The truth is this, we are asking the WRONG questions! Why do the thousands of people who I diagnose with autoimmune disease not know about it until I do the proper testing and ask the proper questions? Because in the pharmaceutical-based healthcare paradigm we are in right now, we are required to match the symptom with the drug. That means the many symptoms that could be red-flag indicators for autoimmune disease are being band-aided for years by doctors who are trained to alleviate symptoms rather than prevent disease. … [Read more...] about Why Is Autoimmune Disease So Hard to Cure – or Even Diagnose?
It is November of 2016. It’s a month, a year, a time that most of us will always remember. We will remember it as a time of deep divides and contention between brothers and sisters, friends and lovers, democrats and republicans. It is the worst of times and it is the best of times. On November 9th I was seeing patients in my office all day. I was charting “post electoral depression” in my chart notes as a quick way to describe the tears, the puffy eyes, and the abject despair that infused my office and my patients. … [Read more...] about Suffering from Post-Electoral Depression?
Why Broth? Broth or stock is an infusion-rich in mineral that is made from the bones of healthy animals that are boiled in water with herbs, spices, and veggies. Bone broth is what is known as a traditional or healing food that was made by our grandparents, great grandparents, and so on. Bone broth is nutrient dense and inexpensive to make. It's a win-win because it helps to heal leaky gut. This highly nutritious broth is high in phosphorous, magnesium and calcium so it's amazing for anyone who needs to heal their digestive system, joints, hair, nails and skin. I have seen this get rid of cellulite in my own body. … [Read more...] about Autumn Soup Recipes Using Hormone Balancing and Gut Healing Bone Broth
"MY BODY IS NOT AN ORNAMENT, IT IS THE VEHICLE TO MY DREAMS"- Taryn Brumfitt Last week, I had the pleasure and life-transforming experience of attending a screening for Embrace, the documentary. Embrace is Taryn Brumfitt's exploration of her own issues of body image. She tackled this personal issue on film as a way of helping herself come to terms with the mismatch between "real bodies" and the bodies as seen on the covers of magazines and in the media. … [Read more...] about My Body Is Not an Ornament
Listening to the wisdom of the summit panel is a true testament to the power we have as humans. If we allow ourselves the chance to go there, we have the ability to heal ourselves as well as others. Our power, in its most subtle form, is Spirit: that divine connection that unites us all. This post will explore the region of Sprit: what role does spirituality play in our vitality? “Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” –Ramana Maharshi … [Read more...] about Your Vital Spirit
Many of you know that I recently hosted the first annual Woman’s Vitality Summit. Over 50 incredible experts from a variety of different fields came together to share their wisdom with us. One thing that all of them have in common is an understanding that true vitality does not stem from only one sphere of our lives: it blooms from a healthy mind, heart, body, and spirit. … [Read more...] about Your Beautiful Body, Your Vital Body