The 5-minute cook?

Paleo Reset Diet Chris Kresser has great recipes as an adjunct to his book The Paleo Cure for doing the 30-day reset diet.  However, if it takes more than  5 minutes of MY time, I sometimes have a real hard time keeping up with whipping up the tasty meals.  And so, I thought I’d share … read more

NIX & PICKS – Shopping Tips

The purpose of this blog is to post tips on recommendations and things to avoid.  There are lots of resources for these things but my posts will be in response to conversations I have with my acupunture patients.  This could include good deals and very well will be time sensitive.  There could also be some … read more

I’m STARVING!

Paleo Reset Diet First few days of the diet I was starving my brains out. I had cut out way too many carbs. I mean I had cut out both the carbs allowed and not allowed on the diet. I hadn’t yet adjusted to stocking the house with different types of carbs that I could … read more

Does the Reset cause upset?

Paleo Reset Diet One of the people in my Paleo Reset group has severe IBS and diverticulitis. She’s in a flare up stage in starting this diet. Anyone with gut inflammation is going to have to modify the diet. While the diet is so balanced for so many, some conditions require formulating something for the … read more

The Reset has begun!

It’s like the race is on.  A group of us are going to do the Paleo Reset Diet.  Interesting how we approach it differently.  Some just jumped in a started after reading only the beginning of the book The Paleo Cure.  Another read the whole book and is stocking her pantry and collecting recipes.  I’m … read more

Reset your diet… Reset your life

I don’t like diets. I don’t like to follow a diet for myself and I don’t like to put my patients on diets. Diets can be too fadish or too restrictive or not right for everyone. They annoy me. But I am having a change of heart. Not about diets in general but about a … read more

Gluten ISN’T the Problem!

We all have heard a great deal about avoiding or reducing gluten. Many of my acupuncture patients have benefited by following gluten-free or gluten-reduced diets. Wheat is the major culprit. Research and individuals find that there can be an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten or an allergy to wheat (these are not all the same … read more

Running from the Sun… Not really, I want my endorphin fix!

I just recently wrote about the sun’s contribution to radiant (pun intended) health by providing us with Vitamin D.  Vitamin D has a large spectrum of benefits to our health but the sun can give us much more… I shared my euphoric feeling when soaking up the sun’s rays. What’s THAT about? Endorphins. (I’ll be … read more

I have stopped running from the sun….

OK, I’ve been a sun worshiper all my life. I love its penetrating warmth and flooding morning light into my house. I don’t care that much about lying about in it but I love being out in it and sitting with my eyes closed and allowing it to penetrate through my eye lids. Ah! Euphoria! … read more

Cost of Herbs and Supplements Likely to Increase

Illinois Senator Durbin is planning to reintroduce his supplement bill, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (S 1310), which would grant more power to the FDA to regulate dietary supplements like they were drugs.  What I didn’t realize about this is that just the legislative effort, even if this fails again, creates such a financial burden … read more