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If you’re like me, you’re tired of the same old boring and frustrating diet models that leave you feeling deprived and struggling to achieve your health goals? I know firsthand how challenging it can be – not only to release those unwanted pounds but also to deal with chronic pain, fatigue and illnesses that keep you from feeling and looking your best. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and carrying 55 extra pounds for way too long, I just had to find the solutions that the traditional medical model was not giving me.

For too many years I struggled to get healthy, lose weight and most importantly, feel good. I tried diets, went to doctors who fed me a different pill for every symptom and still, there was no relief in sight.

I hoped and prayed for a better way to end the stress and frustration over my health. Then my journey began and I read every book I could find, took courses, and finally found the answer. As someone who struggled for years to get healthy, followed all the traditional and conventional advice — with poor results, I spent over 10,000 hours searching for ways to heal my fatigued, overweight, unhealthy body. Then I got professionally trained and certified so I could share these secrets with you.

The result … “New-Trition!”

Now I’m on a mission to share this so you don’t have to suffer or struggle anymore.

Welcome to New-Trition! You’ll want to join us for this free webinar on August 21st. I’m going to share with you The 5 Secrets to Set You Free (just like I’ve been set free) from Feeling Fat, Frazzled and Frumpy Forever.

After adopting the secrets I’ll be sharing on this webinar, I shed 55 pounds in 25 weeks with ease, have kept it off for years and no longer struggle with food cravings, over-eating and weight gain. The end of suffering with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Celiac disease.

We’ve got one life to live …let’s make it the best one ever!

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Healing Hashimoto's

A common (yet uncommonly diagnosed) disease…

In the United States alone, 53 million people have autoimmune diseases, and an estimated 22 million of them have Hashimoto’s disease. This summit is intended to bring people together in an effort to expand the Hashimoto’s community, gain access to support and discover new ways of healing. Join us!


Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is also known as Hashimoto’s disease, autoimmune thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the thyroid and a gradual destruction of thyroid tissue by the immune system. It occurs in 3 stages: silent autoimmunity, autoimmune reactivity and full-blown autoimmune disease–the sooner it is detected, the better your odds of getting good results from treatment.

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Symptoms of Hashimoto’s don’t often show early, and can take 8-10 years to be detected, but may include:

  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Weight gain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Bloating
  • Anxiety
  • Thinning, brittle hair
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Panic attacks
  • Short term memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

The Healing Hashimoto’s Summit is online and free from June 13-20, 2016!

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The online access package for all of the expert talks is $59 now this weekend through Monday morning at 10 A.M. U.S. eastern.  After that, it increases to $79.



Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

Did You Miss It? (Last Chance)

Do you understand if your symptoms are from Lyme disease!

The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit has ended, and tens of thousands learned from the expert wisdom so important to understanding if you’ve been misdiagnosed or if your unexplained symptoms are from Lyme disease.

Were you there?

  • Do you have these unexplained symptoms: fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain, brain fog, anxiety, poor sleep, mood struggles, cognitive impairment?
  • Could you have been misdiagnosed with: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, autoimmune conditions, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you’re just hearing about it, there’s still time to gain access to all 31 expert talks!

  1. Register immediately to see the rest of the free talks (including Encore Day!)
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Once you own the expert talks, you can listen to the audios on your computer or mobile device, read the complete transcripts and share this important information with family and friends.

If you learn even one fact from one expert that changes your life, it will be worth it!


Owning the talks also gives you access to over $1,000 worth of eCourses, guides, eBooks and other advice from the expert speakers, at no additional charge!

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Don’t miss out on this LAST CHANCE!

All of the expert talks from The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit are unlocked and available to watch for free!

essential oils webinar

Cooking With Essential Oils

Want to cook like a Gourmet Chef and save money while doing so?

Join me on Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on a webinar where you will learn how you can use certified pure therapeutic grade oils to flavor your favorite recipes and add wonderful health benefits to your food!

Why should you attend?

We must eat every day in order to survive so why not make it more flavorful while increasing the health benefits? If you are a mother or father who cares about the health and nutrition of your family, you will want to check out this webinar to help improve your culinary skills and provide new tantalizing tastes.

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The webinar will teach you

  • How safe are essential oils to use internally?
  • Discover the three ways to use essential oils
  • Learn simple recipes to create flavorful oil blends
  • Add a new dimension to your cooking with specialty salts
  • Learn how to save money on your grocery bill using essential oils

You’ll receive free video training on making some of the best seasonings to flavor your foods with essential oils.

Not only  that, but I will be unveiling a very special offer available only to webinar registrants!

So head on over to register for FREE now!

When you register there is  a special offer to receive a FREE SAMPLE! Do it today!

The Secret to Freedom from Food Addiction

Join Me for a Free Webinar on Food Addiction – June 16

Do you think about food all the time? Are you tired of sneaking food from family, friends and co-workers?

If you have followed this blog you know that for years I was that person – but I figured out what really works.

So how did I do it? After many diets, buckets of cash, countless hours of researching nutrition, I figured out what my body needed to thrive.

The secret to my success did NOT include dieting, counting calories or gimmicky fad programs.

Join me on my LIVE “The Secrets to Freedom from Food Addiction” class where I will be revealing the EXACT strategies I used to break my food addiction.

Here is what we’ll cover:

  • How the “healthy” foods you’re eating may really be feeding your addiction
  • The 5 hormones that may be keeping you from losing weight
  • 3 Simple strategies to set yourself up for success
  • Discover how essential oils can curb cravings enhance your health
  • A delicious and easy-to-make dessert that won’t cause cravings – and a free download of my favorite dessert recipes
  • My #1 secret weapon to banish sugar cravings with one simple ingredient (and it’s delicious)

This special class is for you if you want to finally banish your food cravings and lose weight for good, double your energy and feel FREE for the first time in years.

Where Have I Been

Guess you may be wondering where I have been since the last post. I’m not out Christmas shopping or laying on the beach somewhere, although I’d really like that. I’ve worked my butt off trying to get ready for the launch of my  new site: Geez, I miss the days of one word URLs.

I’ve been hard at work, finishing up my signature program, writing articles, and developing recipes. I’ve been crazy busy. Not that it’s a bad thing but I have little time to keep up with this blog while I’m working on the other site.

I do hope you’ll join me over there when I launch my site. I’m hoping by January to have everything in place and ready for everyone to join in. It should be great. I’ve learned so much over the last year I can’t wait to share it with you! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else interested in health and nutrition talk. I could do it all day!

Anyway, last time I posted my personal update was a while ago. So now I have settled at my current weight of 140 lbs. Feeling pretty good about it. No longer having pains in my legs from supporting all that weight and able to walk stairs without huffing and puffing.  It’s been interesting to see how the body works amazingly well when you let it do what it’s supposed to do. Don’t get in its way! I rely on my body to tell me what I need and I am trying to stick with it through this holiday season.

I’ve already noticed that since the chocolate candies have come out I am not thinking clearly. Bu I managed to listen to my body (after failing miserably the first time) and only eat one. But it was Ghirardelli salted dark chocolate. I couldn’t resist. I’m better than before. I no longer crave them as I did when I was addicted to sugar. But now I just want that chocolate goodness taste. It’ so yummy! So from now until the end of the holidays, I’m going to allow myself one high quality dark chocolate piece a day. If I can stick with my limit, I will be fine. So far (except the first day) I have been able to handle it. That first day, I didn’t pay attention to what I was eating and had too much. I got a bit of a tummy ache. Quick reminder that my body was telling me I overdid it.  Message received.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday. And don’t beat yourself up if you slip and have a little to much of the goodies. Just remember you can always start again tomorrow. And in January, I will be letting you know when you can join me to get a fresh start on your health.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone!

Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit

Here’s one series I am sure not going to miss – The Women’s Gluten-Free Health Summit starting, September 8-12, 2014. This FREE ONLINE event brings over 18 gluten-free health experts who will offer the most up-to-date information on thriving with gluten sensitivity. They will take  the complexity of gluten sensitivity and break it parts to give you clear information and easy steps to feel better.
Women's Gluten-Free Health Summit

Every day, new speakers’ topics will be available. You literally can attend all the events from the comfort of your own home or even on the go at the times that work for you.
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Special Edition: The Photos

Today, I finally made it to a total of 30 pounds lost! That’s 30 pounds in 25 weeks. Even thought it seemed longer! I said I would post the before or after pictures so here they are as promised.


Wow, looking at my picture from 2012 (on the left) makes me wonder how I got to that point. It’s insidious how weight can creep up on you and barely know it’s happening if you’re not paying attention. I’m thankful that I’m now paying close attention. I still see areas to improve upon but it’s a huge change. Understanding how to eat properly will make it so much easier to keep my weight in check. Plus I feel so much better. Now, I am ready to get back to exercising.

I understand that I need to change my thinking of exercise than before. Just walking on the treadmill will only do so much. I need to keep challenging my body to reshape it. Losing weight is only one piece of the picture. I need to maintain my health long-term. Eating whole foods, exercising, drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, and being positive will bring this all together.

I’m looking forward to the future!

Top 10 Snacks for Ongoing Weight Loss

Eating the right foods can become a bit dull if you don’t spice it up with some indulgences. But that doesn’t mean eating sugar-laden foods or unhealthy snacks. Since I have eaten whole foods my taste buds have become readjusted. I no longer crave sweet, sugary desserts. I can enjoy just a taste of something less sweet or even savory to satisfy that snacking urge I get now and then.

Here’s a list of the top 10 foods best for snacking while trying to keep on track to lose weight.

  1. An ounce of raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, any nuts except peanuts or pistachios)
  2. Raw veggies with humus
  3. Half of an avocado
  4. Two hard-boiled eggs
  5. Two ounces of sliced or cubed cheeses
  6. Leftover proteins topped with a little mustard (chicken, turkey, beef)
  7. One piece fruit that is low on the glycemic index (berries are a good option)
  8. Pork rinds (for the crunchy chip lovers)
  9. Cashew and date rolls (recipe in a earlier post)
  10. And my favorite – two pieces of dark chocolate (70% or higher dark cocoa)

No matter what you decide to snack on keep in mind that a snack is not a regular meal. It’s an occasional treat. It’s all too easy to fall back into the comfort of eating extra food. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. Drink a glass of water. If you get hungry right before bed, then one of these snacks is a good choice for you.

I eat two cashew date rolls about an hour before bedtime to make certain that my blood sugar doesn’t drop in the middle of the night. It took me a while to figure out why I was waking up around 2 am every night. By adding that little treat before bedtime, I sleep all night without interruption.

More tips to come in later posts…