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Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

With the holidays upon us, we are more likely to encounter events that serve alcohol. But if you’ve been following my Skinny Gut Diet or any number of low-carb diets—or if you’re about to begin—you might be wondering if you can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but not all alcohol is equal. Here are some tips for enjoying alcohol…

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Every year the holidays approach and you swear you won’t succumb to the usual temptations—food, alcohol, and shopping. You tell yourself that this year will be different, and that you won’t overindulge, losing control. But come January, you’re 15 pounds heavier, your credit cards are maxed, and let’s just say that you don’t remember the last couple hours of your…

Hormone Health Before 50

Hormone Health Before 50

With the focus on women’s health each October, I am taking a closer look at the topic this month on my blog. It’s time to talk hormone health. This week I’m addressing hormone health in women under 50 years, and next week we turn the hormone discussion post-menopause. Estrogen Dominance There are two main sex hormones secreted by the ovaries…

Hormone Health After 50

Hormone Health After 50

Last week I discussed hormone health in women under 50, and this week I’m addressing hormone health in women over 50. Today, I’ll primarily talk about hormone changes during menopause and what you can do to keep your hormones balanced so you don’t have to suffer as much as you would if you just tried to “hang in there.” What…

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

We have all experienced gas and bloating to some extent, but many of us experience it on a regular basis. The trouble is, gas and bloating are symptoms of a wide range of digestive conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, Candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, indigestion, and food sensitivities are common causes of gas and bloating. But how can you tell…

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

When someone asks, “How are you?” do you respond the with standard, “SO busy!”? Most of us do. It’s our new way of life. If we’re not overbooked and always on the go, we don’t feel like we’re successful. What most of us mean when we say we’re so busy is that we’re over stressed. If getting out of bed…

Have You Heard About Thermography?

Have You Heard About Thermography?

The topic of breast cancer screening is a controversial one, with an array of recommendations even among mainstream medical organizations. Mammograms are the recommended screening method in conventional medicine, but when to begin screening and how often to screen are debated. More and more integrative physicians are looking to thermography as a safe screening method that can greatly reduce the…

Here is My Daily Skin Care Routine

Here is My Daily Skin Care Routine

Today I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my own skin care routine. Over the past couple weeks I’ve talked about how skin care starts on the inside. An important part of my skin care routine involves eating a healthy diet, keeping my gut bacteria in balance, getting plenty of exercise, and finding relief from everyday stress. Today, I want…

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

We usually think of skin conditions as being affected on the outside—after all, our skin comes into contact with so many different substances throughout the day, how could it not be affected by all that? While it’s true that your skin can react to what you touch, it’s far more likely to respond to what happens inside your body. In…