Is Alcohol Negatively Affecting Your Health?

Is alcohol negatively impacting your Health?

Alcohol is a staple in our culture: 86.8 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime; 70.7 percent reported that they drank in the past year; 56.4 percent reported that they drank in the past month (source). More than half of all Americans aged 12 or older report […]

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Health

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Health

Recently I read that 80 percent of your health promotion is dictated by your lifestyle. “Vitamin L,” or lifestyle factors within your control, can slash your risk for diabetes, heart disease/heart attack, high blood pressure, weight gain/obesity, and certain types of cancer. I see the effects of neglecting lifestyle factors regularly in my practice when I am […]

Breast Health: My Big Scare

Tips for breast health + my personal story that inspired this post.

Nodules. Lumps. Tumors. I was in a googling frenzy, looking for something to ease my mind when I knew something I felt wasn’t quite right. I don’t recommend frenzied googling in a panic over “could it be cancer?” (or any self-pathologizing, for that matter). Breast cancer. Something that wasn’t yet a major concern for me; after […]

5 Healing Benefits of Manuka Honey

5 Healing Benefits of Manuka Honey: discover ways to utilize this amazing superfood both inside and out.

Honey, the sweet and sticky stuff made of the nectar collected from flowers, has been renowned for its medicinal properties since the Ancient Egyptian era. Raw, unfiltered honey is an amazing source of enzymes and minerals, and it’s naturally antibacterial, making it an excellent wound dressing. Honey has humectant (attracts moisture) properties, so it’s great for skin and […]

DIY Strengthening, Smoothing, and Highlighting Hair Mist

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I have made a valiant effort over the past two years to repair my damaged, brittle hair, a result of the perfect storm of hypothyroidism and chemical highlighting damage (you can read all about it and see the pics here). When I say I tried everything, I’m really not kidding. I tried “noo poo,” low poo, water […]

3 Steps to Improve Digestion Right Now

3 steps to improve your digestion-- right now!

Gas, bloating, belching, heartburn, and constipation are the most common complaints I hear in my practice. When I first started nutrition coaching, I specialized in women’s health. While it’s still my focal point, digestive wellness has become a necessary passion because literally every single person with whom I work has some kind of digestive complaint. And […]

Should You Ditch Your Bulletproof Coffee?

Should you ditch your bulletproof coffee?

Do you put butter in your coffee? (Does this sound crazy to you?) Maybe you do it because it’s delicious and dreamy, but more likely you’ve heard hot buttered coffee will give you sharper thinking superpowers and unlock the magical weight loss gene within. What the heck am I talking about? Bulletproof coffee, a combination of mycotoxin-free […]

Anemia: The Surprising Cause

Iron deficient Anemia: the surprising cause that goes beyond an iron poor diet.

If you’ve been feeling tired, irritable, depressed, cold, and maybe even a little short of breath lately, listen up: this post is for you! (especially if you’ve been writing it off) I get blood work every year and recommend my clients request the same from their doctor or naturopath. Ask for a CBC with a metabolic panel, a […]

Recipe Roundup: 15 Paleo Summertime Fruit Cobblers, Crisps, Crumbles (mostly egg free!)

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Summertime means the markets runneth over with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, and cherries. These are my favorite fruits, and berries in particular are some of the most nutrient and antioxidant foods on the planet. If you’re looking for the perfect healthy grain and dairy free (most are also egg free!) summer dessert, I have all […]

How to Regulate Your Period

How to regulate your periods naturally.

When I see a new female client, I ask for lots of information about her menstrual cycle: is it regular? Does she track it? Is the bleeding heavy with painful cramps? Does she experience PMS symptoms or migraines? Your period can give you clues about your overall health, stress level, fertility status, and hormone balance. If yours is […]