Quinoa Salad Even Teenagers Like

Last night I had a gaggle of teenagers—my daughter’s friends—at my house for dinner. At times like these, I struggle with what food I should offer. The “health coach side” of me wants to serve up boatloads of hearty nutrition while the “practical side” of me knows I can’t push too hard or they’ll never [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Anxiety Root Causes (Part 2)

Doctors and researchers have discovered that when our microbial gut flora is compromised or lacks diversity, we may experience a number of health issues, including anxiety. In my last post, I began to explore factors that may influence our gut flora. In this post, I explore even more. Inflammation Inflammation is sometimes obvious. For example, if you cut your finger, it gets red and swollen. Other [...]

By | May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety Root Causes (Part 1)

Depending on which lens you use, the cause of anxiety and how to treat it will look different. How Conventional Medicine Looks at Anxiety According to the American Association of Anxiety, the exact cause of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is unknown. The symptoms tend to emerge gradually. Symptoms may begin at any age, typically emerging between childhood and middle age. [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Digestive Health, Gut, Serotonin, Uncategorized|1 Comment

5 Surprising Truths About Wellness

When it comes to good health, there are five things I believe. 1. Wellness abounds for you. No matter how sick or overweight you might feel, it is my personal belief that you (and your body) are not flawed, broken, or hopeless. Sure, you may be carrying some extra weight. Maybe you’ve received a scary [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment