Nutrition holds the key to healthy body, spirit and mind. Proper nutrition can lay a new foundation for radiant health.

I work with a approach that uses functional lab work as a tool to find underlying causes of metabolic chaos.

My interest is in addressing the root cause of imbalance by first looking at digestive function, the adrenals, the hormones and detoxification capacity.



Using a Functional Lens to Get Clues from Your Annual Blood Work and Why “Normal” Ranges are Not Always Optimal

Tennee | November 11, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Using a Functional Lens to Get Clues from Your Annual Blood Work

 

Every year, people go to their health care provider to get their annual checkup and along with that checkup comes a CBC/CMP/blood workup. These are the panels that your health care provider uses to screen for health issues and its what I see the most frequently when meeting with new clients. 

It’s quite common for people in my office to note that they don’t "feel like themselves" and yet they had their annual blood workup done and their doctor said everything appears within the “normal” range.


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What To Do When Labs Come Back Normal But You feel "Off" - Four Foundational Biohacks for Radiant Health

Tennee | September 12, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Four Foundational Biohacks for Radiant Health

I had a couple of interesting appointments last week...

A woman came to see me covered in a red rash complaining of inflamed joints. She shared with me that her whole body felt “totally off.” Her doctor had run a couple of standard lab panels, and yet, the only bandaid that he could give her for her joint pain was a prescription for steroids. This woman was clearly dealing with symptoms associated with an autoimmune situation yet her doctor mentioned nothing about diet or any natural anti-inflammatory support.

A young woman in her early 30s reached out to me who had stopped cycling and had high cholesterol levels. Her provider had put her on statins to lower her cholesterol and offered a prescription for birth control pills to help "regulate the cycle." The dietary advice given was to consume a low-fat diet as well.  He had not taken into consideration the fact that the body uses cholesterol to make steroid hormones and was giving her medication to suppress the cholesterol, thereby reinforcing the issue. 


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Uncovering Chronic Inflammation and Healing from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mold

Tennee | August 19, 2019

Radiant Reality Blog | Uncovering Chronic Inflammation and Healing from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mold

To preface this blog on Mold and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) I would like to just pitch a shout out to all the canaries in the coal mines, you know who you are. You are the ones who get sick when exposed to things that “everyone else can handle”. You may be sensitive to chemicals, have skin reactions to beauty products, are allergic to many foods... you get the picture. I’m citing the canaries because some of the greatest healers I have met are often the most sensitive people. 

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Magnesium - Why our bodies need it and how to maintain it!

Tennee | July 1, 2019

Radiant Reality Nutrition Blog | Magnesium

 

 

The joys of summer are finally here!

 

This is the time to pay attention to your magnesium levels as we spend time in the sun playing and sweating.

 

I like to rev up my magnesium during the summer months as the loss of electrolytes can disrupt magnesium stores and can cause adrenal fatigue if left unchecked.


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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Tennee | July 1, 2019

Radiant Reality Nutrition Blog | Magnesium - Chocolate Avocado Mousse

 

Recipe

 

Ingredients

 

1/2 cup medjool dates soaked

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cardamon

1-1 1/2 cups mashed avocado

1/2 cup cacoa powder

1/2 cup water


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