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A Microbiome Nourishing Diet

A Microbiome Nourishing Diet

  As I mentioned in my previous post, the bugs living in our gut microbiome have a great influence on our health.  What we eat will help to determine the variety and numbers of “good” and “bad” bugs living in there.  Here’s a summary of […]

Your Microbiome, Dysbiosis and Probiotics

Your Microbiome, Dysbiosis and Probiotics

You have probably heard that the microbes that live in our gut can affect our health.  The microbiotia, or microflora in our gut, consisting of bacteria, yeast, fungi and archea (let’s call them collectively, the “bugs”), can be thought of as another organ in the […]

How to recover after coming off the birth control pill

How to recover after coming off the birth control pill

I am often asked about how to balance hormones after coming off the oral contraceptive pill or other synthetic hormone products.  Women are concerned about: Their periods not returning.  This is called post-pill amenorrhea. The return of hormonal problems like PMS, acne, PCOS or endometriosis after […]

A Simple Tip for Helping Your Baby (and You) Sleep

A Simple Tip for Helping Your Baby (and You) Sleep

This is so simple, but so effective. Your baby wakes at night.  You want some light to see what’s going on, or watch as you are feeding them.  The problem with artificial light, particularly bright, blue toned light waves, is that it gives your baby’s […]

Doing Meat Free March?  Some nutritional guidance

Doing Meat Free March? Some nutritional guidance

My friends, Meg and Renae, are doing Meat Free March.  If you are in the same boat and want some healthy guidance, here’s a crash course in vego nutrition. It’s easy for a vegetarian diet to be high in CARBOHYDRATES.  Make sure you aren’t relying […]

How to get enough calcium on a dairy free diet

How to get enough calcium on a dairy free diet

Above: Chinese cabbage. A source of very bioavailable calcium. Two common concerns I hear from people who need or choose to be dairy free are don’t I need dairy for healthy bones? (see my last blog post for the answer), and how to I get enough […]

Don’t I need dairy for strong healthy bones?

Don’t I need dairy for strong healthy bones?

If you have an allergy or intolerance to dairy products, or a personal preference to avoid them, a main concern you or your loved ones might have is – isn’t dairy needed for healthy bones? A lot of us associate dairy with calcium, and calcium […]

Cultivating mindfulness for emotional health (and a quick exercise)

Cultivating mindfulness for emotional health (and a quick exercise)

Caring for your emotional health is just as important as looking after yourself physically. Think about it.. you can feed yourself the most nourishing diet and exercise your physical body every day, but if you are stressed out to the max, ignoring niggling relationship issues […]

8 Foods and Nurtients that Protect your Skin from the Sun

8 Foods and Nurtients that Protect your Skin from the Sun

Do you dread getting out in the summer sun?  Worried about burning or skin damage caused by the sun?  A number of foods and nutrients have the ability boost our endogenous photoprotection. That is, our skin’s resistance to sunburn and damage.  Let’s look at some […]

Pregnancy Belly Oil Recipe

Pregnancy Belly Oil Recipe

Pregnancy is a great time to be avoiding toxins.  Although it was originally thought that the placenta filters out most nasties (so baby doesn’t receive them), a ground-breaking study done in 2005 showed cord blood of the newborns studied contained an average of 200 industrial […]