Digestion

While most would have considered talking about stool TMI, I’m so grateful for Oprah as she popularized it when she hosted Dr. Oz in her episode called “Everyone Poops.” So, now we’ve got the green light to talk about it now. Am I right? Simply noticing trends in consistency and timing of your bowel movements [ continue reading → ]

While it’s so tempting to design a set of rules for your life in January that is going to redefine how you live, it’s all too easy to fall prey to deprivation // withdrawal [and ultimately defeat]. It’s especially easy to make rules when it comes to the plate am I right? It feels safe [ continue reading → ]

The holiday season embodies so much joy, community and nostalgia. But we know, all too well, that it also presents us with multiple opportunities to well… over indulge. Instead of building fear and angst around your pending soiree lineup, consider taking a step back to intentionally plot your course [using the roadmap below]. I guarantee [ continue reading → ]

With the release of Dr. Steven Gundry’s latest book, The Plant Paradox, [and now his newest book, The Longevity Paradox] a new “villain” has emerged on the food scene. Enter, the LECTIN. WHAT ARE LECTINS? Lectins are nothing new. They are a type of protein found in the foods we eat. It is thought that [ continue reading → ]

While the use of activated charcoal in wellness “shots,” lattes and face masks may seem like a new trend, this purifying nutrient has been used in ancient Ayurvedic, Egyption and Traditional Chinese medicine practices dating back to 1,500 B.C. It is known for its ability to bind to poisons, heavy metals and other toxins flushing [ continue reading → ]

As the days slowly become longer and brighter they awaken life all around. Just as green leaves emerge from barren branches and crocuses poke their way through the melting snow, it’s natural to feel a rush of vibrancy and renewal… which begs the question: what do we do to harness the power of this season? [ continue reading → ]

With thanksgiving RIGHT around the corner, every blog, market, and cooking show is bursting at the seams with creative ways to serve a memorable meal on November 22. Rarely though is there a practical solution regarding how to maintain a SANE perspective when the frantic feeding frenzy begins. Don’t lose hope. There IS a way [ continue reading → ]