Nutrition

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...

Is Black Seed Oil a Cure-All?

Have you heard about the remedy for everything but death? I'm talking about black seed oil AKA black cumin seed oil. When taken internally, the oil, cold pressed from the seeds of the nigella sativa plant, is said to cure everything from cancer to asthma (and pretty...

Is Coconut Oil Unhealthy?

The holistic health world was in a uproar recently when headlines surfaced that coconut oil isn't healthy and never has been. The American Heart Association (AHA) claims that because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and...

Wellness

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...

Getting Dirty to Prevent Disease

This post is dedicated to everyone out there who is afraid of dirt and germs and obsessed with hand sanitizer. To all of you who wipe down the grocery cart handle before using the cart and who microwave your sponges in attempt to kill the germs they harbor (note: that...

How to Live Longer

We've learned a lot about longevity. For example, in the 1960s, 40 percent (!) of adults smoked, and it wasn't unusual to die of a heart attack in one's 50s. (source) Since then we've learned that smoking isn't doing us any favors, and we've seen a commensurate...

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...

Women’s Health

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...

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...

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

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....

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....

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