Dealing with acid reflux? Read this…

Acid reflux is a common medical condition in which digestive acids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes the esophagus to become irritated, resulting in a burning sensation. While acid reflux is rarely a serious issue, it is always an unpleasant one. Drugs for acid reflux are a billion-dollar industry in the United … Continued

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Macaroons

Yields about 40 macaroons; prep time 15 min 3 cups unsweetened dried coconut 3/4 cup almond or coconut flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar (or a 1/2 cup of each) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Mix all ingredients together well. Form … Continued

A Healthier Pumpkin Pie

The Holiday season is just around the corner and you know what that means: lots and lots of SWEETS! This year arm yourself with some healthy alternatives. One of my favorites is homemade pumpkin pie made with natural sweeteners. It is a great way to enjoy the holidays without any of the guilt…or gluten! Crust: … Continued

Cranberry Puree

Cranberry Puree–a great improvement over plain ol’ cranberry sauce and great for inflammation! In a blender add: 2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks (must be FRESH, not canned) ½ fresh pear 1 stalk fresh fennel 1 tsp raw grated ginger 1 tsp raw honey or real maple syrup 1 cup … Continued

Cream of Mushroom Soup

5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms 5 ounces fresh Portobello mushrooms 5 ounces fresh cremini or porcini mushrooms (or 15 ounces of the mushrooms of your choice) 1-tablespoon good olive oil ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon butter (5 tablespoons) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 tsp minced time leaves (fresh or dried) 2 chopped leeks … Continued

Natural Toothpaste

Skip the toxic ingredients (like triclosan, fluoride and GMO’s) and make your own natural toothpaste! I have used this recipe for over five years feel very comfortable recommending it–BUT also strongly recommend flossing daily, drinking green drinks regularly and avoiding sugar (especially soda) to keep your teeth healthy. Oil pulling is also a great option to … Continued

Metabolic Syndrome

Problem: Metabolic Syndrome I recently read an article about metabolic syndrome. If you have never heard of metabolic syndrome it is a newer term that is used frequently in the medical community. Metabolic syndrome is defined as a group of metabolic risk factors appearing together including: abdominal obesity high cholesterol and triglycerides high blood pressure insulin … Continued

The Basics of Hormonal Imbalance

When we think of hormones, we often only think of the common sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. The truth is, there are many more hormones involved in the endocrine (hormone) system. In fact, most people don’t know that the liver, pancreas and adrenals all play a pivotal role in hormonal health. As a naturopath I … Continued

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

This is one of the easiest and healthiest meals imaginable and one of my favorites. Mix up the veggies for variety. Ingredients: 5 to 6 baby small red potatoes 3 large carrots 2 sweet potatoes ½ yellow onion 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling sea salt 3 chicken breast halves, skinless … Continued

Pizza Lovers Rejoice! Wheat Free Pizza is Here!

This week, one of my wheat free/gluten free patients asked me about pizza. Being one of her favorite foods to eat, she didn’t want to give it up. Aside from recommending that patients only eat the toppings off the pizza at social gatherings, I hadn’t thought much about an alternative to it. So, I set … Continued