Joining the Primal Health Coach Team!

I am so honored and happy to officially join the Primal Health Coach Team! Thank you to my outstanding mentors, Mark Sisson and Christine Hassler, and everyone on the PHC Team, leading the path to reclaiming health and vitality.  Your devotion to constant research, strategic thinking, and sharing information is deeply inspiring. As a Primal… Continue reading Joining the Primal Health Coach Team!

UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 3: Food triggers to inflammation in the Brain and Optimizing Female Hormones

Trailblazing, Datis Kharrazian, PhD, is an award winning functional medicine clinician, recognized for his outstanding skills in brain rehabilitation. His intelligence and strategic thinking radiated from every concept he described at the UCSF 2019 conference. Dr. Kharrazian described how food sensitivities and environmental toxins can trigger immune reactions. These might include pain, depression, fatigue, brain… Continue reading UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 3: Food triggers to inflammation in the Brain and Optimizing Female Hormones

UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 2: Top Strategies for an All Star Microbiome, Heart and Brain.

Continuing the discussion of functional approaches to preventing and reversing chronic disease, Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD,  a Harvard/UCSF/Stanford trained physician specializing in the Paleo diet, Ayurveda, and integrative/alternative medicine, presented an integrated look at heart disease, and the link between “leaky gut” and “leaky heart”. How can inflammation of the digestive tract lead to heart… Continue reading UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 2: Top Strategies for an All Star Microbiome, Heart and Brain.

UCSF Functional Medicine Conference 2019. Part 1: Robb Wolf’s Top Strategies for Longevity.

What an honor it was to attend the IHH UCSF Symposium on Nutrition and Functional medicine last weekend. With an all star roster of physicians and researchers, presenting the latest research on preventing and reversing chronic diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease, and rebalancing hormone function, a wealth of information was provided. The… Continue reading UCSF Functional Medicine Conference 2019. Part 1: Robb Wolf’s Top Strategies for Longevity.

Paleo and Primal…Meat heavy? No.

Recently I have heard many references to the paleo and primal diets as being meat heavy...I'd like to take an opportunity to shed some light here.  Eating high quantities of meat is not the main philosophy behind these lifestyles.  That would be the carnivore diet. As Mark Sisson expresses in www.marksdailyapple.com, "The paleo diet and Primal… Continue reading Paleo and Primal…Meat heavy? No.