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Recipe: Stuffed Peppers for a Simple Meal

Jul

4

Recipe: Stuffed Peppers for a Simple Meal

This is a meal I frequently make when I have a busy day filled with calls and other appointments.   I often pair it with sliced tomatoes.  It’s a simple meal, quick and easy, but very yummy and filling.  I’ll sprinkle them with kelp powder if I need a power meal.   When I have a meal […]

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How Sleep Impacts Your Energy, Belly-Fat, and Risk for Disease

Jul

4

How Sleep Impacts Your Energy, Belly-Fat, and Risk for Disease

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Some 70% of Americans are sleep deprived. Are you one of them? If so, your body is likely suffering from poorer detoxification, lowered immunity, inefficient fat burning, increased insulin sensitivity, increased inflammation, and increased risk for disease. Who knew a good night’s sleep was so much more than just feeling cranky the next day! We’ve […]

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Preventing Gallstones and Unnecessary Gallbladder Surgery

Jul

1

Preventing Gallstones and Unnecessary Gallbladder Surgery

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I get a lot of questions from practitioners about clients who have gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), or who have already had their gallbladder removed. What special considerations are needed to manage these types of issues? Well first, let me just say that I feel there is a lot of unnecessary gallbladder surgery. Yes, you […]

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Are They Just Allergy Symptoms… or Symptoms of Toxicity or Hormonal Imbalance?

Jun

22

Are They Just Allergy Symptoms… or Symptoms of Toxicity or Hormonal Imbalance?

We are besieged by news stories every day about the dangers of this-and-that toxin. It’s hard — even for educated people — to tell truth from fiction, when it comes to questions about what elements of our diets and environments are truly “toxic” in the medical sense of the word. Sure, certain compounds – like […]

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Recipe: Greek Salad

Jun

22

Recipe: Greek Salad

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Greek Salad By now you know how much I proclaim the magic of green foods in keeping you vibrant, energetic, and strong.  You’ve probably heard me say that we should eat like the chimps. The cucumber may seem like the least exciting member of the ingredients here, but cukes provide flavonoids, lignans, and other phytonutrients […]

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Practitioner Corner: Healing Heartburn and GERD

Jun

17

Practitioner Corner: Healing Heartburn and GERD

Clients who tell you that they have heartburn are likely to have GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). GERD, aka heartburn, is most often caused by too little acid in the stomach, rather than too much acid, as most people believe. When there is not enough acid to break down the food you eat, it tends to […]

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Practitioner Corner: Low Stomach Acid – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

Jun

8

Practitioner Corner: Low Stomach Acid – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

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The previous blog on leaky gut illustrated why taking an in-depth health history is so important. In today’s blog on low stomach acid, you will once again find that asking the right questions can get you to the root of your client’s true problems. This is the final part of my series, “When Eating More […]

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Food For Adrenal Fatigue: An Awesome Raw Foods, Gluten Free Recipe Using Kelp Noodles

Jun

8

Food For Adrenal Fatigue: An Awesome Raw Foods, Gluten Free Recipe Using Kelp Noodles

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I’m so excited about these Kelp Noodles , available from Raw Food World . They’re made from highly nutritious kelp and a pinch of extra sodium alginate to hold them together.  They’ve become one of my absolutely favorite foods.  They are quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious.  Their high calcium and iodine content […]

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Prescriptions Don’t Find the Root Cause of Your Chronic Symptoms or Disease!

Jun

6

Prescriptions Don’t Find the Root Cause of Your Chronic Symptoms or Disease!

I truly believe we all need to change our mindset and behavior in order to fix today’s health care system.  This system is seriously broken. Practitioners like me – and every medical professional AND PATIENT throughout the medical system – need to get out of the “disease management” state of mind! People are slowly deteriorating […]

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Sesame Chai Green Smoothie

May

25

Sesame Chai 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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How to Eat Healthy and Control Your Blood Sugar While Traveling

May

25

How to Eat Healthy and Control Your Blood Sugar While Traveling

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Traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Already planning your summertime family excursions? Attending your son or daughter’s college graduation on another coast? Dare I say planning the s’mores for that campout next month? All fun things…YES…but at the same time, planning these mobile activities may cause you to worry about how you will manage the inherent […]

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Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

May

15

Radio Show: Shocking Truths: Insulin Resistance Demystified

Many people may be insulin resistant, even on a healthy, whole foods diet, and even if they test negative for diabetes or pre-diabetes!   This show is about demystifying blood sugar imbalances and setting the record straight about what is a worldwide epidemic. Diabetes is rampant across the globe. The topic of blood sugar imbalances […]

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Fatigue Busting Raw Food Recipe Treat

May

15

Fatigue Busting Raw Food Recipe Treat

To celebrate the Fatigue Awareness Week (May 12-17, 2016), I made this yummy raw vegan gluten-free living foods treat.  I suggest it as a replacement for candy, coffee and soda to combat mid afternoon energy slump.  You will love it. This recipe combines the goodness of raw foods and dark greens with the decadence of dessert.  […]

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Can Blood Sugar Imbalance and Insulin Resistance Be Causing Your Pain and Fatigue?

May

12

Can Blood Sugar Imbalance and Insulin Resistance Be Causing Your Pain and Fatigue?

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May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, including Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; so I thought it was a good day to talk about these common diseases and how they are linked to your diet and lifestyle choices. In particular, I wanted to bring up the connection seen with these […]

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Practitioner Corner: Leaky Gut – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

May

12

Practitioner Corner: Leaky Gut – When Eating Good Food Makes You Feel Bad

I hope you’re enjoying this blog post series, and that you are seeing why it is so important to ask your client the right in-depth questions as well as know the most useful functional testing available for a given set of symptoms. The previous blog post on isothiocyanates offered a good example of a situation where […]

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