Gut Issues: The 5R Protocol

“Hey Doc,” he says “I can’t believe how much better I’m feeling. I haven’t had any gas, bloating or stomach pain since I followed your directions. It’s awesome!” Balancing the gut I hear this all the time and let me tell you how blessed I feel to be a witness to health conditions and symptoms being resolved without medication. Let’s talk gut issues…again. The reason I talk about them so frequently is because almost everyone who walks into my clinic has … Continued

What do the numbers 3,4, 8 and 9 have to do with your health and wellness?

Do you know those little stickers on fruits and veggies? They’re called price look-up (PLU) codes and they contain numbers that cashiers use to ring you up. But you can also use them to make sure you’re getting what you paid for. If you are interested in staying healthy, here’s what to look for: • A five-digit number that starts with a 9  means the item is organic. Eating organically—or better yet, biodynamically—grown produce is paramount. This can be identified at the grocery … Continued

Spring Detox

It’s spring cleaning time! Your body is one of the most important things to keep clean. Today we will talk about the importance of keeping your liver and kidney healthy in addition to some detox suggestions. Keep your detox organs healthy Your liver and kidneys are the main organs that help remove toxins that enter your body or are created by your body. Step one is making sure your liver and kidneys are working well. We do that with blood … Continued

Roasted Veggies with Tzatziki Sauce and Almonds

I’m always looking for easy meals that contain a bunch of fiber-rich, nutrient-dense, low-carb vegetables. The dish I’m introducing to you today is a staple in our house. I love it so much I will have it for two to three meals a day. It’s really that good and that easy. My favorite buddy, Joe I am lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s between work and home. I love the convenience of having pre-cut organic veggies. I will purchase … Continued

Spring Allergies: Supplements

If your allergy medication is making you so sleepy that you are falling in your soup at lunchtime, read on for some more natural solutions without the post med slump. There are many supplements that can help with allergy symptoms. You might even suggest some to me that have helped you so that I can expand on my list. The supplements that I’m sharing with you here have a great track record with my patients so they are my “go … Continued

Spring Allergies: NAET

It’s that time of year. The stuffy, sniff-ly, cough-y, drippy season of spring allergies. Don’t despair, I help these symptoms with safe techniques and supplements that I’ll share with you today and next week. NAET NAET is Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. It’s an acupuncture and an energy medicine technique that helps reprogram the body to tolerate food and environmental sensitivities. Over 20 years ago, my friend, Dr. David Brownstein, introduced it to me and convinced me to travel to California … Continued

Meet A Fiber Superhero

It’s almost spring and with spring comes spring cleaning… of your liver and gut that is. There is a great source of fiber I want to introduce you to today to help with (spring) cleaning out your intestines. It’s called acacia powder and today’s post is about the benefits of adding this to your diet or using it as a gut detox. Sing with me…I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we … Continued

Lamb and Pistachio Patties

This holiday season I received the most amazing cookbook. This recipe of lamb and pistachio patties comes from this great gift. Who is this wonderful gift giver? Most of you don’t know it but I have a “behind-the-scenes” guy. A guy who makes sure my punctuation and sentence structure doesn’t read like a preschooler. A guy who takes me to task if I am late for my writing deadlines (this month is a great example although he has been kind … Continued

The Greatest Festival on Earth

Brace yourselves, my friends, in collaboration with the amazing Christopher Ball, we are creating the ROCK YOUR HEALTH AND WEALTH FESTIVAL. If you knew me back around 2009-ish, you would have either participated or attended The Enrichment and Wellness Festival I created. The Enrichment and Wellness Festival was amazing but nothing like we are creating today The Enrichment and Wellness Festival had presenters that taught you how to control blood pressure with yoga, how to lower your cholesterol without statins, … Continued

A Cause of Bloating

That feeling when you can barely button your pants. You feel like you look nine months pregnant. You are hungry but eating is uncomfortable. This is bloat. Your insides have blown up like a balloon. Bloating can be caused by many different conditions and situations. I want to share with you one of the causes of bloating that, when identified correctly, can be life-changing. A Plethora of  Causes Bloating can be caused by eating too fast or not chewing your … Continued