Baked Rosemary Parsnips

In my opinion, root vegetables are majorly underappreciated! Save for Thanksgiving, few Americans enjoy root vegetables as much as they should, or at least that’s what I’ve observed amongst my client population. However, root vegetables have many redeeming qualities! For one, they are an excellent source of carbohydrate, yet are unlikely to trigger significant blood sugar fluctuations due to their high fiber content. Many root veggies are also good sources of potassium, folate, B vitamins, manganese, and antioxidants. One of my favorite root veggies is the humble parsnip. If you’re ready to expand the nutrient-dense carb options in your diet, check out my simple recipe for rosemary roasted parsnips!

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The Surprising Links Between Lyme Disease and Food Sensitivities

Many of my clients with Lyme disease and other chronic infections come to me with a lengthy list of food sensitivities. I do not doubt that there is a relationship between chronic infections and food sensitivities. I have experienced this connection firsthand, having dealt with severe histamine intolerance, salicylate sensitivity, FODMAP intolerance, and sulfur intolerance at various points in my Lyme journey. Read on to learn about the relationship between Lyme disease and food sensitivities, and how to get started on the path towards food sensitivity resolution and a expanded diet.

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10 Surprising Factors Preventing You From Losing Weight

Body weight regulation is a priority for many of my clients, particularly many of my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Many of my clients come to me feeling frustrated about their inability to lose weight or improve their body composition, despite doing seemingly everything “right” with their diet and exercise. While diet and exercise are crucial for supporting a healthy body weight, several other factors fly under the radar that significantly influence energy balance. Read on to learn about ten factors that affect energy balance and metabolism, beyond just diet and exercise, so you can reach your healthy weight!

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Healthy Recipes: Anti-Inflammatory Guacamole with Arugula Recipe

I have a new (very simple) recipe for anti-inflammatory guacamole on my website that incorporates a somewhat unusual ingredient – arugula! The result is a very green and fresh guacamole that tastes great on top of a salad or with your favorite tortilla chips.

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Blood Sugar, Lyme Disease and Diabetes – What is the Connection?

High blood sugar isn’t just a concern for diabetics; emerging research suggests that it also has significant health implications for people with Lyme disease. In this research update, I’ll discuss the adverse effects of high blood sugar on Lyme disease outcomes and offer evidence-based recommendations for improving blood sugar control so that you can support your body in its recovery from Lyme.

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Nutritional and Lifestyle Support for Neurological Lyme

Mental health problems are exceedingly common in Lyme disease patients; there are over 340 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles documenting psychiatric symptoms associated with Lyme disease. (ref) A growing body of research indicates that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as sudden-onset panic, depression, anxiety, and anhedonia in Lyme patients have a strong immunological and biochemical basis. As a clinical nutritionist who has personally struggled with Lyme disease and (in the past) serious neuropsychiatric symptoms, I have a deep interest in the use of nutritional and lifestyle interventions for alleviating neurological Lyme symptoms. Read on to learn several of my favorite nutritional andlifestyle strategies for bringing your brain back into balance from Lyme disease.

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