Nutrition


Recently, I saw an ad on Instagram for a really delicious-looking meal replacement drink. I’m always looking for excellent options in this area, and so are many of my clients, so I clicked real quick! Let’s be honest: real, unprocessed foods are always preferred but when time or digestive function […]

Meal Replacement Drinks That Don’t Contain Folic Acid or Cyanide


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Next Cannabis Medicine 101 Class is Thursday, January 10 from 6:30-8:30pm at Cville’s Northside Library (705 Rio Rd W) Registering for Medical Cannabis in Virginia Information Anne has referred to in a Cannabis Primer class Resources about Medical Cannabis Anne’s qualifications for teaching about Medical Cannabis Are you interested in […]

Medical Cannabis in Virginia


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What do your genes say about you!? You can find out by running the 23andme test! And once you do, there are so many tools to help you analyze your genetic info and make the most of your results. With my clients, I focus on the genetic info that describes your body’s ability to […]

Tools for analysis of 23andme genetic info



Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of teaching a class through Staunton’s Parks and Recreation called Bite a Bug.  Please read further about it in the Staunton Newsleader article, by Laura Peters. The title of the class, Bite a Bug, is not a play on words… we ate bugs… Lots of bugs!! […]

“Eat a Bug” Class



There are many aspects related to detoxification, one of which is your HLA haplotype. If your DNA is flawed in certain genes, you may be less able to detoxify and more susceptible to certain triggers, such as mold and Lyme bacteria and confections. If you’re curious, you can test for these genes, but a better first step […]

How well can your body detoxify?



Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Food sensitivities are reactions to the body’s environment and can change over time, whereas food allergies are there to stay for life. There are two kinds of inflammation: macro and silent. Macro inflammation happens when you sprain your ankle or wrench your back. […]

Teasing out Food Sensitivities


Today we have conveniences that are almost ridiculous. Pineapples in November? Strawberries all year round? Is that really necessary? More importantly, is that healthy? A couple thoughts about Eating Locally I heard a story once that I’ve had trouble confirming. I’m pretty sure it’s true, but let’s just call it an allegory: Once in […]

The importance of being earnest about eating locally


Ordering genetic testing is ultimately your call, but Federal Laws are in place to protect you. (Laws may have changed since this post was published!) The PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) prohibits use of genetic information by insurance companies (for example for determining rates) or employers. GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008) […]

Genetic testing: Safety and Privacy?



Do you ever have the feeling that you’re not alone? I mean, like you are not alone in your body. …Like it’s not just you in there. Wait– don’t click away! I’m not proposing any alien conspiracy theories… I’m telling you that you are literally only 10% yourself. Let’s do […]

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