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Is it all your gut?

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2019

I saw a Facebook post from someone the other day that said that they were a gut specialist. 

They weren't a doc, so it wasn't an MD or a DO or an ND, now, my first thought was you can't possibly be a gut specialist because already by name it assumes you've just taken the gut out of the body, which is impossible.  The label says, the gut is the one thing you're looking at and that means by default you have no idea the relationship of the gut to the rest of the system. I say this because you can't ever just heal one thing. 

I've never met a person who just had a gut problem, not even one time, never met a person who just had a hormonal problem, or just a cardiovascular problem. 

The reality is, your body is one beautiful divine connected structure. The minute that we isolate is the minute that we actually set a ceiling on what our healing can be. 

The most unfortunate thing is everybody wants to be an expert in something and few people are willing to study...

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Here's what not to eat....

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2019

When I peruse Facebook, I swear what ends up happening to me is that I am filled with the thought that most people in the health industry honestly think that God fu*@ed up. 

They're promoting these plans and programs that are all about, eliminating so much food from our lives under this whole premise that that food is bad, carbs are bad, fats are bad, protein is bad...so much bad.

When did we become so arrogant that we assumed that things from the natural world were actually bad, wrong, and not meant for human consumption? 

All of this, in spite of the fact that there are still indigenous cultures on this planet, consuming many of those so so-called "bad" foods that they're saying are going to kill you. 

Let's take corn. Corn is a sacred food to the tribes of the southwest US,  it literally is used in ceremony, it is a main food staple in a multitude of ways, and yet many with health issues are told to avoid it.

Could it be that it isn't the corn? Or...

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How good sex leads to better longevity

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2019

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...

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Finding the right Doctor isn't the answer

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2019

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 which 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...

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Are you waiting for Easy?

Uncategorized Aug 01, 2019

A friend of mine was talking the other day about the time it takes to build a business, saying you have to give yourself at least a year of hard work,  long days of sacrifice, often diminished sleep and time with friends and time with family, with very little money and challenge before you really expect to begin to see big results.

To this conversation, she got a litany of agreement.

Now you may be thinking what does this have to do with health?

Well, I wondered how many people will agree to invest a year of their life in building a business but will balk at investing a year of their life in their health?  

So, I ask, are you waiting for it to be easy?
Truth is, our body is way more complex than any business could ever be….we live in a complex biological structure with multidimensional levels:  physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

We are dealing with a structure that can carry forward not only the experiences of our life...aka the emotions, trauma,...

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”I don't have time for that”

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2019

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...

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Functional Medicine isn't the answer

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2019

Years ago, I thought Functional Medicine was the way to go...it was when I was still new at practice and honestly, hadn’t really gotten my feet planted yet.  In my desire to have better answers for my patients, I dove in, expecting to find massive clarity and huge answers to some of the challenging issues presenting for so many of my patients: exhaustion, weight gain, perpetual hormonal issues, pain, mood disorders and more.

Now, only about a year into that adventure, I walked away from functional medicine altogether, finding that it was nothing more than a way to keep prescribing an ongoing onslaught of supplements and massive doses of “bioidentical hormones” to sick people who had no other options.  

Problem was...it just didn’t work.  Patients weren’t getting better and staying there and along the way, they were having issues emerge in other systems which required totally different treatment plans...consequently, you would start at the...

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The BS story I used to believe

Uncategorized Jul 14, 2019

One of the complete bullshit stories that I used to tell myself when I was a practicing physician while exhausted and not sleeping was "I just need a break".

Now, despite my gut being inflamed and always bloated, my joints hurting, headaches, horrible periods, chronic skin conditions, feeling perpetually stressed, anxious and angry…even with all I knew, I still thought….I probably just needed a good long weekend. 

I would sit and think: If I could just have a true break, if I could just take a week off or two weeks off, or on a particularly bad day….I bet if I could just take a month off or I bet if I could just organize my schedule better, I would feel better. 

Now the reason why I say it's a complete bullshit story is that if one of my children had been feeling tired, achy, headachy, their joints hurt, their gut was inflamed, they weren't sleeping, their energy sucked, their mind was foggy. I would have moved heaven and earth to take care of...

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You can't rush healing

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2019

No matter how much we want to, we cannot rush healing. We cannot make it happen in a timeline that we establish and the simple reason for that is healing is an elemental relationship of the body taking on a self-directed restoration course. 

The fact is, most of us have been ignorant and unaware of what has actually happened in our bodies over the last 20 or 30 years. Because of that, because we didn't have our awareness in those moments when we were collecting toxicity, when we were storing emotions, when we were storing chemical toxins, we don't really recognize how big our healing is.

Because of our modern world, we think it should happen overnight, it should be quick. "I just need to change this or change that."

The fact is, healing is actually the quintessential experience of reunification on every level of our being, and that cannot be rushed. 

Real healing is not just a physical experience, it's a mental, emotional and spiritual experience that is linked to...

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How long does it take to heal?

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2019

How long does it take to heal?

I know people ask that question all the time and the thing is it's not really the question we should be asking because that in truth is a question with too many variables to answer accurately.

The reality is, what we desire to heal is the accumulation in most cases of 20,30, 40, or 50 years of buildup in our bodies build upon a biological, physical level, but also on a mental, emotional level. It's, all the programming we've accumulated in addition to no one ever teaches us how to actually feed ourselves, no one ever actually teaching us what makes our biology happy, no one ever teaches us how to be one.

So the bigger question to ask is what does healing really mean to you?
I suppose it comes down to, do you want to know what it feels like to be you at the most brilliant, amazing, best you can possibly be in any circumstance or do you just want to look better in a mirror and feel okay?

For right now I think we as humans have unfortunately...

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