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Is Juicing Good For Me?

January 21, 2014 |  by  |  Nutrition

When people think of detoxing or cleansing, juicing seems to be the first thing that comes to mind. It’s a new year and we’re all thinking about restarting and regeneration so it’s come up with clients and friends in conversation quite often lately. I’m going to give you my quick response and steer you towards my friend Victoria LaFont, NTP, and a post she wrote about just this subject. Her recommendations are spot on.

Did you know that our body has the amazing ability to detox every single day given the right nutrients? And the exact opposite – if we are…

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Resolutions or Goals?

January 2, 2014 |  by  |  Nutrition

It’s that time of year! Everyone is asking – did you make a resolution?
I didn’t. And I’ll tell you why.

I tend to think ditching resolutions and setting goals instead is much more effective. Think about it. We set resolutions to force ourselves to do something we don’t really want to do. And resolutions seem to be made without a real plan; whereas goals are a little more thought out. Resolutions are disappointing because most of the time you don’t follow through. As I was writing this, I asked someone in my office “the question” and her response was “No, I didn’t. I…

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Vitamin D

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

December 4, 2013 |  by  |  Nutrition

Although, we’re blessed with sunny skies and a toasty 73 degrees here on the Central Coast, daylight savings is over and winter is coming. These days of limited sunshine got me thinking about Vitamin D.
Not just a vitamin, but a hormone too
Vitamin D is a multi-tasker and is considered both a fat-soluble vitamin and a hormone.You can get Vitamin D from sun exposure, diet, and supplements although all of these forms must still be converted to the active form that your body can use, Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol.
Food isn’t enough
Unfortunately, there are very few foods that contain high enough amounts…

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A

June 5, 2013 |  by  |  Nutrition

What is Vitamin A and why do we need it?
Primarily absorbed in the small intestine, Vitamin A is critical for healthy skin, bone growth, reproduction, and immune function. But what pops into most of our minds when we think about Vitamin A is probably vision. You heard it from your parents and teachers “eat your carrots – they’re good for your eyes!” Let’s take a look at that and the different types of Vitamin A.

There are two forms of Vitamin A:
1. Preformed Vitamin A (Retinol)
Retinol is considered the active form of Vitamin A. It’s easily absorbed and used effectively by…

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“Good broth will resurrect the dead”

December 18, 2012 |  by  |  Nutrition, Recipes

Says a South American proverb and if you’ve had a soothing cup of homemade bone broth while fighting a bout of the flu or other illness, I bet you would agree. It goes down pretty darn easy. Bone broth, or stock, is simply broth made from animal bones and has been an important traditional food that’s been in the kitchen of cultures around the world for hundreds of years. It has become a lost art for the past few decades with the convenience of canned and boxed broths but it is now, thankfully, making a comeback. While still tucked away,…

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Laureen Wallravin, NTP
San Luis Obispo County
(805) 242-3677

is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in a holistic approach to nutrition and total body wellness. She helps clients with digestive, blood sugar, hormone, immune, and detoxification imbalances. Her methods include a Metabolic Type Diet, functional diagnostic testing, and food sensitivity testing (MRT). Laureen’s practice is located in Grover Beach and she serves the surrounding areas of the Central Coast including Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Morro Bay.