Myths about metabolism

gut health health Jan 04, 2017

I’m going to talk about metabolism, why starving yourself doesn’t work and hormones. 

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Are some sugars like honey & maple syrup, better than others?

happiness health Jan 03, 2017


Prepping for the 3 day sugar "reset" happening this week and I got a question in my inbox:

Q: Do I have to give up the honey in my golden tea for the sugar reset?

And it got me thinking about the benefits of some of my favorite sugars that I want to share. I'm not encouraging that we should now douse things in maple syrup like Buddy the elf, but instead you might find that honey and maple syrup are good substitutes or periodic additions to your lifestyle, especially above regular old white sugar.

General guiding rule of thumb: if something's been "bleached" or whitened, then it's pretty well stripped of it's minerals.

Before I get into sugar, let's go back to basics of what it is. It's a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are used for energy. And of course there is actual vitamins and minerals from healthy carbs that are beneficial too. But people aren't especially active today in a world of convenience. And unless we're being really intentional about it, life leans into carbs. So,...

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Planning for FOCUS, Attaining Goals and Action in 2017

happiness health wealth Dec 30, 2016

We are going to talk about finding your focus, goal setting, execution through action and create purpose driven goals that will save you money. Time management is vital. Forgive yourself right now that you can’t do everything at once. First is you need to score yourself with the following: Physical health, mental wellbeing, environment, hobbies and restoration, relationships, friends and families, finances, purpose or career, spirituality, and personal development. Then give 3 months to work through any of these areas. 


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Easiest Fruit Salad for your Christmas Party! Essentially 1 Ingredient + Fruit

health meal prep Dec 17, 2016

I want to share to you a fruit salad that is so genius and simple. You can use mandarin, canned or fresh oranges, pineapple, mango and grapes. You can also add blackberries and cranberries. Then mix the fruits with either Greek Orange Cream Yogurt, vanilla yogurt, orange oil, plain greek yogurt, and stevia.


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How do you Want to Feel at the End of the Day?

happiness health Dec 14, 2016

People are feeling guilty this week. I want to talk about it in a way that reframes it. You can ask yourself, how do you want to feel at the end of the day? Get a notebook and start writing feelings, ideas and thoughts on it. It’s like a trial and error and you can gain self-awareness.


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Useful gift giving: DIY homemade vanilla extract

diy gifts health Dec 13, 2016

Handmade things make thoughtful gifts, but of us are craft-challenged. Homemade vanilla extract only requires a couple ingredients and you can make multiple gifts in less than 10 minutes.Plus, you know it's something the recipient can actually use! 

Easy gift giving + save money on vanilla extract if you go through a pile of it (seems like I was making a smoothie recipe for a while that called for an obscene amount, like 2 Tbsp). 

Step 1: Procure some vanilla beans. I'd recommend an online source because it's likely the beans are fresher. I went with eBay, but Amazon or a bulk herb store, like Mountain Rose Herbs will work just fine. Sorry, not a lot of extra research about vanilla bean grading here. I usually get a mix of big plump beans and some less-state fair worthy varieties in my pack and they both work just fine.  

Step 2: Procure some liquor. Usually vodka, rum sounds nice too. 

Step 3: Procure some jars. You could order these...

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3 Keys to Loving Your Job as a Health Professional

Last year, after 5 short years, my career started to feel a little mundane. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE health & wellness. I love being a dietitian. I love making my own hours as a consultant. Promoting health is an area of major necessity and presumed job security. Exhilarating stuff, right?

Wake up, commute, see clients, chart, go home. Start over. I did not wake up with rainbows shooting out of my butt excited to go see my patients. Why? Because the type of clients I was seeing HAD to see me as part of their care. They did not choose it and many did not value health as a whole.

But that was partly an excuse. I simply wasn't on fire for the type of work I'd fell into years ago. It's challenges were become more predictable and I was becoming jaded.

There's a lot of reasons being in the health & wellness realm can get a little disheartening. Change is hard. Sometimes people aren't ready to change. (Insert many more excuses here). The solution? Overcome those excuses by...

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What do the Herb Touted more Effective than Drugs?

happiness health Sep 29, 2016

So, what’s the herb that is touted more effective than some drugs? Over 6,000 studies say, it’s an effective anti-cancer, pain killer, anti-depressant, anti-inflammation, anti-joint pain, etc. Well, I’m having back to school ‘Zen week’ next week and those are the 3 types of things that we’re going to chitchat about. We’re going over mind, body and nourishment.


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Brew Thirty! Fermented Tea Recipe that actually Tastes Good!

gut health health wealth Sep 21, 2016

I made fermented tea that tastes good. Fermented foods are Probiotics that are good for your gut and to your immune system. I have spent a lot of money on Kombucha which is fermented tea, so I had to learn how to make it myself. I recommend LIVE brand Kombucha. It’s like your gateway Kombucha.


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To Juice or not to Juice? Let me Size it up for You!

health wealth Sep 15, 2016

So why would you juice? Should you? or shouldn’t you? What are the pros and cons and what are the different types of juicer? I stop this cute little juice shop and got juice every day. When I came home, I was craving it. So, I researched all the juicers, borrowed everyone’s juicer I knew and tried the out for the best one.


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