Integrative Health and Medicine

Integrative Health and Medicine

A No Frills Guide to Good Health

Achieving overall good health requires changes to your lifestyle and mindset, and I’m happy to share some key advice that will get you on a pathway to good health in 2019 and beyond. Remember it takes at least 12 weeks for lifestyle changes to become ingrained and habitual. Be patient.

Integrative Health and Medicine, Nutrition

Against the Grain: Should You Go Gluten-Free in 2019?

Maybe you’ve never had issues with gluten intolerance; or maybe you’re just a “glutton for gluten.” Regardless, with gluten-free ingredients more bountiful today than ever before, and given that changes in gut bacteria can activate gluten intolerance in people who have gone years without any issues, there is no better time than 2019 to reconsider going “against the grain.”

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RECIPE: Zoodle Veggie Stir Fry

Prep Time: 20 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes  Total Time: 30 minutes  Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

½ TBSP Tamari gluten free soy sauce 1 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil ½ lime 1 TSP sesame oil 1 TSP rice vinegar 1 pinch Siracha hot sauce (optional) 1 tsp maple syrup or raw sugar 2 garlic cloves,

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RECIPE: Harvest Quinoa Salad

Using a medium saucepan, toast almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries in separate batches on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. You can use a dash of oil or cooking spray to prevent burning. Remove from heat and keep in pan to let remaining seeds heat and pop. Using the same saucepan, heat 1 TBSP canola oil and sauté butternut squash for 7-8 minutes. You can also roast butternut squash cubes in the oven on a baking sheet with cooking spray for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Capitalize on Adversity

When adversity strikes it can have debilitating effects on a person’s life. It is a force to be reckoned with. It brings negative change that is out of our control. What most people don't realize is that they can control adversity by the way they react to it. You can use it to create positive growth and beauty or you can get stuck in it and wallow in depression and bitterness.

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Please Pass the Deep Breaths

We are in the midst of another busy holiday season.  Stop. Check in with yourself. Are you feeling….content? Excited with anticipation? Stressed? Pulled in too many directions? Out of control with your eating or drinking? Tired and run down? Not connected to your loved ones? Reactive?

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Health Tech Savvy at any Age

Can you easily be health tech savvy, no matter your age? If you are one of the estimated more than 237 million Americans with a smartphone, you already are and you may not even know it! While many tech developers are racing to create apps which are potentially habit-forming and may actually modify your brain in negative ways, there are others who are finding new, creative ways of building technology to help your health.