Fresh Start Together

Hi there, PDX! Welcome to 2021~ Lan Su, Portland Classical Chinese Garden, has held a special place in my heart for nearly two decades. After wandering the intricate stone paths, the beautiful teahouse run by our local Tao of Tea, was the place I would meet my clients early on in my nutrition coaching career,Continue reading “Fresh Start Together”

WHY Self Care is More Important then Ever Before

“F#CK! YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!” he yelled. Oddly, the expletive and the rant were directed at me. A man yelled that from the window of his truck traveling the opposite direction from me.  We were not sharing a lane. I was biking uphill, my bike heavily loaded with groceries. He was driving downhill, traveling inContinue reading “WHY Self Care is More Important then Ever Before”

“What are your thoughts on taking Zinc for immune health?”

This was part of the question one of my recent clients asked me. I answered it to the best of my ability and knowing that I had a legal waiver on file signed by this client:-).  Because I am NOT a doctor and don’t even play one on youtube;-). The very concise summary of my response toContinue reading ““What are your thoughts on taking Zinc for immune health?””

When Easy Does It For Your Gut…

“I want a burger for lunch today, Mama!” exclaims your child who had been running a fever and mostly just drinking a lot of liquids for the past few days 😞. As a Mama, your inclination might be to rejoice that your child finally has an appetite and go get that burger 🍔. And, yet,Continue reading “When Easy Does It For Your Gut…”

What is most nutrient dense?

What is the most nutrient dense thing you can eat/ feed your family? Well, the liver, of course (from a happy pastured or free ranged animal, please ❤️). And when it’s finally in the pot cooking itself into a delicious pâté, you can finally breathe a sign of relief. Because, after you clean up yourContinue reading “What is most nutrient dense?”

The simpler, the more nutritious

I am excited for the fresh, first of the season, crop of local Oregon strawberries. I think they make a fantastic combination with freshly made kefir (I make mine from goat milk), a touch of cardamon and local honey! Yes, that is all there is in my smoothie. I tend to keep them at threeContinue reading “The simpler, the more nutritious”

No New Year Resolution?

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have zero visibility. A human cannot land this plane under these conditions. So we are going to let the plane land itself as it knows how to do it better than a human. Please use the restrooms and fasten your seat belts once back into your seats. In 10 minutes, theContinue reading “No New Year Resolution?”

You have my permission…

A couple of days ago, I was having lunch with a friend of mine. Who happens to be an amazing colon hydrotheapist here in town. We were chatting about life and business over some delicious food (we are lucky to have some incredible, true farm-to-table, restaurants around here). It sounded like my friend’s business wasContinue reading “You have my permission…”

Is “gluten ataxia” a real thing?

Yes it is real and it is becoming more common these days. What it is? It is an autoimmune condition where the antibodies released in response to gluten consumption start attacking your brain (the cerebellum part, to be specific). There is no “cure” other than a complete gluten elimination. If gluten consumption continues in aContinue reading “Is “gluten ataxia” a real thing?”

A cookie that loves you back?

A smart and impressively successful business woman was sitting in my office telling me she needed to lose weight but did not know how to because she “has already tried everything.” She was already eating healthy and exercising plenty. She was not plagued by any disease (and had tested herself for hundreds of them). Yet,Continue reading “A cookie that loves you back?”