The Path to Create Health In One Phone Call

dr-karen-relaxedYesterday I had a phone call which reminded me of why I chose the “road less traveled” in my career. (The path of creating health versus treating disease). Let me tell you about the call. I will not use names of course to protect confidentiality.

A young man had been experiencing significant daily pain for many years due to an autoimmune condition. When I heard his story, I knew that optimizing his nutrition could really support his health plan. His doctors had suggested the SCD Diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) which had helped him but was too restrictive to keep as a long term lifestyle. I was able to share with him my Clear the Way Detoxification Program.

I explained to him the role of the gut in our immune function and the need for the liver to be supported. I also described the role of Vitamin D in immune function and how optimizing his diet with a low glycemic, nutrient dense eating plan could help him.

He is committed to the Clear the Way Detoxification Program for three months.  I felt such gratitude to be able to help a person in need who has struggled to find solutions to his significant health challenge.

This is why I do what I do. Every day I am able to guide someone on their health journey. We need more voices communicating this message.

I have to give credit to Sanoviv Medical Institute for the opportunity to take groups on my  Health and Education Retreats. It is here that I have learned this functional approach to creating health.

If you feel at all interested in joining me on my next Health and Education Retreat, my next retreat begins on April 1, 2017. CLICK HERE for details.


If a career path in wellness interests you, CLICK HERE to join me on a webinar on Thursday February 23 about Inspired Wealth – How to Create A Prosperous Wellness Business.

There is so much we can do to support a health -enhancing lifestyle! Let’s get busy!


My New Year Success Promise

dream-bigI don’t set New Year Resolutions. They seem short term solutions that are easy to break. Instead, I go quiet for a while and reflect on the VALUES I want my life to represent and then live by these values.

If there was a core value system I live by it is represented by these few words..

Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Focused and surround yourself with good people.”

We all have unique gifts and talents and I am so blessed to be able to support individuals to tap authentically into their own highest potential and  inspire others to tap into theirs…thus creating a ripple effect of  inspirational conscious commerce and change. (We are really doing a disservice to the world if we don’t share our unique gifts.)

I recommend checking out the book The Big Leap: Conquering Your Hidden Fear + Taking Your Life To The Next Level. In the book there is an ultimate success  mantra which is an affirmation to remind us that our success contributes to other people being happy too.

“I expand in abundance, success and love every day as I inspire others to do the same.”

A few ways we block our own potential:

  • Not acting on creative inspiration
  • Overeating, overdrinking, overdrugging, numbing out
  • Negative self-talk
  • Listening to + believing negative talk from others
  • Letting overwhelm stop us from even starting something

Because being your best self is awesome.

Top Ten Benefits of Coconut Oil

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoconut oil, like other plant-based oils, does not contain cholesterol. The vast majority (more than 85%) of the fats in coconut oil are medium-chain triglycerides. These medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) found in coconuts has tremendous health benefits; they are easy to for the body to burn as fuel for energy and have anti-microbial properties, in addition to other important traits. Helps our bodies fight off yeast, fungus and candida. Positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control.

Here are Ten Ways Coconut Oil Can Help Your health

  1. Can help improve insulin use within the body.
  2. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance.
  3. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
  4. Increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels.
  5. Has a positive antioxidant action in the body.
  6. Wonderful moisturizer for skin and hair.
  7. Works in both baked goods like zucchini and banana bread and with vegetable
  8. Coconut oil can withstand the heat – making it a better cooking option.
  9. Promotes satiety, as its presence in the stomach delays gastric emptying, causing us to feel full for a longer period of time.
  10. Coconut oil can be used as cream to naturally heal dry and flaking skin for those with eczema and Psoriasis.

To reap the many benefits of coconut oil, it is best to choose organic unrefined coconut oil.  Unlike olive oil, coconut oil is thermally stable, and the antioxidants are not lost through the heating process.