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Practitioner Corner: When Eating More Greens is Not a Good Idea

Mar

22

Practitioner Corner: When Eating More Greens is Not a Good Idea

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  As health practitioners, we strive to get our clients to eat more greens —leafies, brassicas,  sprouts, sea vegetables — because they are brimming with nutrition and antioxidant protection. Most of the time, the extra greens result in increased energy, a reduction in pain and inflammation, and improved hormonal balance.  But sometimes,  rarely, but often […]

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Recharge Your Energy and Your Hormones with Ashwagandha

Mar

15

Recharge Your Energy and Your Hormones with Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha, aka Withania Somnifera, is an ayurvedic herb native to India.  It’s widely used as a therapy for hypothyroidism, as an adrenal adaptogen and a liver support herb. According to Herbal Master David Winston, Ashwagandha has also been used for low sperm count, lack of libido, and poor performance in the bedroom.  Some indigenous African  […]

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Warming Energizing Chocolate Chai

Mar

14

Warming Energizing Chocolate Chai

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In my article Recharge Your Energy and Your Hormones with Ashwagandha, I’ve shared the details of this magical herb! This hot cocoa-like beverage supports both your thyroid and adrenals. The key ingredient is ashwaganda, an Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb with very diverse actions. Optional extras add even more punch to its hormone balancing energizing properties. Warming Energizing […]

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Nutritional Endocrinology Success Story: Steph Jackson

Mar

11

Nutritional Endocrinology Success Story: Steph Jackson

From Frustration to Fulfilled I first heard about Dr. Ritamarie through the 12 Days of Raw Christmas, 2013. At the time I had just recovered from extreme fatigue and joint pain which I had experienced since the birth of my son. I had spent a great deal of time on google scholar and PubMed reading […]

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When Clients Just Can’t Lose the Weight

Feb

29

When Clients Just Can’t Lose the Weight

by Steph Jackson This article was written by one of my brilliant and talented Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Certification candidates. Steph Jackson has been researching gut bugs for quite some time. As a result of what she learned and applied, she healed her own debilitating health condition which caused her excruciating pain, and exhaustion so extreme […]

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Best Adrenal Nourishing Recipe

Feb

29

Best Adrenal Nourishing Recipe

Enjoy this incredibly delicious pesto that tantalizes your tastebuds while nourishing your adrenals. It’s versatile and can be used in so many different ways: in a salad, as a dip for veggies, tossed in with raw zucchini pasta…the yummy choices are endless! Adrenal Nourishing Deep Green Pesto Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, chopped or minced 1/4 cup […]

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Tips and Resources for Supporting your Adrenals

Feb

29

Tips and Resources for Supporting your Adrenals

Do you ever wake up in the morning, even after a long night of sleep, only to feel sluggish and wishing you had another few hours to rest? This is one of many signs of adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a common condition in our fast paced, stressed out society. Your adrenal glands are your […]

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How Do You Solve Complex Health Issues?

Feb

24

How Do You Solve Complex Health Issues?

Your new client comes in and lays her story on the line. She feels desperate, has “tried everything”, seen a bunch of practitioners, both conventional and holistic, yet still she suffers. Unfortunately, the other doctors were unable to solve complex health issues like the challenges she’s experiencing. You smile and warmly invite her to sit […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Candy

Feb

16

Recipe: Chocolate Candy

Who says you can’t be healthy and eat your sweets, too? The following recipe will a big hit with kids of all ages, and it can be used in many variations, too!       Ingredients: 1/8 cup unrefined raw coconut oil 1/4 cup raw, organic coconut butter (Artisana brand) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder […]

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3 Secrets for Vibrant Health That You Can Practice Every Day

Feb

16

3 Secrets for Vibrant Health That You Can Practice Every Day

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People are always asking me what I do on Valentine’s Day since I’m not a fan of eating candy and other unhealthy rituals and now, I’m spilling the beans. I’ve already shared one of my favorite desserts. This year, I’m on a mission to end all future Valentine’s Day rituals that require you to put […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Feb

15

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Here’s a quick and easy Valentine’s recipe you can whip up and give to a loved one in just minutes. Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon luo han powder or a dropperful of liquid stevia, or any chosen low glycemic sweetener pinch of salt a quart […]

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Recipe: Love My Heart Dip

Feb

8

Recipe: Love My Heart Dip

Love My Heart Dip I’ve said it many times, greens are essential foods. And, this recipe has both watercress and arugula. Here’s a post-Super Bowl dip you can make all year long. It’s a delicious blend of foods and herbs that nourish and protect your heart. You can serve it warm or chilled, with nuts […]

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Recipe: Maitake Meets the Sea

Feb

4

Recipe: Maitake Meets the Sea

Maitake Meets the Sea Ingredients: 1-2 handfuls dried maitake mushroom 1-2 handfuls arame or other sea vegetable seasalt to taste 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil season to taste 2-3 cups hot water or enough to cover all the dried ingredients Directions: Place maitake and sea veggies in a bowl. Cover with hot water. Allow to […]

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Recipe: Cacao Protein Truffles

Jan

29

Recipe: Cacao Protein Truffles

Here is another fun and healthy recipe you can use during this Valentine’s Day season. This recipe was created by one of our Insulin Resistance Solutions Practitioner Training graduates, Andreea Fegan, of Little Bites of Joy. Andreea has a new recipe book that this recipe comes from –Low Sugar Sweet Stuff: A Dessert Ebook. It’s […]

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Recipe: Pomegranate Candy

Jan

26

Recipe: Pomegranate Candy

Valentine’s day is coming up in a couple of weeks and most people indulge in sugary candies or give them as gifts to their loved ones. What if you could quickly make heart-shaped candies that are also good and healthy for you? Pomegranate Candy Ingredients: 1 cup finely shredded unsweetened dried coconut 1 cup macadamia […]

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