What’s the Difference Between Animal and Plant Iron?

Let’s talk about iron. It’s a micronutrient that is essential for growth and development. The human body uses iron to form hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen around the body to various organs and tissues. This is crucial because adequate oxygen is required by tissues to perform their various functions effectively. […]

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Digestive Enzymes: A Modern-Day Necessity

If you have recently seen a functional physician, nutritionist, dietitian or have been keeping up with the latest health news—you have surely heard of digestive enzymes. Often recommended to aid with ailments such as heartburn, nausea, reflux, or other digestive difficulties, enzymes in their various forms have helped many tolerate foods they once avoided. What […]

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My Guide to Buying Organic (& Why it’s SO Important!)

Did you know that eating non-organic produce can affect your menstrual cycle? Exposure to pesticides sprayed on produce can also negatively impact fertility, the gut microbiome, the central nervous system and so many other critical body systems and functions. The Environmental Working Group just revised their list of the “Dirty Dozen,” or the list of […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Glutathione Levels

With the current pandemic still rearing its ugly head, immune health continues to be a topic I am asked about almost daily. It’s true—it is more important than ever to ensure adequate intake of certain nutrients like zinc and vitamins C and D, but there is another antioxidant you may be less familiar with that […]

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Are Your Supplements Dangerous? Part II

Depending on who you talk to, supplements often get a bad rap. Some of this skepticism comes from a lack of knowledge, but some of it is warranted. Let me explain: Supplements are not required to be approved by the FDA or regulated through any kind of external testing. While some brands claim to do […]

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What Your Stool Says About Your Health

Did you know your stool gives you insight into your overall health? It’s true! Taking a peek after going number 2 can help you monitor what’s normal and what’s not. Let’s talk about what a regular bowel movement looks like and what to do if you’re struggling to produce healthy stools. Color Typically, a healthy […]

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How to Balance Your Blood Sugar (Naturally!)

Do you ever feel tired, lightheaded, or anxious between meals? If so, your blood sugar might be the culprit! Let’s back it up and talk a little blood sugar 101. Our bodies get energy from glucose. We produce glucose when we eat carbohydrate-rich foods. And when we consume carbohydrates, the pancreas releases insulin, which is […]

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