• Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to......

  • Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about......

  • Coffee – Who can drink it and who should avoid it? Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes......

  • Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work? Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice......

  • Here’s How to Make Cooking More Fun If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you? I know that sometimes I don’t find cooking to be all that fun. I can get into a rut just like everyone else. So that’s why I’ve......

  • Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle? The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week! Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs......

  • The Real Deal About Artificial Flavors Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of cookies, cereals, or junky snack foods? Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know......

  • What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load? Glycemic this and glycemic that. Does it matter? You’ll notice that they both begin with “glycemic.” That’s one tip that they have to do with sugars and carbs. Not only how much sugar is in foods, but more importantly, how it affects......

  • The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic). Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving. Then, when......

  • Reduce Inflammation with These Key Foods Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health; this is especially true when it’s chronic (i.e. lasts a long time). Inflammation has......

  • Paleo Diet 101 You may have heard of the “paleo” diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013. But what is it? Is it a fad? Is it right for you? Scientist and “Paleo Mom” Sarah Ballentyne, Ph.D. defines it as: “The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense whole......

  • How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Oh, the words “blood sugar.” Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to......

  • How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D? When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we......

  • Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It? Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue......

  • The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous......

  • The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too? Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out. Coconut oil is......

  • The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes, ingesting refined......

  • Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals? Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can......

  • Fun Goals?  “The way we get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”                                                                     -Walt Disney Goals do not always have to be something super serious or a task that takes extreme hard work to achieve. Goals can be about fun! Although they can be about fun, when we......

  • Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I’m not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If......

  • Is My Poop Normal? Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something.......

  • Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria......

  • All About Digestive Enzymes Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal. As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not......

  •   The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause During menopause women tend to gain weight.  While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass.  Muscle mass uses energy (burns......

  • Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes Do you get hot flashes? Are they mostly at night? Do they set the bed on fire (but not in that way)? Let’s get you some solutions! Before we do that, just some quick info on why hot flashes occur so we can......

  • Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter? You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes!  You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an......

  • 5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45   Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”. It can happen at any age but if......

  • Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed Of course, listen to what your doctor says. And also listen to what your body says. We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of......

  • 3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately, there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of.  And they’re absolutely critical to......

  • Hey Men, Lost Your Sex Drive? This Could Be Why Libido is such an interesting (and complex) experience.  Because of this it can be affected by so many things.  And we’re not just talking about the obvious sex hormone testosterone here. Although testosterone levels can have a big (yes BIG)......

  • Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because......

  • Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol......

  • Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s......

  • Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes......

  • Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing......

  • Men… Losing Strength? This Hormone Can Help Yes, we’re talking testosterone.  That muscle-building hormone.  But I’m not going to recommend that you take any anabolic steroid hormones or anything like that. I am going to give you two solid tips on how you can boost your testosterone levels naturally with......

  • Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help......

  • Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or......

  • This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in......

  • It’s Sunday evening, you finally get to sit down and relax a little before the crazy week ahead starts all over again. However, this time it’s different! This time you feel ACCOMPLISHED, you feel READY to tackle the week ahead. You have planned your meals for this upcoming week, you......

  • I’ll never forget August 25th. It was the day my entire life changed course. It wasn’t the day I got married. It wasn’t the day I found out I was pregnant or the day I brought my kids into the world… August 25th was the day I started making decisions......

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  • Are you ready to finally shed that excess weight? And the most important part… KEEP IT OFF? Well you’ve come to the right place! I’ve developed strategic programs that are so effective in weight loss, that as long as you follow the program there’s no way you won’t loose stubborn......

  • I know many of you struggle with this, because you tell me! This is what you might be saying: I feel like I start strong, and then I fizzle out. I’m IN… 3 days later life happened and you are looking for something exciting to get you started again. The......