[Our Fav Yummy Recipes] Time to shake things up!

It’s hard to think yet about Spring…with the gloomy weather that many of us are experiencing…but the change in season will be here before we know it. Spring is my favorite season as it means the rebirth of all the beauty in my garden; the greening of the marsh and spectacular colors that are blossoming. I enjoy the increasing sunlight, earth’s re-awakening…and walking in my yard with grass under my bare feet. 
And I look forward to Holy week and the sense of new beginnings …

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A Fresh Start to Getting Back Into Balance (3 Steps)

As I write this note on New Year’s Day I am sitting here wrapped up in blankets…curled up by the fire in front of my family’s Christmas tree.
It is quiet here now. The laughter and chaos from having all my girls and family members together is now simply another treasured memory. The peacefulness of the scene was so beckoning that I moved from my office to finish my daily journaling, trying to capture how truly grateful I am to be surrounded by such love …

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Reduce your risks for breast cancer

Strengthening your immune system and reducing inflammation are your keys to reducing your risks for breast cancer.
Here’s what I will be covering in this article:

WHEN you eat matters – how intermittent fasting may reduce breast cancer risks

WHAT you eat matters –  the importance of an alkaline diet and lifestyle

How Turmeric is the perfect natural inflammation fighter!

Assessing your unique breast cancer risks

How prevention is the best strategy – early detection and self-exams

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Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

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Combining Alkaline and Ketogenic Diets for Greater Health

I hope you had a chance to read my previous blog on the many health benefits of an alkaline diet and my blog on the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of a keto diet… If you haven’t, I would suggest that you do so prior to reading this blog, as this information builds upon that material.
In this blog I’ll be talking about the benefits of combining a ketogenic diet to your alkaline diet and lifestyle.
First some history.
While research studies overwhelmingly showed benefits to a …

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Keto Diet: 10 Benefits (& Potential Drawbacks)

Now on to Keto diets.
Keto diets work. Even among patients initially doubtful, once they get into ketosis and see impressive, gratifying, often times instant results, they become believers.
If you didn’t read my previous blog on the significant health benefits of an alkaline diet, please consider reviewing that here. And after you learn more about the health effects of a keto diet (in this blog), my next blog will talk about the power of combining the two in my Keto-Alkaline® Diet.
You can also …

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Alkalinity, pH Balance & Designing the Optimal Keto-Alkaline Diet

“Your blood becomes more acidic when you eat all that meat!” the interviewee said, and I almost pulled off the road in consternation.
I was driving recently, listening to a well-known nutrition expert talk about an alkaline diet’s many benefits. I found myself nodding in agreement until she delved into murky – OK, completely inaccurate – science about an overly acidic diet wrecking your blood pH.
Often well intended, confusion and outright misinformation surround pH-balanced diets. As a medical doctor who often prescribes keto-alkaline …

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Bone broth liquid gold…become a natural fat burner!

I had an amazing interview earlier this year with Dr. Bone Broth herself, Dr. KellyAnn Petrucci. 
Did you see it?
In it, I learned all about how this “liquid gold” helped thousands of people lose up to 15 lbs in just 21 days. And also, how it was so healthy for them in many other ways…supporting their hormones and even reducing wrinkles! “I’m In!”
In my Magic Menopause™ program my ladies have loved bone broth. It is so alkalizing and supportive of balanced hormones and …

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[Thankful for you] and recipe gifts

Oh, it is THAT time of year…so much holiday activity starting up! Is it just me, or do you feel like you too are already hopelessly behind?
I have just moved into my family’s new “temporary” home after the flooding of our old home along the coast… So thankful to be far away from the toxic mold and ugliness, and also…very thankful to hear that friends and local community members are all in good health and moving forward.
That is my message at this Thanksgiving time. Be …

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Acid or alkaline and why should I care?

Do you remember your high school chemistry class? If so, you likely learned a bit about pH, as well as the concept of acid and base (alkalinity). The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral, higher numbers being alkaline (base) and lower numbers being acidic (acid). You can measure any aqueous (containing water) solution and determine its pH (pH actually stands for “power of hydrogen” and is measuring the total hydrogen ion concentration in a solution).  
Human blood, …

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