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Nutrition Matters! Winning with the Plant Paradox approach

Plant Paradox

I had the pleasure of first being introduced to a lectin this year, and it has truly changed my life. In a world where we are constantly being inundated with the word “diet” and short-term, quick win programs to appease our need for instant gratification, it’s challenging to sort through the chaos. Throw in a…

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Alternative Care: A Holistic Approach

This topic is one near and dear to my heart in so many ways and will for sure be the crux of so many more blogs in the future. For me, it started on day one after diagnosis – well maybe not literally day one (more like week one) but still, the critical necessity of…

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Doctors & Miracle Medicine

“We’re surrounded by smart minds and caring souls every day.” It’s no doubt that both doctors and modern medicine play a critical role in our ongoing health and longevity. Having been mostly a natural path advocate myself for many years, I still believe, for a fact, in the role that prescriptive medical care can play…

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Mindset Matters

“The more you think of something the more you will your energy there.” After initial diagnosis, to say I wasn’t ‘numb’ was an understatement. I quickly encountered “all the feels” – grief, denial, anger, loss, hope, more grief – but then it was almost as if I catapulted into survival mode. I refused to believe…

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Health Hack #18: Purify Your Drinking Water

Purify Your Drinking Water

I can’t say enough about purifying your drinking water, especially since we’re consuming so much of it and need it daily to stay healthy. But what’s actually in our tap water??? Truth is it contains chlorine, fluoride, arsenic, lead, cadmium, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, hexavalent chromium (most of which are cancer-causing)*. YIKES! But there is hope.…

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Health Hack #17: Grow your own lettuce…indoors!

grow your own lettuce

Anyone that has visited my house recently should be smiling at the title of this post. Indeed, I have been growing my own lettuce… indoors… for months now. And it’s so easy! I was challenged with finding a year-round, locally sourced supplier of lettuce – the one staple food I eat so much of, every…

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Love Heals: Understanding Heart Health

love heals

Certainly Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to share our hearts and love with those we hold dearest. But every day should be about flexing this powerful muscle and sharing its abundance with others. One of my favorite energy centers is the Heart.   About Your Heart Chakra This special chakra is the “pure innocent…

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Lectin-Free Hummus

lectin-free hummus

Okay more like lectin “light” but you get the idea and you can make it right in the Instant Pot! Taken right from Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox cookbook, this hummus is creamy, full of flavor and a must-have to pair with your fresh veggies. I make in big batches and freeze half for later. It…

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Cosmetics & Carcinogens: Are Personal Care Products Hurting Us?

Cosmetics & Carcinogens

Yes, it sounds dramatic, but it’s true. In the U.S. the cosmetics industry is not regulated. Repeat, NOT REGULATED. So anything goes when it comes to ingredients used to make our beloved lipstick, mascara and everything in between.  I mean this alone, is cringe worthy –> “of the 113 agents listed by IARC as Group…

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Benefits of Bergamot Oil

Benefits of Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is a citrus fruit that grows exclusively in the coastal region of Southern Italy. Bergamot oil is extracted from the fruit’s peels has an aromatic scent that is quite pleasant! Bergamot essential oil is rich in polyphenols, which are super strong antioxidants that our bodies love (and need more of). Other food sources like green…

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Guest Blog: Creating new healthy habits to live your best life

new healthy habits

GUEST BLOGGER: Eve Emerson As Jill’s parents, the diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer to our beautiful, vibrant and healthy young daughter was nothing less than a gut punch, devastating, and heartbreaking news – there are no words to adequately describe the feeling.  As time progressed, we all learned a lot about this disease in…

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My LUNGEVITY featured story: Mindset Matters


Read my full story below, in my own words, as featured on LUNGEVITY in January 2020.  I was 37. I was healthy, exercised daily, ate well, and had never smoked a cigarette in my life. Yet on August 17th, 2019, I received the news that changed my life forever. A tumor. A mass. Cancer. In…

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6-Ingredient Maple Cranberry Sauce

6 Ingredient Maple Cranberry Sauce

It’s homemade, has only 6 ingredients and it’s sweetened with maple syrup. What else do you need??  Enjoy this tart taste with a hint of cranberry and get the benefits of this divine fruit. Did you know that cranberries have the highest anti-cancer phenolic and antioxidant activity? Researchers at Cornell University dripped extracts of fruits…

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I. Am. Human.


You’ve heard me mention #mindset and staying focused on what you can control, aka your thoughts. But let me tell you, there are some days where it seems I’m more inclined to “practice what I preach” than others – little life tests, tiny struggles, that all come crashing in at once. Monday was one of…

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