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With international travel and how connected we are these days, getting the flu is an all-year possibility. We’re **all** exposed 24/7.  Whether you get sick or not depends on the health of your immune system. And just because you are one of those who “never get sick” it doesn’t mean you…(Read More)

My goal in life as an integrative & functional nutritionist is to identify and treat root causes.  Although I’m mostly going to be talking about vertigo today, the same root causes and treatments apply to those suffering from tinnitus, hearing loss, numbness and tingling, POTS, restless leg syndrome, nerve/muscle spasms, tics, fluttering heart…(Read More)

Top 10 Travel Tips

Top Ten Travel Tips!

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Travel Tips – Top 10! Traveling used to be this fun adventure.  It still can be, if you are going somewhere fun.   But there are some down sides too. Airport (radiation) scanners Radiation exposure while in flight Exposure to every cold and flu currently going around Disruptions in sleep, food, and hydration But…(Read More)

“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)

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” Month.  It’s very “in” and pink is status quo.  But I’m not here to encourage you to wear pink .  Nor contribute to the Komen Foundation.  In fact, those would be the last things I’d advise any of my no-nonsense readers. &nbsp…(Read More)

Breast cancer will affect 1 in 3 of us women.  Rather than wait for that fateful diagnosis, today I’m going to teach you what you can do to PREVENT it.   Make no mistake, if you take this seriously and be consistent with the recommendations, you can avoid being a statistic. &nbsp…(Read More)

It seems like it’s an epidemic, and you hear about Postpartum Depression (PPD) more and more often these days.  Recently, in my Facebook news feed, was a story of a young mother who recently took her own life as a result of PPD.   I know a lot of new moms, and…(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)

1 Way I Manage Stress

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  I first heard about the health benefits of HeartMath at an IFM conference. Then I heard it again. Even again at this last IFM GI module I just went to. Well one day this past summer, when I found myself WAY too anxious, I finally got on the HeartMath train. I was so anxious…(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)

One of the health topics that interests me most is gut health.  I love love love learning how our microbiome contributes to health in ways we never imagined 20 years ago. I also love love love seeing my patients’ health change when we optimize their gut health! Fatigue resolves.  Skin conditions subside.&nbsp…(Read More)

Let’s face it.  For most of us, there aren’t enough hours in the day.  We’ve all been told, or told someone else, that we need to schedule in exercise just like we do everything else.  I agree.  I’d also agree that we all find time for what’s important right?   But…(Read More)

I fully realize the ‘system’ is wrong and unfair.  Yes, it can seem more expensive to eat organic whole food & buy more produce…but seem is the key word.  If you add the cost of cheap food + doctors visits + prescription drugs + time lost from work & family + decreased quality of life,…(Read More)

natural remedies for a sunburn

Getting enough sunlight is an integral part of optimal health because it helps your body not only create vitamin D, but it enhances ALL of our vitamins, minerals, co-factors and anti-oxidants.  It’s why many natural health experts highly advise safe sun exposure for everyone. It is a great idea to expose yourself…(Read More)

As I write this, I’m wearing a pair of jeans that didn’t fit a month ago and I’d been afraid to put them on since.  I bet you know the feeling. So being a nutritionist, you wouldn’t think I need Mark Hyman to tell me how to eat.  Mostly…(Read More)

GMO stands for genetically modified organisms.   These are plants and animals that have been genetically modified by scientists to produce favorable traits.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of the people in the U.S. don’t even know what a GMO is, let alone that they are eating them on a daily basis.   Here are…(Read More)