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“Should I be juicing or blending smoothies?” I get asked this question a lot.   Want better health?  The answer is:  BOTH. Smoothies Smoothies are essential because we DO need fiber to support a healthy microbiome. By eating the whole food, this is easily accomplished.  Smoothies are also an amazing way…(Read More)

This article has been a long time coming.  Because I’ve struggled with what exactly to say. How much do I share? Does anyone really care? At times, when I thought about writing it, I was embarrassed and ashamed that with ALL the training and knowledge I have, that I was even in this position…(Read More)

The World of Healing With Food.  An insider’s perspective.. First of all, thanks for being interested in what I have to say.  After all, she’s the expert in all of this, not me.  But for 7+ years now, I’ve had a front row seat at the “Healing Table”. What I find myself…(Read More)

As I talk with clients via Ask Tracy Sessions, and encourage them to eat more fruits, veggies, and leafy greens…..I invariably get asked “Where and how do I get enough protein?” I think we need to start with some history.  Adam & Eve were definitely not out slaying squirrel, deer, elk, or moose…(Read More)

Lyme, Chronic Fatigue,

I wrote in my last post that I was back from my sabbatical.  2015 was largely a year of not feeling optimal and I did a lot of labs looking for answers.  When one of the diagnosis was Lyme, I knew it was time for a little health overhaul myself.   As…(Read More)

I might have mentioned I finally upgraded to a smart phone this December.  So my on-the-go social media posts got an upgrade as well. Since my Facebook posts are largely scheduled (you didn’t really think I have time to post twice a day do you???), I’ve been putting the fun impromptu…(Read More)

If you have any kind of joint pain or arthritis you’ve probably heard me talk about nightshades. If you haven’t heard of them, listen up! Nightshades are classified as having the scientific order Polemoniales and family Solanaceae. I know, that doesn’t mean much to most people. What that does mean is that…(Read More)

It almost doesn’t matter what disease they’ve labeled you with. If we “take out the bad and put in the good”, your body can heal.  80% of disease in America today is “chronic” disease.  Chronic means it took time.  It didn’t happen overnight.  We might as well call…(Read More)

There are many causes of mental health disorders.  For example, anxiety is pretty common right?  Most of us have experienced it at one time or another.  But if you suffer from anxiety enough to see your doctor about it, he/she will probably prescribe you an anti-anxiety medication.  You trust…(Read More)

*This is part 3 of a 3 part article series I’m doing on Essential Fats You Need in Your Home! To see part 1, click here. For part 2, click here. Enjoy!   I agree with the health-full-ness of Olive Oil, which is an omega-9 containing fat, so I’m…(Read More)

*This is part 2 of a 3 part article series I’m doing on Essential Fats You Need in Your Home! To see part 1, click here. For part 3, click here.  Enjoy!     Fat #2 you need in your home:  Coconut Oil Yes, it’s a saturated fat.  It is…(Read More)

Why MORE Butter is Better

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  *This is part 1 of a 3 part article series I’m doing on Essential Fats You Need in Your Home! To see part 2, click here. For part 3, click here.  Enjoy!       It may fly in the face of conventional medicine, but I’d like…(Read More)

Nutrition isn’t the first treatment that comes to mind anymore.  But it should be. Medications and surgery are now front-line therapy.  But, if (poor) diet, (lack of) physical activity, (too much) stress, etc. are the initiators of chronic disease, how do we think we are ‘fixing’ them with pharmaceutical drugs?&nbsp…(Read More)

How would you like to seriously reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, auto immune disease (Celiac, Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 diabetes), Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes and more? Well, one of the answers is to increase your body’s production of Glutathione…(Read More)

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound used to make polycarbonate  plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications.  Polycarbonate plastic, which is clear and nearly shatter-proof, is used to make a variety of common products including baby and water bottles, sports equipment, medical and dental devices, dental fillings and sealants, eyeglass…(Read More)

So, why detoxify?  Is it really science-based or just a bunch of hoo-ha? Illness used to be more external.  Meaning, microorganisms were a common cause of illness.  We didn’t have heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s all that long ago.  Back in…(Read More)

*This is part 1 of a 3 part article series on Leaky Gut. For part 2, click here. For part 3, click here.    Gastrointestinal diseases are near and dear to my heart, both as an RD and personally.  I remember drinking beer as a young person and having GI issues but I…(Read More)