Omega 3s are part of the phospholipid bilayer in the membrane of your cells. This means that they help regulate cellular communication in every area of your body. Omega 3s also form a large percentage of brain matter and the foundation of both pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds.Read More
Have you gone on a diet because you feel sluggish, only to feel more sluggish? Do you gain weight when eating “normal” amounts of food? Have you found a way of eating that eliminates all your problem foods (and all of your joy), but if you take just a few days off you regain weight? Unfortunately, diets often make your metabolism worse. If you’ve never experienced this, you are lucky. Diets manipulate the body in so many ways, and this often results in impaired metabolism.Read More
What’s keeping you out of the kitchen? Is it the clean-up? Lack of inspiration? Intimidating recipes?I’m here to tell you that cooking doesn’t need to be scary or boring. Think of it as an adventure!Read More
Combined oral contraceptives create major changes in your body, and that is exactly what they are designed to do. With these changes, some nutrients can become depleted due to increased use or dysfunctional absorption. Read on to learn specific nutrients (that you can’t live without!) you may need to supplement when on birth control.Read More
Dysthymia makes people appear to be ok, just maybe a little grouchy or slow moving, which is why it’s so difficult to identify. And even if we accept a diagnosis, it’s so easy to forget that some of these annoying symptoms are the hallmark of the disease. If you suspect that you or someone you know has dysthymia and you want nutritional support, read on.Read More
Intuitive eating has been around as long as humans have been eating. It’s the way we naturally eat when we are unencumbered by diet mentality, food rules, or the fear of being fat. That’s right, intuitive eating is not a diet or an “eating style.” It is not quantifiable because it is different for everyone…which makes it a bit scary if you’re used to rules or guidelines.Read More
PMDD is like PMS x 1000. Many of the same symptoms are present in PMS and PMDD…but in PMDD they are much more intense. While most women (up to 85%) experience PMS to some degree, only about 5% of women have PMDD. And while mood swings, cramps, irritability, bloating, and other symptoms of PMS can be present throughout life, the average age of onset for PMDD is 26.Read More
It happens to celebrities who hire a nutritionist, 2 chefs, a personal trainer, a pilates instructor, and a boxing coach.
It doesn’t matter how popular or “fit” you are: people will feel obligated to make negative comments on your body.Read More
Magnesium helps your mood by relaxing tight muscles and helping overactive nerves chill out. B6 helps your body produce serotonin and GABA (mood boosters!), as well as use stored energy for fuel (energy!). Niacin (B3) helps create energy from food, as well as a bunch of other cool stuff that you won’t feel right away.Read More
You don’t need to go on a diet for any of that to happen. In fact, dieting can make your symptoms worse, and it can cause you to gain more weight! Here’s a short list of reasons why diets don’t work for weight loss (and might not help your other symptoms, either).Read More
Even though it’s common, I would argue that it’s not normal. Many times, an underlying disease, hormone imbalance, nutritional deficiency, or all of the above contribute to PMS. When these issues are resolved or reduced, PMS usually improves dramatically.Read More
Some teas elevate mood, and others promote relaxation. Some teas stimulate digestion, while others calm it. And yes, some teas taste better than others. You can mix and match many of these, and I’ve included links to brands that make combinations I love.Read More
So, you want to eat healthier.
Or you just need some post-workout protein.
Whatever your goals, smoothies can be a great way to get there!
Before we get to my go-to smoothie template, let’s talk about how to know what type of smoothie you need!Read More
Juice is one of the more controversial nutrition topics, and everyone seems to have an opinion on them. They’re have too much sugar. They don’t have any fiber. Why drink juice when you can just eat a salad or a piece of fruit? If you have juice, only cold-pressed juices made from organic ingredients are good enough.Read More
A lot of people eat salads out of obligation, because they’re “trying to be good,” “watching what they eat,” or “trying to eat heart healthy.” Well that’s nice. *yawn* How about we eat salads because they’re so delicious that we want to Behold: I give you the template for an awesome salad you won’t want to miss.Read More
So rather than jump on the bandwagon of the pursuit of thinness, or fitness, or detox, or a new, better you, I’d like for you to do a little mindfulness exercise with me. This will help you identify what you truly want to achieve next year.Read More
Balance doesn’t come from restriction, but rather the conscious choice to include all of your favorite foods in moderation. This choice isn’t always easy, especially if you are accustomed to restriction or mindless eating. However, it is the best way to enjoy a party without guilt or a rumbly tummy. You get the best of both worlds!Read More
If you’ve been confused about multis, you’re in the right place. It’s about to get more confusing, and then you’ll feel like a smartiepants.Read More
Some knowledgable souls will be disgruntled that I think temperature is the most important aspect of choosing a cooking oil. The truth is, fat quality is very important, but it won’t matter how nutritious it is if you burn it!Read More
When you slow down to focus on a recipe (new or old), you tend to infuse it with more love and care. Seriously, food tastes better when you do that. Here’s a few of my favorite fall vegetables and some recipe ideas to make them come alive for you!Read More