Springing into You ~ Dr Nadine’s Nuggets

logosite.jpgHello and Welcome to a Spring edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Iridology, Personal Training and Nutrition.

Spring is such a lovely time filled with Possibility and Excitement. Knowing that flowers will be popping up from their fertile hideaway from months past. We, too are like those flowers. Many of us have been in a hideaway in the past months, steeped in fertile ground, simply waiting for the chance to break through the topsoil and rise towards the sun. With possibility in the wind, Who are you? What will you become? What will you Stand For?

So many times I hear folks list out their new years resolutions, only to see them fall by the wayside by March. My personal belief is that we do not follow through with those resolutions because they are old, they are habit, they are soooooo five minutes ago. One of my favorite sayings is “Been There!, Done That!, Have the t-shirt (usually in every size)!”  Since we have already learned all there is to learn from that resolution or way of being we quickly lose interest.

Looking back or repeating old behavior holds no value. We want to learn. We want to grow. Like that new flower, we want to poke our new little head out of the fertile ground and reach for the sun. With an opportunity to explore uncharted territory, asking ourselves “Who am I? What do I want to become? What will I Stand For?”, become vital.

Spring is a wonderful time to explore new behavior(s), or new ways of being. As an example, let’s say Joe would like to explore the concept of Kindness. For today, Joe might look for 1-2 ways in which he can be kind to himself first and foremost (eat a good breakfast, take a shower, congratulate himself on a job well done, etc). Then how he can show kindness to another (open a door, say thank you, play with his cat, etc). Tomorrow, repeat the process, starting with himself first, then expanding to another. Before long, Kindness will be Joe’s new habit or way of being.

Affirmation: I matter to ME! As I learn to be KIND to myself, I can then be Kind to others.

Lisa has put everyone and everything first in her life. If you asked Lisa where she fits in the list of priorities, she will be the first to tell you, “I don’t matter, your needs are important, I come last”. My response?? BULL DO HICKEY!!! (and yes that is slang for crapola, major crapola). What if Lisa were to explore Self-Value. Lisa can begin small, with 5 minute sections just for her. I had a client who used to take ‘smoking breaks’. Mind you, she did not smoke, but those who did were given a 15 min smoking break multiple times during the day while at work. So my client would grab a pack of cigarettes and go out and stand by a tree to simply take some time for HER. Rather than a smoking break, we can create a Lisa Break. Here are a ideas Lisa might explore.

  • Put on a song, and while the entire song is playing, Lisa get’s to indulge in something for herself (dancing around the room, trying on fun clothes, sitting quietly). Songs usually last 3-15 minutes. Wow, Lisa can build on this one and choose to Value herself for an entire CD.
  • Hang a Lisa’s Time sign on the bedroom door. While that sign is hanging, no-one gets to bother Lisa. Inside Lisa might be enjoying a nap, a bubble bath, painting her nails etc. Anything, so long as LISA is the focus. This activity is great for 30 -60 mins. The key to this activity is honoring the sign. That means Lisa must also honor this boundary. Someone will attempt to break it. So it is key that Lisa honor this by saying.. I value myself. This is MY time.
  • Wear a Lisa Hat ~ while the hat (any item will work) is ON, everyone can see Lisa, and Lisa can see them, however, each person must rely on themselves or other family members/co-workers etc. This one gives Lisa the ability to supervise or chaperon etc without hearing, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom.

Affirmation: I am Valuable. Each time I Value MYSELF I allow others to see my self-worth and value me as well.


Jill has an old habit/pattern of being alone, very quiet and staying hidden. She would dearly love to be Visible and Acknowledged. Before others can see her or acknowledge her, Jill must learn to see herself, acknowledge herself. Let’s explore a few action steps Jill might take as she embraces this new way of being.

  • First thing in the morning, find a mirror, look at herself and say I See You
  • Throughout the day, every time Jill passes a reflective surface, Stop, look into the reflective surface and acknowledge herself with the statement: I See You Jill.
  • Acknowledgment Journal ~List 3 things to acknowledge yourself for. This can be done anytime during the day and is a great way to end the day. The wording is something like this: I acknowledge myself for putting on my socks. I acknowledge myself for choosing healthy foods today. I acknowledge myself for smiling at the clerk at the store. I acknowledge myself for embracing a new behavior.

Affirmation: I love being Seen. The more I acknowledge myself the more I can see myself. I AM Visible in the world.

Such glorious flowers are blooming when we each embrace a new behavior. A new way of being. The key is to do it for YOU first and foremost. Once you practice on YOU, the behavior can be practiced on those around you, those safe to you. Then the behavior can be practiced on those outside of that inner circle.

iPad_111Excitement IS in the air as you Spring into You. May you experience both rain and sunshine during this time of growth and expansion. And remember, as you learn a new behavior/talent etc, mistakes are part of the process. The point is, you are Learning. You are Growing. If you try out a process that truly does not work for you, prune it, or pass it along for another. May your bouquet be filled with Variety, Color, Scents and Glory.

~ Glory +Color+ Delight

Dr Nadine


Nadine is a Naturopath and Holistic Nutrition Specialist, as such, can not and will not diagnose a disease, claim to cure a disease or prescribe medications. Dr Nadine provides knowledge; making it possible to take greater personal responsibility and ownership of your overall health and well-being. Making new eating and lifestyle choices along the way will allow improvement in quality of life and allows for greater self-awareness, self-discovery, internal balance and self-healing.

Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ Winter Herbal Remedies

Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ Winter Herbal Remedies

 Hello Dear Readers, and Welcome to a Winter edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.Hello and Welcome to a Winter edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.

Due to the feedback I received on the last edition of the Healing properties found in SPICES common to most kitchens, my intention was to have this issue focus on more of the same.  However it appears another round of ‘crud’ has landed with folks experiencing some deep seeded coughing bouts or sinus issues that do not seem to let go.  In an effort to assist everyone on feeling better, I thought to send out a ditty on a few Herbal Remedies I have found useful.  These remedies can be located at your local health stores [Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, Sunflower Market, Sprouts, etc].  Some stores will carry either the same brand or something very similar.  The key here is to look at what the remedy is for.  Each of these remedies listed below can be taken alone or in combination with another remedy.

Osha Root Complex Syrup by Herbs Etc is a fast acting dietary supplement for a nasty cough. Osha Root Complex Syrup promotes healthy throat tissues.  Calms the cough almost immediately.  Provides a protective coating to the throat tissues. Dilates the bronchioles, decreases lung congestions, liquefies lung secretions and promotes expectoration.  The ingredients in this complex syrup include: Osha root, White Pine bark, Black Cherry bark, Spikenard root, Balsam Poplar bud and Bloodroot root in a glycerine/gum arabic syrup base.  Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy

Note:  if your store does not have Osha Root Complex Syrup, check out Serious Cough by Wish Garden, a soothing formula to help clear coughs and reduce non-productive coughing.  Great taken at the first sign of a lung infection, or helpful for a cough that just won’t go away!

Deep Lung & Bronchials by Wish Garden Herbs resolves deep lung and lower respiratory conditions.  This remedy provides bronchial relaxing. It is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and very soothing. This remedy contains strength-building and tonifying herbs to tone and nourish lungs and mucous membranes.  Great for long-term lung issues, lung weakness, asthma, and for recovering smokers. The active ingredients include Osha Root, Yerba Manza root, Elecampane root, Mullein leaf, Yarrow flowers, Yerba Santa leaf, Licorice root and Garlic.  

Kick-Ass Immune by Wish Garden Herbs truly is a first line for immune defense.  This remedy boosts natural resistance, stimulates and supports the immune system during acute illness.  It is especially effective when taken at the first signs of illness such as sneezing or a scratchy, soar throat.  When I first purchased this incredible mix of herbs, I got the smallest bottle available.  Now I keep a 2 oz bottle on hand.  Most health food stores will even have Kick-ass Immune by the check out registers.  The active ingredients include Ingredients: Echinacea root & flower, Goldenseal root, Osha root, Baptisia root, Yarrow flower, Elder flower and Yerba Santa leaf.

Super Sinus by Dr Daves Herbal Medicine, relieves symptoms such as post-nasal drip, a runny or stuffed up nose, clogged head and frontal headaches.  Super Sinus moistens and loosens the sinus cavities, transforms phlegm, circulates blood while it drives out blood stasis and clears heat toxins.  The key ingredients include Reed Decoction (Wei Jing Tang) and Xanthium Powder (Cang Er Zi San). The  Reed Decoction: Phragmitis (Lu Gen), Coix (Yi Yi Ren), Benincansa Seed (Dong Gua Ren) and Peach Seed (Tao Ren).

Affirmation:  I allow the healing properties of these herbs to soothe my body and allow me to rest.

I mentioned above that each of these can be taken individually or combined.  As an example, should a person be experiencing a very nasty cough with sinus crapola, the Osha Root Complex Syrup can be combined with Super Sinus and Kick-Ass Immune in a small portion of warm water and sipped like tea or downed in a few gulps.  Follow the suggested dosages provided on each remedy.

Note:  drinking coffee is counter productive with herbal remedies.  Meaning the coffee will negate the healing properties provided in the tincture.

The last piece of information I will include in this Nuggets is JUICE PLUS+®.  The Orchard and Garden Blend provides added whole food based nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient capsule form.  The ingredients provide a wide range of nutritional benefits which include: delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body, reduces oxidative stress, reduces systemic inflammation, helps support a healthy immune system, supports cardiovascular wellness, supports healthy skin, to name a few.

Juice Plus+ is made from fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables, and is carefully tested to ensure that no pesticides or other contaminants affect the natural purity of the product.  As a cancer survivor, I have been taking a double dosage of Juice Plus+ since 2003 to build my immune system. Here is a link to my Juice Plus+ websiteThere is a short video should you desire to explore this option in greater depth.  You can order directly from that website.

Affirmation:  I embrace new options that allow my body to Heal.  Options that allow my immune system to become stronger.

Thank you for joining me for another addition of Nadine’s Nuggets.  Until next issue…
~ Calm Lungs+ Clear Sinuses+ Happy Body
Dr Nadine


Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ SPICE o Rama

Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ SPICE-0-Rama

 Hello Dear Readers, and Welcome to the August edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.

Thank you for your assistance in making a smooth transition to the Mail Chimp software. Please do take a few minutes to Update your Profile (click here) information to ensure you are greeted with your name rather than Hello (empty space). The update provides options to receive reminders for upcoming events, publications etc. This issue explores the Healing properties found in SPICES common to most kitchens. So, without further adieu let’s begin.

TURMERIC (Curcuma longa) can be used as a blood purifier, liver detoxifier, stimulant and vulnerary. Vulneraries are herbs that encourage the healing of wounds by promoting cell growth and repair.

The characteristic golden color of curry powder and most Indian dishes comes from the rhizome or root of this plant. It has a spicy flavor and a warm, bitter energy.

Turmeric can be applied both internally and externally to heal wounds, relieve pain/inflammation in the limbs, break up congestion and can be used to restore the loss of blood during child birth. It is very beneficial to the circulatory system and helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.

One teaspoon of powdered turmeric root can be taken twice daily to help regulate the menus or to prevent or lessen PMS symptoms. It gently activates liver functionality, becoming a natural liver detoxifier, to help regulate and balance the hormones.

The anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric are helpful in treating arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, whereas the natural antiseptic and antibacterial agents are useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. Turmeric is also used for reducing fevers and nose bleeds.

Affirmation: I can allow my body to release pain and inflammation as I add flavor to my meal with turmeric

CINNAMON (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is a stimulating herb used to increase energy, drive circulation, break up obstructions and mucus, and will warm the body. The demulcent properties of Cinnamon will sooth any mucilage and can protect damaged or inflamed tissues. The carminative properties can relieve gas and griping.

Cinnamon warms the system and is useful when added to balance cooling foods such as fruits, milk and desserts. Medicinally it is used to warm the organs to treat chronic diarrhea, cramps, heart and abdominal pains, coughing, wheezing and lower back pain. Simmered in milk and taken with a little honey, cinnamon is very effective for the relief of indigestion, gas, diarrhea and dysentery.

I recommend all of my clients, and especially those with Type II Diabetes, take 1 TBS of Cinnamon a day to help moderate their blood glucose levels. Studies have shown that Cinnamon can reduce blood sugar levels, increase the natural production of insulin and lower blood cholesterol.. I personally use Cinnamon as a way to ‘sweeten’ my food and keep any ‘cravings’ at bay.

Affirmation: My organs are warmed and mucus released as cinnamon enters my system.

FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare) is crunchy and slightly sweet and most often associated with Italian dishes. This valuable seed spice combines several herbal and healing properties. It is an antispasmodic (used to prevent or relax muscle spasms); a carminative (used to relieve gas and griping); diuretic (used to increase the flow of urine); expectorant (used to assist in expelling mucus from the lungs and throat); and a stimulant (used to increase the energy of they body).

Fennel seeds contain aromatic or essential oils that are very similar in structure and activity to those of Catnip and Peppermint. While Catnip oils are better suited for use in infants, Fennel is especially effective against flatulence in adults. Should you find yourself away from home without your digestive enzymes handy, chewing a small portion of Fennel seeds will relieve the gas, bloating and gripping from the meal you just consumed.

A tea (decoction) can be made using one teaspoon of crushed seeds in a cup of boiled water, steeped for twenty minutes and used to treat colic, cramps and gas and to expel mucus. The cooled tea can be used externally as an eyewash. You will see Fennel used in herb formulas containing strong laxatives to prevent gripping and in cough syrups to prevent chronic coughs.

Affirmation: Hallelujah, no more gas or gripping after that thanksgiving meal by chewing a few fennel seeds.

I was going to add in GARLIC, the world-renowned cure-all as a home remedy in practically every culture, then looked at the length of this NUGGETS. Should you find value in this information, please leave comments on the blog, or send in an email. If you want information on specific Spices or Herbs, let me know and I will do my best to deliver. Until the next publication, may you be pain, inflammation and gas free

~ Flavorful+ Colorful+ Delightful
Dr Nadine


Heaven or Hell by Dr Nadine

Eating with Purpose ~Heaven or HELL!!!


Creating RESULTS Holistic Center

This article was written FOR and Published IN the Intentional Conscious Parenting magazine  as part of the Eating with Purpose series

Dr Nadine’s Nuggets ~ Embracing Change

Nadine’s Nuggets ~ Embracing Change

Hello Dear Readers, and Welcome to a new edition of NADINE’S NUGGETS ~ morsels of information from various arenas including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Personal Training and Nutrition.

This issue explores Embracing Change, and features a few thoughts to ponder. I have also included a bit of information regarding changes you will see on the coachnadine.com website (FB, Twitter, iTunes) as well as the launch of the SOUL Food deck one app for iphone/ipad/ipod touch.

CHANGE is in the air! Evidence can be seen on the news, in the weather patterns and within conversations surrounding you. Within the past weeks, my awareness has been drawn to multiple conversations regarding shifts in health status, shifts in employment status or moving to a new home or territory.

Within each conversation was an underlying thread of the unknown, a spark of uncertainty. At the same time, there was a sense of excitement for what might be on the horizon. Old behavior might have each of us grabbing onto what we know (panic, fear, etc) as we discover that with CHANGE comes OPPORTUNITY. And with Opportunity, a door will open allowing us to grow.

Affirmation:I Believe there is more for me to Explore. For now, I will simply Allow Myself to FEEL my Feelings

We have the Opportunity to be Grateful for the Past. Here are a few thoughts to ponder:
* What is the most significant skill I mastered in this place?
* What did I learn about Myself while being here?
* How did I grow? List all the areas
* Where was my growth hindered or blocked?
* What friendships did I Embrace?

We also have the Opportunity to Create our next steps. Thoughts to ponder might include:
* What NEW Opportunities are now available to me as I move forward?
* In what ways can I Growth?
* What Risks might I encounter with this new opportunity?
* How would I like be be Seen or Validated in my next relationship, job, etc
* How would I like to be greeted on a daily basis?
* How would I like to be compensated for my time? Knowledge? Etc
* What is an area of my personality I would like Embrace? (have more eye contact, smile more, present a Positive outlook on life, etc)
* Create a list of ALL of the Things YOU would like to experience in your new job/relationship etc.

Affirmation: I follow my Inner Guidance and Embrace this new phase of my journey

The Bach Flower Remedy WALNUT ~ helps with new beginnings . Bach wrote that Walnut is ‘the Remedy for those who have decided to take a great step forward in life, to break old conventions, to leave old limits and restrictions and start on a new way.’ If you find you have made a choice to move in a new direction or take on a new challenge, have your bags packed and are sitting in your boat, but the boat is still tied to the dock, Walnut is the remedy to choose.

As you EMBRACE this CHANGE in your life… I say.. CONTRATS to you. Enjoy the ride… and… Share your Journey with someone. Odds are, they just might hold the key to the doorway you are supposed to enter.

Affirmation:I Embrace this Glorious path I find myself Traveling. I walk forward in Confidence, Ease and Joy.

~ Flexibility+ Appreciation + EASE


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Nadine is a Naturopath and Holistic Nutrition Specialist, as such, can not and will not diagnose a disease, claim to cure a disease or prescribe medications. Dr Nadine provides knowledge; making it possible to take greater personal responsibility and ownership of your overall health and well-being. Making new eating and lifestyle choices along the way will allow improvement in quality of life and allows for greater self-awareness, self-discovery, internal balance and self-healing.


Clean Eating For the Natural Woman as was published in the July 2011 Issue of Fit Beautiful


Clean Eating For The Natural Woman

By Dr. Nadine, N.D., C.N.S.   Sat, Jul 02, 2011

Use this meal plan for radiant, healthy skin! Yes!

Have you ever had one of those days when it just feels like your skin or body revolted against you?  You take a peek in the mirror and the woman looking back greets you with swollen, puffy eyes, or face breakouts?  That, my friend, is a heads up that something is out of balance within the ‘system’ and needs attention.

The skin is considered the third kidney.  One of it’s jobs is to detoxify and eliminate toxins.  Any form of skin eruption, (i.e. face break outs; red mask across the forehead and nose; bumps down the back of the arms; a rash on the stomach, arms or thighs; or a blotchy, bloated, puffy appearance), signals an internal imbalance.

As internal alarms begin ringing toxin alert, toxin alert, the bowels, kidneys and lungs will go to work in an attempt to release those toxins.  If they are unable to do so effectively, the third kidney says “I’ll help out” and boom, toxins erupt via the skin.  Oh JOY!!!

The human body is an incredible healing machine and when given the support it needs, will heal itself, since all healing comes from within.  NUTRITION is the KEY!!! that opens the gateway to your overall health and well-being.  Nutrition sheds light on the possible source of any imbalance, ailment or physical issue you might be experiencing.

Since we heal from the inside out, it is important to First eliminate the foods causing the distress.  Second, it is vital to nourish the body with clean, nutrient dense foods.  A nourished body will love you back with vibrant, healthy, beautiful looking skin.

Foods that create an imbalance, causing toxins to accumulate, include but not limited to: WHEAT (for some this might include all Gluten products); DAIRY (usually milk and cheese); refined Sugar; fried foods; and artificial sweeteners.  Some folks have an immediate reaction to peanuts while others may react to non-fermented soy products.  One of the worst possible toxin combinations is Wheat + Dairy which forms a gluey pasty mess internally.  The Key here is to discover what YOU put in your body that created a reaction.  Once you discover the culprit, you can eliminate that food item and allow the healing process to begin.

Nutrient dense foods that Nourish and Nurture the body, organs, and skin include: Green Veggies, Whole Grains, Legumes, Soaked Nuts and Seeds, fresh Fruit, lean Fish and Poultry.

Vibrant, healthy looking skin, begins at the end of your fork.  Here is a suggested a day of Clean Eating for the Natural Woman.  Beauty delivered six times a day at the end of your FORK!

Clean Eating for the Natural Woman

Meal #1 – 5 egg whites + ½ cup of dry oats/quinoa +2 oz blueberries  +|
1 TBS natural almond butter (see pancake recipe)

Meal #2 – 8 oz plain greek yogurt + 23 soaked almonds + ½ cup

Meal #3 – 3.5 oz Tuna + 1 cup lettuce + ½ cup shredded raw beets
+ ½ cup cucumbers + 1 TBS Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
+ ½ TBS Udos/Flaxseed oil + 1/3 cup cooked rice or rye

Meal #4 – 3 oz (chicken or turkey) + 1-2 cups green veggies + ½ TBS OO
+ 3.5 oz baked yam

Meal #5 – 4 oz salmon +1-2 cups romaine + parsley/cilantro +
½ cup cucumbers + 1 TBS ACV with Lemon + ½ TBS Udos/OO

Meal #6 – Protein PUDDING  (see recipe)


Oatmeal/Quinoa Pancakes  (pronounced Keen-wah)

  • 5 egg whites
  • ½ cup dry Oats or Quinoa Flakes
  • your desired flavorings (cinnamon, bakers cocoa etc)
  • Stevia to sweeten
  • blueberries and natural almond butter.

Fluff this mixture up with a fork and allow to ‘set’… (I usually put it in the fridge overnight).
Once this mixture is ‘set’ or thickened, add in your blueberries then
Fry like a pancake.

After it is cooked (usually 3-5 minutes)
Put your serving of Almond Butter or Peanut Butter on top to get in your Healthy Fats.

Note: These pancakes are great for hikes, biking, trips, flights, etc. They travel very well. They can be made in advance and frozen. Be creative here.. There are no limits to what you can do with this pancake.

Protein Pudding

  • 2 scoops of your favorite Protein powder.  I like Egg White Protein best
  • 4 TBS ground Flaxseeds (grinding the seeds opens the nutrients so the body can use this as a food/fat source)
  • add in any spices/flavorings if you desire (vanilla, extracts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, etc)

Stir in cold water to the thickness of a ‘pudding’.

Allow your Protein Pudding to chill for at least 4 hours.  If you want your yummy delight before then, pop your creation in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. This makes a lovely cold treat loaded with Protein and Healthy Fats.

Note: This one is awesome when attending a conference. Carry your Protein Powder and Flax seeds in little baggies. Pitchers of ice water are usually provided. Mix your ingredients in a container then let it sit ON ice for another little bit. WOW… what a lovely thick treat either in the middle of the day… or at night when you want that ‘ice cream’ thing.

ENJOY the Beauty you are creating as you allow your body to heal from the inside out with nutrient dense foods.  Remember a nourished body will always love you back with vibrant, healthy, beautiful looking skin!

Until next issue: Be FIT. Be BEAUTIFUL. Be VIBRANT.

~Dr Nadine.

 Note: the card you see above is part of the SOUL Food deck one app created by NADINE to Motive, Inspire, Encourage and Empower!  The app is available in iTunes for your iphone/ipad/ipod touch device.

Upcoming events: Dr Nadine will be doing a Live Author Chat with Intentional Conscious Parenting at 7 pm EST on September 13th titled Eating Consciously.  Click on my site link below to learn more about it!

Copyright © 2011 by Dr. Nadine.  All Rights Reserved.

By Dr. Nadine, N.D., C.N.S.

About This Special Guest Author

An Ambassador for Health and Wellness, Dr Nadine serves first and foremost as a Naturopath & Holistic Nutrition Specialist. The philosophy she shares with her clients and readers is: NUTRITION IS THE KEY!!! that opens the gateway to your overall Health and Well-being!

Dr Nadine provides knowledge; making it possible to take greater personal responsibility and ownership of your overall health and well-being. Making new eating and lifestyle choices along the way will allow improvement in quality of life and allows for greater self-awareness, self-discovery, internal balance and self-healing.

A Cancer survivor, author and public speaker, Dr Nadine brings over 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a nationally qualified Natural Bodybuilder and a coach for all levels and genre of people.

She is the creator of SOUL Food deck one by NADINE, N.D., C.N.S, a Powerful Tool designed to Motivate, Inspire, Uplift and EMPOWER You as you FOCUS on your Diet, Fitness and Life Goals. Available NOW in iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch device. 

Dr. Nadine, N.D., C.N.S

Fort Collins, CO


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Acid Indigestion ~ Paper


Harmony and Balance – two key words to a healthy digestive system. When we eat nutritious foods that are in Harmony with our body we provide the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to assist in the natural healing, cell growth and Balance of our Mind, Body and Spirit. When we eat out of Balance we create a disharmonious relationship with our natural digestive system creating havoc in the form of acid indigestion.

Acid Indigestion is exactly what the name implies – a lack of digestion with an imbalance of stomach acid. Common symptoms of indigestion include bloating, belching, sour burps, gas, heaviness, regurgitation, nausea, cramping and pain. Too little stomach acid is the most common reason for most symptoms of simple indigestion. Other causes of an imbalance include: eating or drinking too fast, which creates hiccups; introducing a new food in large quantities, which creates gas and many times sour burps if the food has a high acid concentration; eating or drinking too much at one time, which creates heartburn because the acidic juice in the stomach backs up into the esophagus; eating on an irregular schedule; and lastly, eating foods that are on your AVOID list.

The digestive system feeds the rest of the body and is itself sensitive to malnutrition or under-nutrition. Our goal then is to ensure we are providing our bodies with adequate amounts of protein, carbs, fat, water, vitamins and minerals. Below is a listing of the nutrient and the role it plays within the body.

Nutrient Role in the Body
Protein Repairs damage to tissues and cells as they normally break down, stimulates and maintains bodily metabolism. Proteins can help normalize the acid-base balance by acting as a buff
Carbs Main source of fuel and needed to regulate protein and fat metabolism
Fats Protects vital organs from trauma and temperature change by providing padding and insulation. When the digestive system is working well, up to 95 percent of dietary fats are absorbed into the body
Water Carries nutrients to the cells of the body; transports toxins out
Vitamins Essential for growth, health, vitality and helpful in digestion, elimination and resistance to disease
Minerals Like vitamins, assist the body in energy production

How much is enough? Balancing the macronutrients (proteins, carbs and fats) within your diet is a key factor to a healthy digestive system. While rare cases pop up, I have found the majority of my nutrition clients reach a healthy balance with a daily macronutrient breakdown of 30 percent Protein, 50 percent Carbohydrate and 20 percent Good Fats (poly unsaturated). As you learn to create your meal plan, focus on fueling your body with Primary and Secondary foods first and filling in the gaps with Tertiary foods. Keep a journal and note when your body is out of balance. As you learn more about your own digestive system and food needs, you may want to further refine your daily intake. Two methods I highly recommend are to Eat For Your Blood Type and to incorporate those foods that bring the Alkaline/Acid base of your body into balance.

Food Item Resource
Primary Foods Whole grains –20-30% – rice, quinoa, amaranth, oats,
spelt, kamut, etc

Protein – 20-30% – animal proteins, fish, tofu, tempeh,
beans, legumes, etc

Secondary Foods Vegetables – 30-40% – fresh and seasonal
Tertiary Foods Dairy, eggs, and fruits – 5-10%
Fats and oils – 2%
Eat Right 4 Your Type Focus on eliminating the AVOID foods and incorporating the BENEFICIAL and Neutral Foods. This link will take you to a wonderful database where you can look up individual foods http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm
Alkaline/Acid Base Foods Eat 80% Alkaline foods and 20% Acid foods. Begin slowly and incorporate foods slowly. This link will take you to a site that incorporates Alkaline/Acid Balance foods with Blood Type information. I have linked you to blood type O since it is the predominate type.



If you suffer from indigestion the use of over the counter antacids (tums, Rolaids, etc) is counterproductive. The problem here is that antacids are designed only to temporarily relieve pain caused by heartburn by neutralizing stomach acid for a while. However, when the antacids reduce normal stomach acidity, the result is producing MORE acid to restore the normal acid condition. Additionally the ingredients in antacids can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. Herbs are a more effective approach.

Many solutions to indigestion can be found in your kitchen, more specifically your spice rack. Most herbal spices are carminatives (meaning they prevent and relieve gas), stimulants and aids to digestion. Herbal spices are often regarded as “crisis medicine’ and can be thought of as a safe and natural alternative to synthetic drugs. Below is a chart containing items you can find in your spice rack and ways to use them for indigestion.

Spice Medicinal Properties Method of Use
Sweet Basil Prevents/relieves gas, stimulates digestion Make an infusion (tea) with one ounce of basil leaves to a pint of water simmered for twenty minutes
Bay Prevents gas and indigestion Add 1-2 bay leaves to soups and beans.
Caraway Indigestion and gas Make an infusion with an ounce of crushed seeds. Bring water to a rolling boil, turn off heat, add the crushed seeds, steep for 20 minutes. Suggested intake: 2 TBS of the tea frequently until relief
Cardamom Carminative and stimulant mixed with other spices to treat Indigestion and gas Chai tea: grate 1 ounce of fresh ginger, add 7 peppercorns, a cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, and 15 cardamom seeds. Heat in one pint of water, simmering for 10 minutes. Add one-half cup of milk and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg and a few drops of vanilla extract. Drink one cup of tea twice per day.
Cumin Prevent/relieve gas Add Cumin to cooked beans and/or rice. You can also make a tea, however the flavor is very strong. Suggest making gelatin capsules from powdered seeds. Suggested Intake: 2 capsules at mealtime in the evening.
Ginger Indigestion, cramps, nausea Eat crystallized ginger pieces for immediate relief of cramps, nausea and indigestion. Ginger tea can be made by grating one ounce of fresh ginger, simmering 10 mins in a pint of water

Prevention is the best course of Action. We have already discussed incorporating those foods that are BENEFICIAL, thus Healing to your body according to your blood type. Removing foods classified as AVOID will assist in removing known toxins or poisons to your digestive track. In addition we have introduced the concept of eating 80 percent of your diet from Alkaline-base Foods. Above we have listed common kitchen spices that will bring relief to common symptoms of indigestion. The flowing information is provided in the event you would like to take another step in being in Harmony and Balance with your Body, Mind and Spirit. These herbs are listed for there ability to aid and support a healthy digestive system and the method of application. Eat well and make wise choices as you Create New Lifestyle Changes to Last Your Lifetime.

Herb Aids in: Method of Use
Alfalfa Improving digestion and assimilation One cup of an infusion taken 3 times a day
Angelica Digestive weakness and gas


If the tea is taken after a meal it will prevent flatulence

Tea: 3-9 g of normal tea infusion;
Tincture: use 10-30 drops 3 times a day
Aniseed Prevent/expel gas, aid in digestion, relieves belching, bloating and nausea


3-9 g of the crushed seeds steeped in a cup of boiling water. Take 2-3 times a day as needed;

Tea made from a pinch each of powders of aniseed, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. Steeped in boiled water or scalded raw milk. Drink a cup after meals to promote digestion.

Asafoetida Gas, weak digestion, food sensitivities 100 mg – 1g of powdered gum steeped in boiling water, or added to food
Camomile Digestive disorders Standard infusion;

Tincture 10-30 drops

Comfrey Lack of pepsin for protein digestion Standard decoction;

Tincture, 1 tsp, 3 times daily

Elecampane Digestive weakness One ounce of dried root steeped in a pint of boiling water for 20 mins. 1 cup three times daily;
Tincture, 10-30 drops, 3 times daily
Goldenseal Dyspepsia, acid indigestion, gastritis, colitis 1 tsp of root simmered in a cup of boiling water 10-20 mins;
Tincture 5-30 drops
Papaya Promotes digestion Eat the fruit
Rice Aids in digestion, overall convalescence Congee: 1 part of rice to 7-10 parts water, slow cooked for 6-8 hours. Eat as needed
Thyme Indigestion Standard infusion
Turmeric Digestion and assimilation 3-9 g in an infusion or mild decoction
Treatments for:    
Indigestion Herbs to Use Directions
Make an extract in any white wine using Dandelion root – 1 part
Calamus root – 1 part
Gentian – 1 part
Angelica – 1 part
Valerian – 1 part
Ginger root – ½ part
Use 2 ounces of herbs to one pint of wine and let extract for two weeks. Suggested Intake: one teaspoon before and after meals.
Indigestion & Gas Herbs to Use Directions
Mix equal parts of the powdered herbs: Calamus
Wild cherry bark
Oregon grape root
Cascara bark
Dandelion root
Wild yam root
Ginger root

Fill “00” capsules. Suggested Intake: 2 capsules 3 times a day, with one cup of dandelion root tea, one-half hour before meals to improve digestion
Stomach Acidity Herbs to Use Directions
Take internally as a decoction or in gelatin capsules Dandelion root – 1 part
Slippery elm – 1 part
Goldenseal – 1/8 part
Calamus root – 1/8 part
Suggested Intake: one-half cup of the tea or 2 gelatin capsules of the powder every hour or as needed.
Poor Digestion Herbs to Use Directions
  Tincture of Agrimony or Gentian Suggested Intake: 1-2 teaspoons before meals
Flatulence Herbs to Use Directions
Make in infusion of any of the following herbs. When taken after a meal will relieve flatulence Fennel
Aniseed or
Lemon Balm
Use 1 teaspoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water; steep for 10-15 mins
Stimulate the appetite Herbs to Use Directions
Make a decoction. Taken before a meal will stimulate the appetite Gentian
One ounce of dried root or bark to just over a pint of water; simmer for 10-15 mins


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Beautiful Body Beautiful Tonic ~ Whole Body Tonic ~ Paper

Beautiful Body Beautiful Tonic
by NADINE, N.D., C.N.S.

It is a new morning. Maybe you too are greeting your day with the desire to BE Alive and to FEEL Alive. What better way than to feed your body a tonic that addresses the overall health and vitality of your heart, lungs, liver, stomach and digestive track, bowels, eyes, skin, nerves, blood and glands. And that, my friend, is the purpose of the Beautiful Body Beautiful Tonic. May you enjoy an overall feeling of AAAAhhhhh as you create this blend.

Intake form: Capsule, Tea or Herbal Bath. I believe the capsule form will be the easiest and most convenient form of intake. However I personally would like to try this as a tea and herbal bath. Instructions for all methods are listed below.

Capsule Instructions: Pulverize each of your herbs into a fine powder. You can do this using your handy-dandy kitchen coffee grinder. Measure out herb portions as listed below. Blend well. Fill “00” gelatin or vegetable capsules with your concoction. Have FUN while doing this task, as your energy will go into your capsules. Fill them with wonderful thoughts.

Tea Instructions: Using a glass pot, bring a pint-quart of water to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat and Insert your herbs. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain your tea making sure to squeeze all the water out of your marc (herbal residue). Enjoy this wonderful addition to your health and well-being. Note one part is usually one ounce. You can adjust your part to fit your needs.

Herbal Bath Instructions: Herbal preparations added to a bath enhance and stimulate the skin and blood supply while the herbs’ medicinal and tonic actions benefit the body organism as a whole. To prepare your herbal bath, prepare a quart of strong herbal tea. Add it to your bath water. Get naked, and then sink into your heavenly concoction. You might choose to drink a cup of hot tea while you are soaking in your herbal bath.

Suggested Intake: 2-12 capsules per day as desired. Generally, use more during periods of convalescence, poor health and high stress. As a tea, enjoy 1-3 cups a day. As an Herbal Bath, as often as you desire.

Contraindications: None. Vitamin C supplementation will enhance this blend’s effectiveness. Vitamin E supplementation is recommended when using any product that contains raw Alfalfa.

Choice of Herbs:
Sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis) 1 part
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus 1 part
Saw Palmetto berries (Serenoa repens-sabal) 1 part
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 1 part
Kelp (Laminaria, Macrocystis, Ascophyllym) 1 part
Apple Pectin
1 part

(Medicago sativa) 1 part
(Larrea divaricata) 1 part
Burdock root (Arctium lappa) 1 part

berries (Crataegus oxyacantha) 1 part
root (Hydrastis Canadensis) 1 part
Yellow Dock
root (Rumex crispus) 1 part
leaf (Mentha piperita) 1/8 part
root (Zigiber officinale) 1/8 part

(Capsicum annum) 1 /8 part

Validation of each Herb:
Sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis) ~ the high content of saponins in this herb attacks microbial substances within the blood stream and neutralizes them which makes this a great candidate for nerves, blood and glands. Sarsaparilla root is also a strong diuretic, stimulating the excretion of wastes such as uric acid and excess chloride.

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) ~ was chosen because it stimulates the central nervous system in small amounts and depresses it in large doses; projects the body and nervous system from stress; increases metabolic functions; increases physical and mental efficiency; lowers blood pressure and glucose levels when high, and raises them when low; increases gastrointestinal movement and tone; increases iron metabolism and causes changes in RNA biosynthesis.

Saw Palmetto berries (Serenoa repens-sabal) ~ was chosen for its effects on general health and disposition; tranquilization; appetite stimulation as well as digestion and nutrient assimilation; and its overall contribution to regulating sexual health/development and normalizing the reproductive health activity of the those glands and organs for both men and women.

Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) ~ the affect on the adrenal-pituitary system which stimulates and sustains proper adrenal function in an extremely complex manner by adjusting the concentrations of vital blood salts, is the primary reason I have included Licorice in this blend. Additionally, Licorice root protects the blood supply and enhances its purity by protecting the liver from serious diseases. It is also included in this blend because it modulates and strengthens the activity of other herbs.

Kelp (Laminaria, Macrocystis, Ascophyllum) ~ is a general nutritive tonic to the blood, supplying essential vitamins and mineral salts. It encourages the action of dietary fiber by supplying nutrients and normalizing bowel functions. Iodine, the primary constituent of Kelp activates and regulates metabolism. Kelp has also been included here since it can bind radioactive strontium, barium, cadmium and zinc, some of our most dangerous pollutants, in the gastrointestinal tract, thus prevents their absorption into the body. Kelp is neither carcinogenic nor toxic.

Apple Pectin ~ was chosen for its ability to bind with bile acids, which assists in decreasing cholesterol and fat absorption. Pectin also increases the excretion of neutral bile acids thus protecting the blood and tissue against various environmental toxins. Soviet research shows that heavy metals such as lead and mercury are excreted harmlessly from the body much more efficiently when pectin is included in the diet

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) ~ induces activity in a complex cellular system that inactivates dietary chemical carcinogens in the liver and small intestine before they have a chance to do the body harm. Alfalfa has been shown to possess anti-bacterial actions against negative bacteria and contains at least one protein with known anti-tumor activity. Alfalfa is also a fiber that along with Bran and Pectin, bind and neutralize various types of carcinogenic agents in the colon.

Chaparral (Larrea divaricata) ~ NDGA, the primary constituent in Chaparral reduces inflammation by increasing ascorbic acid levels in the adrenals and inhibits several strains of bacteria, molds and other pathogens. It is used here for its antioxidant and anticancer activity as well as for healing the skin and bone tissue and in preventing pathogenic damage.

Burdock root (Arctium lappa) ~ I chose to include Burdock root as a cleanser, antibiotic and anti-fungal. It improves general nutrition and gradually alters the health of the blood. It is also diuretic and diaphoretic thus promotes the excretion of wastes in both the urine and sweat.

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus oxyacantha) ~ is included for its overall enhancement on the health of the heart by: dilating the blood vessels away from the heart; increasing enzyme metabolism of the heart muscle; increasing oxygen utilization of the heart; and enhancing pulse and cardiac output. The combination of Hawthorn with Cayenne produces a special kind of synergism that augments the cardio tonic activity of both herbs.

Goldenseal root (Hydrastis Canadensis) ~ is included in my blend as a potent antibiotic and antiseptic; for reducing infection and inflammation in the eyes; and for its berberine alkaloids that stimulate bile production and secretion, thus destroying noxious bacteria in the GI tract.

Yellow Dock root (Rumex crispus) ~ is included primarily for its affect on liver functionality and related organs as it increases the ability to strain and purify the blood. I am also using it here to assist with the health of the skin and for its antibacterial properties.

Peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita) ~ the essential oils in the Peppermint leaf enhance digestive activity by stimulating contractile activity in the gallbladder and by encouraging the secretion of bile. Peppermint leaf oils also normalize gastrointestinal activity, remove flaccidity, and reduce stomach cramps. In addition, Peppermint leaf prevents congestion of the blood supply to the brain, helps to clear up any circulatory congestion that exists, stimulates circulation and strengthens and calms nerves. Included also for its anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and choleretic principles.

Ginger root (Zigiber officinale) ~ is included here primarily as a digestive enzyme and a stimulant against fatigue. Ginger produces a generalized stimulant effect that diffuses slowly from the GI tract, gently energizing the blood, thus producing a feeling of warmness counteracting fatigue.

Cayenne (Capsicum annum) ~ is used here for its positive effects on circulation, the heart, the stomach and all other systems of the body. Cayenne will lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. It also ensures the rapid and even distribution of the active principles of the rest of the herbs to critical functional centers of the body, including those involved in cellular respiration, metabolism, data transmission and neural-hormonal activation. In extremely small quantities it can dramatically increase the efficiency of most other herbs.


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The Beauty of Detoxification and Cleansing ~ Paper

The Beauty of Detoxification and Cleansing
by NADINE, N.D., C.N.S.

Cleansing, detoxifying and assisting the body in the elimination of accumulated toxins provide a way for the whole body system to regain balance, harmony and alignment. The human body is an incredible healing machine and when given the support it needs, will heal itself, since all healing comes from within.

Toxins accumulate from a variety of reasons including but not limited to: stress, the use of antibiotics; improper diet including a high intake of refined wheat, refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, too much of, or a lack of protein; and a lack of stomach acid. One of the prime functions of stomach acid is to facilitate the breakdown of proteins. Low stomach acid may prevent the complete breakdown of proteins, preventing them from being fully assimilated thus leaving food for bacteria to grow. We can detoxify the body and assist it in eliminating those toxins using eliminative herbs that act as laxatives, diuretics, diaphoretics and blood purifiers.

The goals of detoxification and cleansing are to assist the whole body system to realign, regain balance and harmony thus promoting an overall feeling of health and well-being. Many positive affects can be achieved and enjoyed through this process. These might include: increased energy levels; improved mental clarity and function; improved digestion and elimination; enhanced immune system and resistance to infection of illness; and improved blood circulation with healthy glowing skin. A person might also achieve an inner spiritual awareness, heighten senses, and increased levels of joy and happiness.

There are many formulas available to detoxify and cleanse the body ranging from a general point of view to accommodating an individual’s specific health condition. (i.e. cleansing the liver, preventing cancer, removing candida overgrowth, improving bowel moments, etc.) The intention of the formula presented here is to provide a general detoxification and cleansing opportunity in any person desiring to achieve an overall sense of well-being by the removal of unwanted toxins.

Detoxification & Cleansing Herbal Combination

Intake form: Capsules. This form was chosen for its ease in delivery.

Mixing Instructions: Fill “00” gelatin or vegetable capsules with a well-blended combination of the powders of the following herbs

Suggested Intake: Detoxification, purification & cleansing programs: 3-4 capsules, 2-3 times per day, with meals. For Routine Maintenance: 2-4 capsules daily with meals.

Choice of Herbs:
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) 3 parts
Yellow Dock
root (Rumex Crispus) 3 parts
(Larrea divaricata) 3 parts
root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 1 part
root (Arctium lappa) 1 part
Cascara Sagrada
bark (Rhamnus purshiana) 1 part
(Laminaria, Macrocystis, Ascophyllym) 1 part
(Echinacea augustifolia) 1 part
(Capsicum annum) 1 part

Validation of each Herb:
Dandelion root ~ strains and filters toxins and wastes from the bloodstream thus primarily acts by purifying the blood. A healthy liver is required to provide effective blood detoxification. Dandelion stimulates bile production and helps the body get rid of excess water produced by the diseased liver. Dandelion extracts are also beneficial to the spleen and improve the health of the pancreas.

Yellow Dock root ~ also primarily affects liver function and the health of related organs, increasing their ability to strain and purify the blood. Yellow Dock also has antibacterial properties.

Chapparal ~ NDGA, the primary constituent in Chaparral reduces inflammation by increasing ascorbic acid levels in the adrenals and inhibits several strains of bacterial, molds and other pathogens. It is used here for its antioxidant and anticancer activity as well as for healing the skin and bone tissue and in preventing pathogenic damage. Though often called creosote bush, Chapparral contains no creosote.

Licorice root ~ stimulates and sustains proper adrenal function in an extremely complex manner by adjusting the concentrations of vital blood salts. Additionally Licorice root protects the blood supply and enhances its purity by protecting the liver from serious diseases.

Burdock root ~ as an alternative Burdock root improves general nutrition and gradually alters the health of the blood. It is also diuretic and diaphoretic thus promotes the excretion of wastes in both the urine and sweat. This powerful herb thus helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes in three ways. It also has antibiotic and antifungal principals.

Cascara Sagrada bark ~ is the primary laxative in this herbal combination. The laxative in any detoxification blend is meant to aid in the removal of consolidated, bacterial-laden waste matter that accumulates in the large intestine during periods of illness. Cascara eases the passage of this material without producing griping, cramping, diarrhea or constipative rebound.

Kelp ~ is a general nutritive tonic to the blood, supplying essential vitamins and mineral salts. It encourages the action of dietary fiber by supplying nutrients and normalizing bowel functions. Iodine, the primary constituent of Kelp activates and regulates metabolism. Kelp is an important adjunct to any cleansing program since it can bind radioactive strontium, barium, cadmium and zinc, some of our most dangerous pollutants, in the gastrointestinal tract, thus prevents their absorption into the body. Kelp is neither carcinogenic nor toxic.

Echinacea ~ is another classical alternative which increases the phagocytic activity of the white blood cells to fight, destroy and eat toxic organisms that invade the body. It increases and stabilizes the red blood cell count and stimulates the elimination of waste products. Echinacea significantly stimulates the body’s own blood cleansing system.

Cayenne ~ is used here as a catalyst to stimulate the vital organs to greater activity. It promotes cardiovascular activity, lowers overall blood pressure, and acts directly as a diaphoretic, stimulating excretion of wastes in the sweat.

Additional suggestions: Detoxification and cleansing can be greatly enhanced with dry skin brushing. Brush dry skin immediately before showering or bathing, start with the feet and gently brush up toward the heart. Brush from the extremities toward the center. Brush gently in a circular motion around your abdomen and breast/chest area. A proper dry skin brush is made of vegetable bristles that are neither too stiff nor too soft. It shouldn’t scratch, but you should feel some friction against the skin



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