Posts by Functional Natural Health

What is lurking in your mattress?

In my search for a new toxic-free mattress, I realized that most are not aware of the toxins that are under their very head each night. How many hours a night do we spend sleeping? If you are sleeping on a conventional mattress, that is 7-8 hours of constant exposure to chemicals. A tradtional memory-foam…

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Low Stomach Acid

I was watching an Instagram story the other day where the person was telling her followers to drink a big glass of water before eating because that will suppress your appetite. While that may be true, this is one of the problems with those not qualified giving people nutritional information. I agree that drinking a…

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Eating Hygiene

Gas, bloating, distention, feeling overly full after a meal, belching, mild reflux…. Not fun.Some of my clients do indeed have major GI dysfunction which requires in-depth intervention. In many cases, however, my clients find MAJOR relief by simply adopting a few principles of what I call Eating Hygiene. Today, I’m giving away some of my…

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Beat The Cold & Flu

Oh geez! I never get sick but managed to catch the cold from hell from my husband a few weeks ago.  And I’m just getting over it!  What the heck?!  In my bodies defense it was busy fighting a parasite and yeast but oh my word!  SO, tis the season for immune support tips, right?? …

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Bodacious Pancakes

  These gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free pancakes are light and comforting without the heaviness of many similar recipes which include almond or coconut flour.  A truly nutritious, balanced treat!  This recipe serves about 4 people, but it’s easy to halve or double for a different crowd.  I highly recommend leftovers; toast them later and spread with…

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Good afternoon!  I wanted to share with you all a recent podcast I did with the fabulous Thom Underwood of the Rebel Health Coach Podcast.  To date, this podcast has gotten the most downloads for a single episode.  What does this tell me?  This tells me that there is a huge need for Fibro folks…

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  Truth be told, I am a hot cereal fan.  However, oatmeal and I are just not friends.  It is way too high glycemic for me first thing in the morning with insulin resistance as a result of cortisol issues.  But I confess I am in love with this new combination.  It’s creamy, cozy, and…

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Today I want to do some myth busting on coffee!!  I know so many of you love it and wonder if it’s good for you! So much of the health media promotes extreme viewpoints that leave you thoroughly confused. Depending on where you get your data, vegetarianism is either touted as the best or the…

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Are you having trouble falling asleep?  Staying asleep?  Follow these tips below for a better night sleep TONITE! #1 Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, Nicotine, and Other Chemicals that Interfere with SleepAvoid these 4-6 hours before bed. Although alcohol may help bring on sleep, after a few hours it acts as a stimulant, increasing the number of…

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This little purple pill looks so innocent doesn’t it?  Let’s have a little chat about why it isn’t so innocent.  I have written before about the importance of getting to the root causes of anything you are struggling with.  Getting to the root cause of your acid reflux is no exception.  And PPI’s are not…

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