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Woman Horizon

Menopause Makes Hashimoto’s Worse! But, Nutrition Can Help!

Is It Hot In Here? Barb came to my office on a cool fall morning and was wearing only a light sweater. Her cheeks were pink and there was a line of sweat across her pale forehead. She was flustered an…
Breastfeeding Mom and baby

Myths & Truths about Popular Detox Food & Drinks While Breastfeeding (What is Really Safe for Your Baby?)

Many of us start thinking about how to lose that baby weight and clean up our bodies shortly after baby arrives. We are ready to get rid of the pregnancy hormones that helped bring our sweet little bu…
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Guys & Girls: What To Do If Your Hormones Are a Mess

When my clients come to me with a condition or set of complaints/symptoms they hope to resolve through nutrition. But they rarely say, “I have hormone imbalance and I want to fix it naturally.” Us…
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Hashimoto’s and Miscarriage – What You Need to Know So You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy

I recently watched an interview with former First Lady, Michelle Obama, on the TODAY Show who opened up about her experience with infertility. In the interview, Mrs. Obama shared about her miscarriage…
PostPartum Mother and Baby

Postpartum Thyroiditis Can Be Healed with Nutrition

Tired, Wired and Falling Apart My client “Bella” came to me when her baby boy was just 4 months old. Her baby boy coo’ed and gurgled happily while we talked during her new client intake session.…
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The Real Horror of Halloween? It’s Totally Sugar! (Tips on How to Save Your Kids)

I Hate Halloween Growing up, Halloween was my favorite holiday. I loved the fall season, the costumes, trick-or-treating, and of course, candy. Because I was a normal American kid. In the 1970s, sugar…
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Eat to Lower Anti-Thyroid Antibody Levels

My Journey With Hashimoto’s Disease The beginning of my journey with Hashimoto’s will probably sound familiar to you. In my 20s, I suddenly felt like an old woman. I had aches and pains. I was ti…
Healthy Family Vacation

You Can Be a “Healthy Foodie” on Your Next Family Vacation

Just because your family vacation is coming up, you do not have to throw in the proverbial nutritional towel. Fast food, junk food, sweets and too much alcohol does not have to be part of your vacatio…
Failure-to-Thrive

“Failure to Thrive” May Be Caused by Foods & Inflammation

What is Failure to Thrive? I see clients with their young children who have been given a “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) diagnosis frequently in my office. “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) is the umbrella …
Recovery to a Healthy Heart

My Healthy Heart Part 3: Recovery is a long road (and I am impatient).

Surgery to close the hole in my heart was two months ago already. It’s hard to believe all of the things that have happened to my health this year. Sometimes I have to deeply reflect to let it a…

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