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I see a lot of patients with digestive complaints; some with heart burn, others with bloating and indigestion and still others dealing with chronic constipation or loose stool. Insufficient stomach acid production is an often overlooked condition in many people complaining of digestive issues. Instead of finding the root cause, symptoms are addressed with band-aid… Read More >

Here is your question today: True or False: When you take a probiotic, the goal is to literally plant new flora in your gut and help your current flora grow more. It is commonly suggested that probiotics must stick and multiply in the gut to be effective. This isn’t how our current probiotic supplements work…. Read More >

I picked up these fermentation jar weights at the Lopez Island Farmer’s Market this past weekend. They were made by a local artist and can be reused each time I make a new batch of tasty and sweet sauerkraut.  

  Here’s your question today: Sweeteners made with stevia, like Stevia In the Raw, Pure Via, Organic Stevia and Truvia, are a healthy natural way to sweeten your foods and drinks.   Whole leaf stevia, in its natural form, is an herb that has zero calories, it is a whole food that comes directly (in-tact)… Read More >

  Chef Lynne will be joining me in my kitchen to offer the Clean & Lean Revolution membership cooking classes and quick tips for the kitchen. My goal with this series is to teach you QUICK unique taste combinations that make whole foods cooking a breeze. You may know Lynne as a PCC Cooks Instructor,… Read More >

SIBO, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is a hot topic right now. It is thought that most suffering from IBS and possibly even fibromyalgia, actually have SIBO. The current treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic called Rifaximin. I have been to at least four conferences where this treatment has been presented and one thing that the… Read More >

There are over 730+ healthy recipes included in the Clean & Lean Revolution system, this included 39 muffin recipes. These are based on nut flours, coconut oil and dates and bananas. I thought that I would share one of the most popular muffin recipes with you! LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER MUFFINS SERVES FIVE (360 calories per… Read More >

As a functional medicine practitioner, I help you see the whole picture. Symptoms are simply symptoms – a symptom of a larger issue. Let’s take a step back to figure out where these symptoms are coming from and to address the body as a whole. I teach each of my patients the physiology of what… Read More >

Here is your question today: True or False If I say, You Need to Work on Your Stress Management, Your Eyes Go Cross and You Immediately Dismiss My Comment Hans Selye, the famous physiologist who coined the term “stress”, defined it this way: …the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it…. Read More >

    Here is your question today: True or False: If you go to the gym for an hour five days a week, but otherwise sit at a desk job, the time at the gym makes up for a long day of sitting. Many people think that they lead an active lifestyle because they go… Read More >