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Can You do Paleo with an ApoE Gene Mutation?

DNA illustration with gene mutation and words ApoE4 and Paleo

Questions about following the Paleo diet when the individual has an ApoE gene mutation have begun to rise in my consultations with clients and creating a lot of confusion. Here’s what you need to know to alleviate your concerns if this is an issue for you. [continue reading…]


How to End Your Addiction to Chocolate or Caffeine

Coffee in cup and chocolate pieces looking blurred to depict addiction.  How to End Your Addiction to Chocolate or Caffeine

Caffeine and chocolate (including dark and raw cacao) are mind-altering addictive drugs that affect the brain in a similar manner as other psychotropic substances like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and alcohol. Therefore, the process for overcoming addiction to them is the same as it would be for any other drug.

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Nutritional Supplements that Can be Counterproductive

Adverse Reactions Sign

Although many nutritional supplements can be beneficial and support health, that is not always the case. In some circumstances, particular supplements can be highly counterproductive or even harmful. It is vital to be informed about potential complications to optimize your results and prevent a setback in your healing journey. [continue reading…]


Paleo Snacks

Beef Jerky Makes a Great Paleo Snack

The first issue to address on the topic of Paleo snacks is your beliefs or mindset about snacking. Munching on something in between meals is not a nutritional necessity. For the most part, you will enhance your health by eliminating this habit, which is easy to do when you are eating correctly. [continue reading…]


Balancing Neurotransmitters Checklist

Balls Demonstrating  Balance of Neurotransmitters

Balancing neurotransmitters (otherwise known as correcting disrupted brain chemistry) is one of the issues I work the most on with my clients. Simply because neurotransmitters are involved in pretty much every aspect of health, but especially when we are dealing with conditions like Candida, SIBO, IBS and other functional gut disorders, adrenal fatigue, depression, anxiety disorders, OCD or any other mental health issue, excess sympathetic nervous system activity (aka sympathetic dominance), sugar and carb addiction, compulsive overeating or binge eating, or drug and alcohol addiction. [continue reading…]


10 Impressive Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

Sliced Pumpkin Pieces and Seeds in a Bowl and on Chopping Board

While pumpkins are traditionally associated with fall decorations, jack-o’-lanterns and Thanksgiving, you may not realize they are also regarded for their significant nutritional value and can be enjoyed any time of year without guilt or fear by pretty much everyone, regardless of the health condition that may exist.

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Spooky Halloween Candy Dangers

Spooky Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns Illustrating Dangers of Candy

Well, it’s that time of year again when we dress our children up and then parade them around the neighborhood to collect a bag of poison that they will shove down their throats until they literally can’t eat another bite. [continue reading…]


Designing Your Individualized Paleo Plan

Lemon Slice as Color Wheel Demonstrating Individualization of Paleo Plan

As you know, I am a strong advocate of the Paleo diet. However, it’s important to be aware that there is not a one size fits all even within these guidelines. We are all unique and what works for one person may not work for another. Each of us should take the basic Paleo principles and fine-tune and customize them for our own individual biochemistry. [continue reading…]


Zika Virus Insanity – Special Report

Zika Virus Carrying Mosquito on Skin

Concerns over the Zika virus have government agencies dispersing toxic pesticides across some U.S. cities by land and air. Few people are aware that the risk of long-term effects from pesticide exposure is much higher than those that are associated with this mild viral infection spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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Are You a Sugar Addict?

Lines of Sugar and Cubes Depicting Addiction

Sugar is a mind-altering addictive substance that has been shown in brain scans to affect the brain in the same manner as hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. The consequences of this addiction can result in depression, anxiety disorders, antisocial behaviors and violence, learning disabilities, ADHD, microbial overgrowth, lack of inner peace and well being, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and drug and alcohol addiction to name a few. Read on to see if you if you fit the criteria for a sugar addict and what you can do to overcome your cravings. [continue reading…]