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Holiday Office Schedule

My office will be closed from November 16th at Noon until November 24th.  I will re-open on November 27th.  If you would like to see me before the holiday, please call the office or schedule your appointment online through my website.  Keep in mind that you can order supplements through my online store while I am closed.  If there are items that you need that cannot be ordered online, please let us know so that we can help you refill them.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

This pie is dairy and grain free, easy and delicious!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Ingredients
15 oz. canned pumpkin puree or 1 1/2 cups roasted pumpkin puree
3 large eggs
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 Paleo Pie Crust, unbaked

Instructions
1.  In a food processor combine pumpkin puree and eggs.
2.  Pulse in coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
3.  Pour filling into Paleo Pie Crust.
4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
5.  Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 2 hours.

Paleo Pie Crust

Ingredients
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 large egg

Instructions
1.  Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse briefly.
2.  Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball.
3.  Press dough into a 9.5 inch glass pie dish.

Recipe from Elana’s Pantry

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NEW TEST AVAILABLE

I wanted to let you know about a test that I am using more frequently in my practice called Organix Comprehensive Urine Profile from Genova Diagnostics.  This is a nutritional test  measuring levels of organic acids which is a way of looking at the body’s cellular metabolic processes including indicators of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown and intestinal microbial activity.  The test could be used for anyone but in particular I find it helpful in guiding treatment for those suffering from weight gain, fatigue, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, insomnia, body pain/fibromyalgia, migraines, ADD/ADHD and Parkinson’s Disease.  Contact me if you would like more information about this type of testing.

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood  If you are like me and rely on one or two trusted essential oils for many uses, you are about to be blown away when you read this book.  This is truly the most comprehensive guide to essential oils and their uses that I have ever seen.  It will greatly expand your horizons when it comes to learning about new oils and using them in ways that you may never have thought of before.

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande  Dr. Gawande writes an inspiring book about elder care and end of life concerns that is indispensible for those with loved ones nearing this time of life.  He explores what is possible, what is important and how to ask the right questions.  Highly recommended!

Both of these books are available at the Ridgway Library or check with your favorite bookseller!

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IMMUNE SUPPORT

Homeopathic Flu Preventative for the 2017-2018 season is in!  This liquid is used on a schedule throughout the winter to prevent infection with the flu strains which are predicted to be most prevalent this year.  I also carry all of your favorite immune support products including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Probiotics, Abiotic, Cold and Flu Relief, Berbercap and more.  Stop by to stock up or visit my website to order these items from my online store!

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August Office Schedule

I will be out of the office from August 17th – August 26th.  I will be back in the office August 28th.  Lisa will be at the front desk on Monday August 21st to assist you with supplement refills, scheduling and any other needs.  In addition, you may schedule appointments and refill supplements online through my website.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

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JULY OFFICE SCHEDULE

Due to an illness in the family I will be out of the office from July 26th – July 31st.  I will be back in the office August 1st.  Lisa will be at the front desk on Monday July 31st to assist you with supplement refills, scheduling and any other needs.  In addition, you may schedule appointments and refill supplements online through my website.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Ridiculously delicious and perfect for a cold winter night!
1 Tbsp. coconut or grape seed oil
2 shallots, thinly diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped
Pinch of sea salt and black pepper, plus more to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 14oz. can light coconut milk
2 cups vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Optional:  1-2 tsp. chili garlic paste
1.  Heat a large pot over medium heat.  Once hot, add oil, shallots and garlic.  Saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
2.  Add butternut squash and season with a pinch of salt and pepper, curry powder and ground cinnamon.  Stir to coat, then cover and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.  Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, maple syrup and chili garlic paste.
Bring to a low boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
4.  Use an immersion blender or transfer soup to a blender and puree on high until creamy and smooth.  If using a blender, return soup back to pot.
5.  Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt as needed.  Continue to cook for a few more minutes over low heat.
6.  Serve as is or with toppings such as toasted pumpkin seeds, chili garlic paste or full fat coconut milk drizzled over each bowl of soup.
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker
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Allergy Elimination Class

Join Nutritionist Janelle Imel and I for an in-depth 5 part class every Thursday night in March from 5:30-6:30 at Ridgway Library to discover foods that may be triggering symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, body or joint pain, digestive discomfort and more.  You will learn how this diet can dramatically reduce inflammation and heal the intestinal lining.  The cost of the class is $150.  If it is not possible for you to attend the class in person, we are also offering the recordings of all classes plus all handouts, meal plans and recipes for $99.
Please sign up in advance by calling my office as space is limited!
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February Office Schedule

My office will be closed from Friday February 17th to Friday February 24th.  We will re-open Monday February 27th.  Please call the office if you would like to refill supplements before we close or ask us how to order from my online store–it’s easy!

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January Office Schedule

I will be out of the office from January 18th to the 28th.  For your convenience, Tara will be in on Tuesday January 19th and Tuesday January 26th to assist you with supplement purchases and scheduling.

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Ridgway Health Fair and Lab Specials

It is almost that time of year again!  The Ridgway Health Fair will be held on January 30th from 7am to 11am at the 4H Center.  This is a great time to have screening lab tests done at a reasonable cost in addition to free blood pressure, eye, skin and bone density screenings.  I will have a booth set up so stop by and say hello!
As in previous years I will be offering the same blood tests as the Health Fair at the same prices for the months of February and March for those who can’t make it to the Health Fair.
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Acid Reflux Solutions

Acid Reflux is an incredibly common condition, affecting more than 3 million Americans.  It is due to stomach acid rising up into the esophagus and causing irritation.
Over the counter and prescription acid-suppressive medications are the most common treatment for this condition.  While safe and helpful on a short-term basis, these medications, particularly the proton pump inhibitormedications used chronically are associated with increased risk of fracture, certain types of infections and nutrient deficiencies. 
Most cases of acid reflux can be treated naturally without medication.  My aim is always to try to find the cause of the problem.  Common causes of this condition include hiatal hernia (a structural problem), insufficient stomach acid production, eating too close to bedtime, overeating, consumption of sodas, high fat meats and fried foods, alcohol and caffeine and smoking.   
Lifestyle modification and specific dietary supplements to address the causes of reflux lead to rapid relief of this condition.
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Holiday Schedule

Appointments are available during the holiday period this year!
I will be scheduling patients on December 21st and 22nd from 9am to noon and also December 28th, 29th and 30th from 9am to 3pm.  Regular office hours will start again Tuesday January 5th.
Have a wonderful holiday!
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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

I will be out of the office for the Thanksgiving Holiday from November 23rd to November 30th.  Tara will be in on Tuesday November 24th to assist you with supplement purchases or scheduling if needed.  We will re-open on Tuesday December 1st.
Have a wonderful holiday week!