering to count my blessings… Especially on days like I have experienced this past week when my sons blood sugar numbers have been all over the map and well outside a ‘normal’ let alone ‘healthy’ range.   But tonight’s middle of the night check […]

Top 3 Brain Boosting Foods!

One of the common complaints about health is having brain-fog.  We often think this is just a part of aging which we have no control over.  Is that the case? What happens when we look at our brain from a functional perspective? The simple fact is food affects our brain, for […]

Why Do I Need To Use Financial ?

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Why your sales forecast is off

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6 tips to retain your top sales talent

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What the martian can teach sales

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Cardiovasular Disease & Diabetes: What is the connection?

Why diabetics almost always have heart disease… {continue to reading here}

9 Tests for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

If you are reading this chances are you are looking for something more than the standard tests for diagnosing heart disease.  My guess would be you have a desire to get to the underlying causes and factors of your state of health.  I would further venture to say you are also […]

Got Cravings? What to eat instead…

Anyone who has made changes to their diet has probably experienced cravings! I came across a similar chart a few years ago and it has been a huge help when I go through times of craving foods I know are not a healthy choice!!!  Here is my rendition and hope it […]

5 Benefits of Ginger

Great post on one of our favorite ‘herbs’

I've been diagnosed with an Autoimmune: 4 tips to reclaim your health

So many diets, so many protocols, where do we start???  I’m allergic to this, sensitive to that, it’s complicated, I don’t have those ingredients…  it is just too overwhelming!  Can you relate to any of those statements?  {This is where we were two years ago} What can we do when we […]

This Blood Test Predicts Death, Even When Everything Else Looks "Great" (Re-blog: Functional Medicine University)

This Blood Test Predicts Death, Even When Everything Else Looks “Great” Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. As I discussed in a recent article, I mentioned the prognostic power of the blood test brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). Remember there is a 25% increase in death if the BNP is elevated one […]

Side note… How secure are our emails?

One of the questions I get often is: Is my information safe to email you?  In the past I have answered well, you know pretty much everything is scanned, when it comes to hackers I think we are all vulnerable to some degree.  It is something you have to consider and […]

Spectacular Kohlrabi & Beef Vegetable Medley Quiche

Simple kohlrabi & beef quiche – perfect for those brisk winter days… Continue to post

Expert Talk: David Perlmutter, MD Brain Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Nutrition

I just listened to the first ‘bonus’ video from the Autoimmune Revolution and I was STUNNED! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!  I am looking forward to the rest of the videos – I have a feeling it is going to end up being a great resource for me on this journey…  If you missed […]

So, which came first?

Which came first – autoimmune disease or malfunction in the body? (Update 4/11/2017: Check out this post for a hint)

Have you ever wondered why insurance won't cover alternative options? Reblog:FunctionalMedicineUniversity

I had actually learned this sometime during the past year from a local physician and I was astounded this type of thing goes on – it is yet one more disturbing aspect of our main-stream medical system 🙁  Re-blogging this from FMU: Functional Medicine University The Secret Insurance Companies Don’t Want […]

Beta cell regeneration – Hope for T1 Diabetics

I was at a wedding this evening and as our creator would have it my path crossed with another functional medicine minded individual with a Type 1 Diabetic family member!  One of the tidbits I picked up from this blessed encounter was the role the spleen plays in beta cell regeneration.. […]

Ch-ch-chili, celeriac style

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Cold weather necessitates making some hearty, warming chili!!! We have been loving the celeraic so much I thought I would attempt a different twist – well according to the kiddos it turned out to be SENSATIONAL!!! (I have to agree with them 🙂 [recipe title=”Ch-ch-chili, Celeraic Style” servings=”3-4″ […]

Super easy grain-free banana pancakes

Super easy flourless pancakes! TWO ingredients!!!

Celeriac Surprise Soup

We really enjoyed the Celeriac Creamy (or Not) soup that I made last week and decided to try our hand at another celeriac combination! So, I looked in our refrigerator to see what I could throw together and thus I present:   [recipe title=”Celeriac Surprise Soup” servings=”4-6″ time=”2hr 30mins” difficulty=”easy” image=” […]

'Pearfectly' Steamed Cinnamon Pears

Super easy – Steam pears for about 10-15 min top with Ceylon Cinnamon!

Easy Peasy Skillet Salmon w/ Lemon & Butter Sauce

Better than restaurant salmon!!! Super easy!

Scrumptious Leek & Spinach Stew

If you saw my post yesterday we made a fabulous leek dish which proved to be a hit with the family! I had a few more leeks and decided to see what I could come up with in the soup department… So with a few modifications I present Leek & Spinach […]

Leek & Spinach Egg Bake

This week has been filled with a variety of foods.  Leeks were one more of the exciting foods which arrived in my recent AzureStandard order.  And, once again, my search for a recipe began.  I came across this one at The Tasting Table which fit the bill for something unique to […]

Creamy or… Not??

Robust flavor that will have your taste buds asking for more!

Banana "No-Bread" Ice-Cream

Super easy 3-Ingredient Dessert!

Fantastic Kale & Veggie Soup

For some reason I have been craving soup lately and the one I made today was absolutely delicious!  SO here is my attempt to post a “real” recipe.  Hope you enjoy! [recipe title=”Fantastic Fall Kale & Veggie Soup” servings=”4-6″ time=”2hr 30mins” difficulty=”easy” image=”” description=”A flavorful comforting soup for those brisk fall […]

Mouth watering…

Most of the time I am hugely disappointed as they just swap bad ingredients for more bad ingredients and my hopes of having something that resembles food from my past are tossed out the window.
WELL! Today that has changed! I haven’t tried this one yet but the ingredient list looks extremely promising and can’t wait to make them. Look at them – do they look yummy or what??? 🙂 FINALLY a copycat version I can add to my recipe collection!

Is Butter Secretly Ruining Your Health?

Is Butter Secretly Ruining Your Health? Have you ever wondered the difference between organic, grass-fed and regular butter? I came across this well written and well sourced article that takes a look at what is really going on and how to choose the healthiest butter for you and your family. Source: […]