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Nutrition

The Healing Properties of Tea (And a Guide for Use)

I love tea! I drink several cups a day and firmly believe in the healing powers of all teas: herbal, green, black, red, white, pu-erh, even CBD tea. All of it. I look forward to my morning tea ritual: Wake up, cup of green tea, morning workout, get to work. Maybe a...

The Dark Side of Keto

I'm going to the blunt: A ketogenic diet is not a panacea. In fact, keto diets can be dangerous for some people. It's not without risk, and the scientific research on the diet is somewhat sparse. How do you know if keto is dangerous for you? It's critical to have a...

Everything You Need to Know about Collagen

If there is a magical elixir that promises youth and beauty, I'm all over it. I want fountain of youth flowy hair and shining, supple skin. But you can't cheat aging. Can you? When we started hearing about supplementing with collagen and its cousin gelatin years ago,...

The Powerhouse Veggie That Lowers Blood Pressure & More

I am fascinated with medicinal foods: Foods that offer particularly potent healing properties. In many cases, certain foods and herbs work better than pharmaceutical drugs to reverse and prevent disease and without the nasty side effects. Beets are one such food. If...

What Your Poop Says about Your Health

Let's talk about poop, baby. Poo has become a super taboo topic, and I'm not going to sugarcoat it and make it cutesy (other than the word poo because it's short and to the point). Let's just have a straightforward discussion about what your poop says about your...

Wellness

All about Vaginas: Your Guide to Vagina Care & Maintenance

When I started health and nutrition coaching in 2005, I worked almost exclusively with women and focused on women's health. It amazed me how little women in general know about their vaginas and how to care for them. After all, talking about "your privates" is pretty...

The Healing Properties of Tea (And a Guide for Use)

I love tea! I drink several cups a day and firmly believe in the healing powers of all teas: herbal, green, black, red, white, pu-erh, even CBD tea. All of it. I look forward to my morning tea ritual: Wake up, cup of green tea, morning workout, get to work. Maybe a...

The Anti-Aging Secret

We live in a world that prizes youth, for better or for worse. Market research shows that anti-aging trends will reach $216 billion by 2021. (source) We're looking for that anti-aging fountain of youth. But the truth is you won't find it in the plastic surgeon's...

Top 5 Triphala Benefits

The amazing, healing, balancing restorative properties of herbs and plants never cease to amaze me. I'm always researching botanical and herbal remedies to use on myself and for my clients. I've long been interested in Ayurveda; one of my favorite sayings is a piece...

How I Beat Hair Loss

It's the worst feeling in the world: Looking down at the shower drain and seeing clumps of hair. Noticing your once lustrous locks are suddenly lacking volume. Too much hair coming out in your hands and in your hairbrush. Or your hair is suddenly brittle and breaking...

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...

Women’s Health

All about Vaginas: Your Guide to Vagina Care & Maintenance

When I started health and nutrition coaching in 2005, I worked almost exclusively with women and focused on women's health. It amazed me how little women in general know about their vaginas and how to care for them. After all, talking about "your privates" is pretty...

How to Do a Candida Cleanse (FREE Protocol Included!)

I was on a skype call with "Anna" (names changed to protect privacy) who was having trouble keeping up with our conversation because she had terrible brain fog. She'd been battling chronic yeast infections and UTIs for years and had been bounced from doctor to doctor...

How I Beat Hair Loss

It's the worst feeling in the world: Looking down at the shower drain and seeing clumps of hair. Noticing your once lustrous locks are suddenly lacking volume. Too much hair coming out in your hands and in your hairbrush. Or your hair is suddenly brittle and breaking...

The Truth about Adrenal Fatigue

Why are we all so tired? Across the board, fatigue is the number one issue I help people overcome. If you're exhausted and you consult with a holistic health practitioner, you're likely told you have some degree of adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a huge part of...

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...

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...

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, Easy, Mind-blowing Fish Tacos

  Everyone loves tacos, am I right? I'm about to make Taco Tuesday (or any other day, for that matter) become a reality in your house. I particularly love fish tacos, but if you're like me, you assume that making them at home is a difficult or major undertaking. It's...

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...

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