Nutrition

Superfood Spotlight: Chlorophyll

Full disclosure: The term superfood actually bugs me, but there's really no other way to describe the nutritional powerhouse that is chlorophyll. You know what chlorophyll is, right? It's the pigment that gives plants their green hue. It also absorbs...

4 Steps to Healing IBS without Drugs

Sarah (names changed to protect client confidentiality) had just returned from the trip of a lifetime. She'd spent weeks traveling around North Africa and the Middle East and was finally back on American soil. But something wasn't quite right. She'd briefly been very...

Why You Need a Gut Reset (Includes Healing Diet Cheat Sheet!)

Karen (names changed to protect client confidentiality) had been struggling with digestive issues for years. She had gained a lot of weight recently; she suffered with acne and skin rashes; and her periods were so bad that she often had to call in sick to work. Karen...

Five Thyroid Rockstars

You probably don't give much thought to your thyroid, the little butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, unless you start feeling tired, cold, constipated, or notice hair loss or weight gain. But thyroid problems have reached epidemic proportions due to the chemicals and...

Why You Should Let Yourself Get Hungry

Many of us are scared of being hungry, especially on a weight loss plan, and we've been programmed that hunger is a negative feeling that should be quickly fixed. But did you know that letting yourself get hungry between meals can make you healthier and even help you...

5 Foods to Keep Your Gut Happy

All disease begins in the gut, said Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. We're really starting to see how much truth this phrase holds. For example, our gut bacteria outnumber our human cells (but not by as much as 10:1 as has been previously reported). This...

Wellness

The Fastest Way to Reduce Stress

I've been doing this work--nutrition consulting, wellness coaching-- for a long time now, and my biggest takeaway isn't which supplement works the best or what food melts fat off your thighs. The single most impactful factor I've observed in people who want to get...

Superfood Spotlight: Chlorophyll

Full disclosure: The term superfood actually bugs me, but there's really no other way to describe the nutritional powerhouse that is chlorophyll. You know what chlorophyll is, right? It's the pigment that gives plants their green hue. It also absorbs...

4 Steps to Healing IBS without Drugs

Sarah (names changed to protect client confidentiality) had just returned from the trip of a lifetime. She'd spent weeks traveling around North Africa and the Middle East and was finally back on American soil. But something wasn't quite right. She'd briefly been very...

The One Factor That MUST be in Place for Optimal Health

It's not your diet. It's not even your exercise program. What is the one factor that MUST be in place for optimal health? (I'll wait here while you think). It's.... your lifestyle. How you live your life. Your daily habits, your routine, how well you sleep, how you...

Why You Need a Gut Reset (Includes Healing Diet Cheat Sheet!)

Karen (names changed to protect client confidentiality) had been struggling with digestive issues for years. She had gained a lot of weight recently; she suffered with acne and skin rashes; and her periods were so bad that she often had to call in sick to work. Karen...

How to Get Rid of Heartburn

Heartburn. It's a warming or burning sensation you feel in your chest, most often behind your breastbone. It may worsen when you're lying down or bending over. Also known as acid reflux, heartburn is caused by acids traveling up your esophagus (the tube that connects...

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

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....

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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