Category Archives: inflammation

simple ways to reduce toxins in your life

Reducing your toxic load is one of the big topics that flows into my nutrition and health coaching work. Especially with hormone health, it is such an important key topic to tackle.
And yes, it is complicated…
Making this integrative journey simple for you is my main goal – so here are the 3 things you can focus on to start reducing toxins in your (and your loved ones’) lives: Continue reading

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!

If you want to know more – find out more below: Continue reading

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.
Enough is enough! Continue reading

Magnificent Magnesium

What inexpensive, naturally occurring mineral cures constipation, eases muscle aches, reduces inflammation and helps you sleep better at night? Magnesium – the magnificent mulitasker! Magnesium is a co-factor in 300+ biochemical and enzymatic reactions.
Most people don’t realize what an essential role magnesium plays in maintaining good health. Continue reading

Time to meditate anyone?

healthwellth     I often work with my clients on stress management. As we have talked about often, chronic stress (negative stress, that is) does have a profound impact on your long term health. It can negatively affect your immune system, your hormones, your skin health, your gut health, your inflammatory response, your weight….and all of these are (of course) interconnected.

We juggle so so many things – the kids, the job, the relationship, the friends… and then we are supposed to work out, eat healthy, clean up and sit down and meditate? Find time to not stress? How is that supposed to work?

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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

stress and inflammation

Long time no post… a lot has been going on over here, lots of work, travel, family health issues… you may not be surprised that the topic of my post today is STRESS.
More specifically, one issue that stress aggravates and that we are very interested in from a nutrition point of view, is INFLAMMATION.

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Use essential fatty acids to balance hormones

In our current culture, we have been programmed to associate “fats” with bad health; however, not all fats are the same. There are bad fats that need to be avoided such as hydrogenated fats and some saturated fats as Barbara so well describes in her previous blog!

For the purposes of this blog I would like to focus on the two types of Essential Fatty Acids, namely Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s and their function on the female hormones. Continue reading