Could Even “Healthy” Foods Be Toxic for You?

You’ve heard often enough that inflammation is the root of all disease. You hear a lot of theories about which foods and pills to consume to combat it. But has anyone ever explained to you how you get it in the first place? Why does it seem like absolutely everyone is suffering from unnatural amounts of inflammation in the body, anyway?

Inflammation is the natural result of your immune system defending you from invaders. If you get a cold, your immune system kills it through inflammation. If you scrape your knee, your body launches inflammation to kill any bacteria. And if you ingest a poison, your body breaks it down through inflammation.

This is a built-in response to protect you, but it turns out there are situations in which this system backfires, and actually attacks things it shouldn’t. Food, for example.

There is an important point to understand: Food allergies and food toxicities (sometimes called food sensitivities) are both immune responses, but they are not the same thing. Our immune system creates something called hypersensitivities once it becomes repeatedly exposed to the same protein. There are 4 Types of hypersensitive responses.

The Type I hypersensitive response is what you think of as “food allergies.” Your regular MD can easily order you a test for those. It is called an IgE test, which is measuring heightened histamine levels. Allergic reactions to foods are very swift—usually from 2 minutes to 24 hours after eating. If you are having that sort of reaction, you should definitely ask your MD to order you a food allergy test.

Food toxicities, however, are rarely ever discussed at a traditional MD’s office. They require an IgG test, which is measuring the level of antibodies the body creates against an invading molecule in hypersensitivity response Types II and III. (The Type IV response is the autoimmune response, where the body treats its own tissue as an invader.)

IgG represents 75% of the immune system response. This is the entire inflammatory process, beginning with simple irritation, moving on to cell disruption and mutation, and leading to permanent tissue damage and genetic changes.

Basically there are foods which behave in your body as if they are toxic. And your list of these foods is unique to you. They could be foods you eat every day, foods you think of as healthy. Foods like eggs, almonds, garlic, or spinach could be launching within you a cycle of inflammation that takes up to 30 days to clear. But if you eat them over and over again, your body remains in a state of inflammation for years, never resting, never healing.

Often the symptoms from the IgG response come 2-3 days later after eating something. And the symptoms begin as subtle, like aches, bloating, constipation, and fatigue. But they get worse over time, and new symptoms arrive, until eventually you feel like you’re falling apart. In identifying which foods elicit this response in you, and eliminating them from your diet, you dramatically halt the poisoning of your immune system, allowing your body to rest and heal.

So how do you get your hands on the food toxicity test, if you can’t get it from your MD? There are a variety of mail-home kits available on the market, but buyers beware: not all tests are equal. Most of them only have an accuracy rate of 50%.

This is why I started a program to offer the test to people nationally. The test I use has an accuracy rate of 96%, and can only be prescribed by a health practitioner. The health transformations that I have seen happen have been nothing short of miraculous. People on disability going back to work, people who have been bed-ridden dancing at a wedding, people losing over 100 pounds. It’s unbelievable what can happen.

If you would like to know more about the Food Toxicity Program, please book with me for a free 15-minute Discovery Session! I would love to hear your story and answer your questions. You can contact me at or call 866-307-5957.

Congratulations on making the choice to reclaim your health. Wishing you boundless energy!

The Path to Vitality is as Unique as You Are

Have you ever met anyone else exactly like you? Really? Exactly?

Do you know anyone else who got measles and their heart broken on the same day? Does anyone else in the family have lingering pain in their right ankle from that dog-walking mishap three years ago? Or an odd skin reaction whenever they eat tomatoes? How many people have you met who have your talent for putting others at their ease?

The truth is, the complete you is a nebulous blend of gifts, experiences, inheritances, indulgences and more. You are unique in a thousand ways.

It is both exhilarating and frightening at the same time to consider this. On the one hand, you are rare beyond measure and if that ever actually sunk in you would never allow yourself to settle in life again. On the other hand, how are you ever supposed to make sense of yourself well enough to be effective and productive, and happy and healthy?

Yeah, it’s a bit confusing sometimes, being someone with many layers happening at once. Relationships and careers might mysteriously stall, or you can’t seem to get certain patterns in your life to shift, or your health takes an unexpected nosedive and you don’t know how to get it back on track.

Fortunately, there are some very useful tools which help you get where you want to go. But which ones, and how are you supposed to learn about them when you are already overwhelmed?

Let me help you put together the perfect plan to swiftly and effectively change your life in meaningful ways. I have been a student and a healer and an entrepreneur for the last 30 years. And of everything I’ve read and studied and seen and done, I’ve boiled it down to the key things which I know for sure will make the biggest impact.

First, let’s agree that vitality is the goal. Vitality is abundant physical and mental energy, combined with a wholehearted and joyous approach to situations and activities. It basically means to feel amazing in every way. Let’s create the ideal plan to get you there.

Step 1: Who are you?

Assess your temperament and intimacy style here.


Step 2: How stressed are you?

On a scale of 1-10, how high is your stress level? If you answered over a 5, identify which areas are the biggest problem here. If you answered below a 5, identify which areas you’d like to see become more interesting or meaningful here.


Step 3: How toxic are you?

Assess your overall health picture, and learn which foods are causing your inflammation here.


Step 4: Assemble the plan

Through your Personality Assessment you have now identified your natural talents, weak spots, and triggers;     the areas of your life which need immediate attention; and the foods that have been making you ill. You have everything you need to make simple changes that will have enormous impact in bring you to vitality.  Now let’s enroll you in the program which will address the most urgent concern first. Check out my menu of programs here.


Step 5: Take action

You are now ready to start working on yourself in the most strategic way possible. You are armed with information and insight, and you feel excited because you know you’re about to love your life in a way you’ve never experienced before. Log your progress here.


Step 6: Get support

I’m so excited to be there with you every step along the way of your journey. Book individual appointments with me to give you the one-on-one attention you need here. Check out my live workshops here.

Step 7: Celebrate

You will be amazed at the daily wins, big and small, that you will experience as soon as you set your intention. I want to hear all about it! Post your success stories here.


Life is heartbreakingly short. And it takes far too long before we really start to realize this. You have been given an extraordinary set of abilities and skills. Use them. Make your time here count. Heal yourself, heal your relationships, change things up until you love every part of your life. Hurry. Start now.


Do You Really Need a Holistic Health Advocate?

Hi, how are you? No really. How have you been doing? Let me be more specific.

On a scale of 1-10, how high is your energy level? Do you sleep all the way through the night? Do you poop every day? Are your hormones stable? How about your mood? How high is your stress level? How high is your anxiety level? How much pain do you live with? Anything going on with your skin? When was the last time you felt really happy?

If answering these questions is a depressing endeavor, then you may need a Holistic Health Advocate.

A Holistic Health Advocate is an online holistic doctor who personally guides and oversees your total health transformation. She understands that you are too exhausted and unwell to put the energy into cobbling together a comprehensive wellness strategy. She will listen to the complete story of your health struggles (and the other struggles these create in work, relationships, finances, and mood). She will assess your Whole Self, ranging from blood tests to personality tests, diagnose you, and prescribe the required therapies.

Furthermore, any self-respecting Holistic Health Advocate maintains a tight network of holistic health practitioners who are the best in their field. That way, she can create the perfect team for you who will swiftly and effectively rebuild your health. She regularly meets with you one-to-one to evaluate the progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. In this way you are always receiving the best possible healthcare, seeing results quickly, and never alone or confused on your journey to vitality.

Sounds great! Now how do you find one?

Oh, I am so delighted you asked! I have created just the place for you online. Please visit . Here you will find several options, and you can choose what kind of care you prefer.

For example, if you are eager to have one-to-one consultations, check out the My Whole Health Program. But if you would actually prefer not to meet, and would rather do things yourself at your pace, there are a la carte services available: self-guided programs about making strategic changes, including getting blood tests and responding to the results. As a Holistic Health Advocate, I designed these different approaches because I know there is no one-size-fits-all healthcare: it must be tailored to the individual.

If you are curious to know more, consider a free 15-minute Discovery Session with me. Call 866-307-5957 or visit to schedule. We can talk about what’s been going on for you and how I may best be able to help.