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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger

Discover the Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea | My Daughter’s Daily Elixir

Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea   A Delicious and Nutritious Daily Ritual Do you know what my daughter Abigail’s latest obsession is? It’s a little cup of tea, (or really more like multiple cups) made with turmeric and ginger, and it’s become part of her daily routine. As a parent, I couldn’t be happier…

What's the Big Deal About Bread

Coach’s Corner: What’s the Big Deal About Bread?

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Coach's Corner

Is Bread Healthy? Clients frequently ask me about bread and wonder whether they should eat it regularly – or at all. So, I’m about to wade into a somewhat touchy subject and discuss some of the pitfalls of bread and what to look for in choosing bread that supports your health goals.     Four…

All About Herbals Hibiscus

All About Herbals: Hibiscus

The Benefits of Hibiscus Tea My son, Khalil, loves hibiscus tea and it’s saving his life. Now, I know that sounds like a crazy statement. We talk about food as medicine, but can an herbal tea actually have such incredible healing properties? Today I’d like to do something a little different. This post is the…

The Connection Between Hypermobility and Autoimmune Disease

The Connection Between Hypermobility and Autoimmune Disease

The Connection Between Hypermobility and Autoimmune Disease   Autoimmune disease is a condition that I frequently see in patients with hypermobility spectrum disorder. In today’s post, I’ll discuss the chain of conditions that lead from hypermobility to autoimmune disease.   Hypermobility Contributes to Leaky Gut You might wonder how it’s possible for loose joints and…

Hypermobility and Dysautonomia

The Link Between Hypermobility and Dysautonomia

Hypermobility and Dysautonomia   What is Dysautonomia? Dysautonomia is basically a dysregulation between the fight or flight (sympathetic) nervous system and the rest and digest (parasympathetic) nervous system. It’s a sympathetic overdrive and a parasympathetic underdrive. Symptoms of Dysautonomia Include: Dizziness Lightheadedness Fast heart rate Low blood pressure Edema Slow gut transit To understand the…

Hypermobility and Fatigue

Hypermobility and Fatigue

Hypermobility and Fatigue   Why am I so tired?   10 Ways Hypermobility and Chronic Fatigue Can Be Linked and What You Can Do About It We’ve recently been discussing hypermobility, also known as being double jointed, and its effects on the body. I often see patients who have chronic fatigue and are also hypermobile.…


Coach’s Corner: What are Healthy Carbs?

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Coach's Corner

Are You Afraid of Carbs? Carbohydrates are a frequent topic of conversation in coaching sessions. My clients often want to know: How many and what kinds of carbs should I eat? If I remove processed carbs from my diet, won’t I experience low energy? Should I avoid carbs?   The answer to that question relies…

Is Hypermobility a Super Syndrome?

Is Hypermobility a Supersyndrome?

Conditions Related to Hypermobility   Is Hypermobility a Super Syndrome? Syndrome definition: a group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.   If a syndrome is a condition associated with a cluster of symptoms, a super syndrome is a group of related conditions often seen together.…


Detox Part 5: Detoxification and Specific Conditions

  Now that we’ve talked about detoxification in general, today I’d like to dig in to some of the nuances of detoxification related to specific conditions.   Autoimmune Disease In people with autoimmune issues, we know that symptoms will sometimes flare during the detoxification process. I often use supplements like buffered vitamin C or activated…


Detox Part 4: Advanced Detoxification Techniques

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Detox

  Would you like to learn about some of my go-to detoxification tools that I use with my patients?   Read This First First, I want to say that the techniques in this post require that you work with a skilled practitioner. Last week’s post discussed how clean water, air, food, and nutrients can support…


Detox Part 3: A Foundational Detox Plan

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Detox

Where would you start in supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes?   Today I’m going to lay out a basic detoxification plan that anyone anywhere can implement. These steps can help you to move forward with your health, improve your sleep, give you more energy, and improve hormone balance – all with simple lifestyle and…


Detox Part 2: Our Body’s Amazing Ability to Remove Toxins

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Detox

Last week we talked about how the toxic load in our bodies can spill over and cause disease. This is reason enough to take time to consider our toxic burden and find ways to reduce it.   Why Does Your Body Have a Built-in Detoxification System? First, because everything our body is exposed to in…


Coach’s Corner: A Coaching Case Study on the Health Benefits of Fun

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Coach's Corner

A Coaching Case Study on Fun When thinking about a healthy lifestyle, we often think of nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management. We don’t often consider our hobbies, creative pursuits, or other activities that we do just for enjoyment. Today I’d like to talk a little about the role that fun plays in our overall…


Detox Part 1: Is Toxic Load Causing Your Health Issues?

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Detox

There are over 80,000 chemicals currently recognized by the EPA, yet less than 2000 of these have actually been evaluated for safety.   Toxins have been linked to nearly every chronic illness out there, including autoimmune illnesses, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, toxins are still commonly dismissed as a cause of illness by many physicians…