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Blood sugar balance is important for everyone – not just diabetics. I talk about blood sugar balance with pretty much every single one of my clients because it’s one of the number 1 ways to restore your health – from hormone health to mental health to disease prevention, this is one of the things at […]

Is Your (Anxiety/Weight Gain/Hormone Imbalance) a Blood Sugar Issue?

Is “low-carb” the new “low fat”? Just as fat was the villian of the 80’s and 90’s, carbs seem to be on the chopping block in the nutrition world these days. While of course this is a nuanced, one-size-fits-none discussion, I will attempt to make a case for and against low(ish) carb diets so you […]

“How Many Carbs Should I Eat Every Day?”

You probably know by now that your gut is the foundation of your overall health. Maybe you heard your neighbor talk about probiotics, or read an article online talking about how yogurt is an important part of digestive health (can’t help but see Jamie Lee Curtis’ face in the Activia commercial…).  What may feel a […]

Gut Health: Influencing Immunity, Disease, Mental Health, Body Composition, & More

Key Takeaways: Your body produces cholesterol and it is vital for healthy cells and hormones More cholesterol in the blood can increase risk for damage done to the endothelium (blood vessel wall), but it’s not the ONLY factor Excess inflammation/oxidation and not enough antioxidants in the body promote cholesterol oxidation and hardening of the blood […]

Myths You’ve Been Told About Heart Disease

Listen: relationships are complicated. When they go toxic in real life, you can cut them out. If you have an alcohol addiction, you can never drink again. When it goes toxic with food, guess what. You. Still. Have. To. Eat.  Whether you find yourself binging, restricting, constantly thinking about food, or all of the above, […]

6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food

How teenage body image, a hospital stay and the grace of God got me where I am today.  **This is an extremely personal story that I hope will resonate with you if you’ve ever dealt with disordered eating, gut issues, or the conventional medical system failing you. I must warn that some of these descriptions […]

The Eating Disorder and Chronic Illness that Changed My Life Forever

When I’m asked, “what is one thing you wish more people did that would greatly impact their health,” I typically always answer “eat more green vegetables.” If there is one thing that we can get (almost) the whole nutrition world to agree upon, it’s that increasing green vegetables in your diet is a win. They […]

8 Ways to Eat More Vegetables and *ENJOY IT*

I own and love all of these things. You will too. Looking for gift ideas? Building a wish list? Getting married and have no idea where to start with stocking your kitchen? This list is for you. I compiled the things I use most often that have made my kitchen an enjoyable and efficient place […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite (Kitchen) Things

Hippocrates once said that all disease begins in the gut. And the more I study it, the more I see how ahead of his time he truly was. While not all disease begins in the gut, a host of chronic illnesses can be traced back to beginnings in your belly. Here’s a powerful way to […]

Gut Health: Its Role in Chronic Inflammation, Fermented Foods & Healing Supplements

In my last post, I caught you up to speed on the concept of epigenetics and why the food you eat gives you the keys to editing those undesirable genes. So you’re probably wondering what to do with this information, and how to practically leverage this good news? Or maybe you skipped the back story […]

What to Eat to Influence Your Genes

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