Biotin—The Importance of Vitamin B7

Looking for better hair, skin, and nails? Biotin is hands down one of the best nutrients to help with strong nails, healthy skin, and luscious locks. But there is a whole lot more to biotin than just looks.  Biotin (vitamin B7) is one of the eight B vitamins. It is an essential nutrient with myriad functions in the body. Today, …

‘Food’ Finds Common Ground, 5 Key Food Truths – Dr. Mark Hyman

Feel confused by food?  No worries. You’re not alone. Food is perhaps one of the most controversial and confusing topics. In this guest post from my respected colleague and friend, Dr. Mark Hyman, we’ll set the record straight on some pretty big health myths. Check out the 5 truth bombs about food (number 5 is for all my foodies) that I …

10 Top Foods for Thyroid Health

Whether you are Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid, this list of 10 top foods for thyroid health has got you covered! In my clinic, we like to focus on what you CAN eat, rather than all the foods you should be avoiding. And while there are certainly plenty of foods you should be avoiding if you have hypothyroidism, I want to encourage …

What to Eat for Thyroid Health + One Day Thyroid Meal Plan

You may not know this, but us ladies have a higher risk of developing a thyroid condition — like 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease. Knowing how to nourish your thyroid is one of the foundational steps in keeping your thyroid (and really, all your hormones) healthy and preventing a thyroid disorder. “What foods are good for …

Going Gluten Free? Read this first!

If you’re considering going gluten free then you’ll definitely want to test for this! I know it may seem counter-intuitive, but there’s something you might consider doing if you feel like gluten is harming your health. Eat more of it. Ok, let me explain. Our first instinct when we learn about the inflammatory properties of gluten is to eliminate it …

Easy Marshmallows Recipe

This is going to be the first Easter my son will “get it.” You know, get it that he’s not going to be eating the same sugary/processed stuff as everyone else. Yes, we are definitely at that age.  I’ve always had ways to navigate food well when he was younger. For example, his school would do bread day and I’d …

7 Reasons Why I Prescribe Bone Broth for Autoimmune Disease

You may have heard about the health benefits of a good bone broth, but what exactly is the magic behind the broth? And why do Dr. Brighten and I recommend bone broth to nearly all of our autoimmune patients? How two little amino acids help us heal Bone broth can be a therapeutic food for gut healing because of the …

Best Fats for Hormones

Now that fat is back with a vengeance in the mainstream media (thanks, Time Magazine), I feel like it may be time to talk a little bit more about it: the types of fat that are considered healthy to consume and just how much you should be eating. Fat is Good for You & Your Hormones I’ll keep this brief. …