What’s the Deal with Gluten?

So, what is the deal with gluten?  Is it the same as wheat?  Isn’t whole wheat good for you?  Do I HAVE to avoid it?  If I avoid it, what the heck do I eat??? Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat and related grains.  It helps breads rise and have a fluffy...

Wellness Care for Travelers

This time of year many of us are heading out of town. Vacation and travel make great excuses to not exercise and take care of our bodies, but I don’t buy it.  I’m not one for excuses.  It either is or it isn’t.  I don’t want excuses, I want...

Libido: Unlocking the Feminine Yin

The female libido is as complicated as women are known to be.  Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSSD) is estimated by the Mayo clinic to affect 40% of women at some point in their sexually-active lives. One of my teachers, one of the top acupuncturists and...

Natural Wellness and Pelvic Health

Looking after your pelvic health is probably not something that has been on the top of your priority list. Most women don’t think about pelvic health until there is a problem. However, prevention is always better than having to be treated for something, and if...

Indulge Your Cravings to Suppress Your Hunger

I know you’re probably thinking, “My cravings are why I am NOT losing any weight!”  Right?  Hunger is not the enemy.   Hunger is a natural response to life.  It’s when the hunger feels out of control that it feels scary.  Or when you know you...

How Taking a Vacation Can Help You LOSE Weight

Have you heard this one before?  “Go ahead, eat it; you’re on VACATION!” I believe we can ALWAYS eat what we want.  It’s really just a matter of figuring out what your body REALLY wants. Many of our favorite foods are just “food...