Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

Let’s talk about the under-appreciated thyroid, baby! While diving in to pro-metabolic nutrition, mysterious gut dysbiosis, and getting to the root cause of cases involving chronic, complex disease, the thyroid and its far-reaching function weaves throughout the stories.  Like a flashy gold thread against a black cloth, it asks for our attention. Swimming in the work of Danny Roddy, Dr. Ray Peat, Georgi Dinkov, Emma … Continue reading Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

How to Dissolve Stress with your Breath

“It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” ― Hans Selye, The Stress of Life I’m on a journey toward bowel freedom. Would you like to join me?  I imagine eating whatever I want, digesting it with ease, feeling energetic and eager to play after meals, and having bountiful, beautiful, bowel movements upon rising each morning.  Doesn’t that sound dreamy? … Continue reading How to Dissolve Stress with your Breath

When Fiber is Not Your Friend

America is a constipated nation…. If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals. – Denis Burkitt Constipated? Bloated, swollen, and gassy? Foggy brain and feeling awful? Haven’t pooped in 6 days? Haven’t pooped in over a week? The sun is shining but the fatigue makes you just want to stay in bed, forever? Eating the “perfect” diet but still feel like a … Continue reading When Fiber is Not Your Friend

Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective

Smoked oysters have found a home in my heart.   I’ve always swooned for them raw on the half shell, squeezed with lemon and enjoyed in the sunshine with a loved one.  I save those moments for special occasions or the rare event I’m eating out when my mom comes to visit. Nowadays, I open the can, drain off the olive oil, sprinkle them in flaky … Continue reading Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective

Why I Put a Hose in my Butt

I never expected to make an appointment with a stranger that involved taking off my pants and willingly placing a plastic hose in my butt.  I definitely did not envision filling up my intestines with gallons of water, repeatedly, while they massaged my engorged belly and then, with the person I’d met only moments earlier, watch the undigested, weeks old sludge come rushing out of … Continue reading Why I Put a Hose in my Butt

Creativity as Nourishment

“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music–the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself.” -Henry Miller   I’m not feeling inspired. I’m not in the mood. I’m exhausted. I absolutely need to clip my toenails.  I don’t have the right supplies. I need to wash the dishes and start prepping dinner. … Continue reading Creativity as Nourishment