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Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people.Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral […]

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The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial SweetenersYou probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few. Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store.Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, […]

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Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?Yes you should (end of post).But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best?Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.Coconut oil is a special kind of fatCoconut oil is fat and […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”There is no denying it anymore.And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat […]

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The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight […]

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Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes

Do you get hot flashes? Are they mostly at night? Do they set the bed on fire (but not in that way)? Let’s get you some solutions! Before we do that, just some quick info on why hot flashes occur so we can try to effect the root cause of these hormonal symptoms. What causes […]

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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what […]

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SPRING CLEANING SMOOTHIE

Spring Clean Your Way to a Healthier You           The holidays are over, summer is drawing near, and warmer days at the beach are upon us! What better way to feel better, look better, and rid your body of toxins than with this “Spring Cleaning Smoothie”! Are you struggling to get […]

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April Fast and Healthy Recipes

Fast, Healthy Recipes Quick & Easy Lemon Artichoke Soup           Ingredients: 64 oz. chicken or vegetable broth – organic or homemade Juice of 1 lemon 4-6 artichoke hearts – water-packed, chopped ½ package of mushrooms, chopped 6 chopped asparagus – optional 1 egg 1 cooked chicken breast chopped or torn – […]

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February Recipes, 2016

Heart Healthy Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients: 1 can garbanzo beans/ ”chickpeas” 1/2 red pepper 1/3 cup Tahini (found near peanut butter at Whole Foods) 2-3 cloves, peeled and chopped garlic Juice of 1-2 lemons 1 tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. ground coriander Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: Puree all ingredients in food until […]

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