The Perfect Summer Drink for Hydration

by lydia on June 30, 2016

Mason Jar Glass Of Homemade Lemonade On A Rustic Wooden Backgrou

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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 […]

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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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Adrenal Power Smoothie

by lydia on June 9, 2016

Adrenal Power Smoothie

So many people today are at the effect of tired, exhausted energy glands. Aka: the adrenal glands and thyroid. Perhaps you are familiar with the term ‘adrenal fatigue’, if not then maybe chronic fatigue or even just plain old lack of energy will resonate with you. I work with people who are ‘burned out’ on […]

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Why Your Calcium Supplement Could Slowly Be Killing You

Calcium, calcium, calcium. For decades we’ve been told to make sure we get our calcium for strong bones. Doctors tell older women to take their calcium so they don’t get osteoporosis. We have calcium fortified foods and a country overly obsessed with calcium-rich dairy foods. Yet, collectively speaking, our health continues to decline. Heart disease […]

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