The Brain in Your Belly

Did you know that our gut is the seat of our “second brain”? Did you know that your enteric nervous system (the one found in your gut) is actually made from the same embryonic material that your brain is? During fetal … Read More

How I Got Pink Eye Before Storm Sandy

Everyone knows I adore my children and I also Love it when they go back to school.  Hey, even mamas need a break!  As all parents know, back to school can be a challenging time, health-wise.  All of a sudden … Read More

I get asked this IMPORTANT question ALL THE TIME!

People with digestive health problems ask me, actually they don’t really ask me, they just tell me their story: “I had all these tests done and nothing is showing up.  I had the celiac sprue testing done and it was … Read More

A little old lady from Pasadena…

I am writing you from sunny Pasadena, California…  but I certainly am not an old lady and probably will never consider myself one…  well, maybe someday, but I don’t see that day coming for a long long time!  I am out here interning … Read More

Hang Gliding Adventures and Comfort Zones

That’s me – doing a crazy summer event yesterday.  I thought it would be cool to take my husband hang gliding.  The things we do for love!  We both tried it.  It was scary and exhilarating all at once.  It was literally … Read More

My Los Angeles Juicing Confessions – Day 2

This juice fast was only supposed to be a one day experiment, because I wanted to try fun California food and new places to eat while I was on the West Coast. Moira talked me into keeping the juicing momentum going … Read More

My Los Angeles Juicing Confessions Day 1

The morning of March 5th, I woke up at 6:30 am (California time) feeling totally inspired after the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Conference.  I had heard from some of my nutrition rockstars – David Wolfe, Paul Pitchford, Geneen Roth, Julia … Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

So there are mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Is it a commercial holiday? Yes.  I think so. But is it also a pattern interrupt? Yes, it is. As in “Hello, did you forget about your sweetie for an entire year?”  And I … Read More

Go Dark (Chocolate)

Lower in sugar – there is not a lot of sugar in dark chocolate. When diabetics incorporate 1 ounce of dark chocolate into their diets every day, blood glucose is reduced, insulin sensitivity is increased and so is satisfaction.Packed with … Read More

Valentine’s Do Over? Go Dark! Chocolate‏

Sometimes we get stuck in our routines, the kids, the jobs and we need a day like Valentine’s day to come along and kick us in the tush and say “hey, how about me over here? Remember me?  The one … Read More