PCOS Causes and Real Solutions – it IS treatable

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PCOS is polycystic ovarian syndrome is commonly thought to be a condition of the ovaries.  That would make sense right, with the name it has?!  In fact you can have PCOS without having any cysts on your ovaries!  Like many diagnoses, the tissue, organ or system it is named after is only actually one of […]

Anatomy of the gallbladder.

The Thyroid – Gallbladder Connection.

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Did you know there is a strong thyroid – gallbladder connection? This is an example, once again, of how everything in the body is connected. Importantly, nothing operates in isolation. First, let’s take a quick look at hypothyroidism. After that, we’ll look at its link with gallbladder disease. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the most […]

What Even Is the Gallbladder? And What Is Bile?

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The gallbladder is located in the upper right abdomen, nestled under your liver.   Your gallbladder (shown in green) is your storage vessel for bile – a fluid that is produced in the liver, and then shunted to the gallbladder for storage.  Bile is released from your gallbladder when you eat a meal with fat […]

high altitude mountaineering provides oxygen depletion and intense physical exertion. Stimulating hormesis

Hormesis – How to Stress Yourself Better

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What is Hormetic Stress? Hormetic stress, or hormesis, is a beneficial type of stress.  It’s a small dose of stress that in large doses would be dangerous. It’s the kind of stress from which you bounce back and grow stronger as a result of having experienced it.  You’re actually designed to thrive on short bursts […]

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TOGETHER Retreat – Crossing Cultures and Healing.

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TOGETHER.  Not Just a Retreat. Not by a long shot.  TOGETHER Retreat is actually a two-and-a-half-month journey.  It starts with a 2-month online program that we go through TOGETHER, and culminates in a retreat intensive, where you get to EXPERIENCE and SHARE the learnings of health, culture and healing. TOGETHER Retreat will really ground you […]

Cricket Protein Smoothies

Grubs up: Cricket Protein – the New Ancient Food

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Have you ­­heard people chirping about the cricket protein in health and nutrition circles lately (like the pun?!)? Whether you’re screwing your face up or intrigued by the idea, you’ve likely got a lot of questions about this “new” food.  Questions like “is it good for me?”, and more to the point “why would anyone […]

The Thriving Child Summit 2017

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Do you want to learn how to help your children thrive – body, mind, and spirit? The Thriving Child Summit is coming soon! Then join my good friend Dr. Elisa Song, holistic mama doc, as she hosts the Thriving Child Summit – a landmark event bringing together over 40 of the world’s experts in holistic […]

Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

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When people think cold and flu prevention, they don’t often think about the importance of gut health for immune resilience.  Read ahead for some gut health tips for preventing colds, flu and other common infections. What’s a leaky gut and what’s the connection between how a leaky gut can weaken your immune system? The gut […]

Nutrition for Healthy Connective Tissue

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Connective tissue is the stuff that supports, connects or separates tissues and organs of the body. It makes up your bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, keeps our skin looking supple and beautiful and so much more! Of course everyone benefits from eating to nourish connective tissue, however emphasis on eating for connective tissue integrity […]

 
 
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