Episode #3: How Long Until I Feel Better?

Listen to the episode:   If you haven’t been feeling well for a while, it can be hard to imagine that you’ll feel good again. Especially if everything you’ve tried isn’t working the way the health professionals promised. On this episode, my friend and client Linda discusses her experience with acid reflux and how her […]

Episode #2: Why I really hate the diet mentality

Listen to the episode:   I truly hate the culture of diet mentality that exists for most of us today. I hate it because the mentality is backwards. And it can do such damage to our long-term health. This episode of the podcast covers why your health shouldn’t fit in a box that says gluten […]

Be Proactive! Health Strategies for 2021

For decades, proactive health in the United States meant simply going to your doctor for your annual check-up, getting your flu shot and popping a multivitamin every morning. It might also include some form of testing, better nutrition and exercise, but for years those people were labeled “health nuts” or “die hards” – leaving the […]

3 Steps to A Better Relationship With Food

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3 Steps to A Better Relationship With Food Mindful Eating: A Practice It’s time for a new relationship with food. Have you ever noticed how complicated your relationship with food has become? On some days it’s a burdensome adversary and on others, it’s your closest friend. Next to money, food is the one thing people […]

Let’s Keep the Doctor Away

Have you been thinking more about your long-term health? Especially now when it feels like doctor’s offices or hospitals feel a little unsafe?  You’re not alone. Despite being unable to see clients in our office, I’ve heard from more and more of you asking, “what can I do to protect myself long term?”  It’s not […]

You Can Ditch the Diet Mentality

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One of the things that keeps coming up over and over during this time of world crisis is that we are being called to look at our health in a new light.  Things that may have mattered to us last month, now feel less important and instead, caring for ourselves and our long term health […]

Is All or Nothing Thinking Impacting Your Health?

You’ve been “good” all week and then you go out with some friends and they order an appetizer to share. It’s loaded with cheese and it’s fried – and it’s definitely not on your “accepted food list”. At first you try and resist, but after the cocktail you had (you promised yourself just this one), […]

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Intermittent Fasting

I am not one to support fad diet plans or food trends that don’t make sense. I don’t believe in anything that’s a quick fix or is going to only provide a temporary solution. My philosophy is always simple. Food is something that nourishes us, provides strength and can be incredibly healing when you understand […]

The Big Corntroversy of 2019 And the Power of Media in Creating Food Confusion

So, maybe you saw the Bud Light Super Bowl commercial. The one where they shame Miller Light and Coors Light for using corn syrup as one of their ingredients in their beer. The commercial basically calls them out and suggests that having corn syrup is bad and that Bud Light has a superior product because […]

Top 2019 Trends in Nutrition (And Should You Try Them)

As you probably know, I’m not a fan of food trends. Most food trends come and go and they leave you constantly guessing what you should eat. It’s gotten to the point where some of my clients open their refrigerator and wonder if there is anything in there they can eat without crossing into forbidden […]

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