The Power of Glutathione and Why We Need it

  Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in our body. It is critical for Phase 2 Liver Detoxification. It is made thanks to a process called Methylation. It requires the following nutrients: glutamine, glycine, selenium, B6 and cysteine. Glutathione conjugates heavy metals such as: lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum to escort them out of the...
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White Beans with Vegetables and Fish

  I love legumes, they are full of fiber, some anti-cancer properties and they are a great way to rest from animal protein. Actually, I recommend my clients to have one meatless day a week, and legumes are a great way to accomplish that. Take a look at my previous recipe using lentils for one...
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What is Inflammation? The Beginning of Everything…

  In order to understand what Inflammation is, let’s talk about the Immune System first: Both detective and defender, the immune system’s primary job is to Tolerate and then NOT react! It accurately identifies a real threat via molecular structures. It is internally regulated and balanced. Inflammatory signals are counterbalanced by anti-inflammatory signals; strong innate...
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Health Tips When Working from Home

  We find ourselves working from home very often (if not always!) these days…and it could be a blessing. Here are some useful tips to bear in mind when we are working from the comfort of our homes: 1. Implement a daily schedule and own it. Remember to take breaks! It’s important to build a...
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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

  This is my 100th blog!! So, I would like to celebrate with a yummy dessert recipe! Ingredients: • ½ cup ground oatmeal (ideally, organic gluten free rolled oats) • ½ tsp of baking powder • ½ tsp cinnamon • ½ pumpkin spice • ¼ cup canned pumpkin • 2 tbs coconut milk • 3...
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An Epidemic of Metabolic Dysfunction

  An epidemic.
40-50% of American adults have prediabetes or worse. 1980 was an inflection point for the epidemic. Also, from 2001- 2011, T2D increased from ~3% to 45% of total adolescent diabetes diagnoses. Insulin resistance emerges in American adults ~13 years prior to a T2D diagnosis. In children, this may be in less than two...
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Bone Broth with Rice and Peppermint

  This dish is a great option for celebrations. It is easy to make and fantastic to savor, while providing the benefits of a good broth sprinkled with amazing “hierba buena” (ie. peppermint). The rice also adds consistency to the broth for those who want that extra flavor and richness. Ingredients: • 4 organic chicken...
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Acid Reflux: Truth vs. Myth

  In the center of your chest, there is a small, muscular tunnel that separates the end of your esophagus from your stomach. Think of it like a fist that can be closed tightly or loosely. It’s a muscle called your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). When you’re eating, the fist should be open and loose,...
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Mindful eating during the holidays?

This is one of my favorite blogs that I always like to share before the Holidays, a fresh reminder. Enjoy it! I often comment that when we have decided that we want to eat healthy and we are one step ahead in our health journey we actually engage in Mindful Eating. What is Mindful Eating?...
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What does Estrogen Dominance mean?

  Hormonal health is primarily about balance vs. absolute levels of any one hormone at any point in time. The most common hormonal imbalance challenge for women before menopause, and a notable number of men, is estrogen dominance. The most common contributing Root Causes include at least one of the following: • Excess estrogen (e.g....
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