Having a Mental Health Plan

You cannot meditate your way out of a panic attack.  It’s literally impossible and to even try exacerbates the fear. It’s hard to open your heart during a deep depressive episode where you cannot even open your eyes to get out of bed. While we live in the age of quick-fixes, of instant gratification, this…

How to Heal Your Gut

Our health originates in our gut.  The microbes that reside in our digestive system are responsible for manufacturing essential nutrients, protecting us from disease and producing chemicals that communicate with the rest of our body.  In fact, there are more bacterial cells in your body that human cells! All human being’s have roughly the same…

The Simple Seed for Women and Inflammation

Here’s a humble food that can make a significant impact in your health.  This tiny seed packs a lot of important nutrition into a small package. These seeds are especially good for women’s health issues and any inflammatory conditions.  Eating them is one of those small habits that you can incorporate daily to make a…

Eat. Real. Food.

The number one thing that you can do to affect your health is to seek a whole foods diet. I advise all of my clients to omit processed foods from their diet, even if they are organic, natural, dairy-free, gluten-free, or in any other way advertised, processed and convenient.  The foods that give us the…

Whole Foods: The Secret That Food Industries Hope You’ve Forgotten

Other than genetics, the single most important factor contributing to good health is good nutrition.  Good nutrition is achieved through a diet rich in whole foods. But what are whole foods?  Whole foods is a term used to describe foods that are in their natural, unprocessed state.  These foods share a history with human civilization…

What Diet Should You Follow: Paleo, Keto, Vegan?…

Here is my short answer – any of them and none of them.  There are two main things that all popular (and effective) diets have in common: 1.) They eliminate highly processed food. 2.) They are all are great for some people, but not one of them will work across the board for every person….

Why Eat More Vegetables?

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or go vegan, but adding more vegetables to your daily plates can make a big impact on your health.  People who eat diets high in vegetables are likely to a have a reduced risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Vegetables contain nutrients like vitamin…

How to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables are good for us, without question.  However, they are probably the last thing you drool over in a buffet line, crave for a midnight snack, or request for your birthday dinner.  Why is that?  Likely it’s because many vegetables have a bitter component to them that many people find unpalatable.  But these same veggies…

What’s Worse Than Sugar?

Answer: fake sugar.  It may be tempting to believe that we can drop actual sugars from out diet and still indulge in constant sweetness in the form of miraculous artificial sweetener.  However, there are several reasons why these may be more harmful to our bodies than sugar itself. Your body can’t tell the difference.  When…