Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way

Vegan and Paleo diets are the two fastest growing styles of eating in the U.S. these days. Why?  Because we are realizing that our Standard American Diet (a.k.a. “SAD”) is sorely devoid of many vital nutrients, while being full of processed and chemical ingredients that harm our bodies, promoting chronic illness. Both camps, vegan and…

Shifting our Inner Conversation

Monkey-Mind: You know that voice in your head that is always chattering away? The one that is usually telling you something is wrong? Or will go wrong. Or that you aren’t good enough in some way? Or that your house, car, job, boss, spouse, family, or life situation are somehow bad or in the wrong,…

The Possibility of Your Healthiest Self

I see many different types of people and medical issues come through my door, and I often wonder what it is that has some people experience such incredibly dramatic, positive results, and others not as much. Obviously some problems inherently will respond better than others. This is true for all therapies and conditions. But even…

Easy-to-Digest Foods for Upset Tummies, updated

(published in Tampa Bay Wellness, April 2013) Do you have a “touchy” digestive system? Many people struggle with digestive problems. This could include anything from an occasional mild stomach upset, stomach flu, or food poisoning, to morning sickness, frequent attacks of gall bladder, gastritis, colitis or irritable bowel.  Or even the side-effects of chemotherapy treatment.…

Tips for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers

It is Springtime…and the trees and flowers are in bloom.  For seasonal allergy sufferers, this is not such an enjoyable experience.  But, I am here to share some tips that may make your Spring a little easier. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, respiratory allergies are related not only to the function of the…