nutritional healing

How to Treat Chronic Fatigue with Energy Nutrition (2019)

Energy Nutrition is Essential to Chronic Fatigue Recovery

Energy nutrition is absolutely essential to heal chronic fatigue no matter what the underlying causes.

Your grandma was right after all: “You are what you eat.” Literally.

The constituents of our food—each individual protein, fat, carbohydrate, and molecule we ingest—become our proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and the molecules that run…

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How to Optimize Energy with Precision Nutrition Testing

Introduction to Precision Nutrition Testing

Precision nutrition testing is our gateway to choosing high quality food and supplements to support our needs for healing and living well.

We know that excellent nutrition is foundational to our energy, strength, and wellbeing and it begins with eating healthy food suited to our unique needs. High quality nutritional supplements can support what we…

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How to Optimize Protein for Energy and Vitality

Introduction: How to Eat a Protein Optimized Diet

I look at the food diaries of clients every day in my office and almost no one consumes enough protein to meet their basic needs in an optimal way.

Protein runs all of the major business of the body: energy, structure, and function. Without enough we are left vulnerable to illness, loss of muscle mass and strength, injury, and loss of vital…

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How to Optimize Energy with the Foundational Intensive Nutrition Energy (FINE) Food Plan

Introduction to the Foundational Intensive Nutrition Energy (FINE) Food Plan

I’d like to introduce you to the foundational energy-rich intensive nutrition food plan I use for all my clients to optimize energy and start them on the path to deep healing: The Foundational Intensive Nutrition Energy (FINE) food plan.

The FINE eating strategy is founded on the principles of the healthiest…

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Food Hurts. Food Heals.

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We all know food is medicine by now. We know food has the molecular power to change our genetic expression, physiology, and function in infinite and profound ways. We know food is us at the most foundational level.

It works both ways. Food hurts. Food heals.

It’s easy to turn to foods that taste good, make us feel better, give us a “high,” a hit of pleasure to help us numb the suffering…

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Foundational Intensive Nutrition Energy (FINE) Food Plan

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The Foundational Intensive Nutrition Energy Food Plan (FINE)—a Real Food Plan for Energy Nutrition

This is your foundational energy nutrition healing food plan.

In some ways this food plan is about going back to our roots. To eating real food, grown in favorable conditions, prepared simply and deliciously, shared with those we love, eaten slowly, and just enough to meet our needs.

But its also…

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Nutritional Ketosis: Heal and Protect Your Brain

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Nutritional Ketosis: yikes–that sounds foreign and scary–and hard! But it’s not. In fact, nutritional ketosis is a powerful food strategy that supports energy and brain health, and is quite simple (though not easy–it requires, like all new habits, that thing we’re really afraid of: change).

After many years of experimentation (food is one of my favorite playgrounds), I’ve figured it out, it’s…

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Brain Food: Feed, Heal, and Protect Your Brain

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Brain Food: We can eat our way to better brains–and protect the vibrant minds we cherish–regardless of a devastating family history like mine.

I am especially concerned about my brain as I age. My Dad started showing signs of cognitive decline in his 60s and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease with rapidly progressive dementia in his 70s. We’ve watched his deterioration with horror. He…

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Vital Energy: Rock It With Five Simple Steps

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Vital energy is our BIG energy–the physical energy that makes us feel awake, alert, and alive, as well as the life force energy that makes us feel connected, creative, and inspired. Because we’re integrated beings–body, mind, spirit–it’s really all one and needs to be nourished for a full and exhilarating life.

For the vast majority of us, our low energy states have simple solutions that yield…

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Nutrition Testing: How to Guide Wise Food and Supplement Choices

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We all know that excellent nutrition is foundational to our energy, strength, and wellbeing, and it begins with eating healthy food suited to our unique needs. High quality nutritional supplements can support what we do with food and solve urgent problems that we can’t correct with food alone. Food and nutritional supplements are powerful medicine–helping us make needed corrections in our…

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