Food as medicine

Summer is just around the corner.  I can smell it, can’t you? With summer comes more time outside, more playfulness, more colorful food and the abundance of grilled food out by the pool or simply in the backyard. While the thought of grilling sounds 100% harmless, cautionary tales abound [especially as of late] around grilling [ continue reading → ]

Imogen + Daphne Imagine two women: Imogen and Daphne. They have both been invited to a luxurious company cocktail party filled with rich appetizers, decadent desserts and playful drinks. Both look forward to this party every year, but each woman has a different experience once she gets there. Imogen enjoys the foods + drinks that [ continue reading → ]

It is estimated that 95% of our food is directly [or indirectly] produced in soil. Yet no one talks about dirt or it’s impact on the food itself. Because well… it’s dirty! Instead, we micro-analyze the quality of the food itself and scratch our heads when we recognize nutrient density of food is sharply decreasing. [ continue reading → ]

As we approach winter, a time filled with darkness and shorter days, it becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain our mental health with sunshine alone. And so as you take a closer look at your mood and mental state I want you to ask yourself this [raw but oh so tactful] question: “Have I been [ continue reading → ]

If the word “overwhelm” comes to mind anytime you take a stroll down the supplement aisle you are not alone. Shelf upon shelf of colorful and oh so beautiful packages will easily make you feel like you “should” be taking supplements [or maybe MORE supplements]. How is it possible to know which supplements are important [ 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 → ]

While inflammation is such a broad term used for anything from a scrape on the knee to rheumatoid arthritis, it’s fortunate we have such a comprehensive term at our disposal considering inflammation can be treated in a comprehensive way. The oh so common treatment for inflammation includes NSAIDs [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug], which work by blocking [ continue reading → ]

Whether you’re enthralled with the physiology of the body, or you merely are invested to the extent that you experience balanced wellness, the thyroid gland is an organ I highly recommend prioritizing. Not only is it the master metronome of the body, but it supports everything from hormone balance to weight optimization to emotional ability. [ 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 → ]