Play is the Gateway to Vitality

by lydia on July 5, 2016

Family playing together

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!There is a key element I don’t talk about much on the blog that has a big role in our health. That element is fun, or better yet: PLAY. A couple years ago, a few colleagues of mine and I […]

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7 Day Gluten Free Family Meal Plan

I am back to share our current gluten-free meal plan for my family of five in my meal planning series.  Since it’s summer now (and all the kids are home from school), we will all have the same breakfast (most of the time), lunch and dinner. I’m only including one meal for Sunday and Saturday. […]

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The Perfect Summer Drink for Hydration

by lydia on June 30, 2016

Mason Jar Glass Of Homemade Lemonade On A Rustic Wooden Backgrou

Maple water…you may have heard of it. It’s starting to become all the rage – perhaps it will even be the next billion dollar sports drink on the market. I tried a sample recently at my local Whole Foods and it was so tasty but way too pricey. I was also quite impressed with the […]

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Cluster of words related to adrenal fatigue

When a person is under a lot of stress the normal functions of the organs in the body are compromised. The adrenal glands are especially vulnerable in a long-term stress situation as they are responsible for producing the hormones that provide the stress response. Over a long time if stress continues, the adrenals will weaken […]

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Gluten-Free Meal Plan Series: June 26 - July 2

I am back to share our current gluten-free meal plan for my family of five in my meal planning series.  Since it’s summer now (and all the kids are home from school), we will all have the same breakfast (most of the time), lunch and dinner. I’m only including one meal for Sunday and Saturday. […]

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If It's Not in the Soil, It's Not in Your Food

“If the minerals are not in the soil that the food you eat is raised on, it’s not in your food either.” You are what you eat rings oh so true here! The reason I bring this topic up today is because it’s an incredibly important one. I’ve had numerous people ask me, “Can’t we […]

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Gluten-Free Meal Plan Series: June 19 - 25

I am back to share our current gluten free meal plan for my family of five in my meal plan series.  Since it’s summer now (and all the kids are home from school), we will all have the same breakfast (most of the time), lunch and dinner. I’m only including one meal for Sunday and […]

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Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas & A Recipe For Cowboy Caviar

Did you know that black-eyed peas are a great source of potassium? Just 1 cup contains about 690 mg, as well as other minerals: copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins, such as folate and other B vitamins. These little babies are so easy to whip up in the Instant Pot and can be easily […]

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How To Assess Thyroid Health Through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

I decided to offer a thyroid assessment because many of my clients are on thyroid hormone of some kind as well as getting labs done a couple times per year. Instead of relying solely upon hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with thyroid issues, I feel it’s optimal to correct the biochemistry and heal the […]

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Health Goals for the New Year: Create a Menu Plan

I am back to share our next gluten-free meal plan for my family of five in my meal plan series.  I have simply included my own lunches since my kid’s lunches are usually a hodgepodge of too many things to share in this post (plus, I often wing it with their lunches). For breakfast, I’ll […]

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