The Connection Between Your Gut and Your Mental Health

The gut is home to a bacterial ecosystem and a complex neural network some doctors have started to call the “second brain”. The stomach’s function is to properly digest and absorb food. When it’s not doing this properly, nutritional deficiencies develop that are linked to allergies, asthma, learning disabilities and psychiatric problems. Scientists and mental […]

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When Should I Eat After My Workout?

Do it ASAP! Ideally, within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. This is your “anabolic window.” Refill your muscles and liver immediately after you finish exercising. Ideally this should be a liquid meal that will speed the absorption of protein and carbohydrates into your bloodstream. Immediately after exercising, your body begins repairing damaged muscle proteins, […]

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How Grains, Dairy & Sugar Can Lead to Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Issues

Usually the most difficult things to cut out of someone’s diet are grains, dairy, sugar and alcohol.  So we thought we’d brush up on the basics behind why it’s good to take a break from these. Read on because knowledge = power (or willpower in this case).  On that note, worst case scenario: you go […]

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2018 Winter Clean Challenge Results

Thank you to everyone that made it out to our Clean Challenge Wrap-Up celebration during the first night of the CrossFit Open! In case you missed the action, here’s the recap of the 2018 CrossFit Sanitas Winter Clean Challenge. Over 50 CrossFit Sanitas athletes committed to 4 weeks of clean living to not just shed […]

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Oven Fried Chicken

Everyone loves fried chicken and this one is actually healthy. This is also one of my kids’ favorite dinners. It only takes a few minutes of prep and it can easily be doubled for a large group. This is actually my Grandma’s recipe but she cooks it with white flour and butter. She’s 89 and […]

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Why You Might Not Be Losing Body Fat

How to Get 5 Servings of Veggies with Breakfast Over the last few months I’ve lost 4% body fat and gained 2.5 lbs of muscle. I was at the same body fat % for years and it seemed like no matter how hard I worked out, it didn’t change much. So how did I finally […]

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The Best Cooking Method for Nutrient Retention: Microwaves?

By now, I’m sure many of you have tossed your microwave from your kitchen appliances — or at least stopped using it — because you’ve heard the horror stories of mutated food and radiation. But alas, you can feel secure in brining the microwave back into your cooking routine. Just be sure to avoid plastic […]

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Testing for Optimal Health: Part 2

KEY AREAS OF TESTING In Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1, I discussed the importance of scientific testing to get an accurate assessment of your health. Here are some of the key areas of testing that I consider for my patients – again, exactly which areas we focus on is determined by each person’s individual […]

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Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1

Are You Struggling with any of the Following Symptoms? Stubborn weight Poor recovery or performance Trouble sleeping Gut/digestive issues Low libido Hormone imbalances Cravings Fatigue Blood sugar issues Depression/anxiety Acne Poor muscle gain Hair loss or unwanted hair If so, you may have already worked on trying to resolve them – by eating clean, exercising, […]

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Stubborn Weight And Your Thyroid: It’s Time To Take Another Look

You’re struggling with your weight and you get your thyroid tested. You’re told every thing is normal. Is it really? Unless you’ve had a comprehensive thyroid panel performed, and have had it evaluated with a set of eyes that look beyond the “normal” lab reference ranges, you could be fighting an uphill battle with your […]

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