Bolstering Immunity-What You Should Know About Supplements

What’s Novel about COVID-19? As an emerging infection, we’re beginning to understand what makes this virus unique.  This allows us to be more strategic in our efforts to prevent and treat it.  Here’s what we’re learning: ACE2 receptors This virus uses ACE2 receptors on cells to gain entry. Different substances interact with and increase the […]

Building Immunity by Managing Stress

Stress… We use this word so often that we don’t even take it seriously anymore. Stress occurs when life’s events surpass our ability to handle them. It comes in many forms: rush hour traffic, unexpected bills, your boss yelling at you, your kids fighting, or worst yet, there’s no toilet paper to be found in […]

Ro-busting Your Immune Response

Many patients are asking what they can do to boost their immune system.  While none of us have encountered this particular Coronavirus previously, we do know the fundamentals of shoring up immunity. Because 70-80% of immune function is found in the GI tract, any issues there should be prioritized.  This starts with a healthy diet, […]

Meet Karen Bush

Karen Bush, National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach (NBC-HWC) has the distinction of being among the first coaches in the country to be Board Certified through the National Board of Medical Examiners, a designation that places her in the top tier of health coaches in the US. Her experience in healthcare began after receiving her […]

Everyone Should Detox!

What does it mean to detox? We define detox as the body’s physiological process of reducing internal toxicity. Every day the liver, kidneys, colon and skin are working to eliminate toxins, with the liver being the main driver of detox, via 2 phases of detox pathways. In phase I, the liver uses the cytochrome P450 […]

Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 small yellow onion diced  2 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes  1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped  2 cloves garlic, minced  1 small jalapeno, minced  3 cups vegetable broth  1 15 oz can fire roasted, diced tomatoes  1 15 oz can diced tomatoes  1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained  2 teaspoons chili powder  2 teaspoons ground cumin  1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper  1/4 cup chopped cilantro  Salt and pepper to taste […]

Chia Fruit Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup coconut flour 2 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 tsp baking powder Stevia to taste 6 eggs 1 cup milk (pea protein adds 8g protein per cup, but any milk will do) 1/4 cup maple syrup, coconut nectar or honey 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid […]

Coconut Chia Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup milk (I use pea protein milk to add 8g protein per cup, but any milk will work) 2-3 tbsp full fat coconut cream (from the top of the can of whole fat coconut milk), warmed to liquid 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-3 tsp honey, maple or agave syrup Stevia to taste (optional) […]

CBD: What Can’t it Help?

Did you know all invertebrates have a biological system named after cannabis?  Cannabinoids, active compounds found in cannabis plants, were discovered in the 1990’s when scientists were studying how cannabis works, thus the name “endocannabinoid system” (ECS). What Is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? The ECS is a physiological system constantly working to maintain homeostasis at […]

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