Healthy Living

Should I do a “Cleanse” or “Detox”?

I get questions from family and friends on a regular basis about whether or not they should do a “cleanse” or a “detox”, and if so, which one would I recommend.  It’s a hot topic and “detox” is such a buzz word that I figured it was worth giving an explanation about why I don’t… read more

FirstLine Therapy and Lasting, Healthy Weight Loss

  The FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Program (FLT) is a clinically designed program to teach patients how to establish and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. FLT is founded on the belief that 90% of disease and weight management can come from lifestyle and dietary changes. It’s lifestyle medicine in action. With Balanced Well-Being Healthcare’s multidimensional approach… read more

The Effect of Popular Diet’s on Nutrient Status

Recent research into the Atkins, South Beach, Best Life and DASH diets showed that all 4 of these diets failed to meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 27 micronutrients analyzed. Specifically, vitamin B7, D, E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were identified as consistently low across the board in all four diet groups. These findings… read more

The Effect of Pharmacological Drugs on Nutritional Status

There are many pharmacological medications that have been found to effect nutrient levels. Remember, nutrients play VITAL roles in the function of ALL body systems: the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system and urinary system. ALL of these systems are run by NUTRIENTS!! Deficiencies can… read more

The Effect of Bowel Disease on Nutritional Status

Your intestines play a VERY important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Disease, inflammation, or infection ANYWHERE in the digestive tract can set the stage for poor absorption of nutrients and therefore deficiency. Nutrient deficiency is a risk factor for chronic disease. Below are diseases of the intestines that can impact nutrient status.… read more

Digestive Dysfunction and The ‘Four R’ Gut Healing Program

Sadly, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem. Suffering from these conditions causes a myriad of bodily harms, encompassing every cell and organ in the human body as the gut is key to the immune system’s response. Nutrient deficiencies, pollution, poor diet, dehydration, stress, poor sleeping habits, inflammation,… read more

Easy Medeterranean Chicken Salad

I make this recipe when I know we will be busy as it is so easy to grab and eat quickly! It is delicious AND healthful. It is full of healthy fats, protein and antioxidants. The protein and fat in this recipe helps to balance blood sugar and keep you full longer. Can’t go wrong… read more

Paleo Taco Casserole

This recipe was adapted from Juli Bauer at www.paleomg.com–if you haven’t checked out Juli’s amazing paleo focused recipes, you must head over there for inspiration! I love LOVE one pot meals, casseroles, and really anything that blends all the ingredients of one meal into one dish. Why? Because it makes life so much easier! Plus,… read more

The Importance of Nutritional Supplements

The standard American diet, full of refined carbohydrates, sugars and lacking in essential vitamins and antioxidants can leave you deficient in many key nutrients needed to prevent chronic disease and to run all body systems effectively. While a healthy balanced diet often provides a source of vitamins and minerals, taking dietary supplements on top of… read more

The Root Cause of Nutritional Deficiencies

Why Do I Have Nutrient Deficiencies If I Am Eating a Clean Diet? Many people today are under the impression that if they simply eat enough fruits and vegetables and supplement with vitamins, they have done all they can to stay healthy and should be able to sit back and reap the health benefits of… read more