Buckwheat Applesauce Cake (gluten free, egg free, dairy free)

Sit down, have a cup of tea or coffee, and relax with a piece of this Buckwheat Applesauce Cake; it's an EASY, tasty, satisfying, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free alternative to regular cake! Buckwheat Applesauce Cake (gluten free, egg free, dairy free) Dry Ingredients2 Cups Buckwheat flour1 ¼ tsp Baking powder (aluminum free)1 ¼ tsp Baking soda1/4 tsp Salt1 [...]

Crunchy, Savory Flax Crackers

  Crunchy, Savory Flax Crackers Finally! Easy, affordable, tasty flax crackers!  1 Cup *Flax seeds1/2 Cup Water1 Tbsp. *Apple cider vinegar1/4 tsp. Salt1 tsp. *Onion powder1 tsp. *Dried basil1 dash of Cayenne pepper (Just a teeny bit!) Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in bowl (preferably glass), stirring for a few minutes. Pack mixture down in bowl [...]

By | 2017-11-17T09:16:05+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Crunchy, Savory Flax Crackers

Easy Gluten Free Flax Rolls

Easy Gluten Free Flax Rolls Easy Gluten Free Flax Rolls Dry Ingredients1 ¼ cups "Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour"½ cup *Flax meal (- freshly ground or packaged (make sure it's fresh))2 Tbsps *Psyllium husk powder2 tsp Baking powder (- aluminum free)¼ tsp SaltWet Ingredients4 *Eggs (- beaten)½ cup [...]

Low Carb Walnut Pumpkin Seed Granola

This easy, grain-free Low Carb Walnut Pumpkin Seed Granola is packed with nutrients, fiber and protein – a healthy, crunchy snack for people on the go! Low Carb Walnut Pumpkin Seed Granola This easy, low carb, grain-free granola is packed with nutrients, fiber and protein!  1 Cup *Pumpkin seeds (No shell)1 Cup *Walnuts (Chopped)1 Cup [...]

By | 2017-09-18T10:55:45+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Low Carb Walnut Pumpkin Seed Granola

Memory Health In Middle Age and Beyond

Social media is teeming with memes joking about mild memory issues often associated with middle age and beyond. One of my staff members laughed out loud at a meme that said: “You know you're getting older when you use the word 'thingy' all the time because you can no longer remember what things are called.” [...]

By | 2017-09-05T10:52:03+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Neurologic and Cognitive Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Memory Health In Middle Age and Beyond

Vahid’s Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Cashew Cream Pasta

Vahid's Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Cashew Cream Pasta 2 cups cashews (to make Cashew Cream) (Begin preparation of cashew cream 3-4 days in advance. See Instructions, below.)1 package Tolerant Red Lentil Pasta2 Tbsp avocado oil1 onion1 package Aidell's Organic Chicken Sausageparsleymushrooms 3-4 days in advance of meal preparation: Soak 2 cups of cashews in just about enough water [...]

By | 2017-05-31T12:42:45+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Vahid’s Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Cashew Cream Pasta

Seasonal Allergies, Antihistamines and Weight Gain

Seasonal Allergies Springtime is a beautiful time of year, but, sadly, cannot be enjoyed to the fullest by seasonal allergy sufferers. The spectacular flowering trees in the Pacific Northwest are the harbingers of Rye Grass, Rag Weed, Timothy Grass, and other bothersome allergens. The effects of seasonal allergies can range from minor annoyance, to near [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:45:53+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Current & Seasonal Health News, Immune System Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Seasonal Allergies, Antihistamines and Weight Gain

Your Love of Junk Food: A Chemically Engineered Addiction

Do you live in a cycle of guilt-shame-and-starting-over when it comes to food? Do you eat healthful foods for a time, then binge on junk food (highly-processed packaged or fast food), return to eating right again, and then repeat the process? Or perhaps you diet (by restricting your caloric intake and/or cutting out certain foods), [...]

By | 2017-04-21T11:57:26+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes, Women's Health|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Love of Junk Food: A Chemically Engineered Addiction

Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

You or a Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Low Bone Density. Now What? The first thing people think when they hear "low bone density," is "osteoporosis." However, low bone density is actually a condition called osteopenia (low bone mass), which can develop into osteoporosis if bone loss continues.1   What you can do right now: [...]

By | 2017-04-04T12:47:54+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Bone Health, Cardiovascular Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

Luscious Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (flour-free)

Luscious Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (flour-free) Rich, moist and chocolatey!  This simple, healthy cookie recipe is a chocolate lover's delight!  Dry Ingredients1 cup *rolled oats (gluten free)3-4 Tbsp cocoa powder (use 4 for super chocolatey cookies) (organic)1 pinch saltWet Ingredients1/3 cup honey (raw)1/ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract1/4 cup coconut oil2 egg whites Mix OATS, COCOA POWDER [...]

By | 2017-02-28T17:07:56+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Luscious Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (flour-free)

Cashew Butter Cookies (gluten-free, sugar-free)

These Cashew Butter Cookies are gluten-free and sugar-free. If you are on a low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides Polyols) diet, you can replace the cashew butter with peanut butter (if you are not allergic to peanuts).  Note: monk fruit sweetener has no effect on blood sugar!   Cashew Butter Cookies (gluten-free, sugar-free) These Cashew [...]

By | 2017-02-02T13:35:44+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cashew Butter Cookies (gluten-free, sugar-free)

Gourmet Gluten-Free Meatloaf (eggless)

Gourmet Gluten-Free Meatloaf (eggless) This is a VERY tasty, healthy, gluten-free, eggless meatloaf with protein AND fiber! 1 lb Ground Beef (Grass-Fed, Organic)2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed4 Tbsp Water1 Tbsp Chia seeds1/4 Cup Applesauce (Organic, No Sugar Added)1 tsp Dijon Mustard1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce1/4 tsp Salt1/4 Onion (chopped)2-4 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)1 Tbsp Oregano Wet Mixture:In [...]

By | 2017-01-24T11:58:51+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gourmet Gluten-Free Meatloaf (eggless)

Confused About Magnesium Compounds?

Are you confused about the many different types of magnesium compounds? Many people tend to lump all types of magnesium together. However, all magnesium compounds are not created equal. The effect of taking each type of magnesium can be quite different, both in benefits and in possible side effects, or desired effects. There are types [...]

Holiday Candied Walnuts

  Holiday Candied Walnuts A healthy take on an old favorite!  Get omega 3 fatty acids and an antioxidant boost while enjoying this *sweet treat! 3 cups walnuts (organic)1 Tbsp cinnamon (Ceylon (if possible))3/4 cup *Xylitol1 tsp sea salt1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 cup water Heat water and vanilla extract in large frying pan on medium [...]

By | 2017-01-05T11:46:00+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday Candied Walnuts

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Microbiome

Cold and flu season is upon us. It seems we've heard (and tried) it all, from mega-dosing on various vitamins, smearing our chests (or feet) with a menthol concoction, taking a fizzy drink before boarding a plane and hoping for the best, to eating so much garlic and onions that no one wants to come [...]

By | 2017-03-31T08:39:15+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Cellular Health, Current & Seasonal Health News, Gastrointestinal Support, Immune System Support, Probiotics, Women's Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Microbiome

4 Ways to Ease Winter Joint Pain

The most common collective complaint of my patients this time of year is most definitely joint pain. As we've discussed many times, joint pain is usually caused by inflammation in the body. Weather changes can also affect joint pain.1 Let's talk about 4 ways to ease winter joint pain: 1. Keep Warm Allowing yourself to [...]

By | 2017-01-03T13:39:23+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Current & Seasonal Health News, Joint and Muscle Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 4 Ways to Ease Winter Joint Pain

5 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Pantry

The following 5 healthy foods will help you start making some necessary changes in your dietary habits. My patients often tell me that the hardest thing to do is to walk into their kitchen and try to figure out how to fix a meal after finding out they need to stop eating gluten (regular bread and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T13:42:00+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Pantry

Help, It’s Fall and I Can’t Have My Comfort Foods!

Fall is here, and the cooler weather and longer nights bring with them cravings for comfort foods. Many of my patients have learned that some (or all) of their comfort foods have actually been at the root of some (or all) of their health issues over the years. Hearing that your comfort foods are causing [...]

By | 2017-11-27T10:02:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Current & Seasonal Health News, Food/Recipes|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help, It’s Fall and I Can’t Have My Comfort Foods!

The Amazing Blood-Brain Barrier

I often tell my patients that such-and-such does or does not “cross into the blood-brain barrier.” A few days ago, one patient asked, “What is the blood-brain barrier?” Okay, let's talk about this! What is the Blood-Brain Barrier? The blood-brain barrier is a protective barrier that actually decides which substances can cross from the bloodstream [...]

By | 2017-01-05T11:48:13+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Neurologic and Cognitive Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Amazing Blood-Brain Barrier

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? High blood pressure and hypertension have the same meaning. High blood pressure (hypertension) happens when the heart has to work too hard to pump blood through the blood vessels (for various reasons) thereby creating a pressurized situation. The more pressure the blood exerts on the walls of the arteries, the [...]

By | 2017-01-03T13:58:19+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Cardiovascular Health, Cellular Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)