Does more screen time equal less dream time?


Restful, deep sleep is essential to good health.  7-8 hours of restful sleep are correlated with a lower BMI, decreased incidence of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as well as a lowered incidence of stress-induced behaviors like substance abuse and

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Passionflower for Insomnia and Anxiety

Passionflower- Passiflora incarnate

Passionflower is a well-known botanical used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia related to nervousness. Native people of the Americas as well as physicians in Europe, have used it for centuries as a sedative. Passionflower is believed to increase levels

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health


The prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity and subclinical hypothyroidism is significant among women of reproductive age. It is estimated that the incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease is 8-14 percent and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism among young women. The

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-March

A Day of Heart Healthy Meals


Breakfast Raspberry Blueberry Streusel Almond Flour Muffins (GF, paleo, vegan optional) ½ cup blueberries ½ cup of raspberries 2 cups Almond Flour 2 Eggs 2 Egg Whites (*To make these vegan use 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 cup of apple sauce

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Fish Oil


Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women? For many years we thought of heart disease as being a disease that primarily affected men, but the prevalence of heart disease is actually equal

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Hawthorn for Your Heart


Hawthorn, a flowering shrub of the genus Crataegus, has been used to treat cardiovascular disease for thousands of years. The Greek herbalist, Dioscorides, used Hawthorn medicinally as early as the first century, and many traditional cultures have maintained a rich

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

The Down and Dirty of Heart Health

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Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and women are at a particularly higher  risk of having a heart attack or suffering from coronary heart disease than men..  In the U.S. alone it is estimated

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Healthy Heart Diets


The tenet, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” espoused by Hippocrates nearly 2,500 years ago, is receiving renewed interest. Heart related illness is one of the highest contributors to the lifestyle-based chronic diseases creating an epidemic

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-February

Restore Balance Using Ayurvedic Adaptogens

Amla Embelica

Today’s world is anything but stress-free. Even if you are doing everything ‘right’ to protect your health you may still be affected by the stresses of life. Whether it be financial, your job, spouse, the kids, or you name it,

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Thyroid Health Recipes


More and more women are afflicted with an out-of-balance thyroid. A huge part of maintaining thyroid health is incorporating foods that will help optimize a healthy balance. Here are a few recipes for various thyroid functions. Hypothyroid This recipe will

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Winter Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention


You know all the reasons to eat local, organic produce (better for your health, the environment, and the local economy!), but did you know that many foods found right here in the Pacific Northwest can also help to reduce your

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

Adrenals: The Little Glands that Could


When midlife hormone imbalance comes calling, the adrenal glands have much to say about the topic. Relatively unknown to most, these powerful little glands are located right above the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for secreting hormones during times of

Posted in 2015 Newsletter-January

A Healthier Thanksgiving


Tips for adding nutrients to your traditional recipes Thanksgiving is usually the most difficult holiday to be mindful of what you are eating. But indulging in your traditional holiday feast doesn’t have to mean giving up your healthy dietary habits!

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - November

Diabetes Prevention and You


Who should be thinking about Diabetes prevention? Everyone should be thinking about prevention. However, if you are elderly, have African, Hispanic, or Native American heritage, or your mother had gestational diabetes, you’re at a much higher risk of developing diabetes

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - November

An Alternative Thanksgiving Menu


A low histamine, low oxalate, paleo, gluten free, dairy free menu. Menu White Wine & Thyme Cashew Turkey Gravy (Paleo, GF) Savory Stuffing (Paleo, GF, dairy free optional) Secret Cranberry Sauce (Paleo, Vegan, GF) Grain Free Dinner Roll (Paleo, GF)

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - November

Recipes for Breast Cancer Prevention

avocado and salmon

You are what you eat! Diet is the number one way to affect your health on a day-to-day basis and for prevention of chronic disease. Here is menu for breast cancer prevention.  Enjoy! Breast Cancer Prevention Dinner Menu Grilled Salmon ala

Posted in 2014 Newsletters-October

Breast Cancer Survival and Exercise – To Walk or To Run?

Woman  jogging

Many studies have evaluated the effects of exercise on the mortality risk of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who participate in either a mile of brisk walking or running about two-thirds of a mile

Posted in 2014 Newsletters-October

Prevention is the Breast Cancer Cure

Mature woman holding bunch of grapes, smiling

“What can be achieved with screening has been achieved” said Carlo La Vechia head of epidemiology at the University of Milan. It’s time shift the focus on breast cancer towards prevention and changing behaviors like diet and physical exercise. The

Posted in 2014 Newsletters-October

The Anatomy of a Hot Flash


It is estimated that two-thirds to three-quarters of all American women in mid-life experience hot flashes.  They can last anywhere from six months to five years and can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. What is behind these flashes?  Let’s have a

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - September 2014

Menopause Around the World


Menopause, defined by the World Health Organization as the permanent cessation of menstruation, marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years.  As a biological event for women around the world, menopause itself is universal, however, research shows that the symptoms

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - September 2014

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