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)
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.
“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.” – Hippocrates I can pinpoint my gut issues all the way back to middle school in the suburban brick rancher I grew up in, and more specifically right down to the bowl of gravy, loaf of bread, my friend Lori, the stomach pain, and the bloating that came along… Continue reading Digestive Health Lesson #1: Leaky Gut
Nothing will substitute proper nutrition and toned muscles to support the body's proper function.
Conversation for family night out to dinner went something like this; fortunately, we were done and paying the bill... "Can we leave, I have to poop?" "Can you wait til we get home, or do you really have to go?" "No. Gotta go." "Then, go!" Returns to table... me, "Did you go?" "Yes, but now… Continue reading It REALLY Is All About The POO
"F#ck A Brownie!" Sorry(!), but, that was the initial, primal thought I had at 2:39 last night when all I wanted was a good night's sleep! Nausea. Upset stomach. Pain. Hot and Cold Flashes. Explosive.... NOT a good night's sleep. Damn my weak will power! I love brownies, but I hate can't live with the… Continue reading “Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods
Growing up as an athlete, weight was not a problem... until my teen years. I stayed fit multiple ways; there was soccer, gymnastics, swimming, roller skating and ice skating, field hockey, tennis, weight training and the list goes on. As an adult, I controlled my weight by eating healthy, walking, weight training, waitressing, bartending, nursing,… Continue reading How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…
If you are like me, you are always looking for a healthy snack for the kids. So, I've decided to post healthy snack ideas for us all to enjoy. One of Joshua's favorites is Pears with Cinnamon! There is no secret to figuring this one out. Just cut up a pear, and sprinkle a little Cinnamon… Continue reading Mom’s Healthy Snacks #1 – Pears w/ Cinnamon
From infants to teenagers, constipation seems to be a problem for so many kids! I had a visit with a 9 year old and her mom about her stomach pain related to constipation problems. As soon as I left the room I realized that Dr. M was seeing a 2 month old for ongoing constipation issues.… Continue reading The scoop on poop…Could your kid be constipated??
My cousin Nikki is on a fun journey that includes parenting, baking (a lot), and freelance writing... Needless to say, she's a busy gal and she gets things done when it comes to baking and cooking. I am grateful for those around me that are good in the kitchen, as I am NOT! I can… Continue reading Nikki’s Slow Cooker Chicken Chili