But what if I’m a vegan?

Sometimes when people seek my help they want to make sure I know they avoid animal products in their food plan.  This stipulation should never be a reason to avoid any food plan…but it can be difficult if you don’t understand your plant sources well.  The real key to any food regime is how you plan calories, organize macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) and avoid…

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Is it my thyroid?

It is theorized that it takes the average patient 10 years and they see 7 different physicians to have a clear understanding of thyroid disorders.  Of course sometimes it is picked up earlier, but it is often frustrating to patients no matter how quickly it is diagnosed.  The more obvious symptoms are skin and hair and bowel changes make it easier…but when weight gain and…

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5R GI Restoration

One of the most common ailments I see and treat is the imbalance in the gut.  GI related symptoms are common complaints…but they don’t have to be in order to have an imbalanced gastrointestinal tract.  Many times I will put my patients are a complete or partial 5R GI Restoration Program.  I put this protocol together with the help of a naturopathic physician, a chiropractor…

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10 Ways to Break Your Plateau

(or how to start losing weight again) No one likes being stuck…and when we are stuck, we can’t wait to get unstuck!  When this happens with patients, I always go back to the behavioral lifestyle modifications first.  Often I find that the aspects of stress levels and sleep are suffering and are going unnoticed.  But assuming that your food and movement / exercise is dialed…

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