Superfood Spotlight: Moringa

moringa

According to an ancient saying, “Moringa leaves prevent 300 diseases.” I’ve recently been adding moringa powder to my morning smoothies and was so pleasantly surprised by the energy boost that I decided to research a little more about the leaves of this amazing tree. It’s the new superfood you haven’t heard of! Moringa leaves come […]

Combat Seasonal Allergies with Golden Turmeric Milk

turmeric milk

Are you an allergy sufferer? This recipe is for you. I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say this beverage is a miracle immune boosting seasonal allergy buster. In my experience it relieves symptoms pretty much instantly. The main ingredient here is turmeric, a root long touted for its medicinal properties. Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory and […]

Is a Raw Food Diet Right for You?

Is a Raw Food Diet Right for Me?

More energy Better skin Improved digestion Weight loss Lower disease risk Fewer headaches & allergy symptoms These are some of the purported benefits one experiences on a raw food diet. Who wouldn’t want these benefits? Add to that feeling virtuous for being a raw food vegan (save the planet and the animals!), and it seems […]

Superfoods for Glowing Skin

Superfoods for Glowing Skin: What to eat to get your healthiest skin from the inside out.

We all want to put our best face forward, so it’s frustrating if you’re dealing with acne and inflammatory skin issues such as eczema and rosacea. Many of my clients are prescribed harsh topical treatments or longterm antibiotics that can disrupt the delicate gut ecology and make the problem worse longterm. These are not sustainable […]

When Changing Your Diet Doesn’t Work

When Changing Your Diet Doesn't Work: A guide to troubleshooting why you're not reaching your goals with your diet.

We know that diet is the foundation for health. What you eat dictates both how you’ll feel and to a large degree, the status of your health. It’s frustrating when you’re eating clean, and you’ve kicked gluten, dairy, maybe even coffee, booze, and sugar, yet you still don’t feel any better.  What gives? Many of my […]

What Your Skin, Hair & Nails Say about Your Health

Your appearance can give you valuable clues about your health. Learn what your skin, hair, and nails say about your health.

We can get some powerful clues about our health from our appearance. Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rashes can reveal deficiencies or even offer clues about how well your digestive tract and detox systems are functioning. Thinning hair and weak nails can tell you if you have mineral deficiencies or even certain health […]

EASY: How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

coconut milk yogurt

I avoid dairy due to a casein sensitivity and because I don’t think humans should consume it in adulthood. As we age, our production of lactase enzyme decreases, making dairy increasingly difficult to digest. The exception is fermented dairy, preferably organic kefir, which is an amazing source of gut healing probiotics. Some people with dairy […]

How I Stay on Track and My 80-20 Rule

80-20 rule

When I tell people I’m a nutritionist, they assume I’m a vegetarian who’s chowing down on whole grains and low fat fare. That I’m watching every bite they’re taking and judging their choices. The inevitable jokes about me critiquing their entree selection or their “splurge” at the party. Want to know why that’s not true? […]

Is Meat Killing Us (and the Planet)?

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A recent article bashing consumption of animal protein published in the New York Times by Dr Dean Ornish is causing a frenzy. Similar studies crop up every so often, the latest indicating that red meat is high in Neu5Gc, a tumor-forming sugar that is linked to chronic inflammation and an increased risk of cancer. Dr Ornish is […]

My Most Favorite Healing Foods

healing foods

Food is powerful information for the body. With every bite and sip you take, you’re programming your body to store or burn fat, to quell or create inflammation, to prevent disease or set the stage for systemic imbalance. This concept is called nutrigenomics, the power of food to switch on or off genes that express […]