wellness

Immune-Boosting Orange Julius

Immune-Boosting Orange Julius

While I love just eating the fruit, this juice (which really tastes just like an Orange Julius, without all the sugar) is a super delicious and easy way to change things up. Additionally, the turmeric and cinnamon kick up the flavor and the health-boosting properites: turmeric is anti-inflammatory, as well as mood and brain-boosting; cinnamon, in addition to being a warming winter-spice (a good pairing with the warm-weather citrus fruit) and blood-sugar stabilizing, also fights viruses and infections!  Keep it coming. 

Do THIS One Thing to Eat Healthy

Do THIS One Thing to Eat Healthy

Hey friend! One of the first things I did when I shifted my eating habits a few years ago was to incorporate more vegetables, especially greens. On a good day, I eat some sort of greens at every meal! In this week's video, I give you some easy tips on exactly how to add in more greens.  So go ahead - throw some greens on it! 

Almond Butter Bliss Balls

Almond Butter Bliss Balls

These almond butter bliss balls are an easy make-ahead snack that's perfect for that mid-afternoon slump, pre-workout, or even a quick breakfast on the go.  They're filled with protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and keep your blood sugar from plummeting (read: no hangries, or crazy cravings), and so tasty! I've added maca powder for some adrenal support, to help keep your bod and hormones balanced from all of life's stresses. 

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

This, or something better.  

That's my mantra these days. And I really like it.  Mantras may seem cheesy, but sometimes you need something, and I find more and more that your outlook really does shape your experience. 

Trader Joe's Healthy Healthy Bargain Buys

 Trader Joe's Healthy Healthy Bargain Buys

Hi there. So I have a confession: I have an expensive grocery habit.  Between Wegmans (which I love), my co-op (which I also love), and The Piggery, my local meat's butcher shop (which I love love love), it's so easy for me to over-spend. This is not to say that eating organic and healthy can't be done on a budget, but I'm a sucker for delicious, healthy food, and trying the newest thing, so I'm not always as judicious with my grocery shopping as I could be. (True story: I popped into my co-op after yoga yesterday just to pick up some dinner from the hot-bar and walked out $40 lighter. Oops).

Change your Life with a Health Coach

Change your Life with a Health Coach

Maybe you've heard of health coaches; maybe you've read an article or watched a video about the benefits of hiring an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  Maybe you're sitting there right now, thinking you could use some support to feel better (low energy, brain fog, anxiety, moodiness, blood sugar swings, food cravings, or what Dr. Mark Hyman calls "Feel like crap syndrome"?) - look better (acne, weight gain, dull/lack-luster skin, eczema?), or you have a vision for your health and life and just don't how how to get there. But why would you pay for a health coach? What can a health coach give you that you can't already do for yourself, or that you can't find in some meal-plan and packaged shake program? Meet my client, Susan. 

Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness, meditation, being in the present moment - whatever name you give it, what was once reserved for the Buddhists, yogis, or new-agey folks is finally catching on as a legitimate practice in mainstream Western culture. And for good reason. Beyond just anecdotal evidence, Harvard has now scientifically proven the benefits of meditation on the brain. In the Harvard study, a group of participants spent an average of 27 minutes engaged in daily mindfulness exercises for eight weeks. Pre and post magnetic resonance images of the mindfulness participants found "increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection." So meditation not only makes you smarter, it also makes you a kinder, more thoughtful person.