Homemade Paleo Protein Bar Recipe Round-Up

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One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is, “What can I eat for snacks?” Most of them are eating junky protein bars that contain whey or soy protein isolates and lots of sugar. Lara bars or Kind bars are a better choice but are still high in sugars due to dried fruits […]

Anxiety? Depression? Binge Eating? Fixing This Critical Piece Can Help.

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I have been open about my own struggles with anxiety and depression, and now I want to share with you the next step I’m taking to reverse these mood issues so that you can understand that there are natural treatments. I have written before about how to address both depression and anxiety naturally, but this […]

Beverages: What to Drink for Good Health

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I spend a lot of time telling people what to eat, but what about beverages? I always include beverage suggestions with the individualized health plans I send my clients. I even have an entire pinterest board dedicated to healthy beverages and healing elixirs. There’s a lot you can drink to enhance health. But just like […]

How to Be Focused, Grounded and Centered All Day

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Many of my clients rush through their mornings scattered, no time for breakfast, running to catch the bus or get to the car so they’re not late for work. The first thing they grab in the morning is their iPhone to check messages, email, and facebook. By the time they get to work, they’re frazzled, […]

My Natural Skin Care Routine

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Years ago I dumped all my toxic skincare products for more natural, chemical-free versions. I used to love the scented lotions and face creams with ingredient lists a mile long that promised youthful eternity. Many of these products irritated my sensitive skin, but I just assumed that was all part of the anti-aging process. So […]

“They Should Just Make Food into Pills…..”

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“…. no cooking, no dishes, and perfect nutrition.” A reader left this comment on one of my facebook posts the other day, and it reminded me of the many frustrated clients I work with who say they get so frustrated with trying to figure out what to eat that they wish they could just take […]

9 Healthy Swaps for Unhealthy Foods

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When I write up the personalized recommendations that are a part of each new client’s health plan, I include what I call “lateral shifts:” healthier versions of foods we’ve been told are healthy. I decided to compile a list of some examples so you can do the same. Dump these foods from your kitchen and […]

Mostly Paleo “Sneaky Liver” Recipe Round-Up… for People Who Don’t Like Liver

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By now you’ve probably heard that liver is a powerhouse superfood: it’s a rich in fat-soluble vitamins, B vitamins, folate, amino acids, iron and other minerals. It also makes ya feel great due its “anti-fatigue” factor. Problem is, many folks–myself included–just plain don’t like liver or can’t stomach it. But the organ meats are the most […]

Got Bloat? Could Be SIBO

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I work with a lot of digestive cases, and one of the most common complaints I hear is, “by the end of the day, I look six months pregnant!” Bloating can of course be caused by many other factors, from candida to food intolerances, but if you find your bloating is worse at night, or […]

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding (Paleo, Egg free)

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I am crazy for everything pumpkin. But why wait til fall? In San Francisco, summer is basically like winter–cold and foggy– and this morning I woke up craving autumn pumpkin spice flavors. I’ve also been wanting to make chia seed pudding, a delicious and creamy mineral- and omega 3 fatty acid-rich snack, so I decided […]