Food as medicine

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 → ]

Those of you who are Simply Nourished fans know we loooove to preach the benefits of good fats in the diet. Besides being your body’s preferred fuel source, fat helps you feel full longer, is needed for the absorption of vitamins, and is a building block for cell membranes and hormones. What IS clear is [ continue reading → ]

Fall is in the air and while fall is by far my favorite season, I can’t help but recognize what’s right on its tail, winter and it’s sidekick, cold and flu season. Just as some of our animal friends are taking advantage of the fall abundance to prepare for winters challenges, we should be doing [ continue reading → ]

Collagen Those of you who know me personally know I’m skin care obsessed. Those of you who don’t… well, I am. As a self-proclaimed skin care product junkie, I am constantly on the lookout for the latest miracle skin care product that will keep my skin clear, smooth, glowing and all around healthy. And while [ continue reading → ]

Here in Denver winter has finally set in. Spoiled by unseasonal warmth, the recent days of chill have shocked my system and reminded me that we are moving into the throes of winter. No matter where you are [in the northern hemisphere – that is] the cold weather blues may be creeping in. For me, [ continue reading → ]

Heart disease is something that we’ve all heard of. But what exactly is it? What happens in your body that leads to heart disease? Today we will try to tackle these questions and a whole lot more. Heart disease defined When asked to describe heart disease, most of us would mention plaque buildup in arteries, [ continue reading → ]

It’s one thing to will yourself into a workout, but it’s another to FUEL yourself into a WORKOUT (using FOOD of course!) But which foods are best? We live in a day and age where we have TOO many options, most of which are all wrapped up into a fancy sports bars or gel packets. [ continue reading → ]

Spring is in the air and according to any nutrition magazine or health journal you read, ‘Tis the season to cleanse! Before you jump on any “strict cleansing diet bandwagon”, I want to simplify your life and give you 3 of my favorite cleansing tools that don’t necessitate any fasting or deprivation. Instead, these 3 [ continue reading → ]

If you’re reading this and reaching for your cup o’ joe to retain your focus + keep your eyes open, don’t worry! You’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of the 35% of Americans have reported having low energy on a daily basis and one of the 73% who rely on caffeine for daily “survival.” [ continue reading → ]

Hormones have us wrapped around their little fingers as they communicate with each other thousands of times per second and their messages coordinate exactly how we feel on a day-to-day basis. Having spent YEARS pining after answers about hormone balance and being told that everything was “normal,” I’m here to tell you that pain, anxiety, [ continue reading → ]