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March 28, 2019

"Bliss bowl," "nourish bowl," or "Buddha bowl" -whatever you call it- it's one of the tastiest and most well-rounded meals out there. And if you've seen some of the photos of them, they're usually like pieces of art.  But don't be intimidated by this seemingly foreign and complex dish. Its super easy to make and personalize to your own tastes!

Here are my personal guidelines to creating your own amazing Buddha bowl to ensure proper nutrition and m...

February 7, 2019

We are in the midst of winter and you know what that means? Forget all hopes of relying on that sun-kissed glow from warmer days for radiant looking skin.  Add in some dry, cold air along with comfort foods and you could be headed for some unpleasant meetings with the mirror! But don't fret, I've got solutions with food (because in my line of work, food is always the answer) :)

Ensuring proper nutrition with adequate vitamins and minerals is key to keeping your skin,...

January 8, 2019

Cold temperatures and shorter days can be a recipe for those winter blues. Though not everyone experiences this emotional season change, it's very real for some. But, like most things, lifestyle can play a huge role in the degree of how this can affect your life. Going outside to breathe some fresh air, getting natural sunlight , exercising, being social, and adjusting your diet can all affect your mood. So, of course, today I'm going to be touching on some foods that can help keep your mood in check...

November 30, 2018

For many, the week or so before your period can mean a whole list of miserable symptoms. From cravings to fluid retention and moodiness, these are the things that make women dread (and some men!) 'that time of the month.' But, I'm here to let you know it doesn't always have to be that way! With a few changes in diet and lifestyle, you can minimize your symptoms and maybe even eliminate them! Here are my favorite food choices to help support your hormones during this time based on some of the symptoms...

November 27, 2018

Snow in November means hot chocolate season is officially upon us! As a child, hot chocolate was always my mom's go-to drink when we came in from playing out in the snow. It's sweet, creamy, and warm; basically all the ingredients for comfort! Though I may not get out to play in the snow as much, a good cup of hot chocolate in the evening snuggled on the couch still hits the spot. Over the years, I've adapted an adult version of this childhood favorite. It's full of anti-inflammatory spices and hormo...

October 29, 2018

Adults like Halloween candy too!! Hey, I hear you loud and clear, as I too, like to partake in enjoying all things pumpkin shaped and sweet :) But, I also know all too well some of the not so sweet ingredients that go into commercial candy. As my diet has shifted over the years from less processed to more whole foods, so has my taste. I often find that eating foods I once thought were so good actually don't taste that great! This is especially true for chocolate. Maybe I've become a chocolate snob, b...

October 23, 2018

Tummy troubles? Join the club! According to a survey of 2,000 American adults, 72% of people have GI discomfort a few times or more a month (1)! Whether it's frequent bloating, going to the bathroom too much or not enough, or nagging acid reflux, nobody feels great with any of these symptoms popping up in life. While it's always important to bring up any health issues with your doctor to make sure these aren't signs of a more serious condition, let me give you a few pointers that could just be the si...

October 12, 2018

Fish cakes, whether crab, tuna, salmon, or something else, are a fabulous way to sneak some healthy seafood into your diet! Most Americans don't get the recommended 2-3 servings per week of fatty fish that provides the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins that our body's need.

Making a variety of cakes using fish high in omega-3's like salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, sardines, and herring has become one of my staples. They're easy to make and great to pop in the freezer...

September 27, 2018

Hormones. They often get a bad rap and are usually associated with women and “that time of the month.” But, hormones are so much more! They actually help regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual functions, reproduction, sleep, and mood. I think it’s pretty safe to say they’re way more than just players that affect whether you're having PMS or not.

Making sure your hormones are functioning properly is multifactorial and can take some time to get back in balance. If you...

July 22, 2018

Are you concerned about getting adequate vitamins and minerals from your food? Do you take a multivitamin or other single vitamin/mineral supplement?

If so, you’re not alone! Vitamin and nutritional supplements are a thirty-six billion dollar industry in the United States!

Supplements can be tricky since they’re not regulated by the FDA. What does this mean for you? Well, unfortunately, what's on the label may or may not be in the bottle. High quality supplements can be useful when you’re working with...

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