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The best MD ever, and my new endeavor!

This is Dr. Taz

Many of you have heard me talk about this amazing, smart, forward thinking woman. She is a MD that got frustrated with old school medical thinking which skews towards — “you’re sick, let’s prescribe something that will cover up your symptoms.” She wanted to dig deeper. She wanted to know WHY patients are having those symptoms and help solve that problem. She tests for things that many traditional doctors don’t look for like mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, thyroid irregularities, adrenal issues, allergies and so much more.

I went to see her two years ago and left her office almost in tears (of joy). I knew something wasn’t right, but had multiple doctors tell me that I am just “a tired mom” and that I “needed more rest”. She was a Godsend.  Anyway, after regular appearances on Dr. Oz (here is a clip from her most recent episode), and others such as CNN & The Today Show, she has built quite a reputation for herself.  I am honored and excited to say that I have recently joined her team to help others get well through nutrition.

Starting in May (Thursdays at 7:00) I will be hosting weekly nutritional seminars at her office in Brookhaven. I’m really excited and think everyone could benefit from these sessions. Sick or well, we can always feel better! More details to come soon!

Seriously, how cute are they!?

Oh, and I do have a recipe that I made this weekend that I thought I would share. To be honest, the kids ate it, but didn’t love it. But Scott and I really liked!!  I’m excited to have a great lunch (or breakfast) ready for me for the week.

By the way, real men (or boys) do wear aprons…

Coconut Spiced Chicken Stew
  • 2 lb chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 2 12 oz. bags fresh butternut squash (from Trader Joe's) or sweet potatoes (2 medium sized ones chopped)
  • 1 onion, chopped (or TJ's pre-cut onion/garlic/shallot mixture)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced (omit this if using the above TJ mixture)
  • 3-4 handfuls of chopped kale
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 tsp curry
  • 2 tsp corriander
  • 1 tbsp celtic salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can coconut milk (I used light)
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • dash of pepper
  1. Cut chicken into bite sized chunks.
  2. Heat pan on high, add coconut oil and cook for about 3-4 minutes until chicken is brown and put chicken in a bowl.
  3. In same pan, add more coconut oil and sautee onion and garlic (I used Trader Joe's pre-cut onion, garlic, shallot mixture).
  4. After it's lightly brown, add the spices, butternut squash (or sweet potatoes), broth and coconut milk.
  5. Let it come to a boil and then turn down to simmer, add kale, and let cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Once the squash or potatoes are soft, your meal should be done! Enjoy!
  • Jenny - Can I ask what you went to her for and how was she able to help? How did you find her? I have felt disappointed with traditional medical options but also hard to find alternatives.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Jenny, I just sent you an email. I hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Pam Thelen - Hello! I am not sure what your name is but I found this link on fb. I am moving from Ohio to Woodstock, Georgia in October. I want to go to Dr. Taz when I get there. I guess I should schedule an apt. now so that I can go when I arrive. I am so excited about the nutrition classes. Wish I were there now so that I could attend. Thanks for posting this! PamReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey, thanks Pam!! Yes, I would go ahead and get on her calendar now as I think there is about a 3 month wait. Might as well, if they are booking that far out now. Good luck with the move! October is a great time to be in GA! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie Mauldin - Hey Landria, I’m a neighbor and I enjoy your website and wonderful photos!! I can’t wait to hear how the seminars go this month and I thought I’d just mention it would be cool if you could do something during the day in the fall. I would be there in a heart beat, but the evenings are tough with 3 busy boys and competing schedules! Best wishes, KatieReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Katie! Thanks so much for your comment. I know, I thought about the whole crazy swim team, baseball schedule the other day. I should have offered a class say 10am. Will definitely do that in the fall. Thanks again for telling me!! Oh, and for next month (in the summer) we will be doing one on kids, taste testing, snack ideas, allergies, ADHD, etc. What day/times do you think would be best? Would love to hear from you, as well as others before we start to plan. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Do you take the ridge-like things out of the kale before chopping? I know you do for swiss chard.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Anne! I take out the big pieces/stems when I buy it precut but lately I’m buying it whole and yes, just chopping off the big stems. It’s honestly easier that way and the kale is better and thicker. Hope this helps some!ReplyCancel

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