April 2015

Dairy-Free DIY Homemade Fresh Parsley PESTO Quick and Easy Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

I love creating and curating new recipes that give you a healthier version to the old classics.  I have several food intolerances as a result of many years of prescription stomach acid drugs (proton pump inhibitors, Nexium) that destroyed my normal gut flora and the protective mucosal lining that keeps food particles out of your blood.  As a result, I inherited several food intolerances because of “leaky gut” and the food actually getting into my blood system and causing an immune reaction.  It is A REAL BUMMER!  I love food and it makes it a challenge, to say the least.  My healing process is still ongoing so I find ways to be able to eat the foods I love… just modified versions.

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple fool-proof version of PESTO.  Prep is easy and cleanup is easy and you don’t need special equipment except for a standard food processor.  This dish is so versatile it is paleo, vegan, food-allergy friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!


FITNESS BLOG #3: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #3, I reiterate why you should join a dedicated fitness and wellness program.  After completing a 42-day fitness program, I needed another goal to get me to another level physically.  I joined the Next Level Fitness Physique Team, led by Teresa Washack, and will be competing in my first competition in L.A. in May 2015!  So, WHY do a PHYSIQUE COMPETITION?  WHAT am I trying to prove?  What are my motives for competing?  I lead you through my thoughts and insights on being a part of this new fitness community.  I also open up honestly about my struggle to get to this new adventure and how my illness affected my body, mind and spirit.

In BLOG #3, you will also learn my personal struggles after turning 40 years old in May of 2014, and subsequently developing severe physical and emotional torment, in addition to an “empty spiritual tank”.  Thoughts turned dark with debilitating depression and added brain fog, loss of cognition and loss of faith in myself.  Later we learn this was all the result of “poison” in the form of inhalation of black toxic mold, Stachybotrys, in my home. How did I overcome this?  Watch this short video blog to find out.

Be prepared to take your body to places you can’t even imagine!  Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #3: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #3, I reiterate why you should join a dedicated fitness and wellness program.  After completing a 42-day fitness program, I needed another goal to get me to another level physically.  I joined the Next Level Fitness Physique Team, led by Teresa Washack, and will be competing in my first competition in L.A. in May 2015!  So, WHY do a PHYSIQUE COMPETITION?  WHAT am I trying to prove?  What are my motives for competing?  I lead you through my thoughts and insights on being a part of this new fitness community.  I also open up honestly about my struggle to get to this new adventure and how my illness affected my body, mind and spirit.

In BLOG #3, you will also learn my personal struggles after turning 40 years old in May of 2014, and subsequently developing severe physical and emotional torment, in addition to an “empty spiritual tank”.  Thoughts turned dark with debilitating depression and added brain fog, loss of cognition and loss of faith in myself.  Later we learn this was all the result of “poison” in the form of inhalation of black toxic mold, Stachybotrys, in my home. How did I overcome this?  Watch this short video blog to find out.

Be prepared to take your body to places you can’t even imagine!  Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


WHO is an INTEGRATIVE PHARMACIST? Dr. Lori Defines This UNIQUE Practice

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Maybe you have seen this designation on the internet, or maybe you have seen an ad for a pharmacist offering their unique services.  What are the qualifications and what other practice areas do pharmacists need to become experts in to achieve the designation of “integrative”?  In this informative video, you will learn the definition, qualifications, practice settings, special skills, unique offerings, and advantages of acquiring additional expertise in functional medicine specialties like nutrition, yoga, Reiki, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.  Feel confident that the additional expertise is a movement forward in the advancement of better patient care and adds an additional level of medication safety that only pharmacists can offer.


FITNESS BLOG #2: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #2, I will introduce you to my struggle with autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Poisoning, and I will explain specifically the physical manifestations I experienced including menopause, hypothyroidism, gut dysfunction, and even testing positive for rheumatoid arthritis.  In addition, after years of trying to find the right diet and having a severe phobia of carbs, a change was needed, and was found in this program!  As a result, I committed to a dedicated fitness and wellness program, Fit in 42, offered at Next Level Fitness in Palm Desert, CA.  Why JOIN A DEDICATED FITNESS PROGRAM?  Great question, therefore, I will lead you through the benefits of having a fitness COMMUNITY to support you with nutrition and exercise.  Be prepared to take your body TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  What is the NEXT STEP in MY journey?  Find out here!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!