How to Get Better Zzzzz's - Putting a Stop to Sleep Deficiency

Tuesday October 1, 2019 comments Tags: sleep, sleep deficiency

According to a recent study, as many as 1 in every 3 Americans has trouble getting enough sleep . Whether you have trouble getting to sleep or wake up constantly as you toss and turn during the night, sleep deficiencies can affect you negatively. Insufficient sleep can lead to poor digestion, inadequate absorption of nutrients, chronic systemic stress and inflammation. All of these can ultimately lead to chronic, degenerative diseases which have very serious health and quality of life implications. Too many people think the only cure for... Read More


Garlic Miso Zucchini Noodles

By: Marla Tenney Friday September 13, 2019 comments

Garlic Miso Zucchini Noodles

Serves 1 INGREDIENTS: Veggies: 1 tsp coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, julienned 1 carrot, spiralized 2 handfuls of baby spinach 2 large zucchini squashes, spiralized 3 sprigs of green onions, diced 1 tbsp sesame seeds Miso Sauce: 1 cup of vegetable or bone broth 2 tbsp white miso paste 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tsp of ginger root, grated (or powdered) 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp coconut aminos tsp maple syrup Instructions: ... Read More


Beat Back-to-School Germs at Their Own Game

Sunday September 1, 2019 comments

Beat Back-to-School Germs at Their Own Game

School is back in session (or getting there for some parts of the country) and the one thing that many moms dread about this, is the number of germs to which their kids are exposed. Runny noses, colds, and flu viruses abound. When your child is exposed to these germs, it puts a strain on your whole family, as it can end up getting passed around from person to person. While many people think this is just a normal part of life, it actually is not supposed to be this way. This year take some time to boost your immune system so you can beat germs... Read More


Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Soup with Garlic, Onion, Turmeric, Broth, Ginger, & Carrots

Thursday August 22, 2019 comments

Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Soup with Garlic, Onion, Turmeric, Broth, Ginger, & Carrots

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp coconut oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 1 yellow onion, diced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced or diced 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 1 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric (or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric) 1 can coconut milk 3 cups organic broth 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed and sorted 2 tablespoons all natural creamy peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter teaspoon salt, plus more... Read More


The Real Skinny on Detoxification

Thursday August 1, 2019 comments Tags: Detox, Pathogens, Detoxification, Liver, Kidneys, Lymph

The Real Skinny on Detoxification

Pathogens and Accumulating Pathogen Load Detoxification Going through a detox or cleanse has become a common, almost trendy, aspect of our diet and a popular wellness technique. For the most part, people understand that a detox is removing toxins from their body even if they dont understand entirely what that looks like or how it works or even why its important. The benefits of a good detox are quickly apparent as participants report that they feel better, have more energy, can access greater mental focus and their sleep improves. ... Read More


Toxicity Within Our Food

Monday July 1, 2019 comments Tags: organic, toxins, healthy food

Toxicity Within Our Food

The culture of food and nutrition in the United States has changed drastically since the 1950s. Before processed, easily preserved, easy to heat up and eat food options became the norm, humans were accustomed to eating locally grown, organic foods with little to no toxins. The way food is prepared, preserved and shipped today has a huge impact on our health and wellness. Convenience has become more important than nutrition. Profits have become more relevant than the physical impacts of the food we consume. Is Your Food Toxic? ... Read More


The (Weight) Struggle is Real

Monday June 3, 2019 comments

The (Weight) Struggle is Real

Summer is here, and so is the struggle to get into shape for all of those fun outdoor parties with friends and family. But, it can seem that the very activities youll want to enjoy will sidetrack your efforts for staying fit and healthy. While the desire to look your best is often a motivating factor, it is important to remember that your weight is only a number and a single data point when considering your overall health and vitality. I have been there my friend, worrying about how I would look in a swimsuit for a Mexican vacation was the... Read More


The Second Brain, AKA The Gut

Wednesday May 1, 2019 comments

The Second Brain, AKA The Gut

For years, weve known the systems of the body are all interconnected. One system can cause drastic changes in another. But what has only recently come to light is the dramatic connection between a persons brain and stomach. For instance, we have known that serotonin, a neurotransmitter produced in the brain, is responsible for regulating your sleep and also for producing feelings of happiness. But what is just being realized is that these same neurotransmitters are produced in the gut as well. Lets take a look at how these two areas... Read More


The Key Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Monday April 1, 2019 comments Tags: stress, fatigue, wellness

The Key Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Todays lifestyles seem to have us running at 100 mph without slowing down. Work, family, kids, relationships, schoolits a recipe for burn-out and leaves us no time for ourselves. But if you do everything right by eating properly, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising, only to find that you are still dragging each day, then there may be something else wrong. Adrenal fatigue may be the culprit. What is adrenal fatigue and how does it relate to stress? Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms Naturopathic doctor James Wilson first diagnosed... Read More


How the Glycemic Index Impacts Your Health

By: Marla Tenney Monday March 4, 2019 comments

How the Glycemic Index Impacts Your Health

Literally thousands of articles are on the Internet claiming to have the ONE answer or tip for how to improve your health through diet. And if youre like me, youve probably seen every fad diet that has come throughAtkins, Keto, Paleo, and Mediterranean. (Not to mention the Cabbage Soup Diet, which I actually tried over twenty years ago!) There are several issues with these trendy diets, but the most important problem is that each person is different. How an individual processes different types of food isnt identical to another person. ... Read More