Planning ahead for a healthy baby

In 2013, I had a thiamin deficiency. Not my proudest moment as a functional nutritionist, but hey, I relearned something I didn’t think would affect me. At the height of my green juicing habit, I was consuming lots of blueberries and LOTS of kale. I love kale; in my smoothie …

Nutrition and the brain

The more we know about the brain, our genetics and nutrition, the more nutrition becomes suspect in either the creation of or the worsening of cognitive decline. Research has some new theories about those pesky plaques in the brain called beta amyloid plaque. It appears that beta amyloid plaque may …

What to do for cold and flu

The flu is running rampant but you don’t need to be a victim of it. Basic good nutrition with plenty of vegetables and fresh fruit will do wonders, but a few key supplements with anti-viral and bacteriocidal properties can keep you germ free. Tried and true: Vitamin C 300-1000 mg/day. …

Healthy Gut, Healthy Body, Healthy Brain

Healthy Intestinal Structure   Considering the intestinal tract is a major port of entry to the body, it makes sense that our intestines control a vast majority of our health. Food, water, medicines, germs, herbicides, pesticides, and anything else we chance to swallow is assessed, and either allowed entry or denied. That’s …