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The Surprising TMJ Connection to Back Pain and Health About 8 out of 10 Americans experience back pain at some point, and more than $100 billion is spent collectively each year seeking relief. Lower back and neck pain have been some of my own personal challenges growing older. My scoliosis coupled with my workaholic “bad habits” have not been kind to my musculoskeletal health. I’ve had to relearn many lifestyle habits, exercises and Read More

Are Food Sensitivities Sabotaging Your Health?

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How to reboot your system with simple food swaps and diet tweaks. A secret epidemic of hidden food allergies is raging. This complicated issue has tormented many of my clients over the years, people who can’t figure out why they have headaches, stomach aches, fatigue, low blood cholesterol, low blood levels of Vitamins D and K, and zinc, dermatitis, and various types of abdominal pain. All manner of gut grief mysteriously plagues their Read More

24 Hour Cleanse – Safely Flush Water Weight

I need to drop a size so I can fit into my dress before a party next week. Is there a safe way to get skinny fast? Absolutely! Many of my clients have shed 5 to 7 pounds and 2 to 3 inches from their belly in 24 hours with my “Christmas cleanse”. To do: First thing in the morning the day before your big event, combine 8 oz. of Read More

Could Adrenal Fatigue Be Keeping You Up At Night?

I barely have time to get six hours of sleep as it is, and lately I’ve been waking up three or four times a night. I can’t be this exhausted all through the holiday season! Can a diet tweak help me sleep? It sounds like adrenal fatigue may be the cause of your nighttime wake-ups. When these glands are overworked from chronic stress, they become unable to produce sufficient amounts Read More

Is My Supplement A Fake?

I’ve been taking fish oil for years because I want to get the health benefits—I’m all for improved memory, faster weight loss and reduced joint pain! But when I popped a pill in front of my friend the other day, she said a new study found that may of these supplements are fakes. Is she right? Unfortunately, yes, she’s correct—an analysis from Consumerlab.com (an independent tester of health and nutrition Read More

Can Safflower Oil Help Me Lose Weight?

My friend lost two sizes just by cooking with safflower oil instead of canola. Could it work for me? Yes! In an Ohio State University study, postmenopausal women who supplemented with 1 2/3 tsp of safflower oil daily lost an average of 6.3 percent of their abdominal fat in 16 weeks. What’s more, follow-up research suggests the same dose of safflower oil increases insulin sensitivity by 2.7 percent, boosts levels Read More

Hair Growth Supplements. Do they work?

I’ve noticed enough thin spots on my scalp to make me nervous, but I’m hesitant to splurge on a special hair-growth vitamin. Can those pills really make a difference? While most hair-growth supplements will help, thanks to their high amounts of hair-nourishing biotin, many of these pills are missing nutrient that’s even more effective: methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). This compound aids in the production of keratin (one of the main proteins in Read More

Celebrate Dad with a Delicious, Nutritious Brunch!

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Honor the men you love with a menu special enough for Father’s Day! Dad deserves the very best—on Father’s Day and every day of the year. To celebrate, I’ve assembled a truly delectable meal featuring fresh berries, garden veggies, a rainbow colored salad, savory sides, tender flaky fish, and a cooling and refreshing dessert. These deliciously healthy Father’s Day recipes will become some of your favorites! Just add a couple of Read More

Can you prevent the flu naturally?

The flu is making the rounds in my office, and I just can’t afford to be sick. What can I do to minimize my downtime? I suggest supplementing with 2 tsp. of liquid black elderberry extract twice daily throughout the sick season. According to virologists, this antioxidant-rich extract contains a compound that ‘coats’ viruses and prevents them from invading and infecting healthy cells. In fact, elderberry extract has been shown Read More

Are chia seeds better than flax seeds?

I’ve been using flaxseeds in my smoothies, salads and baked goods for years, and I love the health boost they give me. But now I’m hearing that chia and hemp seeds have more healthy fats, minerals and other nutrients. Should I switch seeds? While chia and hemp seeds are both nutritious additions to a healthy diet, I still think flaxseeds deliver the most health perks—especially for women over the age Read More