VIDEO: The Two Most Common Misconceptions about Digestive Health that Keep You Sick and Tired
What is your body trying to tell you? Are you paying attention to your symptoms or to your health—your being—your whole system of life?
We can all improve our health. We can all have more energy, better sleep, more vitality and stronger bodies but we have to CHOOSE that. We have to get past the metabolic causes of our poor food cravings and then have the initiative and the hope to care about our…
The Cycle of Cravings and Flat on Your Back Fatigue
Are you driven to consume sugar, refined carbohydrate, salty snacks or caffeine, even when you are trying not to? The first step to changing your relationship to food is to understand that relationship. Succumbing to food cravings is rarely a matter of willpower.
Food Cravings: Maybe It’s All in Your Head
You promise yourself that today will be different. You won’t gravitate toward that donut at the office, you won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake at the party, you’ll stock up on broccoli and carrot sticks to prevent needing to eat that junk. You can do it. You can…
VIDEO: Sharing My Story of Gluten-Induced Schizophrenia and Night Terrors
Jolted out of my slumber. Sitting straight up I look around. I start to panic. There is a man there watching me sleep. I yell at him and try to make myself feel big. I clumsily clamor for the knife I know I have hidden under my mattress somewhere. Somewhere...…
Avoid Becoming a Processed Food, Cracked-Out Gluten Free Zombie
I remember the first time I attended a gluten free vendor fair. I was aghast! I felt as though I had stepped into a nightmare or a horror flick with hoards of zombies…pasty faced, walking stiff…uncomfortable… Thankfully, fixated not on eating my brains, but on eating as much of the…
Soy… Is it Safe?
There is a lot of conflicting research out there regarding cancer (does soy prevent or cause it), heart disease (prevent or cause) and brain damage (prevent or cause). There is plenty of research that goes both ways, but with enough research on the negative side that should give anyone pause.…
Is the IBS Diagnosis BS?
IBS is an easy label doctors like to give to patients with digestive complaints—a label that takes away agency and precludes getting to the root cause of the symptoms (not unlike the label of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, in fact).
Prescription for Health: Go Play in the Sun for an Hour and Call Me in the Morning
Here in Colorado it is time to rejoice!!! It’s March and while March is our most snowy month, it is also when the sun finally rises high enough in the sky again for us to synthesize vitamin D into our skin. WooHoo!!! Exalt, as our “vitamin D” depleted winter that…
How Empowered Self-Care Can Awaken Transformative Action
We fall in love with what we do and we fall hard and completely. We develop a relationship with our passion that is so intense and so deep that nothing else matters. She is everything. There is nothing else. When we are with her, we don’t need to eat, we…
Ode to Fat
I can’t count the number of times someone has come to a cooking class and become appalled that a nutrition therapist, who advertises the class as healthy, eagerly promotes high fat foods. They, like so many, equate consuming fats with becoming fat.
Wellness for the Family Guest Post
Six years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism, and for my family, the initial experience of his diagnosis through us all off balance. It has been essential to not only focus on his healing, but on our healing, together as a family. We’re working on finding balance in a…
One Simple Step to End Your 3pm Slump & Sugar Cravings
The loss of control, as though a demon takes over, at 3pm EVERY day. EVERY day it seems that people all over get "the afternoon slump," where they have no energy and turn to sugar and refined carbs, unconsciously to boost their energy through a boost in blood sugar.
Why New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolutions Don’t Work But What Will
The holiday season provides more than enough time to turn our bad eating habits into a full-blown bad lifestyle change—habit with momentum! That is why I suggest shifting the momentum and changing your habits quickly, for the first month while you are invested in the intentions of New Year’s resolutions…
Why Doing a Cleanse May Endanger Your Health
If you breathe, eat, drink water or use electronics in this modern world, than you need to detoxify. We are exposed to harmful chemicals every day, even if you're careful with the products you use. But how do we detox in a safe way?
Raw Foods Fusion Demystified and a Warming Raw Ginger-Squash Soup Recipe for Winter
I'm not a raw foodist but I do eat raw in moderation, even in winter, hence this warming winter raw soup recipe and my philosophy for a life of fusion!
Embracing Your Inner Black Sheep
Embracing my "Inner Black Sheep" in the kitchen as I navigate the expectations and rules of being a chef!
Still Tired After a Full Night’s Sleep?
Do you have a difficult time getting up in the morning? Even if you get seven or more hours of sleep, are you still tired and still dependent on coffee? Do you get lightheaded or dizzy when you stand up too fast sometimes? Around 3pm do you start feeling really…
The “Solution” to Ending Fatigue That Will Actually Make You Worse!
People who are fatigued are often perfectionists, with a tendency to take care of others and not themselves, who work and work and work and work. Lack of motivation is not the cause of their fatigue. Indeed, too much motivation may be the cause!
Changing Your Child’s Diet to Improve Brain Function, Memory, Learning, Mood, Behavior and Focus
Diet and nutrition are often overlooked or dismissed, when, in fact, many of the symptom presentations in ADHD or autism are directly related to nutritional deficiencies, disturbances in nutrient metabolism, poor diet, and the negative effects of specific foods.
Why Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Gluten Intolerance or How to Treat It
Why doesn't everyone know about celiac disease and why doesn't everyone know how critical it is to not get any--not even a crumb--of gluten in the diet for those dealing with gluten intolerance. Why? Because the drug companies can't make any money off of this treatment. Pharmaceutical companies can't patent…