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.



Rejuvenating your Body in Times of Deep Emotional or Physical Stress - 5 Self Care Strategies for Optimizing Health

Tennee | February 22, 2020

Radiant Reality Nutrition Blog | Rejuvenating your Body in Times of Deep Emotional or Physical Stress - 5 Self Care Strategies for Optimizing Health

Have you endured a deep level of emotional or physical stress for a long period of time? Has it affected your mental or physical health? Have those stressors left you feeling depleted and exhausted?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, I wrote this blog for you. Actually, I wrote it for me also, as a reminder that we all fall off the self-care wagon from time to time.

I feel like a broken record when I say most of us are living our lives at an unsustainable speed, in a world that does not encourage rest and homeostasis. I see it on a daily basis in my practice. We are working longer hours, not getting enough sleep, eating food that is over processed and devoid of nutrients, often while caring for others when we are not at work. Without proper self-care, this level of stress alone is a burden to the body that will leave us exhausted and strained. If the universe adds on a double whammy in the form of a job change, divorce, injury, death of a loved one, etc., you better believe that you are going to need some serious self nurturing to keep your super human head above water!


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Biohacking Your Gut Health Using The “Four Rs” of Gut Healing

Tennee | December 1, 2019

 Your gut is your gateway to

health or illness and what you put

in your body is the key.

 

You house an incredible 25 feet of intestines! This is where you absorb your nutrients from food, make your feel good neurotransmitters and where a vast network of immune cells and nerve cells reside. When your gut isn’t working properly, it affects every system in the body from your brain to your hormones and immune system.  


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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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