What is the Ideal Diet?

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Vegetarians live longer and have lower cancer rates! Should I be vegetarian? I heard paleo helps with weight loss. Should I go paleo? I gained weight on a paleo diet. What do I do now? I have Crohn’s disease. Will GAPS/SCD/FODMAPs help? (PS what do all these acronyms mean??) Confused? No wonder. The amount of […]

Top Tips for Hormone Balance

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I don’t think there’s a worse feeling than being at war with your hormones. I know– I’ve been there. Once upon a time I was struggling with hypothyroidism, low female hormone levels, and adrenal fatigue. That’s a triple whammy. I was tired, stressed out, anxious, depressed, and prone to crying fits. My hair fell out, […]

10 Ways to Reduce the Toxins in Your Life

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We’re hearing a lot about toxins lately, and for good reason: Over the last 50 years, some 70,000 to 100,000 different chemicals have been introduced into the food supply and environment, with about 1,500 new ones added each year. (source) These man-made chemicals (referred to as persistent organic pollutants, or POPs) invade the environment; spread through […]

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake (Paleo, Vegan)

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I love all things pumpkin, and therefore, I love pumpkin baking season! I also happen to LOVE cheesecake, but it doesn’t love me back. Dairy gives me zits and makes me gassy (TMI?), which is a common reaction, especially if you have a sensitivity to casein. So I set out to invent a vegan pumpkin […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Raw, Paleo, Vegan)

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I realized that every time I make cookies, I eat more of the dough than the actual cookie. So I decided to combine my love of cookie dough with my affinity for healthy little snacks, and voila! These chocolate chip cookie dough bites are the result. They take about 5 minutes to whip up and […]

How to Alleviate Your Dog’s Diarrhea in 24 Hours

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If you’re a dog owner, you’ve no doubt dealt with a bout of doggie diarrhea at one point or another. Vets usually recommend a bland diet–boiled chicken and rice–but this may not be suitable for or even the best remedy for all pets. A quick internet search will probably yield you a million confusing suggestions, […]

Fresh Fig Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

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Late summer means figs are plentiful. They’re so expensive in the markets, so I was thrilled when a friend whose fig tree runneth over invited me to her house to go fig picking. I LOVE fresh figs. They’re nothing like dried figs, which are available year-round and are much easier to get (love dried figs […]

Want to Be A Nutritionist?

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Every day I get several email requests from people for information about how and why I became a certified nutrition consultant. (You can read my story here.) Because I get so many of these requests, I did a podcast with helpful information for those considering a career change or a course of study in nutrition. […]

Natural Pain Relief

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Pain. It’s not pleasant, and we’ve all felt it. The most obvious and acute causes are injury or trauma, but headaches, joint pain, back pain, and chronic pain (defined as a pain that lasts longer than 6 months) are more insidious. Types of chronic pain include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain affecting specific parts of the […]

How to Roast a Chicken Like a Pro

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Anyone can roast a chicken, but it seems to take hours of internet research to figure out how to do it the right way. Am I right? Trust me, I’ve been there. So I’ve assembled a list of pro tips to help you roast your chicken like a boss. I got this basic formula from […]