Category Archives: gut health

tummy troubles?

Quick tip of the day: take good care of your gut!
How do I do that? Eat good foods, manage stress and take good care of yourself – take a good quality probiotic in times of bigger stress.
That’s it!

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do you like bitter?

I spent last weekend at a nutrition conference, catching up with lovely friends and fellow nutritionists, learning a bunch of new stuff and reconfirming plenty of things. Always important and wonderful. Lifelong learning is fun – and in nutrition you simply cant stop. Things change constantly!
Remember when fat was bad?
We all know that is long gone – and we know about the importance of good fats in our diet.

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a healthy gut fights inflammation

Research has confirmed repeatedly that inflammation is the cause of all chronic illnesses prevalent today. Unfortunately, inflammation is self-perpetuating, meaning once the inflammatory cytokines are released in one area, they have the ability to travel through out the body and trigger the inflammatory cascade in other areas; causing damage to the delicate tissues, specifically, the mitochondria of the cells.
As humans living in a modern, industrialized world, we all have some level of inflammation. As a naturopathic doctor, my role is to find the root cause of this inflammation and endeavor to dampen it, of course, with the help of the individual involved. Continue reading

kick the sugar habit – join me!

Finally, we are approaching the launch of my annual clean up… are you in?
I don’t know about you, but I so NEED it this time around. My annual sugar addiction is not so easy to break this time…I went from chocolate in Portland and Germany to Margaritas in Mexiko back to chocolate. My plan was to leave the sugar in Mexiko – but somehow these snowdays in Portland completely messed me up! My husband was traveling, I was stuck in the house with the kids, no school, no going places… Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time playing in the snow, sledding, spending hours and hours outside. But – warming up with hot chocolate or tea and left over goodies and chocolate was part of the routine.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Fabulous Skin in 2017

It’s that time again, time for a fresh start – a new year with new goals and resolutions! I love this time of year because it is an opportunity to reflect on successes and challenges of the past year and hit the reset button with new resolve. The stats tell us that only 8% of people actually have success sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s sort of disappointing, and I wonder how we might increase our odds of success. Continue reading

gut and inflammation

Research has confirmed repeatedly that inflammation is the cause of all chronic illnesses prevalent today. Unfortunately, inflammation is self-perpetuating, meaning once the inflammatory cytokines are released in one area, they have the ability to travel through out the body and trigger the inflammatory cascade in other areas; causing damage to the delicate tissues, specifically, the mitochondria of the cells.
As humans living in a modern, industrialized world, we all have some level of inflammation. As a naturopathic doctor, my role is to find the root cause of this inflammation and endeavor to dampen it, of course, with the help of the individual involved. Continue reading