The importance of hanging with healthy friends!

I had 2 of my friends come over this morning. We had a small cup of coffee while we talked about getting off of coffee. We did Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10 day detox together two months ago and now we have slipped back to some of our old ways. I think it is important to connect and raise each other up.

As you know, if you read my last post, I would like to get off my bio-identical hormones and replace it with a-ma-ta. A-ma-ta is Dr. Northrup’s new product which is  an plant from Thailand that has been used for years to support women’s health through Menopause.  Dr. Northrup was having a Live facebook Q&A and I asked her about it being an adaptogenic substance. Here is her response. “There are 2 kinds of estrogen receptors– alpha and beta. Those things that combine with the alpha receptor results in cellular growth. Those that combine with the BEta receptor actually PROTECT the tissue. Pueraria mirifica ( in amata), acts as a SERUM ( selective estrogen receptor modulator) thus protecting bones and breast tissue. But providing the “good” benefits of estrogen without the risks. No other phytoestrogen on the planet is as effective as the unique ones found in PM.”

I am excited to get started!

I called my friends because I know I want to clean up my diet, so I have the best opportunity of getting off the hormones. I do so much better if I am connected to a group. Accountability is a good thing. I am going to reduce the caffeine , alcohol in my diet  and focus on feeling my very best!

I will be posting helpful tips along they way not only to support myself  but also to raise each other up.

Health Coach Tip

My morning smoothie

(based loosely on  Dr. Hyman’s recipe.)

2 cups of coconut water

1 spoonful of organic nut butter (changes…almond or cashew)

1/2 organic lemon (Vitamix is amazing..I throw the whole thing in)

1/4 avocado

3 scoops of (Usana’s Nutrimeal Free)

1 packet Probiotic (I love Usana’s because you don’t need to refrigerate it)

1 scoop of Fibergy (“this product not only has fiber to help with detoxification but also prebiotics which feed the probiotics and make it easier for them to populate your intestines.” Thank you Dr. Deb Kern for that info.)

1 scoop of organic ground golden flax seed (provides omega 3 fatty acids , more FIBER and I like the golden color!)

I buy the coconut water, lemons, avocado, flax seeds at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. The Usana products you can get here.


Morning Smoothie!

“This Changes Everything!”

I love the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Her words of wisdom  helped me through Menopause.

The Hormone -Balancing Food Program. (from THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE)

  • Eat at least three meals a day. ( I eat 5…my snacks are important to me.)
  • Focus on Portion size not calories.
  • Eat Protein at each meal.
  • Eliminate the high-glycemic foods as much as possible. ( I still enjoy a glass of wine with dinner.)
  • Reduce grain products.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. (Mainly vegetables)
  • Enjoy healthy fats. (avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, and BUTTER!)
  • Drink lots of water. (2 cups before each meal)

Take  high quality supplements… A great multi-vitamin and fish oil.

I do all that , full disclosure here, I have been on bio-identical hormones for 6 years. I feel good on them but I would love to get off of them. I received an email today from Dr. Christiane Northrup that I wanted to share with all of you. She has created her own product line to support women through menopause and beyond. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING! I am going to slowly wean myself off the bio-identical hormones with A-ma-ta! I will let you know.  I hope this is helpful for all of you too!






I love creative people. They are inspiring to me. I look up creative people on you tube and Ted talk. I am interested in what they have to say. I have tried different things in my life. I took a pottery class and and made a few beautiful heavy lopsided bowls. A few fortunate love ones got them as a Christmas gift. One year, everyone received a handmade scarf or cap for Christmas. Stunning.  I had my own business Khaki & Moss where I made cute bags and also bought other people’s products and put my label on it. It was creative but not exactly 100% my own artwork.

I have friends like Wendy Cettina who create their own beautiful clothing. Alyssa Truckenbrod can make a bar of soap.  Elizabeth (I call her Beth) Harbaugh can walk into a room, rearrange, simplify and make it a work of art. Veronique of OceanRock Design can create a beautiful bag out of vintage World War 2 material.

All very inspiring, I am not sure where this is going but I know creativity is linked to my happiness. I have decided that I can clean, shine my kitchen sink and put out a bar of handmade soap right next to a lopsided bowl. That is CREATIVITY for me. Simple, Easy and Beautiful!



Health Coach Tip of the DAY!

Do something that inspires you. Plant a pot of red geraniums, clean out your sock drawer or rearrange a book shelf. Tell me what works for you! How does it make you feel?


Healthy Gut and Mammograms!

I am very motivated to take care of myself. We just had Mother’s Day and I have a wonderful disabled son that I take care of. I need to be healthy for him and of course for myself! Fit & Fabulous is the way to go!
 Health Coach Tip!
 The health of your gut is so important for your immune system and is linked to so many other issues. Pretty amazing. See Dr. Hyman’s quote below.
I wanted to share:
The Healthy Gut Protocol .
  • In your morning shake add a packet of probiotic and a scoop of fibergy. I also add a scoop of ground golden flax seeds, full of fiber,Omega 3 fatty acids, and rich in calcium. I just like the Golden color:)
  • Shake time: Take your morning essentials.
  • Dinner: Take your evening essentials.
  • Take the digestive enzymes with lunch and dinner.
  • Bed time: on an empty stomach take 3 hepasil. Hepasil is great for your liver and important to take at night when the liver does it’s best detoxing.
  •  Through out the day drink plenty of water.
Here is a short 4 minute video about Hepasil.
I also wanted to share this very interesting article from the NY TIMES about Mammograms.I think you will find it different than what your doctor told you.
Contact me to get started on the products, you will thank me!

“Most of us (including most doctors) do not recognize or know that digestive problems wreak havoc in the entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more.

So having a healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn! It is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to EVERYTHING that happens in your body. That’s why I almost always start helping people treat chronic health problems by fixing their gut, which is what I want to help you do today.” Dr. Mark Hyman



Here are a few questions for you to answer.

Do you find yourself unable to control your eating, especially when it comes to
sugar and refined carbohydrates?

Are you ready to let go of the bloated, puffy feeling that seems to
accompany you everywhere you go?

When the clock strikes 3:00pm do you find yourself in an afternoon haze,
unable to focus, get the energy to do anything, and wishing you could either
take a nap or stuff your face with sugar and caffeine (which you often
actually do?)

After dinner do you continue to open the refrigerator and pantry doors,
never feeling satisfied and continuing to eat until your head hits the
pillow at night?

If you answered YES to one or more of the questions above,  I can help you.

It’s time to RESET.

“Weight loss is entirely possible any time you make a resolution to lose
weight. Keeping your blood sugar stable and avoiding deprivation are absolutely
essential to success. There are many, many ways to do this. But as a physician,
I’ve rarely seen a program as easy and effective as RESET.” – Dr. Christiane

Create a healthy lifestyle that works.

So many people make a decision to make a change at the beginning of the year.
Yet so many of us find ourselves going back to our old ways within a week or
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* balance your hormones

* improve your sleep

* increase clarity

* and release fat!

Doctors and health-care practitioners worldwide such
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Release unwanted weight.

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Get rid of your carb and sugar cravings.

RESET retrains your body using the principles of low-glycemic eating so that
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Join me to ensure your success.

Studies show that when it comes to losing weight and creating lasting change in
our habits and lifestyle, partnering with even one other person increases your
chances of success dramatically. We are putting together a group of people who
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Keep it simple. Keep it easy.

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Get the support you need.

I am putting a group of people together to do the RESET  with my
support. RESET and the principles of low-glycemic eating changed my
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·     Daily support emails with valuable tips, insights, and inspiration to
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·     Unlimited email access to me during the 5-day RESET to ensure that you’re
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· An online workout for you to integrate into your week.

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Please forward to anyone you think might want to join us!