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Feeling Split In Two?

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2018

I used to be really tired, in fact, that's the whole reason why I talk so much about what real energy is and where illness comes from because in my own journey I discovered that it wasn't what I had been taught in school.

It wasn't what my functional medicine training had taught me. It wasn't just repair the adrenals. It wasn't just repair the thyroid. It wasn't that it just heal the gut. It wasn't a methylation disorder. It wasn't just toxicity. It wasn't just candida. I know because I tried to solve all of those.

What I discovered, the real cause is rooted five layers deeper than all of that. Those other things were at the surface, they were a conversation at the top, not a conversation deep in, and so I, like most people I had studied with had been looking at the wrong thing.

Sadly,  the consequences were really huge.

Maybe this will resonate with where you are, but back then, there were two of me...

The public me and the private me.

The public me smiled, was engaging,...

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The REAL you is hiding in there somewhere

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2018
Do you feel less than optimal most days?
 
Have you ever pondered what is the absolute worst thing about all of that?
 
I know, you may be tempted to say...the fatigue, lack of sleep, pain, weight gain, loss of libido, the moods, the not knowing, the sense of being stuck, the feeling of being chronically ill, the sense of being OLD.
 
But, from what I can tell, it is the absolute loss of identity.
 
Going from a vibrant, vital, thriving, beautiful, dynamic, engaging woman to something we don’t even recognize.
 
Going from dreaming about conquering the world to not being able to conquer a full day
 
It's going from being able to thrive and give birth to beautiful children and then not having the energy to want to talk to them.
 
This is about going to put on your jeans only to find out they don’t zip any more and you haven’t done anything different.
 
Or going from a total vixen to waking up to realize it has been literally...
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Food: Our Most Valuable Medicine

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2018

Food is our most valuable medicine.  What we eat shapes how we feel, how we think, and how we live.  When we lose connection with food, our cells suffer, causing organ and hormonal stress.  Part of any great healing plan involves cultivating an intimate relationship with what we eat.  Without this, even the most powerful plans fall short.  Although many find changes to diet difficult, with proper guidance, time, and coaching, anyone can adopt new patterns and create new behaviors.
Food is one of my passions, I read about it in my spare time, I cook every meal my family eats to ensure quality and taste and I try to continually update my knowledge base and resource lists to help others get access to what will nourish them most.

I also believe that food is what cures us, you can take the best, most expensive supplements the world has to offer but without good food, nothing fantastic will ever happen. Why? Because eating is the only common thing we do besides...

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Finding the right doctor isn't the answer

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2018

It seems like a lot of people are on the search for the “perfect” Doctor.

Sorry to say, that just isn’t the answer to your health journey.

Truth is, if you have exhaustion, hormonal issues, inflammation, autoimmune issues, weight issues, and pain - you have patterns you will need to manage and deal with the rest of your life.

So, what if you find that perfect person and they retire? Or worse yet...die?

Then What?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to learn to adopt habits that can always work? To access skills that are specific to your system and how you operate?  To know how to recognize what your body does under stress and how to change those patterns no matter what happens?

If you know this - you won’t ever have to search out that “perfect” practitioner ever again!

It is time we cultivated our own knowledge and skill and took responsibility and ownership of our personal healing.  Now, you DO need someone to show you what steps you...

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How good sex leads to better longevity

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2018

Do you know that feeling when your beloved caresses you - and your skin lights up, you get goosebumps, you feel that lovely warm rush and tingling throughout your body and you just want more.

How long has it been since you felt that?

I ask because I talk to women all the time who haven’t felt that in years...that rush of anticipation, those goosebumps, that excitement, that sense of desire - and they miss it.

Sadly, the longer it's been gone, the further away from it we are, the more distant it seems, and the less we relate to it.

You probably know that feeling, where that look of desire from your partner, prompts frustration, sometimes even anger - “Just get away from me”  “Oh No, not now” “I'm busy” “I'm tired.”

That something that used to make you giggle now makes you cringe and even sometimes makes you want to lash out because it feels more like control an obligation.

Some women come to accept this as just part of...

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Stress, Hormones....or all of the above

Uncategorized Nov 16, 2018

A lot of women know they have hormone imbalances. It's not a surprise, they have all the symptoms, they've been to the doctor, and sometimes they've had tests done to prove they have hormone issues. Some proclaim they have flattened cortisol levels, or low testosterone or estrogen, or progesterone levels. And honestly, most of these women attribute it at least partly to stress.

I get it, with Dr. Google and every other source out there, no matter who you are and what you are experiencing, it becomes obvious quickly...hormones are involved and so is stress.

So, it is time to ask - do you just have a hormone imbalance and a stressful life or is there more going on?

Truth be told, the medical world...both alternative and conventional stops at hormone imbalance, and gives lip service to stress, but rarely offers up more than meditate more and maybe do yoga.

Which is of course why so many women get led into doing hormone replacement. Initially, it seems like a logical answer...something...

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”I don't have time for that"

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2018

Do you say: ”I don't have time for that”

Or  “Time is my biggest obstacle”

Do you find yourself saying time is the reason you can’t exercise, or meditate or eat the best foods or even nourish yourself?

I get it, I have 3 kids, I run a practice, I cook all of our food...I really get it.

But, can I ask, is there another life coming to you that I just don’t know about? Is there a second wind of full refueling for your cells and systems waiting for you at retirement?

Because this isn’t just a body, this body is your life, it is your assets, it is your retirement, your savings, your financial net worth as well as your joy, inspiration, love, happiness and the only way you will ever get to experience anything AMAZING ever!

All of that other stuff...yes stuff occupying your time...work, cleaning your house, checking Facebook, watching TV, driving kids to practice….

If they are acting as your deterrent to saving your life, then they are...

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Coffee Shop

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2018

So, I'm standing in line at a coffee shop the other day, overhearing a group of women speaking about their lives.  As I stood there, I was struck by the tone of their conversation.

So much of their conversation centered around what wasn’t working in their lives... how they don't feel well and even how their husbands don't feel well, work troubles, political troubles, worries about almost everything you can think of. In the midst of all this,  there were descriptions of feeling like they perpetually had the flu, and having pain in their jaw, and being worried about future health issues.

Now, I could tell we're in the same age group and they're talking about their meds and how they perpetually feel like they have the flu, and I thought, how wrong are we? How long are we going to do this so wrong before we just get fed and say, that’s it... let's change it.

You know my parents are in their seventies, they’re not on any meds, they don't feel like they have...

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Costs of illness

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2018

These figures are accurate ~ if you sat down and wrote down ALL of your expenses - on your health...

**Dr visits - and getting nowhere

**Lab Fees - and they aren't even checking the right ones (money wasted)

**Random Supplements - making you worse not better!

**Out of pocket fees for "functional or holistic practitioners" that don't know how to even identify what the cells are doing much less talk about addressing it (big mistake!)

**ER visits 

**Meds - the range from pain meds to autoimmune suppressive drugs, anxiety and depression drugs, etc.

**TIME and GAS- to and from Dr's (who don't know what to do with the full spectrum of what you experience...exhaustion, pain, hormonal craziness, Thyroid, Adrenal, gut, brain, and everything in-between- some people are driving hours to and from Dr visits.

Now that is just all straight money expenses - which if you added that up, most of it would be over 8k/year easy!

Here is the REAL COST though - of not getting the help you need.

**Lost...

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Inhabiting Our Bodies

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2018

I think it's time we decided to live in our bodies, like really in our bodies.

Someone said to me the other day they had the realization over the weekend that their weight was in their body and since they live in their body, it was their job to care for their body because it was where they lived. I heard it at first and saw the potential in it, but something just didn’t sit right with the observation.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the statement. I mean it's very true. I live in my body and therefore I need to be conscious of that.

I get it, being conscious of our role living inside our bodies….but thinking of it that way “I live in my body”...the statement evokes a separateness, again delineating this difference between the me in my head and the me that is my body.  In a weird way, it makes me feel as if I have just made a statement about my body being somehow less than “me”.

Does that make sense?

Less me than me...as if the real me...

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