Amanda Buse

Stop the Dieting Madness!

So who has been on a diet before?  Probably just about everyone, right?

And was it successful?

Are you still eating that same way?  Meaning...was your diet sustainable?

Probably not.  

And that's the super frustrating part.  We torture ourselves with this yo-yo dieting.  

One month we eat vegetarian.  Then we read something online or talk to a friend and decide that we must be more strict.  We must be vegan.  

Hmmm...then we read a different article or talk to a different friend.  Suddenly we aren't getting enough protein!  We must eat more meat!  

Somehow we jump from vegan to Paleo.  Which is quite a swing, I must say.  

And do we feel any better?

You tell me...

Or maybe we try playing the numbers game.  

Counting calories, carbs, fats, proteins, points,...

Does any of this math really matter?

I'd have to state a resounding NO.  And it's not just because I dislike math.  (I'm an English literature gal myself--to be on a diet or not to be on a diet, that is the question)

And I'm gonna vote for not.  

I have definitely come to learn that I do not need to jump from diet to diet or ever really go on another diet again.  

Not now that I've learned how to eat to fuel my individual body and lifestyle.  

You see, it's so not about the math.  It is SO NOT ABOUT THE MATH.

And it's not about having a trendy diet with a fancy, schmancy label.  You know, the ones that somebody literally made up.  Maybe it worked for them and so they thought it would work for everyone.  

Well guess what?  You are not everyone.  You are YOU.  Luckily.  

And you have your very own eating style.  

YOU have your very own way of eating that will fuel your body and lifestyle.

That is if you want to discern what it is.  

But don't worry.  You don't have to figure this out on your own.

I would absolutely love to share with you how I learned to discern my INDIVIDUAL eating style.  And how it helped me to lose almost 25 pounds without killing myself in a gym or having to starve myself. (And no I didn't make this up. So don't worry. It's totally real. There's even a test to prove it.) 

I still eat cupcakes, chocolate, french fries, ice cream, and Ranch salad dressing.  

And eating to fuel my body tastes AMAZING.  It is incredibly satisfying.  

And I'll never go back.  

I'll never go back to crazy diets of math games and torturing myself to the point of tears.  


If you would like my help to determine the best foods for your individual body to fuel your lifestyle, visit to schedule your initial consultation.

I bet you can already feel the freedom.  Release yourself from this cyclical prison of dieting.

Stop the dieting madness!

Amanda Buse

Diabetes & Russian Roulette

We've all heard of the notorious game called Russian Roulette.  It's so not a good idea. 


We've seen the movies where someone pulls the trigger.  And with each (CLICK) our blood pressure goes up just watching, even when we know it's not real.  

But what if you are unkowingly pulling that trigger on a daily basis?  


With your health.

What if certain actions you take each day that you think are helping you to be healthy are actually the opposite?  

What if they are putting you one step closer to losing the game?  

Here are 3 bullets that explain how you might be doing just that, especially if you are diabetic or prediabetic...

  • You consume artificial sweetners in an attempt to avoid sugar.  (CLICK ) There is nothing beneficial about consuming artificial sweetners.  EVER.  In fact, quite the opposite.  They put your body under duress.  The burden on your liver, kidneys, and other organs to detoxify is heightened.  And if you are prediabetic or diabetic, (or have any health concerns really) your body is already under duress.  So don't pour gasoline on the fire.  Your body can't handle it.  The aspartame and sucralose, to name a few, are not a good swap.  Consume these and you can just about guarantee that you will gain additional health concerns at some point.  And if someone, even like your neighbor, aunt, or doctor, has told you that these artificial sweetners are ok to consume, then, YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO.

  • You feel confident that you are managing your symptoms with medications.  (CLICK)  While medications may bring relief from your symptoms or seemingly improve your test results, you have most certainly not gotten to the root cause of your disease.  There is a storm brewing in your body.  Festering.  Waiting.  Waiting for you to listen. Because our bodies aren't stupid.  They are quite intelligent, in fact.  And if you merely mask the symptoms (which is the body's way of communicating with you, by the way) then eventually you will be presented with a new set of symptoms. Maybe headaches or even cancer.  Your body decides, don't shoot the messenger. 

  • You don't manage your stress. (CLICK) Stress inevitably causes inflammation in the body.  And if you have health concerns, then stress will only exacerbate them.  HIGHLY exacerbate. And keep you in a state of disease.  There is no such thing as health when you are under constant stress.  Your body is literally unable to recover.  So if you thought stress wasn't such a big deal, you might wanna rethink that.  That is if you ever desire to regain your health. 

It's a very risky game.  And if you are playing, I can't encourage you enough to STOP.  Please find the help you need to stop pulling the trigger.   

Because we all know how that game ends...

Amanda Buse

Our Current Healthcare System: How It Failed Me

It started out with a trip to the ER...

I had been having chest pain off and on throughout the day.  The sharp pain after lunch literally brought me to my knees. And so I figured it was necessary to go to the hospital to get checked out.  

I drank some nasty contrast, had a CAT scan, and they found nothing wrong with me.  

Heartburn, not heart attack.  

But they told me to go see my primary care physician to have me referred to a specialist.  And so I did...

I wound up with a gastroenterologist, getting an upper endoscopy, and trying a variety of meds. PPI's. Tried everything that ends with "zole."  Took a year to actually find ones that curbed my symptoms. 

But after all that, when I asked how do people get off the medication

This is my favorite part...

Wait for it...

My very specialized gastroenterologist said...

He didn't know how people got off the medication that he put them on.  

Some people eventually stopped taking it he said, but he didn't know how.  And others stayed on it for years.  But I was not to worry.  If the medication that he prescribed stopped working to curb my symptoms, then I could come back and he would find a different one to put me on.


So by the time I was 30, I had a laundry list of meds.  Felt like I was 90.  I knew my health was getting worse and not better.

And I couldn't believe that no one could help me get to the root cause of my symptoms.

I wanted to know what was causing my poor health.  Why did I start having the chest pain all those years prior? What was my body trying to tell me?  

In desperation, I turned to holistic methods of healthcare. Paying completely out of pocket, I started working with a massage therapist and a chiropractor.

And you know what?

I got better.

I finally had someone listen to my entire story, put together all of the pieces of the puzzle, and care enough to help me get my life back.  They helped guide me to the root causes of my health concerns.  

And I came off all of the meds.  

At 35, I feel the best that I have in a long time.  I feel the healthiest that I have maybe in my entire life.

And it saddens me that I had to go through all the craziness of being on more and more medication, getting sicker, and feeling frustrated because no one seemed to be able to help me.  

I wasted so much time being sick when I didn't have to be.  

My journey motivated me to want to help others in a similar situation.    

And I became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Now I help people find wellness through aromatherapy & functional nutrition.    

You don't have to feel 90 at 30 years old.  Or even at 60 years old.  Who's to say that 90 has to feel bad anyway?  And someone will care and help you get to the root cause of your symptoms. So don't give up thinking that you can regain your health.  

It CAN happen.  


Amanda Buse

How to Google Your Way to Wellness

So you have health concerns.
 Maybe multiple health concerns.  And your doctor has told you his advice which may include surgery, medications, or both. Or maybe he suggested lifestyle changes in a vague way like cut back on stress or get more sleep.  

And when you get home from the doctor's office, you turn to your computer and start googling.  What are your options? What can you figure out?

Here's where I'm gonna remind you that the internet is a vast, beckoning, and confusing black hole when it comes to health information.  As if you weren't already aware.  

Thanks, Mrs. Obvious.  

But we still do it, right? Those late night searches, spending every spare minute reading this article or that ebook.  Finding lots of "results" that maybe aren't quite right, are too many to read, or are completely contradictory.  We think that we ought to be able to figure this out for ourselves.  

We all do this.  And it's not entirely a bad idea.  I definitely advocate trying to learn everything you can about your personal health issues.  

But the chances of you actually figuring out some real, solid, practical advice online can be pretty slim.  And it can feel mega overwhelming.  

Kinda like herding cats...

I like to use that image because I think it paints a pretty clear picture.  It can get out of hand quick.  

One day you are freezing lemons to put in your water and the next week you are ready to book your trip to that Mexican spa.  You know, the one with that water that Ponce de Leon was searching for?

My best advice on internet health searches...

Google with a grain of salt.

Because this Google thing is a two-edged sword.  

You are gonna find some good information and some bad information.  And probably some in between.  Sorting it all out?  Good times, right?

And so I want to let you in on a little secret.  One that is starting to spread like wildfire, and I personally hope that it engulfs the world in it's flames.  

There is a professional out there called a Health Coach.

And this person is able to help you navigate your health issues and will be there every step of the way.  To help you create new healthy habits.  To help you sleep better or reduce food cravings or stress or a myriad of other concerns.  To be a partner in finding your healthiest lifestyle.  And to be a listening ear to help link everything together.  

Wouldn't you rather have a partner who has been formally trained to help you navigate the contradictory information and work with you to uncover your true, healthiest self?  

We are out there folks.  And we are looking for you because we want to help you.  Most of us have been through our own health issues and want to pass on all that we've learned.  

So you don't have to relive our same struggles. 

Personally, I know what it's like to have a bunch of seemingly disconnected symptoms, not get anywhere with my doctor's visits other than new prescriptions, and felt like I didn't know where to turn for help.  And my health journey compelled me to become a Health Coach to help others from going down that road alone.  

So cancel that trip to Mexico...

And start googling for your very own Health Coach.