Ethical Trash

“Life is too short for fake food.” – Unknown Processed food has taken several approaches. But today I want to highlight one concerning area of processed food that tries to take the high road by duping health-conscious customers into thinking it’s a better choice. It’s what I lovingly refer to as ethical trash. Ethical TrashContinue reading “Ethical Trash”

Stop Food Shaming

“What you eat doesn’t make you special.” – Me Here is a slight (yet balanced) rant about food shaming. I heard a woman awhile ago proudly announce to a waiter at a nearby table that she was a vegan. She said it rather rudely as she scanned the menu and looked up at him asContinue reading “Stop Food Shaming”

Lab-Grown Meat? WTH?

“Eating is an agricultural act.”– Wendell Barry I heard about lab-grown meat for the first time a couple weeks ago and I had a visceral response. Like the hairs on my neck literally stood up. I have to ask, why the hell is this even necessary? One of my main purposes as a nutritional therapyContinue reading “Lab-Grown Meat? WTH?”

The Foundations: Blood Sugar Regulation

“It’s not your DNA. It’s your dinner.” – Dr. Mark Hyman Welcome to another deep-dive into one of the six foundations of nutritional therapy: blood sugar regulation. While all foundations are critical to overall health, I feel this one is extra critical because most people, whether you want to admit it or not, are underContinue reading “The Foundations: Blood Sugar Regulation”

Upgrade Series: Meat

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Welcome to the 3rd post of the Upgrade Series. Please know, this is not intended to scare you or have you swear off meat. In fact, quite the opposite. I want you to upgrade your meat! Meat isContinue reading “Upgrade Series: Meat”

The Foundations: A Whole Food Diet

“Real food is and has always been medicine.” One of the six primary foundations to nutritional therapy is a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet. This does not mean you need to shop exclusively at Whole Foods grocery stores. It refers to the type of food you select and how it’s prepared. Last month weContinue reading “The Foundations: A Whole Food Diet”

In Need of a Life Edit?

Last week we talked about being mindful with mealtime in the blog Digestion Starts in the Brain. That got me thinking about our insatiable need to be busy and how we can learn to be more mindful in all areas of our life. That maybe it’s time for a good old-fashioned life edit. You know,Continue reading “In Need of a Life Edit?”

Digestion Starts in the Brain

You probably read that title and are thinking, ‘How does digestion start in the brain? What the hell is she talking about.’ As weird as it may sound, all the goodness that goes on in your gut begins in your brain and I’ll explain all the awesome details now. This is really cool stuff, soContinue reading “Digestion Starts in the Brain”

Good Food vs. Bad Food

“Meat, carbs and fats aren’t bad. It’s what you’re buying that’s questionable.” One thing that led me into nutritional therapy was wanting to know the real truth about food. There is so much misinformation that comes at us at from all angles (social media, news, magazines, blogs) and without a nutrition degree, how do youContinue reading “Good Food vs. Bad Food”

Upgrade Series: Fats

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.” – Unknown (best quote ever) We know the fat in a Big Mac is not the same as the fat in a grass-fed steak, right? How many times have you heard, “Don’t eat too many nuts,” “Don’t eat whole fat dairy,” “Don’tContinue reading “Upgrade Series: Fats”