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when the shoe fits. . .

Life has become a never-ending process of “trying on” one thing, then another, like Goldilocks wandering through the bears’ house while they’re out picking berries for their porridge. (And maybe porridge doesn’t fit with your dietary and digestive parameters, and maybe it does…)

Throughout the month of May I’ve been thinking about when the shoe fits (and when it doesn’t), quite a bit. In my own life, I tried, once again, to fit eggs back into my diet.

I so badly wanted the eggs to fit…

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food and mood swings of spring

Biologically, the liver is the body’s gatekeeper.

It detoxifies all your blood, helping to breakdown and ideally eliminate what isn’t serving you inside. And your liver certainly has a tough job.

You’re literally assaulted by myriad toxins every single day. And your liver is the unsung hero coming to your rescue.

Spring is the time to show your liver a little love!

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after the sugar bomb (tame the red hot flames)

This Wednesday, we’re moving into Week 3 of the Immune Intensive as part of my Holistic Nutrition Lab training and starting the the BOSS Detox that I teach with superstar Canadian chef, Ricki Heller.

This week I get to sit between the two worlds of immunity and sugar.

Where does the intersection of immunity and sugar lead?

To inflammation, that’s where!

The ultimate sugar bomb.

Let’s start with some insight into inflammation…

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go ahead…boss your brain around

My mind is often brimming with ideas.

But these past few months I’ve had an especially busy brain—thinking, creating, teaching, problem-solving…

Honestly, I thrive with a high-functioning head on my shoulders, (and I bet you might, too!), but it can be exhausting as well—like running a mental marathon.

That’s why I’ve turned my focus to bossing my brain around with key nourishment.

I’ve put my brain in training!

And I want to invite you to nourish your noggin too…

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Let’s Get “Macho”

You’re keen on tapping into your body’s wisdom and uncovering your best self.

You’re not ready to put your health completely into anyone else’s hands, as you’ve not found that approach to be very successful in the past.

You’re ready for the insights that will guide you in your everyday self-care, from your personal-best breakfast choice to your “baddest” beauty rest.

Let’s face it, you’re a bit macho in your know-how about your body!

And you deserve to be!

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take this tiger by the tail!

I’ve got a question for you today…

If, as you likely know by now, you are equal parts bacteria and human, just who (or what) are you feeding when you sit down to your morning meal?

While we’re still learning more each day—mapping what’s going on with those microbes and how they influence our states of health and illness, from gut to brain and immunity to pain—it’s time for each one of us to take the tiger by the tail.

We’ll do just that with the second recipe in our granola series and this week’s featured ingredient…

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a letter to my body

My dear body,

You betrayed me.

I did everything I knew to take care of you – daily yoga, green smoothies, good essential fats, acupuncture, you-name-it.

You thwarted my efforts. You screamed. You demanded that you needed something different. You made it clear that I was obviously missing the mark.

I was a whirl of anger towards you. I wanted so badly to “fix” you and had zero compassion for you being broken. Why were you breaking the rules we’d developed together over a lifetime? Why weren’t you behaving?

Your attack was on a part of me. Your attack was on my thyroid….

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Cauliflower is your new spud

Many are ditching the spud with their effort to eat a lower carbohydrate or lower glycemic diet to support overall health. Both intentions are commendable for those struggling with chronic disease or their precursors. While cauliflower has only a smidge more protein than potatoes, the fiber content is higher and the carbohydrate content is significantly lower. This last reason is the #1 explanation for why cauliflower is flying off the farmer’s market tables…

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shore up your stomach

What I see, time and time again for the Replenish clients and customers is that when these connections are made, when there’s finally a reason why a particular sign or symptom is not being addressed by a standard treatment, that it brings relief, insight and the freedom to find a more clear path toward their unique recovery.

I want to help you make these important connections too.

And today I want to help you connect your thyroid to…your stomach!

That’s right, the way to your thyroid health (or one way anyway) is through your stomach.

Let’s consider just a couple of reasons why this may be so…

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Chew on this!

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with chewing.

It’s the thought of chewing that’s got my attention, not the practice. The practice is what I’m hoping to inspire today—in myself, and hopefully in you too.

I often say that ‘we’re not just what we eat, but how our body processes what we eat’. In this way, we are what we can digest, absorb and utilize.

We are, in part, the health of our organs and body systems.

It’s curious to me how we can overlook the importance of the many chemical reactions in our bodies and particularly in our digestive systems. There are those that are triggered by the food choices we make, and there are those affected by the strength and efficiencies of our organs…

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