Nutrition

Updates on Vegetarian/Vegan Diets: Are They Healthy?

It took me a long time to write this post, and here's why: There is no greater debate in the nutrition world than that between meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans on which diet is healthier. I've been on both sides of the fence. I have, at times, considered...

How I Lowered My Blood Pressure 20 Points in 2 Days Naturally

UPDATE: I visited my naturopath 10 days after starting this protocol, and my BP was down to 128/78. AND I was nervous about her taking it, something that used to jack it up historically. This protocol WORKS! Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Or maybe you're...

How to Heal Joint Pain Naturally

Joint pain is the pits, right? While you once eased painlessly through your day probably thinking little about your knees or wrists, when your joints start to hurt, it's always on your mind. Maybe you have trouble typing on the computer; your run becomes difficult; or...

Safe Supplements and Herbs for Pregnancy

Pregnancy and nursing are times to be extra vigilant about what you're putting in (and on) your body. Pregnant women especially have an increased need for nutrients to grow and deliver a healthy baby, and I recommend you get as many of these nutrients as possible via...

Wellness

Beat Stress: A Guide to Adaptogenic Herbs

Are you having trouble making it through your day due to fatigue, trouble focusing, or feeling frazzled? Is your sex drive in the dumps? Or are you experiencing higher than normal stress levels that may be causing hair loss, dull skin, nagging digestive problems?...

8 Things Great Sleepers Do

What if I told you there exists a magic anti-aging elixir that's also a most powerful tool for healing, and a magic potion for successful weight loss? And that it's FREE?! And enjoyable, to boot. You've been doing it your entire life (some of us more than others). The...

How I Lowered My Blood Pressure 20 Points in 2 Days Naturally

UPDATE: I visited my naturopath 10 days after starting this protocol, and my BP was down to 128/78. AND I was nervous about her taking it, something that used to jack it up historically. This protocol WORKS! Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Or maybe you're...

How to Heal Joint Pain Naturally

Joint pain is the pits, right? While you once eased painlessly through your day probably thinking little about your knees or wrists, when your joints start to hurt, it's always on your mind. Maybe you have trouble typing on the computer; your run becomes difficult; or...

Women’s Health

Beat Stress: A Guide to Adaptogenic Herbs

Are you having trouble making it through your day due to fatigue, trouble focusing, or feeling frazzled? Is your sex drive in the dumps? Or are you experiencing higher than normal stress levels that may be causing hair loss, dull skin, nagging digestive problems?...

Safe Supplements and Herbs for Pregnancy

Pregnancy and nursing are times to be extra vigilant about what you're putting in (and on) your body. Pregnant women especially have an increased need for nutrients to grow and deliver a healthy baby, and I recommend you get as many of these nutrients as possible via...

How to Overcome Hormonal Acne

This is a guest post by my colleague and friend Carla Hernandez of Wise Roots Nutrition. Carla is a certified nutritionist and is passionate about holistic skincare and natural beauty. She takes an integrative, real food approach in her practice to help her clients...

7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Working hard at a weight loss program without seeing results can feel devastating. Weight loss goes far deeper than calories in-calories out. It's a complex hormonal game that involves regulation of thyroid hormones, cortisol, ghrelin and leptin (your "hunger...

How to Overcome Anxiety

Did you know that anxiety is more common in women than men? I'm seeing it much more often among the women with whom I work, and it's something with which I'm intimately familiar. I struggled with panic attacks in my 20s and anxiety that would seemingly strike without...

10 (Unconventional) Beauty Tips

I get a LOT of questions about skin care. Some of my clients are working to heal eczema, acne, or psoriasis, and holistic skin care is a big part of their protocol. Others just want to know how to have the healthiest skin using natural ingredients. We know that the...

Holistic Dog Care

Relieve Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Naturally

Itchy skin and hot spots on dogs are among the top reasons for vet visits. Typically, oral anti-histamines or steroids are the conventional treatment for skin issues, and while they may provide temporary relief, these drugs don't address the causes of the problems and...

How to Alleviate Your Dog’s Diarrhea in 24 Hours

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...

Holistic Nutrition for Dogs

I have always been an animal lover. Some of my first memories are becoming fast friends with the family dogs, and I don't remember a time growing up when I wasn't surrounded by dogs, cats, and later, horses. By the time I was 5, I had taught Holly (a cockapoo,...

Recipes

Fast, Healthy Meal: Rice Bowl (Grain Free Option Included)

I am a big sushi lover, and this rice bowl is similar to a deconstructed sushi roll. The options are endless for this dish, and you can assemble it in 5 minutes for a fast weekday lunch or dinner. You can make it low carb and grain free by using cauliflower rice, or...

Creamy Cilantro Pesto (Vegan)

Nothing says summer like pesto. I LOVE pesto and recently have started experimenting outside the basil box. You can get super creative with pestos, using different greens such as kale and arugula or herbs like cilantro and parsley. They're all rich in antioxidants and...

Turmeric’s Health Benefits + 20something Recipes

  Turmeric root is really having a moment, isn't it? You probably know by now that turmeric is a culinary spice, a major ingredient in curry, and is a brightly colored relative to ginger root. Used widely in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric gives mustard its vibrant...

Paleo Shortbread (with Vegan Option)

You have to kiss a lot of paleo shortbread cookies to find your prince. I wanted to create an egg free shortbread cookie recipe for the holidays, and I tested this recipe many times, enlisting tasters all along with way with mixed reviews about which version is best....

DIY Strengthening, Smoothing, and Highlighting Hair Mist

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...

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