Nutrition

Is Sugar Killing Us? My Answer May Surprise You.

Sugar. The sweet stuff is everywhere in our food supply and has been blamed for obesity, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, cancer, and diabetes. Though most people would say sugar is "bad," there's still quite a bit of debate on just how bad it is for your health. The...

What is the Best Diet for SIBO?

Ask one hundred gut specialists what is the best diet for SIBO, and you'll get more than one hundred answers. If you have SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), you're probably confused and frustrated about all the different guidelines for the best healing diet....

The 3 Things You Need to Fix to FINALLY Lose Weight

Does this sound like you? You work out for hours every week (or day): cardio, running, cross training You are strict with your diet, counting calories or eating 1200-1400 calories faithfully You avoid sugar, gluten, dairy; maybe you're a vegetarian You can't lose...

How to Make Almond Butter (step-by-step with pics)

Almonds are real expensive, y'all. I live in California, and we grow a lot of almonds here. Almonds require a lot of water to produce, and California has endured a massive drought for the past 10 or so years (we've found some relief thanks to the snowy and rainy...

Intermittent Fasting and Women

Fasting is an ancient method of healing that has been practiced for thousands of years. In modern Western culture we have lost touch with these and other ancient mind-body practices, but fasting is making a comeback due to its health benefits. You've likely come...

A Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms

Magical mushrooms! These aren't going to make you hallucinate pretty colors, but they may combat cancer, boost your immune system, and protect your organs and cells from free radical damage. More than 38,000 species of mushrooms have been identified for medicinal use...

Wellness

Mindfulness 101: How to Tune into Your Body

We hear a lot about mindfulness in the wellness realm. Eat mindfully, be mindful day to day, have a mindful meditation practice. I often encourage my clients to tune in and be mindful of their hunger cues while eating. But in a culture that subliminally encourages us...

The Truth about Adrenal Fatigue

Why are we all so tired? Across the board, fatigue is the number one issue I help people overcome (even if it seems like I say that about everything). If you're exhausted and you consult with a holistic health practitioner, you're likely told you have some degree of...

Got Food Poisoning? Here’s How to Recover Quickly

We've all been there, and it's not pleasant: nausea, diarrhea, puking, fever. Food poisoning is an all around crappy (pardon the pun) situation. But you can find relief and even shorten the duration with a few key natural items. More importantly, treating food...

How I Beat Hyposmia

You probably don't give a lot of thought to your olfactory senses day to day, but imagine suddenly losing your ability to taste and enjoy your food. To no longer be able to smell freshly cut grass, delicious cookies baking, or taste fresh blueberries. Smell and taste...

PQQ: Anti-Aging Miracle?

Remember high school biology? You probably learned about the mitochondria AKA the cell's powerhouse. Think of the mitochondria as batteries that power your body. Problem is, as you age, mitochondria die, and that reduces your energy levels, longevity, and overall...

EverlyWell At-Home Thyroid Test Review (with Discount for You!)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary thyroid test kit from EverlyWell for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in my 30s. That means my thyroid is sluggish and doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone to perform important...

Women’s Health

The Truth about Adrenal Fatigue

Why are we all so tired? Across the board, fatigue is the number one issue I help people overcome (even if it seems like I say that about everything). If you're exhausted and you consult with a holistic health practitioner, you're likely told you have some degree of...

The 3 Things You Need to Fix to FINALLY Lose Weight

Does this sound like you? You work out for hours every week (or day): cardio, running, cross training You are strict with your diet, counting calories or eating 1200-1400 calories faithfully You avoid sugar, gluten, dairy; maybe you're a vegetarian You can't lose...

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...

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...

Recipes

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Detox Green Soup

It's January, and for many of us that means detoxing, cleansing, or just plain consuming lighter and liver-friendly foods to reset after holiday indulgences. I have been craving a delicious and vibrant green soup this week, AND I needed to rid the fridge of various...

EASY Recipe: Honey-Lime Glazed Chicken Thighs (Paleo)

Though I love to cook and enjoy spending hours in the kitchen on a lazy Sunday prepping food for the week, not everyone shares my enthusiasm. And I go through phases of annoyance with both cooking and my usual recipes, so I understand the challenges cooking presents....

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo & Vegan Options Included)

I love recipes that look fancy but are super easy. This stuffed acorn squash is just that: It's very easy to make, yet it looks like you spent hours in the kitchen. It does take about an hour to prepare, but the assembly and cooking parts are very easy and even fun....

Lentil Chard Stew

I've been making versions of this lentil chard stew for years and finally decided to write it up and share it, as I often recommend it to my clients. It's an example of my "cook once; eat thrice" philosophy. Always make enough for leftovers when you're cooking, and a...

How to Make Almond Butter (step-by-step with pics)

Almonds are real expensive, y'all. I live in California, and we grow a lot of almonds here. Almonds require a lot of water to produce, and California has endured a massive drought for the past 10 or so years (we've found some relief thanks to the snowy and rainy...

Paleo Broccoli Soup (with Vegan/Vegetarian Option)

Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, albeit not the most popular. This crunchy crucifer is snubbed by kids and adults alike, but with its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits, we'd all be healthier with a little broccoli in our lives....

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