Butternut Sage Soup

Butternut Sage Soup

Fall is rapidly approaching and that means that it’s time to really step up my squash game. And, today has been one of those days that my family would be proud, if only they didn’t have real jobs that required them work diligently in an office (clinic) during the day. Regardless, allow me to elaborate a smidge so that you may better understand how momentous this day has actually been. Read More




Hormones, Appetite, & Weight Gain

Hormones Pow!

Hormones are chemical substances produced by organs of the endocrine system and secreted into the body to influence metabolic activity. In response to external or internal stimulation, hormones enter the bloodstream, identify and attach themselves to target cells, and increase or decrease the rate of normal metabolic processes. Hormone secretion is regulated through inherent negative feedback mechanisms, which act by inhibiting further hormone release when the desired effect has been produced. The primary organs of the endocrine system include the pineal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid and parathyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testis. Secondary organs of the endocrine system include the heart, kidneys, stomach, and adipose (fat) tissue. Cellular metabolism, reproduction, sexual development, sugar and mineral homeostasis, heart rate, and digestion are a few of the many processes regulated by the endocrine system. Read More




Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Who says eating healthfully can’t be delicious?!

One of my favorite “comfort” food recipes of all time, here is a cozy, satisfying, nutritionally enhanced Shepherd’s pie that can satisfy any biological, emotional, or spiritual craving for a rich and hearty meal.

Enjoy! Read More


Dandelion Greens

Super Greens to Revitalize (Liver) Health

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

There are a few foods that I believe should be included in absolutely every dietary dictate. Also known as “super foods”, these foods are a superior source of…

Addiction and Brain Chemistry

Treating Depression with Diet and Lifestyle

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Depression is no fun. It can blacken the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of an individual interfering with the ability to play, work, love, grow and prosper. It…

How to Navigate a Food Label

Saturday, March 8, 2014

What makes us sick? When I say sick, I’m referring to obesity; lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer; mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar;…

Blood Sugar Chaos

Alcoholism and Blood Sugar Management

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ever experience a little afternoon fog? What about a huge surge than an equally dramatic plunge in energy? Have you ever gotten weak, dizzy, or shaky after skipping…


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