food allergy vs food sensitivity

Food Allergy VS Food Sensitivity

FOOD ALLERGY VS FOOD SENSITIVITY From gluten free to paleo to autoimmune diets how does one chose which specific diet is right for them and more importantly how does one decide if they are having a reaction to food and what type of reaction they are having? The terms food allergy and food sensitivity are…


paleo pumpkin seed and nut bars

Paleo Pumpkin Nut and Seed Bars

PALEO PUMPKIN NUT AND SEED BARS FOOD AS MEDICINE: Pumpkin can be used as a treatment for heart health, inflammation, cancer and eye health. The seeds contain a compound called phytosterols, which have been shown to help lower the bad cholesterol levels in your blood. The flesh is high in vitamin A, which is known…


choosing the right fats

Choosing the right fat for cooking

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FAT FOR COOKING Now that you know fats are an essential component to Optimal Eating and you understand how to eoelect the fats are the most nutritional dense while avoiding those that are toxic (see blog here to catch up if you missed it!) you need to know which ones are best…


ginger zinger tea recipe

Ginger Zinger Tea

GINGER ZINGER TEA RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: As a Keto Tea option, this recipe features all the benefits of starting your day with pure concentrated fats combining MCT oils from coconut oil and CLAs from grassfed butter to boost metabolism and fat burn on the body while sustaining the release of caffeine into the blood…


coconut oil

An Ode to Coconut Oil!

AN ODE TO COCONUT OIL! Coconut oil is one of out favorite fats and it has multiple benefits through eating and using topically (on the skin). 90% of  coconut oil is a saturated fat and 50% of that fat is lauric acid which potent in antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal effects. Lauric acid has the…


skinny on fats

The Skinny on Fats

THE SKINNY ON FATS Fats are an essential part of our diet. Fats help maintain healthy skin, regulate brain and vessel function, insulate the body against temperature changes, and act as a cushion to protect and hold vital organs in place. Healthy fats plan a necessary role in optimal neurological and hormonal balance. Fat carries…


estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance

ESTROGEN DOMINANCE Estrogen can play a role in bone health, skin health, and fertility as well as healthy aging; however too much estrogen can drive belly fat, depression, as well as estrogen-related cancer risk. Diet and lifestyle can play a great role in estrogen dominance as well as treatment to support estrogen detoxification. In this…


pumpkin chia seed pudding recipe

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

PUMPKIN CHIA SEED PUDDING RECIPE Fall in in full effect and we are starting to ramp up the intake of more warming seasonal foods. Pumpkin and winter squashes are some featured ingredients of the fall but they can often get disguised or bogged down by excessive sugar, refined flours, and other processed ingredients. Rather than…



Simple Dressed Avocado Recipe

SIMPLE DRESSED AVOCADO RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE:  A fun take on Tex-Mex flavor profiles provides support for metabolism and detox. The avocado contributes B vitamins and fatty acids that aid to manage stress response and reduce excess cortisol stress hormone, while the spice and zing of onions aid to boost metabolism and detoxification. This is…