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Probiotics Don’t Establish Colonies in Your Gut – Why Use Them?  CLR
August 8, 2014

High Cholesterol is NOT Strongly Linked to Heart Disease – Why Are So Many Taking a Statin?    If heart disease is NOT strongly linked to high cholesterol, then why are so many people on statins? Statins are a trusted medicine by many for lowering cholesterol. They are the most widely prescribed medicines in the United… Read More >

Is Dairy Healthful or Harmful?
July 31, 2014

Is Dairy Healthful or Harmful? There has been a lot of unfounded controversy around dairy. I have heard everything from ‘we are the only mammals who eat another mammal’s milk’ to ‘dairy causes cancer.’ Before I delve into this topic, I need to say this – I feel that there are many paths to health… Read More >

When is B12 Deficiency a Symptom of a Larger Issue?
July 25, 2014

Last week I discussed the often overlooked condition of low stomach acids and its implication. Low stomach acid may be a symptom of a larger issue – this is where we really need to be a nutritional detective to try to put all the pieces together. The parietal cells in your stomach produce both gastric… Read More >

Low Stomach Acid – The Epidemic and Lifelong Implications
July 18, 2014

I see a lot of patients with digestive complaints; some with heart burn, others with bloating and indigestion and still others dealing with chronic constipation or loose stool. Insufficient stomach acid production is an often overlooked condition in many people complaining of digestive issues. Instead of finding the root cause, symptoms are addressed with band-aid… Read More >

Probiotics Don’t Establish Colonies – Why Use Them?
July 10, 2014

Here is your question today: True or False: When you take a probiotic, the goal is to literally plant new flora in your gut and help your current flora grow more. It is commonly suggested that probiotics must stick and multiply in the gut to be effective. This isn’t how our current probiotic supplements work…. Read More >

fermentation jar weights
July 9, 2014

I picked up these fermentation jar weights at the Lopez Island Farmer’s Market this past weekend. They were made by a local artist and can be reused each time I make a new batch of tasty and sweet sauerkraut.  

How Can Truvia Contain Stevia if Stevia Hasn’t Been Approved by the FDA to be Used in Food?
June 25, 2014

  Here’s your question today: Sweeteners made with stevia, like Stevia In the Raw, Pure Via, Organic Stevia and Truvia, are a healthy natural way to sweeten your foods and drinks.   Whole leaf stevia, in its natural form, is an herb that has zero calories, it is a whole food that comes directly (in-tact)… Read More >

CHEF LYNNE VEA – GUEST CHEF COOKING CLASS SERIES START IN AUGUST!
June 20, 2014

  Chef Lynne will be joining me in my kitchen to offer the Clean & Lean Revolution membership cooking classes and quick tips for the kitchen. My goal with this series is to teach you QUICK unique taste combinations that make whole foods cooking a breeze. You may know Lynne as a PCC Cooks Instructor,… Read More >

SIBO – Why Probiotics are a Necessary Part of Treatment
June 19, 2014

SIBO, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is a hot topic right now. It is thought that most suffering from IBS and possibly even fibromyalgia, actually have SIBO. The current treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic called Rifaximin. I have been to at least four conferences where this treatment has been presented and one thing that the… Read More >

chocolate chip banana bread muffin
June 18, 2014

There are over 730+ healthy recipes included in the Clean & Lean Revolution system, this included 39 muffin recipes. These are based on nut flours, coconut oil and dates and bananas. I thought that I would share one of the most popular muffin recipes with you! LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER MUFFINS SERVES FIVE (360 calories per… Read More >


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