How Healing Your Gut Can Heal Your Hormones

With a hormone imbalance, you may experience a myriad of symptoms, above and beyond the most obvious which is of course ‘PMS’. This is because sex hormones alone are connected to over 150 different processes in the body.  If your gut is unbalanced, you may also have symptoms such as bloating, constipation, or acid reflux. 

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Your Nutrition Forecast: Rapid U-Turns & Mapless Terrain

Have you relearned what you know about nutrition?  If you haven’t immersed in something more than headline or a few documentaries in the last 3-5 years, then it’s probably time. The nutrition landscape is bumpy, and be warned; if you miss a turn, you will easily get lost. Oh, and don’t count on your map. 

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Your Hormones Are a Vital Sign

There is a vast network of intelligence within our hormone system, shimmering below the surface of our awareness. You probably haven’t thought much about them, but they are there with you through everything. Hormones are our allies, dutifully giving us feedback about our health through very sophisticated neurological, immunological and cephalic sensory systems. According to 

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Berry Nice Popsicles

If you’re in my boat, feeding fussy toddlers and teens, then this recipe is going to save the day. They have no idea there’s zucchini in them! And when you tell them, they will likely shrug because they taste so good they don’t even mind. Win-win! My littlest one is now nearly 3 and last 

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Simple Strawberry & Banana Nice-Cream

Ice-cream is a favourite treat loved by adults and kids alike. So naturally I love showing moms and dads I work with how easy it is to keep the ‘treat’ feeling, and help reduce the sugar intake of the whole family. It’s a process and healthy dessert is where to start! Make a habit of 

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Food Mantras for the Love of Celebrating

It’s festive season and it is time to enjoy yourselves! Oh wait but… what about sweets you say?? What about nonna’s temptations?? What about all the indulging?? I know a lot of people start to worry that the holidays will be too tempting. They think they will inevitably put on some weight, fall off the wagon 

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Grain-free Pumpkin & Walnut Muffins

Grain free baking is a way to completely transform the way you eat, and will provide your body a break from traditionally refined flours and sugars that are contributing to many of our modern hormonal and health problems. Once you get the hang of this method and stock your pantry with the right things, you 

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Easy Baked Avocado Eggs

Breakfast and lunch can both be challenging meals, especially when we make and effort to cut out endocrine disrupting wheat toast and sandwiches. I’m a fan of any creative way to use low sugar fruit and vegetables in place of breads, since this is the #1 way we can boost our health. Avocados are the 

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A Functional Medicine Approach to Coconut Oil & Saturated Fat

We have been thinking about fats so wrong, for so many years, that when we go to talk about it, it’s a mountain of complex proportions. Even Harvard Professors are confused. Recently coconut oil, which is a source of saturated fat, was reported as ‘pure poison’ by someone in a position of influence, and it’s mind boggling 

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Lacking Juju? A Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid

Thyroid disorders are all too common and are all too commonly missed. Your thyroid gland produces less than 1 tsp of thyroid hormones per year, but this micro dose is your juju. If you are having trouble losing weight, are feeling constantly agitated, flat, deeply fatigued or get chilled easily, there may be a very good 

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