Epigenetics is the KEY to understanding your health

Everyone has genetic variations which means that the enzymes associated with your genetic function may not be functioning at 100%. The good news is that we now have ways to bypass these variations with specific targeted nutrients and restore normal functioning to the body. Genetic Testing now provides a relatively new avenue for the discovery of …

Critical Sleep

We all know that sleep is vital for our health. Getting rest to repair our cells and reset our hormones is crucial but getting to bed is so hard for many of my clients (and me!) All my life, I was convinced that I was a night owl, that I didn’t need a lot of …

Foundations of Nutrition – Salt

Salt has earned a bad reputation in our modern world because of the effects of highly heated and highly refined salts. Like my last post on healthy fats, I believe that salt is one of the building blocks of our health. Salt plays many important roles in the body. The chloride fraction of salt -Sodium …

DNA Test based Nutrition

Decades of research into our genetic makeup has given us great insight into the true causes of chronic disease. After attending a seminar on creating nutrition programs based on each individual’s unique genetic makeup, I am so excited to fill you in with all the mind blowing info that you have access to about your …

Foundations of Nutrition – Fat

The three foundations of nutrition that I stress with all of my clients included water, salt and fat. Both the quality and quantity of water salt and fat will drastically impact your nutritional foundation. Today we will talk about fat, as I am participating in a low carb day with my faster way community. Fat …

FWTFL Part 3 – Carb Cycling + Strategic Workouts

What is Carb cycling? It is just what it sounds like: an alteration of carbohydrate intake to prevent fat loss plateaus and keep your metabolism working effectively. Basically, you cycle between low carb days and regular carb days to ensure that your body burns fat effectively without causing significant hormonal damage or dips in energy. …

FWTFL Part 2 – Macronutrient Tracking

I fell in love with nutrition in college during an Introduction to Nutrition course I enrolled in order to fulfill my general education requirements. I was also a teenager obsessed with the caloric content of food and learned how many calories were in a gram of carbs, fats, and protein way before I understood human …

FWTFL Part 1 – Intermittent Fasting

Occasional, scheduled fasting has become a popular trend in the health and fitness industry since decades ago. From juice fasts to the Master Cleanse, the many benefits of fasting have been touted. However, recently, regular intermittent fasting has become something many have adopted as a lifestyle. The main three types of regular fasting include: 24-hr …

Purification Group Program

Your best friend, your mom, your co-worker are doing “detox” programs. And while this word is part of our daily lingo, many of us don’t realize that even when you aren’t doing a “detox”, your body is detoxing! Well, it should be! Part of your body’s daily duties to stay alive includes ridding of toxins. …

Happy National Nutrition Month

March is national nutrition month and it is also when the Annual Natural Products Expo takes place in Anaheim. Thousands of “natural” food, beverage, skincare, cleaning products, vitamins and related companies get to together and launch new products and new lines to thousands of retailers, manufacturers and health care professionals. When I started attending Expo …