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Coco Blue Green Smoothie

Apr

27

Coco Blue Green Smoothie

Food Cravings hit everyone…and when Dr. Ritamarie travels, the first thing she dives into at home is arugula…find out how to make a delicicious arugula dish

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Do you have a blood sugar problem? I did!

Apr

26

Do you have a blood sugar problem? I did!

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In my practice, I have found that about 50% of my clients have a problem with their blood sugar and something called insulin resistance. Yes – 50%! It is the root cause of many health symptoms and diseases. Yet many people don’t know they are walking around with elevated blood sugar. Years ago even I […]

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Practitioner Corner: Genetic Polymorphism: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Apr

20

Practitioner Corner: Genetic Polymorphism: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

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I did enjoy hearing from a few of you on the topic of oxalate sensitivity, my previous post on this topic. Today I will be talking about something called genetic polymorphism, and specifically how a particular polymorphism makes it hard for the body to excrete sulfur (or utilize it in beneficial ways). This is part […]

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The Science of Having FUN! It Truly is the Best Medicine!

Apr

19

The Science of Having FUN! It Truly is the Best Medicine!

Someone once told me that if you’re having too much fun in life, you can’t be healthy! I remember saying, “What? That is totally not true! To me, having fun is a requirement for good health!” What do you think? Perhaps that individual’s definition of “fun” is not the same as mine, because I don’t […]

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5 Tips to Reduce Your Stress (Happy National Stress Awareness Day!)

Apr

13

5 Tips to Reduce Your Stress (Happy National Stress Awareness Day!)

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I just recently heard that April 16th was National Stress Awareness Day…I wonder if April 15th being the dreaded tax deadline has anything to do with the date for this stress-related holiday! We are all so stressed these days. And when you’re stressed, the stress hormone cortisol starts to rise…and hang around. When this happens, […]

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Recipe: Superfood Energy Bars

Apr

12

Recipe: Superfood Energy Bars

This week’s recipe is a recipe from Aunt Sue’s Recipe Collection inside Dr. Ritamarie’s book, Unstoppable Health. Superfood Energy Bars Ingredients: 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dates OR 1/4 cup Chia Gel sweetened with low-glycemic sweetener of choice, i.e. stevia, luo han, erythritol, or others listed at the end of this book 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 […]

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Oxalates Sensitivity: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Apr

8

Oxalates Sensitivity: When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

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As promised in my previous blog, “When Eating More Greens is Not a Good Idea”, today I’m providing more detail on the five specific – although rare – instances where greens may cause worsening symptoms in your client. Today I’ll begin with the topic of Oxalate sensitivity. Oxalate is a compound found in many green […]

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Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 5

Apr

1

Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 5

How is that spring cleaning going? Feeling detoxed, more vibrant and energized? And your hormones are likely to be more in balance as well. Over the past several blogs I have introduced you to 4 of my 5 favorite natural cleansing foods…and I’ve given you recipes to try for each of them. Do you have […]

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Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 4

Mar

31

Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 4

Did you enjoy trying burdock root in my Liver Lover’s Gomashio recipe from my previous blog post? It’s good isn’t it? And dare I say that it will get your bile flowing, which helps clean out all of those environmental toxins you are exposed to every day; improving your energy and hormones. In my other previous blogs […]

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Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 3

Mar

31

Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 3

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Are you feeling a new spring in your step yet? Along with renewed energy, maybe you are even noticing a bit less belly as you try on your warmer weather clothes? You should be if you are following my advice and incorporating my favorite natural cleansing foods into your diet. In my previous two blogs, […]

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A Seasoning Recipe That’s Delicious and Supports Liver Detoxification

Mar

28

A Seasoning Recipe That’s Delicious and Supports Liver Detoxification

Food Cravings hit everyone…and when Dr. Ritamarie travels, the first thing she dives into at home is arugula…find out how to make a delicicious arugula dish

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Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 2

Mar

25

Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy! Part 2

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So I hope you treated your liver – and your tastebuds – to some delicious cruciferous veggies and leafy greens over the past few days! And did you try my Green Slaw with Thai Dressing recipe that I shared with you in my last blog? So good…and it will help your body detox and reset for […]

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Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy!

Mar

22

Reset Your Hormones, Detox & Rev Up Your Energy!

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Spring is upon us; and much like you reset your household clocks for the recent time-change, it is also important to reset your own body clock as well. Time to drag yourself out of your winter cocoon, and get active again! And it is also a good time to detox and re-energize your body, just […]

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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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