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How to Take Charge of Lyme Disease and Live Your Best Life

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I was truly concerned. During the popular Parasite Summit I participated in recently , I didn’t realize how many of you are suffering with Lyme disease. When Lyme goes from the initial fatigue, fever, rash and body aches to become chronic and neurologic, it is one of the Mystery Diseases of the 21st century – difficult to diagnose and even more of a challenge to treat. I went in search Read More

From Pritikin to Paleo Plus

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My weight loss plan journey. Discovering my unique weight loss plan and detox philosophy started over three decades ago in the month of October. That is why this time of year is always very special to me. It marks the anniversary of a monumental watershed moment in my career—second only to my meeting Dr. Hazel Parcells. As fate would have it, my path began around the dinner table in September Read More

A Tribute to the Woman Who Changed My Life

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Honoring the timeless Dr. Hazel Parcells. Anyone who knows me or has followed my career surely knows about my deep admiration and respect for my mentor, Dr. Hazel Parcells—who lived to be 106! Yesterday she would have turned 118 and I honestly thought that she would live that long! I had the absolute privilege of working with Dr. Parcells personally—and soaked up all of the wisdom that she shared. She Read More

Uniting Perimenopausal Women

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Take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. When you’re in the throes of perimenopause, it can be a very isolating experience. You may feel as if even your body has abandoned and betrayed you. I can assure you, you’re not alone. You are not the only woman experiencing these symptoms. You are not the only woman who may not even realize that your symptoms are related to perimenopause. And, Read More

The Sweetest Spice

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A full 411 on this fan favorite. C’mon, who doesn’t love cinnamon? Ceylon cinnamon, of course. Found in many of my recipes, this spice adds a kick that’s appealing to a wide range of taste buds. I love cinnamon year-round, but doesn’t it seem especially tasty in your fall and winter menus? Once considered a precious commodity, cinnamon boasts a long history as both a spice and a medicine. Cinnamon Read More

Hemp, Hemp Hooray

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There’s a new seed you’ve got to meet. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of flax and chia, but there’s a new seed in town that you simply must add to your lineup. Hemp seeds are one of nature’s greatest gifts, perfect little bundles of benefits for your entire body. They’re about one-third healthful fats and one-quarter protein, as well as a magnificent source of natural gamma-linolenic acid. You also Read More

Red is the New Green

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Weight loss, improved digestion, and more. We often associate green with health and nutrition, but what about red? I have one specific rich-colored veggie in mind that you simply must add to your weekly menus. It’s tasty, versatile, and, of course, as nutritious as can be. Can you guess? It’s one of the most regenerative foods for your body—beets! It’s hard to keep up with their ever-expanding list of benefits, Read More

The Right Whey

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What’s really in your shakes and smoothies? Whether you’re a body builder or a busy mom, everyone these days loves the ease and convenience of a meal replacement shake or smoothie. And what’s not to love? With a simple swirl of the blender you get a yummy glass full of nutrients with endless fruit and veggie combinations. At the heart of it is the protein powder—and there are many to Read More

The Weed with Serious Flower Power

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Hint: You probably think of it as a nuisance. They pop up in your yard in all the wrong places and you’ve probably thrown many away without a second thought. Far from just a pesky weed, this plant contains secret stock piles of phytonutrients and has some seriously amazing health benefits. In fact, the entire plant can be used for health and healing, from its yellow leaves all the way Read More

Easy Summer Meals

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Simple and healthy recipes you’ll love. As a hot summer day is winding down, you might find yourself hungry, but not in the mood to spend much time in the kitchen. Of course, you also want to keep things healthy, fresh, and Fat Flush-friendly. Today, I’m sharing a selection of my go-to recipes to enjoy during the season of sun. These selections are great for both lunch and dinner—and leave Read More