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  • From Bananas to Blue Cheese: When can a Baby be called a “Foodie”?

    Posted on: January 14th, 2016

    Posted in: Nutrition     Pediatrics    

    Recently we learned that our little toddling cherub likes blue cheese stuffed olives. On days when I work my husband brings our son by on my lunch break so that baby can nurse, and while wandering through a local deli one day waiting for my lunch break to start he bought some blue cheese-stuffed olives

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  • Building Blocks for Strong Bones

    Posted on: September 9th, 2015

    Posted in: Aging     Nutrition    

    Bones are the framework of the body.  Just like with the three little pigs the building materials you choose will dictate the strength of your physical foundation. Diets rich in fruit and vegetables (particularly green leafy vegetables) have been positively associated with stronger bones.  Raw nuts and seeds, sea vegetables, and a moderate intake of

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  • NICU essentials

    Posted on: September 9th, 2015

    Posted in: Immune Support     NICU     Nutrition     Pediatrics    

    There are lots of subtleties and individualized elements to NICU life, but some of what I found through my experience and through speaking with others over those pivotal few months are summarized below.  For the most part I’m speaking to my fellow mamas because that is what I know best, but there’s no denying that the

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  • Using Acids to Support Alkalinity

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Detoxification     Digestion     Nutrition     Weight loss    

    It might sound counter-intuitive but most of us need more acid (in the right place) to prevent painful acidity, and promote appropriate alkalinity in the body! There is an increasing awareness of the role that bodily pH plays in supporting optimal health.  Increased acidity of body tissues has been linked to inflammation, allergies, and osteoporosis

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  • Easy tips for Health Maintenance

    Posted on: January 4th, 2011

    Posted in: Lifestyle counseling     Nutrition     Weight loss    

    Maintenance of good health can be easy by following a few simple tips.   1.        Focus on vegetables! Vegetables are nutritional powerhouses that provide your body with the micronutrients needed for optimal health.  In the case of a nutritional deficiency the body may respond by increasing hunger signals in a desperate attempt to encourage the

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  • Going Gluten-Free

    Posted on: December 17th, 2010

    Posted in: Digestion     Lifestyle counseling     Nutrition    

    A gluten-free diet can make the world of difference for many people.  Gluten is a protein that is found primarily in certain grains including wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley, triticale, and secondarily in other foods such as oats, and a very wide range of processed foods.


  • Balancing Blood Sugar Daily

    Posted on: November 26th, 2010

    Posted in: Energy and Fatigue     Lifestyle counseling     Nutrition     Weight loss    

    A lack of blood sugar balance can lead to foggy thinking, weight changes, cardiovascular health concerns, and a host of other “modern” symptoms and diseases.  Glucose is the primary fuel for most of the cells in our body, and is the preferred fuel for the brain (only during starvation can the brain be persuaded to

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