Meal Replacement Drinks That Don’t Contain Folic Acid or Cyanide

Recently, I saw an ad on Instagram for a really delicious-looking meal replacement drink. I’m always looking for excellent options in this area, and so are many of my clients, so I clicked real quick! Let’s be honest: real, unprocessed foods are always preferred but when time or digestive function are lacking, you still gottaContinue reading “Meal Replacement Drinks That Don’t Contain Folic Acid or Cyanide”

Medical Cannabis in Virginia

Would you like to know more about Cannabis Medicine? Video #1: What’s the difference between Cannabis, Hemp & CBD? Video #2: How do CBD & Cannabis Medicine work?     Menu Registering for Medical Cannabis in Virginia Resources about Medical Cannabis Anne’s qualifications for teaching about Medical Cannabis Are you interested in registering as aContinue reading “Medical Cannabis in Virginia”

The benefits of CBD Cannot Be Denied!

Hype abounds because it sells. Luckily, the hype around CBD is legit. But, unfortunately, CBD is shrouded by ignominy because some think it’s the same as marijuana (not that that’s a bad thing!) CBD could be a Game Changer for people in physical or psychological pain. Anyone who insists otherwise is doing harm. **The informationContinue reading “The benefits of CBD Cannot Be Denied!”

Tools for analysis of 23andme genetic info

What do your genes say about you!? You can find out by running the 23andme test.* And once you do, there are so many tools to help you analyze your genetic info and make the most of your results. *Full disclosure: that link includes a referral code that gives me a tiny kickback. With my clients, IContinue reading “Tools for analysis of 23andme genetic info”

“Eat a Bug” Class

Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of teaching a class through Staunton’s Parks and Recreation called Bite a Bug.  Please read further about it in the Staunton Newsleader article, by Laura Peters. The title of the class, Bite a Bug, is not a play on words… we ate bugs… Lots of bugs!! Crickets, mealworms, giant water bugs,Continue reading ““Eat a Bug” Class”

High blood sugar is only good for vampires

Vampires love it when you have high blood sugar… but your body would prefer you to be less sweet. Glucose, the blood sugar molecule, is very abrasive, like a balled up piece of sand paper. If it’s allowed to slosh around in your bloodstream for too long, it scratches away and causes inflammation. (This is why someoneContinue reading “High blood sugar is only good for vampires”

Statins are not the Answer.

With all due respect to practitioners who are practicing by the book, I would like to express my extreme frustration with said “book”. The tides have officially and indisputably turned regarding cholesterol’s role in heart disease. The three important take-home facts are: Dietary cholesterol does not have a long-term impact on serum cholesterol levels. Neither dietary cholesterol nor saturatedContinue reading “Statins are not the Answer.”

How well can your body detoxify?

There are many aspects related to detoxification, one of which is your HLA haplotype. If your DNA is flawed in certain genes, you may be less able to detoxify and more susceptible to certain triggers, such as mold and Lyme bacteria and confections. If you’re curious, you can test for these genes, but a better first step might be supporting your body nutritionally,Continue reading “How well can your body detoxify?”

Teasing out Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Food sensitivities are reactions to the body’s environment and can change over time, whereas food allergies are there to stay for life. There are two kinds of inflammation: macro and silent. Macro inflammation happens when you sprain your ankle or wrench your back. It’s characterized by 4 adjectives:Continue reading “Teasing out Food Sensitivities”

The importance of being earnest about eating locally

Today we have conveniences that are almost ridiculous. Pineapples in November? Strawberries all year round? Is that really necessary? More importantly, is that healthy? A couple thoughts about Eating Locally I heard a story once that I’ve had trouble confirming. I’m pretty sure it’s true, but let’s just call it an allegory: Once in a mountainous Eastern European village, peopleContinue reading “The importance of being earnest about eating locally”