The biochemistry of self-confidence, anxiety, motivation and focus

October 31, 2010

Nutrient and neurotransmitter deficiencies (as well as hormonal imbalances) can contribute to poor self-confidence, low motivation and the blahs, feeling negative and being overly self-critical. Poor self-confidence, worry, overwhelm, anxiety and negativity could all be signs of low serotonin.  Serotonin levels can be increased by: ?       Eating enough good quality protein since protein provides amino […]


Sweet misery & sugar wisdom in the Sacramento magazine

October 30, 2010

I was recently interviewed (together with Dr Dennis Godby ND and Monica Randel, RD) by Cathy Cassinos-Carr for an article in the Health section of The Sacramento Magazine. It is called Sweet Misery: Seven spoonfuls of wisdom about sugar. Cathy has done an amazing job explaining why we don’t want sugar in our diets! “Sugar […]


No coffee, adrenal support and amino acids: free of anxiety, high energy and great sleep!

October 30, 2010

This is such a great client testimonial that I really want to share it here on my blog. It shows how a few small changes can make the world of difference; that you don’t have to resort to drugs for anxiety or sleep or energy drinks for fatigue! And that you can feel on top […]


Do you crave sugar all the time, use willpower and feel deprived?

October 27, 2010

Do you crave sugar all the time, use willpower and feel deprived? ?       Are your sugar cravings out of control? ?       Are you the queen of willpower – sometimes – and then you slip up? ?       Do you feel guilty when you do slip up and indulge? ?       Do you feel deprived when you aren’t […]


10 Unique Ways to Support You During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2010

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And I have 10 unique ways for you to be informed about breast cancer prevention and treatment options. This information was provided by Ellyn Hilliard, MS, Holistic Nutrition ( Ellyn is wonderful colleague and cancer nutritionist.  We met a number of years ago as I was starting […]


The Anti-anxiety Food Solution has a cover

October 6, 2010

I am so excited to share the proposed cover of my first book!  Things have been rather quiet on the blogging front over the last few months as I have been busy (very busy!) working on my forthcoming book “The Anti-anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, […]


Warming Nourishing Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup Recipe

October 6, 2010

It’s the first sign of Fall and we’ve actually had our first chill in the air in Sacramento, CA.  I really love this time of the year – beautiful sunny days that aren’t too hot, lovely crisp mornings and evenings and the leaves are starting to turn golden. So it’s time for a yummy fall […]