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What all disease begins with…

What all disease begins with…

Hey Warriors!  Happy Monday and Happy March!
I hope you enjoyed last month’s talk about molds and fungal infections and the gallbladder!

With all the craziness going on, I want to assure you not to feed into the fear of coronavirus.  Yes, it is a manmade virus, but it is not any more serious than the flu.  Many are recovering with proper care, and those passing are immune suppressed individuals. Also be aware that more individuals die from obesity per year than this.  Like 4X as many people pass. Please be aware that this is no “accident”.  The timing, the delivery, and the “making of vaccinations” is and was always in the plan.  IT has also been speculated that the mania is also overshadowing the invasion of 5G and corrupt political laws being swept under the rug. IT’s meant to distract you.

The  best prevention is always to keep your immune system strong, and the BEST way to do that is to know your weaknesses!  This is why my genetic based nutrition is so effective! 

I see all these people stockpiling on so many things based out of fear.  Our bodies are strong, you’ll miss out on a lot if you live in fear.  AND that is specifically how this plan works is through fear.

Yes, there are other options like high doses of vitamin C, ect. which are also great options, but in reality you will recoup quickly if your body’s immune system is strong.

Which brings me to our topic today.  What all diseases begin with.

This past weekend I was at a genetic seminar, and a guest speaker spoke about some concepts relating the emotional system to biochemical disturbances.  (this means the chemical processes in our body that make it work).

I want to reiterate some of what he was speaking about because I thought it was so simple yet so profound.

The originator of the chiropractic profession DD Palmer, stated that all disease starts with:
Shock, Trauma or Surprise

An unexpected, highly acute, and isolating conflict shock that occurs simultaneously in the psyche, the brain, and on the corresponding organ the “disease” is from.

This is why you hear me state many times when I explain things to go back and see where exactly trauma and shock has happened in your life, even starting with your birth… WHY?

All disease starts in TWO steps:

1. Incubation
2. Healing

Lets start with #1:  INCUBATION.  This is the phase where there is usually no signs OR symptoms. This is the fact that is wrong with typical modern medicine today.
For instance. take chicken pox.  The incubation period is 14-21 days.  This doesn’t mean you’ll get the pox or fever during that time.  You won’t see anything, but that is how long it takes to “show” the infection.
There’s no diagnostic test, you can do all the bloodwork in the world, MRI and it won’t show up. 14-21 days later, you wake up with chicken pox.

Do you know what the incubation time of cancer is? 10 years. 

One of the leading doctors in Germany who cured over 90% of cancer, Dr Hamer stated that : The longer the incubation period, the tougher it is. Mind you, he never used drugs or toxins.

In standardized medicine, signs and symptoms and diagnosis are what run the show.

Going to a specialist to get a diagnosis won’t get you well.  The diagnosis is formulated most of the time so insurance companies will pay.
If I would diagnosis all the time, honestly I would be wrong most of the time.

The Mayo Clinic which is known as a top medical facility has 15 acres worst of diagnostic equipment.
What is the #1 statistic they have?  Diagnose more patient than any other clinic.
#2 static?  They are WRONG 34% of the time.

In my eyes, and many holistic practitioners, what is more important than a “diagnosis” is the reason WHY and how to fix it, not the name of the disease. 

You can treat these things before the incubation period is OVER!  This is called holistic:)  This is BEFORE the symptoms show up.

That brings us to STEP 2.  Healing. 
Modern medicine works a little differently.  They usually wait till a symptom shows up. Cold, fever, rash, pain, tumor… Your doctor does a procedure or medication to stop the symptoms.  the symptoms come about the second part of disease the healing phase.  IN the healing phase, you don’t get any symptoms until it is past incubation. When and if the body says: Ok I’ve recovered from the shock or surprise, now i’d ready to rid the body of toxins.  That is when you throw up, diarrhea, have a fever or rash, or grow a tumor.

Your body is trying to get RID of the bad stuff.

IF you stop the symptoms, you stop the healing.
This can also push the body right back into incubation. The longer that period, the worse it gets.

Get rid of the problem right away, is our plan!
Sometimes this is why when individuals throw up after an initial cranial session, we say GOOD.  You’re getting the toxins out.

There’s ways to also find out if an emotional trigger is what is giving you your health problems today.

Every area in the body above the diaphragm, has a partner relationship below the diaphragm.  Here’s an example:
The nerves that go to the stomach to make it work, come from your middle back.  If you trace those nerves down they go all the way to the right hip. If you have a chronic stomach problem you might have a right hip problem.

What are some other relationships?

Outside of the right thigh- same nerve as the small intestine
Right knee- ileocecal valve
Thigh-ascending colon
Groin- hepatic flexor
Left inner thigh- transverse colon
Left thigh- splenic flexor of colon
Outside of left thigh- descending colon
Left hip- rectum

It’s a map.

What’s even more interesting?  The kidneys are called the little brain. If you put them together, they actually look like a brain!
Whatever the right kidney is doing or not doing the left brain is doing or not doing, and the left kidney is with the right brain.

In order to get past the healing:
You should always work with 5 systems of health:

1. Water. Most important is how much water is getting into your cell.  It’s not about alkaline water but alkalized water.  Well water is the best out there, and for us city folk Kangan water machines to actually hydrate yourself.  Otherwise you are just peeing out the gallons you drink per day.  If it can’t get into your cells your dehydrated.

2. Food. Food allergies are rampant from GMOs and toxins. The average American eats the same 25 foods.  Half of those are not efficient.  This is where genetic nutrition is key to figure this out. If you methylate properly you can digest about anything really.
3. Emotions. So many practitioners leave this out.  1/3 of your health lies in emotions!
4. Cellular Electricity.  Every cell is a rechargeable battery.  They can’t work on a dead battery, just like your cell phone can’t.  This is why treatments like PEMF and light therapy are helpful.
5. Brain.  Every part of your brain attaches itself to a part of the body!!
This is why I always attack this first:) IASIS which is a type of neurofeedback is also helpful to change some of the improper wavelenths in the brain.

I hope this was enlightening and helpful to you!

It might sound very opinionated, and I hope you don’t take it that way.


On the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s On Guard Hand Sanitizer!

This is what I use personally every day.
Most hand sanitizers although “state” they don’t have triclosan any longer still may contain trace amounts.  Triclosan is a hormone disruptor.  The Onguard spray uses all natural ingredients and has been shown in studies to decrease 98% surface infections.  It still does have some alcohol in it, so I wouldn’t recommend using all the time, since that will decrease your skin microbiota. Washing your hands thoroughly is the best defense!



That is all for now,
Have a happy and healthy week.
Dr. Hamel

How to Emotionally Handle the Holidays. 

Happy Monday everyone!  As we are in FULL swing into Holiday Mode, it’s important to go over some quick tips and a guide to emotionally survive this holiday season. 

We have gone over in the previous week’s about prepping the body.  Prepping the brain and nervous system for all that it is going to handle, prepping through nutrition so you don’t completely de-rail yourself, and lastly we will go over prepping your emotions!

There will be no blog next week as it is Christmas Week, so you all enjoy your family and loved ones and we will be back in action for the first of the year, just in time to do a New Year New You Whole body cleanse (information below).


There are many way to help prepare your emotional system for increased stress loads.  The best thing is to really do that.. prepare. 

Just as we have prepared our body in the previous weeks, we don’t really think to “prepare” for the holidays.

However, for some with increased things to do, gifts to get, family drama, parties, maybe financial stress, it can come as a little stressful time.  You also may neglect yourself through the process as to take care of everyone else. 

Although we can’t control our family or their reactions, we can however control our own and how we “choose” to respond.  We can also “choose” to change our mindset for other stressful situations if we recognize a pattern.

Here are some tips to help you get out of a specific mindset:

1. Be Realistic.  The holidays don’t have to be perfect . As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can’t come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos.

2. Set aside differences that may be in the family. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don’t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression too.

3. Stick to a budget!  Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.

Try these alternatives:

  • Donate to a charity in someone’s name.
  • Give homemade gifts.
  • Start a family gift exchange.

4. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup.  Goal setting is HUGE!!

Don’t try to make HUGE yearly goals or set new goals to try to get done in December.  Set your goals for earlier in the year to celebrate during the holidays!

5. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. If it’s not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time.

6. Take A Breather.. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.

  1. Some options may include:
    • Taking a walk at night and stargazing.
    • Listening to soothing music.
    • Getting a massage or CHIRO!
    • Reading a book.

7.  Neuro Emotional Technique.  Come in and get some NET if you know things are going to be stressful and you already are feeling it!  Let’s change that mindset so you can go into your holiday with ease! This Technique is extremely successful for stress reduction.

8.  Essential Oils.  Essential Oils by DoTerra are amazing to diffuse in your home to help with emotional overwhelm, to carry with you or to take as a daily supplement to help calm the system.  Frankincense is a great oil for emotional stability as well as Balance and Melissa for anxiety.  I also like diffusing On Guard to protect against negative energies:)

9. Herbs.  I love using specific herbals to help if you know you are going to be in a stressful situation.  These will help you not go off track and handle the stress with ease once your stress organs are supported.  Some of my favorites are withania complex and adrenal complex by mediherb.

That’s all for this week!  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for such a wonderful first year in San Diego!  I am truly blessed by all of you.

On the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s Frankincense.  Frankincense is also FREE with any $200 purchase this month!  Don’t miss out on this amazing oil!.
Frankincense Oil Product Description
Known as the king of essential oils, Frankincense has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically, and to promote cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally,* among other benefits. With all of its many uses, there is no question as to why Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices. For some religions, Frankincense is correlated with one of the most prized possessions of ancient biblical times, as it was considered valuable enough to be given as a gift to Christ after his birth. Frankincense was also used during religious ceremonies for salves for soothing skin and perfume. The perfume or aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness, which explains its unique value in ancient times. Just as in its treasured past, Frankincense oil is highly valued in the doTERRA community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils.

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To buy a pure bottle of Frankincense, visit the Frankincense oil product page.

doTERRA’s mission is to provide high-quality essential oils that are pure and free of harmful contaminants. With doTERRA’s strict method of essential oil testing and CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol, you can walk away confident knowing that the oils you purchase from doTERRA are potent and pure, bringing you maximum health benefits.

Frankincense Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Add Frankincense’s incredible aroma to any room in your house by making this DIY Room Spray with Frankincense oil. Start by getting an empty glass spray bottle and putting in 15 drops of Frankincense, 15 drops of Grapefruit, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir. Top off the rest of the bottle with water. You now have the most amazing room spray! Just spritz this spray on carpet, furniture, or in the air of any room you desire. When using this homemade spray, you will be able to bask in the rich fragrance of doTERRA Frankincense essential oil, and experience its relaxing and peaceful benefits.
  2. Razor bumps can be irritating and can turn your morning shave into a daylong frustration. Even though shaving may be essential, razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this do-it-yourself Razor Relief Serum enhanced with Frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is one of the best oils to help skin feel and look rejuvenated. By using this serum infused with Frankincense oil, the chemical properties of the oil will aid in reducing appearances of skin imperfections and the serum will benefit the irritated skin by soothing the sensitive razor bumps for an all-day appearance and feel your skin will love.
  3. What better way to start your day than with the relaxing fragrance of Frankincense essential oil? Whether you are a yoga enthusiast or a morning meditator, diffusing Frankincense oil during these experiences will aid you in focusing your intention for the day. The fragrances of Frankincense essential oil will also help bring added satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and even feelings of overall wellness to your morning routine. With its strong aromatic properties, Frankincense oil is essential in giving a positive and focused lift to the rest of your day.
  4. One of Frankincense’s most powerful benefits is its ability to promote health, specifically cellular function.* Try taking Frankincense oil internally by adding one to two drops in a Veggie capsule. This natural supplement will help support healthy cellular function.* In fact, doTERRA has found Frankincense to be so beneficial in supporting cellular function that doTERRA uses it in their highest selling supplements—the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack. Try this DIY supplement and experience the cellular benefits you may be in need of.*
  5. Are your hands experiencing dryness from the winter air? Do you want to improve the look of your scaly hands? Frankincense can help! Whenever your hands are feeling or looking unmoisturized or marred by harsh weather, add a couple drops of Frankincense oil to the moisturizer of your choice to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. The scent of Frankincense essential oil combined with your moisturizer will add a warm, spicy, and clean scent to your skin. You’ll want to take this lotion with you wherever you go!

    When using Frankincense essential oil to revive the look and feel of your hands, don’t forget your fingernails. Whenever traveling somewhere dry, apply Frankincense oil to maintain healthy looking fingernails. Simply place a drop of oil on your nail and rub it around the cuticles and edges of your fingernails. This will leave your nails looking healthy and strong even in the driest locations.

  6. Feeling stressed? It just so happens that Frankincense essential oil has a solution for that. The chemical components of Frankincense result in an extremely powerful aroma that can help to dispel negative feelings—like stress. If you are feeling like the pressures of life are weighing down your mood, apply Frankincense to the bottom of your feet. The soothing sensation and aroma will promote feelings of relaxation and a balanced mood.

    If you are looking for more ways to enhance your mood through essential oils, make sure to check out doTERRA’s Make Over Your Mood blogpost. This insightful post shows which essential oils and diffuser blends are best used to promote favorable feelings. It also gives more tips on how to boost your mood naturally.  Don’t let outside pressures get you down, use your essential oils to get you feeling upright and ready to take on the day ahead of you.

  7. There is so much fun to be had outdoors! From running around in the grass, to biking a dirt path, to planting some seasonal flowers, your hands and feet are constantly active, helping you make the best out of your outdoor adventures. But at the end of the day, feet and hands can get tired from all of that activity. Treat your hands and feet with a Frankincense oil massage that will have them feeling and looking rejuvenated for another active day outside. Add a couple drops of Frankincense to your feet and hands and massage the oil into your skin. This massage will give you a soothing and warming effect that your hands and feet won’t want to miss out on.
  8. Try this amazing “Star in the East” diffuser blend and fill your home with a warm and peaceful aroma. To create this blend, add 1 drop of Frankincense oil, 1 drop of Sandalwood oil, and 2 drops of Grapefruit oil to your diffuser for the perfect diffuser blend.  The “Star in the East” blend works great for encouraging relaxation and uplifting mood.
  9. Enjoy a facial rejuvenation day with this DIY Clay Facial Mask infused with Frankincense essential oil. With a simple combination of bentonite clay, cider vinegar, and essential oils, your face will feel nourished and fresh. Because Frankincense oil contains properties that help revitalize and beautify the skin, this homemade clay mask with Frankincense essential oil will prove ideal for facial care. For best results, apply this mask to your skin once a week and enjoy that continual fresh facial glow.
  10. With so many benefits and uses, Frankincense essential oil has rightfully earned its title as the “king” of all essential oils. It’s beautifying, aromatic, and health-promoting* properties are extremely powerful and can easily improve an everyday lifestyle. For anyone seeking a helpful essential oil tip, always remember, if in doubt, use Frankincense.



The best way to beat stress and calm down is by eating a good source of FAT!.

Why not spruce up an old holiday favorite and make it healthy!?
Typical eggnog has A TON of sugar in it!



  1. Whisk egg yolks and sweetener together in a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan on medium heat, add in the coconut milk, spices, and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat and gradually add the hot coconut milk in small amounts to the egg mixture.
  3. Then pour everything back into the saucepan and let it reach 160 F (70 C). Let cool for a bit.
  4. Pour the liquid through a sieve into a jug and store in the fridge overnight before serving.




That is all for now,


Wishing you a happy and healthy week.


Dr Hamel

Auto-Immunity & Emotional Traumas

Auto-Immunity and Emotional Traumas

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones, and that you truly reflect on what you are Thankful for! This week’s topic will go along nicely with the holiday season, as sometimes the holidays can be stressful in the emotional sense.  Whether having lost someone and being without them, or maybe your family just stresses you out.

The past two weeks we’ve gone over brain inflammation and autoimmunity and the gut’s role in autoimmunity.  This week will be about the third layer emotions.

Did you know there is immense research in the field of emotional triggers causing physical problems?


What most don’t know is that:

Our current emotional health is usually set by things that have happened in our childhood.  When we are young the brain is still developing, so things that happen the body remembers, it gets stored and the epigenetic changes sets us up for triggers later on in our life.

In the 1990s, the CDC and kaiser permante did a study looking over 17,500 adults.  60% of the adults in the study had at least 1 of the 10 triggers for adverse childhood experiences(ACE).

ACE= childhood trauma, unresolved emotions, divorce, bullying, abuse, neglect, ect.  These manifest into an illness and can be intergenerational.  
80% had more than 1.  If the person had 4 or more ACE they had an increase in cancer, pulmonary problems, suicidal, alzheimers, ect.   They did a follow up study in 2009 and found that  in this pole of 16,000 adults, you needed only 2 ACE’s to get a 70% increased risk of all the TH1 dominant autoimmune conditions, TH2 dominant conditions had an 80% increase with only 2 ACE’s.  If you are a women that had ACE’s you had an extreme risk higher for autoimmunity.

Most doctors, soley rely on biochemistry and physical concerns for conditions, and will overlook the emotional part, or tell you to just de-stress.

People with chronic conditions that have done many things and are versed in nutrition, ect…
*It’s usually not because people lack education about what to do about their health, they have emotional trauma, and these things are all distractions.

For example, from research we know:

If you have normal cholesterol, normal weight, don’t smoke or drink, but you have 7 ACE’s, you have 350% more likely to have heart disease than someone with no ACE’s. 

The biochemistry of stress:

In a young growing brain when stress occurs and its something they can’t process at the time..  Maybe it’s a low level stress or a shock that happened.  One of the things that can happen is the idea of limbic kindling. (Limbic is the the emotional part of our brain)  A low level stress, kindles the brain to over respond and reduce the threshold required to respond to external stresses.

The amygdala and neurons in the brain are being hardwired from an early age how to react to stress. With chronic stress pumping out hormones, the epigenetic changes means certain genes that shut off the stress response will be silenced because of chronic stress.  It also means when no stress is present, the brain still kindles and can still be reacting even with no stress there.

This means that at eve a young age, they can have inflammatory cytokines released and thresholds being produced, which marinates inflammation.  Early life stress also changes the gut bacteria and can lead to leaky gut (autoimmunity).  Without holistic intervention, those gut changes can be permanent.

Also through research, we know that the brain gets inflammation as well. There are little cells called microglia, and in the face of chronic stress these cells can go crazy and prune healthy neurons in the hippocampus, which can lead to depression/anxiety/alzheimers link.

**Epigenetic studies also have shown that epigenetic changes occur across a whole genome with those with increased ACE’s.

What’s also interesting in research, there are also intergenerational traumas.  These are traumas that are passed down through generations.  You might be the first person that has the awareness to deal with it in your line.  Your doing work for your whole lineage!  So be compassionate towards yourself, and don’t feel like you’ve failed.

How does the time frame work with emotional trauma and as far as healing from it?

– If someone is in a chronic state with an autoimmune disease, you can intervene to change and retrain the brain to build new neurons.  Neurolinguistic programming is awesome for this.

– To get epigenetic change it does take some time.  1-2 years is a time frame for a recovery from a chronic condition had for 10-20 years.

– With unresolved trauma it’s usually unconscious beliefs like: we don’t deserve health, or not worthy of it, which will manifest in the physical body.

– When I work with individuals it can be a lot quicker than that time frame.  Usually a few months in my office, or if I refer for more care. But, it does take time to shift patterns.

How do we overcome these ACE’s?

1.  The first is just exploring this part.  You can actually get an ACE score, and maybe consider that emotional trauma can be a part of your not healing.  Recognition is KEY.

Find that here:

2. Journalling can help a lot to work through it, as well as through prayer or meditation, whichever you practice.  Often times realizing it’s the problem is the most important part.

3. I use NET or neuro emotional technique in my practice which helps get the physical responses gone that are being caused from emotional traumas. Working that subconscious part of the brain. This has been vital in my practice for individuals really healing from chronic conditions. If I feel the patient needs more help in this part, then I refer which leads me to number 4.

4. Neurolinguistic Programming or counseling.  I find NLP way more helpful for my patients than just counseling alone for clearing things quickly, and I refer often for this if needed. Talking is HUGE, and in all the research as far as getting awareness and resolving trauma. NLP is a pattern interrupt.  It is a re-route of your thoughts and behaviors.

5. Diet and Lifestyle (mentioned previously in last weeks blog). Clean up the diet, breathing, exercise, ect.

6. Essential Oils.  I LOVE using essential oils in combination with NET in my practice to help detoxify bad emotions out of the body.  Certain ones definitely help us process and deal naturally with improperly internalized ACEs.  They work synergistically with our body unlike a medication for emotional instability.

7. In my experience, one of the most important things is looking at your relationships and cultural impact.  If you resolve your own emotional trauma, you raise the resonance of your body.  25 years of research from the heart map institute showed that our heart has a electromagnetic field, and they found a 75% correlation between this field and emotions. If you’re around people who live in an emotionally traumatized state, your body will become stuck into theirs too.

You have to rid of negative people and environments if possible.  Get with a support group if possible.  Culturally, even in the medical system, it can be traumatizing when they say that you are making it up, or just tell you to de-stress.  It can be very traumatizing when you have a major illness and are told this.

I am a prime example of that happening in my health journey.

Be aware, you don’t have to get angry at people or the system, but be able to get positivity that you need to thrive.

What’s really an important take away as well is an integrated approach.  Cleaning up the diet, getting cranial care and emotional healing.  That will overall balance the scale of your healing rather than relying on one at a time and not seeing results so switching to another one. Thats why sometimes even working with functional medicine practitioners, they don’t always look at each area, or aren’t in it long enough.  You have to look at the body as a SYSTEM.

With all of that!! It’s important to make time for yourself to deal with stress and deal with it in a healthy way.  This blog is important in the sense though that we sometimes have subconscious thoughts and processes and strongholds on our lives that we don’t even know about.  We just say it’s the “way i am” or “runs in my family”.  These are self sabotaging thoughts and can hinder your healing.  Follow these steps and help to clear the emotional toxins out!


ON the spotlight this week is Lavender.  Lavender has been shown in research to react like Diazepam, an anti anxiety medication.

This oil is amazing for overall just calming down the body.  When feeling anxious or upset, put one drop in the palm of your hand and inhale for 10 seconds.  Wait 30 seconds and you will feel calm immediately!!

I used to hate the smell of lavender, but not with Doterra’s lavender.  it is so pure and smooth smelling I LOVE it.

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The holidays are tricky for those of us on diets – including myself. Let’s be honest, its totally frustrating because we just want to eat “normal” stuff, right?

Try making these recipes which are great stand ins for the original classics. Many of these recipes are BETTER than the original.

How great would it be to head into the holidays without feeling guilty and be able to satisfy those cravings?? Let’s do it together!  Check out these fantastic recipes and let me know how you like them!

Here is a whole list of healthy Thanksgiving recipes:

38 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes! Low Carb Food So Delicious You’ll Never Miss the Carbs

But I will feature one here:

Low Carb and Sugar Free Pumpkin cheesecake bars!!






  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are a fine crumb texture. Don’t over process or you’ll end up with pecan butter!
  2. Line a 9×6-inch baking dish with parchment paper, letting two sides spill over for easy removal. Press the crust into the dish, making one even layer. Bake for 12 minutes, then let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and heavy cream until fully combined and even throughout. Then, add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and liquid stevia and combine.
  4. Add in the erythritol, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and combine.
  5. Next, add in one egg at a time, incorporating each before adding another.
  6. Once the crust has cooled a bit, pour the pumpkin cheesecake batter into the baking dish. Reduce the heat in the oven to 325°F and bake for 25-30 minutes. The middle of the pumpkin cheesecake should be a bit wobbly after baking. Refrigerate for 6 hours or, ideally, overnight.
  7. To make the frosting, combine all the frosting ingredients and beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  8. Frost the top of the cheesecake bars or add a dollop to each one after slicing. Enjoy!

That is all for now.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week.

Dr. Hamel