Food as medicine

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 → ]

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 → ]

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 → ]