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March 13, 2019

INGREDIENTS

Crust

¾ C raw pecans

¾ C almond flour

3 pitted dates

3 TBS coconut oil

1.5 tspn cinnamon

¼ tspn salt

Cheesecake Filling (middle two layers)

3 C raw cashews (soaked in cold water for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight)

¾ C coconut milk

¼ - ½ C coconut oil (melted and cooled)

½ C pure maple syrup

3 TBS fresh lemon juice

¾  spn vanilla bean powder

3/8 ¼ C freeze-dried blueberries

Blueberry Gel (top layer)

1 ½ C fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries

1 ½ TBS fresh lemon juice

1 ½ TBS chia seed

METHOD

Crust

  1. Grease a spring form pan with coconut oil and line the base with baking paper. Set aside.

  2. Add all of the crust ingredients to a food processor. Blend for a few seconds until ingredients come together to form a sticky dough with a few larger pecan pieces. Press the dough into the base of the pan.

Filling

  1. In the same food processor (no need to wash) combine all of the filling ingredients except for the freeze dried blueberries. Blend for 2 minutes or until the mixture is silky smoo...

December 1, 2016

An imbalance in nutritional biochemistry is associated with many nervous system conditions. As a nutritionist, my preference is always to utilize fresh wholefoods to obtain balance in the body, however, there are some conditions where the body needs extra support. Pyroluria is one of these conditions.

Pyroluria is often left un-diagnosed, and should be considered in the diagnosis of many mental health conditions, given its relationship with vitamin B6 and zinc: two key nutrients for a healthy nervous system.

What is Pyroluria?

Pyroluria, also known as Mauve Factor and Kryptopyrrole, is a condition whereby the body produces a high amount of pyrroles. Pyrroles are a by-product of haemoglobin synthesis. Their function in the body is not well understood, however, it is their effect on vitamin B6 and zinc levels that is important. Pyrroles bind to vitamin B6 and zinc, and together they are excreted from the body in urine.

The importance of vitamin B6 and zinc

Deficiencies of vitamin B6 and zinc...

June 18, 2016

Looking for all the help you can get to quit smoking once and for all?
And with the least withdrawal symptoms?
Understanding nutritional biochemistry can help. Here’s how…

Approach to Quitting: Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding withdrawal symptoms before initiating an attempt to quit smoking can increase your success. Common symptoms may include tobacco craving, anxiety, nausea, headache, fatigue, drowsiness, irritability, poor concentration, frustration, weight gain and increased appetite.

Introducing a nutritional support protocol may help to reduce the severity and prevalence of symptoms associated with tobacco withdrawal and support a sustainable quitting routine.

How Can Nutrition Help? Biochemistry behind Addiction. . .

Maintaining dopamine, acetylcholine receptors and acetylcholine during the withdrawal phase of quitting may lead to better quitting outcomes. The reasoning behind this is that nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are located throughout the brain and are involved in some o...

May 27, 2016

Feeling out of balance?

-Struggling with brain fog and concentration

-Fluctuating mood

-Exhausted and cannot find answers
-Constant anxiety

-Unable to cope with stress

-Eat well though still have no energy

Looking for answers?: Functional testing may help

Are you fed up with how you are feeling and are looking for answers? Functional testing can help to shed some light on what is happening in your body and contributing to how you are feeling. Functional testing can help investigate:

-Neurotransmitter biochemistry

-Hormone balance: Thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones

-Nutritional status

-Digestive health

-Environmental factors: Chemical and heavy metal exposure

-Genetic factors


Are my neurotransmitters in balance?
Neurotransmitter testing can tell us how the body is working, in a biochemical nature, specifically, which out of balance neurotransmitters are responsible for your changing your mood, low energy or any other symptoms.

Mood, Depression, and Nutrition

Neurotransmitter imbalance can be due...

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