Slow Cooker Lamb Vindaloo

SLOW COOKER LAMB VINDALOO FOOD AS MEDICINE Lamb is an often overlooked protein source that lends itself well to Mediterranean and Indian flavor profiles. When concerned about sourcing and grass-fed vs. conventional, lamb is actually very likely to be pasture-raised as it will typically come from a smaller farming operation. Lamb is a great source…

Why Carnitine is Critical

WHY CARNITINE IS CRITICAL You have probably seen l-carnitine supplements advertised along with promises of increased fat burn and weight loss. Most carnitine products on the market fall short of having an impactful dose, however. L-carnitine is indeed involved in cellular metabolism and can help increase energy production in the mitochondria, the “power plants” of…

Why Magnesium Matters

WHY MAGNESIUM MATTERS Magnesium plays a huge role in overall relaxation and has been referred to as “the original chill pill” for its benefits in reducing anxiety and HPA axis over-reactivity as well as physical symptoms like cramping and neuromuscular tension. It plays a role in protein synthesis, blood sugar control, cortisol regulation, energy metabolism…

Top Anxiety Supplements

TOP ANXIETY SUPPLEMENTS Since putting out the Anti-Anxiety Diet, I have had more people inquiring on how to get started with symptom management of anxiety, resilience to stress, and ultimately rebalancing the HPA-axis. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA-axis) when in overdrive from chronic stress demand or constant state of worry can keep the body in “reactive”…

Immune Support Strategy For Cold and Flu Season

IMMUNE SUPPORT STRATEGY FOR COLD AND FLU SEASON Last year I wrote a blog on immune health, Supporting Your Immune System Naturally, which covered the ear infection epidemic, as well as the role of dairy contributing to mucous and phlegm and how to use food-as-medicine (roasted garlic, bone broth, elderberry, and tea) to support your…