acne, Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, candida, chronic pain, constipation, digestive health, eczema, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, Nutrition, pediatric mental health, Rashes, sinus issues, stomach pain, weight loss

What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

Gluten is the latest buzz word in nutrition. But, so many people have no idea what it is. When friends of mine with PhD's start asking for more info, it's time for an article about gluten and why it's a problem. So, What is Gluten?? Gluten is the protein found in the seed of wheat,… Continue reading What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

health & wellness

My Passion

I’m a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner turned Integrative Provider and Holistic Health & Wellness Coach... and there is a HUGE REASON WHY. I started learning about nutrition before my son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 8. We knew red dye, yellow dye, and ALL artificial food dye played a part. You should have… Continue reading My Passion

3 Day Refresh, Beachbody, health & wellness

What is the 3 Day Refresh?

When I first started coaching, I thought, I'll never do that detox stuff, I'll just exercise and try to eat healthy. I am not one to stick to a plan, so I knew the meal plans would be a challenge, let alone a whole detox. My lack of planning causes problems when it comes to sticking to the… Continue reading What is the 3 Day Refresh?

Getting to Know You, health & wellness, My Story, stress

Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat

If we work, we will succeed, and be rewarded. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE! We grew up in a time that hard work meant you could do and achieve anything. So, we worked hard. That was the American way. You went to college, you worked in trade, you went in the service. You gave back. That's… Continue reading Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat

Colds (URIs), cough, doterra lavender, doterra peppermint, Essential Oils, Fevers, Flu, health & wellness, holistic wellness, natural remedies, sinus issues, sore throat

Natural Cold (URI) Remedies

Yesterday, my girl was feeling bad, stuffy, headache, sore throat, a little nausea, and so upset about it all. She is such a healthy child, she doesn't do sick well, it brings tears. This just means I need to try double hard to make it go away quicker... how do you chase a cold, a… Continue reading Natural Cold (URI) Remedies

dairy free, digestive health, family, fibromyalgia, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, Nutrition, Shakeology, stomach pain

My Family’s Grocery List

I've been asked by a few followers if I would write a grocery list of gluten free foods. That's pretty much all I buy, so I thought it wouldn't be that hard for me to share my list. This is also the list I share in my challenge groups. Be sure to check back frequently, I'll be… Continue reading My Family’s Grocery List

digestive health, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children, stress, weight loss

WTF is a Mom to do….

There were assignments that had to be done. There was a long weekend at the beach. There was a family day when the GF food options just weren't the most tempting. That's where my life as a Mom begins.... over and over and over and fucking over again! (sigh) Welcome to the world of WHAT.… Continue reading WTF is a Mom to do….

Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, casomorphin, constipation, dairy free, digestive health, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gluteomorphin, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Parenting, pediatric mental health, sinus issues, stomach pain

Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

So, What does getting 'glutened' look like? A. Laziness, fatigue B. Anxious, depressed, irritable, angry C. Disoriented, unaware, spaced out, Cognitive dysfunction D. Stomach ache, migraine, joint pain E. All of the above and then some!!! Anyone that has talked with me knows this is a hot topic for me. What bothers me the most is the… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, constipation, coping skills, dairy free, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Nutrition, obesity, sinus issues, stomach pain, stress, weight loss

Digestive Health Lesson #2 – It all Starts with Inflammation

Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine (Cleveland), wrote that inflammation is now recognized as the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases.

doTERRA, Essential Oils, health & wellness, holistic wellness

I’ll Tell You about Essential Oils if YOU tell ME what to do with this Rhubarb?

Every post I write is in response to a question, situation, conversation, etc. This post has 2 conversations... 1. rhubarb. 2. Essential Oils. I need to know what to do with my rhubarb because I shared a little knowledge about essential oils. I had fun yesterday at Emily's Produce chatting about Essential Oils. I knew… Continue reading I’ll Tell You about Essential Oils if YOU tell ME what to do with this Rhubarb?