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November 3, 2016

Last year I finally convinced my husband to try yoga with me. 

While I wasn't a regular, I loved it and knew he would too. 

As we sat up from Savasana at the end of class, I eagerly looked over and asked him how he liked it.

"It's just a bunch of breathing and stretching" he said, looking a bit confused.

"But how do you feel?" I asked.

"Good" he replied with a shrug. 

While I may have been expecting rainbows and fireworks, I was happy with good because it meant he would be a willing participant for future...

October 27, 2016

January 2008 was a life changing month for me. 

It was when I finally discovered why I was so extremely exhausted.

With a three year old and a brand new baby at home, there were more days than not that I wasn't able to get off the couch to do more than feed and change my kids. 

It was not normal. 

Everything came into focus after I discovered I had severe hypothyroidism.

My TSH levels were so high they were undetectable by the lab. 

No wonder I could barely move. 

And so began my life long relationship with...

October 3, 2016

I have a confession to make.

I get giddy talking about genetics.

I know, I know, I have a problem. But there are worse things to be then excitable about science.

I sadly thought for some time that when I entered the world of nutrition, my love for genetics would have to go by the wayside, but boy was I wrong.

Because there is a whole area of science dedicated to the study of how our environment effects our genes. It is called epigenetics and I LOVE it.

This means, in a nutshell, what we eat changes how ou...

September 28, 2016

After studying Holistic Nutrition, I get asked a lot of questions. What are my thoughts on organic food? How much sugar is too much? Should I go vegan? People want to know what to eat, but the answer is 

It's complicated. 

We are all unique, and I'm not just talking personalities here. Each of us is made up of a unique combination of genes, and each of those genes are each expressed in a unique way depending on our environment. 

It's not just nature vs. nurture.

It's nature AND nurture. 

We are a combinat...

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