Reiki and Nutritional Therapy – A Power Pair of Healing Therapies

What is Reiki?   Reiki, "universal life force energy,"  is a non-religion based complementary health approach that is practiced on oneself and also with others with the goal of facilitating the body’s own innate healing response to restoring physical and emotional well-being. It's classified by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health as energy medicine. In our busy, [...]

Inspiring Recovery Story from Nourishing Hope: Getting Your Hopes Up with Shamus

As the Project Manager of Community Development for Nourishing Hope, I was privileged in helping put together this remarkable story of hope, healing, and recovery for not only Shamus, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism, but for Anita his mother, and Kaitlyn, Shamus' little sister. To read the full story, please visit [...]

Gut Instinct : Living and eating in a microbiome world” Conference

Join me at the "Gut Instinct : Living and eating in a microbiome world" conference - Portland, Oregon, October 14-16 "Cutting-edge research and multi-disciplinary approaches all under one roof." SCHEDULE Friday at 6:30 pm - Keynote address by Dr. Embritette Hyde of The American Gut Project | The Knight Lab UCSD | Forbes' 30 Under 30 [...]

Luka’s Recovery From Autism

(Photo from Luka's Recovery From Autism As the project manager of community development for Nourishing Hope for Autism, I had the honor of helping compile Luka's incredibly powerful story of recovery from autism. Nourishing Hope focuses on helping children with Autism as well as ADHD, and learning and developmental delays through bioindividual nutrition and biomedical treatment [...]

How to Cut the Chaos and Get Focused

Does your life feel chaotic? I can relate. Consider this question: is it your life that is chaotic or is it your state of mind? Many of us are juggling quite a lot and yes, sometimes maybe too much but before you start saying no to everything or removing your current obligations, consider if the chaos is [...]

Recipe: Tex-Mex Seasoning Blend

Tex-Mex Seasoning Blend Gluten-Free - Paleo - Dairy Free - Sugar Free - Egg Free - Nut Free - 21DSD - Low Carb - Keto My family and I LOVE this blend - we use it multiple times a week and for many types of food: soups/stews, carnitas, tacos, fajitas, potatoes, roasted veggies and even as [...]

Recipe: Beet, Carrot, & Apple Salad

Beet, Carrot, & Apple Salad Gluten-Free - Paleo - Dairy Free - Sugar Free - Egg Free - Nut Free - 21DSD - AIP This beet, carrot and apple salad is great for digestion and tastes delicious. The salad is intended as a condiment with meals. It helps stimulate digestive juices so that you can [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|21DSD, Nutrition and Lifestyle, Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Documenting Hope Project

When I watch this heart wrenching trailer about the Documenting Hope Project (link below), I'm thinking about my children, future grandchildren, and my nieces and nephews. It seems everyone I know is somehow connected in some way with someone they love who is affected by autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, juvenile RA, mood disorders or type 2 [...]

Stop The Self Sabotage and Heal Your Mind, Body, & Spirit

Clients come to me with their food journals and they are often pretty darn clean. They follow a real food lifestyle and they are perplexed that they aren't getting the results they hoped for. The biggest issues they are looking to resolve are: weight (and or fat) loss digestive issues autoimmune conditions blood sugar handling [...]

By | March 13th, 2016|Mindset, Nutrition and Lifestyle, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Recipe: Gluten Free Bread That Isn’t A Brick by Zachary Morello (Also Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Coconut-Free, Seed-Free, Dairy-Free)

I just had to share because this bread recipe, because although it's an INDULGENCE, it's hands down the best gluten free bread I've ever had. I doubt you would even notice that it's gluten free! The recipe "Gluten Free Bread That Isn't A Brick" (and hilarious commentary), was created by my teenage son, Zack Morello [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments