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Outsmart Big Pharma!



I knew the moment I heard my first lecture in nursing school (highlighting the details of what happens when the body becomes riddled with disease), that I would spend my career focused on preventing illness.  My calling it seemed was to learn all I could about ways to keep the body healthy, strong and disease-free.  

Subsequently, over the ensuing 30 plus years, I dove into many aspects of health; exploring the role whole foods, herbs, supplements, juicing, detoxing, exercise, and stress management play in creating vitality, longevity and vibrant good health.   Just when I thought I’d nailed down the answers and had a few  magic formulas in my tool box for helping people feel their best, circumstances and conditions began emerging making my old tried and true strategies inadequate.    

Take Weight Loss for example: when a client would come to my nutrition practice in the early 80’s seeking a weight loss plan, I would provide them with a list of healthier food choices, encourage them to exercise and limit their calorie intake.  Today, however with 87,000 man-made chemicals in our air, food and water, it is a bit more complicated.  Now it is essential to also understand that in an attempt to protect our vital organs, the body stores those toxins in our fat cells.  Therefore, a person who wishes to lose weight today must also be counseled on ways to minimize their exposure to toxins (eating organic foods, greening their cleaning products, using natural makeup and skin care products etc.) and given specific herbs and various detoxification protocols to help the body cleanse itself of the toxins released once the fat cells breakdown.   If this new understanding of how fat cells store and release toxins is not addressed properly  one will most likely rebound and not reap the full health benefits of their weight loss.    

Then there is the inflammation factor:  Of course we all know what local or acute inflammation looks and feels like.  If one gets a cut or a sore throat, redness and soreness develop.  But today, there is more to that story and it’s called chronic or systemic inflammation.   Consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD) which consists of processed foods, artificial or trans fats and sugar laden foods leads to inflammation as does exposure to toxins, eating acidic or allergenic foods and stress.  Inflammation is now considered the underlying cause of many chronic illnesses including:  Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, Cancer and Dementia.  [click to continue…]


A Top Scientist at the CDC Blew the Whistle!

November 6, 2014

 What does it mean when a top scientist at the Center for Disease Control (William Thompson, PhD) admits that he and the coauthors of a study published in 2004 purposefully hid data that revealed a strong association between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine and autism in a specific population of children?  I’ll tell you [...]

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An Adult Topic: Preventing Dementia….

August 21, 2014

Recently, a neighbor expressed great concern (actually fear) regarding the fact that because her parents developed dementia, she too would follow that same course. I immediately and emphatically responded that we have more control than we think over whether or not we develop a particular illness; even if there is a genetic predisposition for it [...]

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Super Foods for a long, healthy life!

February 13, 2014

I know the names Acai (pronounced ahh Sigh Eee), Cacao (pronounced Ca Cow) and Goji sound like exotic, foreign substances, but the truth is these are nutrient-dense “superfoods” that are rapidly gaining in popularity.  And my prediction is, as more of us focus on ways to live longer, healthier lives, these strange sounding powders and berries [...]

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Raising Healthy Kids in a Toxic World

January 7, 2014

I don’t usually pull the “age card” in our youth oriented society, but I’m going to just put it out there and tell you that I am a grandmother of 7 kids and I have been a pediatric registered nurse for 36 years!   Now, neither of these admissions alone, or in combination, makes me a [...]

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Sending you a free gift…my first ebook with tips on healthier ways to navigate through the holidays

December 6, 2013

Tips on healthier, less stressful ways to navigate through the holidays

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Getting Healthy Before Getting Pregnant

August 22, 2013

You might be surprised to find out just how little attention is paid to this concept in our culture. Yet, today, with 1 in 6 children affected by either a neurological, behavioral or developmental disorder (including 1 in 50 with autism) and 53% of our kids affected by one or more chronic illness (such as [...]

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