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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 Iron Elephant in the Room

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Supplementation—should you or shouldn’t you? Iron is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is said to make red blood cells and functions as the oxygen transport system of the body. Once iron is absorbed into the bloodstream, it’s ultimately stored in the ferritin molecule. But, on the other hand, it fuels bacteria, virus, and parasites. Unless iron is eliminated through blood loss, as in the case of Read More

Is Your Sluggish Thyroid Weighing You Down?

Strategies to kick up energy, mood and pare the pounds. Hypothyroidism (sluggish thyroid) is epidemic today, particularly among women. The incidence of this condition increases with age. I would estimate that about three out of every four of my female clients over the age of thirty five is low thyroid. The thyroid gland is the body’s energy burner and thermostat. When this gland slows down, so does metabolism, as well Read More

The MS Mystery

What you don’t know about multiple sclerosis can hurt you. Sadly, we all know someone with MS these days. This week (March 12 – March 18) has been designated “MS week”. It’s time to increase our collective awareness regarding this most debilitating central nervous system disease that appears to be increasing at alarming rates. The official stats—in my opinion—are grossly “underestimated” with between 250,000 and 350,000 known cases in the Read More

Hidden Copper Overload

The copper connection to low thyroid, fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. Diagnosing copper overload is more of an art than an exact science. Ironically many people who have copper overload don’t initially test high in copper—at least 50% of my clients don’t—when they take a Tissue Mineral Analysis. Their metabolism is so depressed that the copper is tightly stored in tissue and hasn’t yet been released into circulation and deposited in the hair. Read More

Did a Deficiency Make You Do It?

A lack of zinc in your diet may be making you aggressive. Several years ago I ran across a fascinating article in Psychology Today which focused on the origin of violent behavior. Was it nature or nutrition? Could the underlying cause be in one’s upbringing or in their genes? Or just maybe it could be some type of nutritional imbalance. Taking the nutritional stance was William Walsh, Ph.D. and his Read More

Copper CRAZY

Is Copper Making You Crazy? A Closer Look at Copper Toxicity I just ran into a new mom, a veteran Fat Flusher, who just had the most adorable baby. She was telling me that since the baby – she has been losing hair. I immediately suggested a TMA to assess her copper – which can rise during pregnancy due to estrogen and progesterone fluctuations. Copper destroys protein bonds (like those Read More

Educate Yourself In Health And Wellness

I am just returning from beautiful Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR where I had the opportunity to address hundreds of health care practitioners at the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTP) Conference. My keynote address, “Are You a Copperhead? The Surprising Connection Between Copper and Mental Health” was received with great interest! As I did last week I would like to share another great resource with you, Read More