An estimated 23.5 million Americans, including my husband, suffer from an autoimmune condition — and their numbers are growing, though researchers don’t know why. You’ve likely heard of the most common autoimmune diseases — including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, celiac disease, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease — but you might be unaware that there are more than 80 named but lesser-known types. Through working as a nutritionist and living with my husband, I’ve learned the importance of diet in battling these disorders.Read More
Last week, I was cooking up a warm winter vegetable soup and stopped by our local Natural Grocers to pick up some celery. Much to my surprise this common vegetable was not available. They were completely out! Then I remembered “celery juice” was the new superfood!
If you follow social media then you probably have seen several celebrities sharing their healing stories about this green juice - from mental health to infertility to skin conditions such as eczema and acne. I am not discounting their claims but haven’t we all been here before? Think: goji berries, cacao, turmeric, bone broth, kale, spirulina, lemon water and the list goes on and on. It seems we are always looking for that magic pill to fix it all. I call it the American way to healing.Read More
Many kids relish missing school for a low-grade fever or a minor cold. All three of my children have enjoyed sick days curled up under a big blanket in front of a movie with a slight smile on their lips. But this time, when strep hit my oldest hard, he was desperate to get better yesterday. He had already missed a month of basketball season because of a broken wrist and was determined not to miss another day on the court.Read More
As I sit here in my kitchen in Colorado looking out at the quiet snow, I am reminded how the practice of slowing down, being present and most importantly being grateful has brought me such peace.Read More