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You Make Me Sick! 6 Things That Can Weaken Your Immune Response

Posted On Nov 19, 2013

You awake to a stuffy nose, achy body, 5 alarm headache, and feeling like you slept all of 20 minutes. Sick? But how? You stocked up on vitamins, wash your hands more than you’d like to admit, and keep your distance from anyone with the faintest cough. But you’ve also been extra stressed, not sleeping…

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The Link Between Stress and Autoimmune Disorders

Posted On Nov 07, 2013

  To understand the connection between stress and autoimmune disorders, we’ll need to start with the adrenal glands–those two tiny, triangular glands atop your kidneys that defend your body from stress using the hormone cortisol. Cortisol performs many vital functions in the body, from responding to small cuts to helping the body rebound from a…

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Recipes: Marinated Vegetable Kebabs, Lentil Curry with Cauliflower, Green Bean Salad

Posted On Oct 22, 2013

The bright colored vegetables in this entree are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants. Serve with brown rice and mixed green salad. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for several hours before using. Marinated Vegetable Kebabs 1 small red onion 1 yellow or red bell pepper 1 small zucchini 6-9 small mushrooms 1…

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Gourmet Healthy Smoothies featuring Adrenal POWER Powder–Pumpkin Pie, The Red Gringo, and The Cocolotta

Posted On Oct 10, 2013

Do you take Adrenal POWER Powder? If not, here’s what you’re missing: a quick-acting, natural energy boost doubled with vitamins, minerals, herbs, and glandular extracts to support your stress response system. Adrenal POWER Powder can be mixed into milks and certain juices for a quick fix, but our resident chef Scott Brynaert developed some healthy…

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The Not-So-Good Effects of Caffeine

Posted On Oct 03, 2013

I’m shocked by the amount of practitioners making diet and lifestyle recommendations to their patients without discussing the effects of coffee and caffeine. For one, coffee tends to exacerbate high blood pressure symptoms. Over the years I’ve seen the coffee/high blood pressure link in many of my patients, particularly coffee drinkers on blood pressure medication(s)….

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8 Things You Can Do to Make Daily Life Better (and Healthier)

Posted On Sep 19, 2013

When it comes to good health, much of it relies on the little day-to-day things we do to take care of ourselves. With busy jobs, kids, and increased stress, it can be easy to skimp on these things, but we always pay the price with low energy and higher stress. Here’s a guide to 8…

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10 Healthy and Tasty Lunches To Fit Any Schedule

Posted On Sep 13, 2013

Now that you’re eating breakfast like a king with our quick and healthy breakfast ideas, let’s talk about lunch. It’s argued that we should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper to maintain energy levels and a healthy weight. That doesn’t mean we have to put on a…

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10 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Meal Ideas

Posted On Sep 05, 2013

There are many excuses to skip breakfast: not enough time, too busy, not hungry, I’ll snack on something later. Problem is, there aren’t any good excuses to skip breakfast. And there are plenty of good reasons not to. It may sound like a cliché by now, but breakfast really is king. A healthy breakfast provides…

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Burnout Prevention and Defense Tips

Posted On Aug 20, 2013

In our previous blog, we showed you what the 4 stages of burnout feel like. Now we move on to the good stuff: things you can do to avoid and counteract burnout. Burnout Prevention and Defense Tips Never eat starchy carbohydrates (breads, pastas) by themselves. Reduce or avoid  caffeine, sugar, alcohol and white flour products. As harsh…

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The Four Stages of Burnout

Posted On Aug 08, 2013

According to Wikipedia, burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. These are the 4 typical stages of burnout. I invite you to read each one carefully and see if any sound like you. You can also view my burnout checklist to see if you could be heading…

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