What is lurking in your mattress?

By Functional Natural Health | June 2, 2018

  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…

Low Stomach Acid

By Functional Natural Health | May 24, 2018

  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…

Eating Hygiene

By Functional Natural Health | May 17, 2018

  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…

Beat The Cold & Flu

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

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?? …

Bodacious Pancakes

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

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 is easy to halve or double for a different crowd.  I highly recommend leftovers; toast them later and spread with…

The Fibromyalgia Mystery

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

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…

Cozy Nuttiness

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

    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,…

Coffee Myth Busting

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  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…

Sleep Hygiene

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  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…

Purple Poison

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

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…

Why Supplement?

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  Over the years, I have worked with clients who have a very wide array of attitudes, assumptions, and beliefs about dietary and therapeutic supplements. The supplements I recommend for each client are fully customized. Whether it’s a specific vitamin, mineral, herbal extract, essential fat, or hormone, every recommendation I make to my clients is…

Going Gluten Free!

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  Have you just found out you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity or celiac disease and you have no clue where to start?  The majority of my clients are those with auto-immune dynamics for which I recommend a gluten free diet, 100% cold-turkey, no excuses.  You see, those with an auto-immune disease have intestinal…

Don’t Give Up

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  I received a message this morning from a client that was so excited she lost 15 pounds, even after being on vacation! This was huge for this particular client because she has been having difficulty losing weight due to the inflammation in her body.  I know her internal struggle.  I’ve been there for the…

Stomach Acid is Your Friend

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  How is your stomach acid?  Do you even know?  Today I wanted to bring attention to the importance of stomach acid and the role of Betaine HCL in increasing it.  Stomach acid really is good for you.  Without it, your health suffers.  Our digestion suffers and we are not able to absorb the nutrients…

9 Reason to Drink your Water

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  I’m pretty sure there’s a water post somewhere here on this but it is SO worth repeating!  So many times I hear people are only drinking a glass of water a day, or worse yet, nothing!  Oh my word!  If this is you, you are walking around chronically dehydrated!  If you don’t think that’s…

Meal Prep on the Weekend

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  Ok some of you are super busy during the week and meal prep becomes difficult. Some of you have days that you are feeling super poopy and meal prep is out of the question. What happens? You go for unhealthy eats and you feel worse. Why? Because your body needs super nutritious fuel to…

Eat Your Beans

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  I was determined to know beans. Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as…

Dandelion Tea

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

  So I was walking around Ocean State Job Lot the other day, in need of some coconut oil, when I wandered into the tea section.  I love different kinds of tea so decided I would grab a few boxes.  Winter Spice…, that looks yummy!  Oh and some Chai!  That’s always good!  Dandelion?!  Um, what’s…

Grain Free Vegan Bread

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

So I ran out of bread!  The horror!  Since I’m trying to get all svelte and stuff for my trip to Cancun in April I decided I would forgo the gluten free bread I usually make and try my hand at a paleo bread.  The recipe I found called for eggs and cashew butter.  Since…

Lemon Water

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

Ok so recently I posted a picture on Instagram of my 4 pounds of honey I purchased from a local place and got questions as to why I need all that honey!  Well besides the awesome benefits of honey, there are so many great benefits of drinking warm lemon water every morning.  Here is what…

Gluten Free Baking

By Functional Natural Health | January 8, 2018

I typically make gluten free bread in my trusty bread maker.  It usually comes out just fine.  Last weekend I apparantly could not follow directions and ended up having to bake a loaf in the oven.  I have no idea what happened but it turned out very hard.  It was still good and I still…