Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health

  It can be easy to think of health, fitness and well-being as being directly impacted by our diet and lifestyle choices and not much else. Some might go further to include stress-relieving activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature when thinking about what directly affects their overall health and well-being.  Funnily … Continue reading Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health

Digestion and Mental Health

Having good digestion is the key to righting and/ or preventing so many issues that can crop up in the body. It is the center of everything that goes on because it is where nutrients are assimilated into the body for use. Without digestion working as it ought to, several body systems, including the neurological … Continue reading Digestion and Mental Health

Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

When I was 15 years old, I had debilitating cramps and heaviness with my period every single month. I remember not being able to do much during my period and having to lay down for a lot of it. I would take some over the counter pain meds like ibuprofen, but that didn’t even touch … Continue reading Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”

“Healthy” is a funny word, isn’t it? It can mean very different things to different people. As a Nutritional Therapist and Coach I have heard things like: “I just want to get healthy”, or “I need to be healthier”. But what does that really mean? I personally have come to a definition of health that … Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”

Benefits of a Three Day Fast

As I am writing this post, I am on day three of a 3 day fast. I have never attempted a fast this long before and it has taught me a lot, so I thought I would share my experience in case anyone is interested. I usually intermittent fast most days, meaning that I skip … Continue reading Benefits of a Three Day Fast

Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

When someone is eating a low fat diet, often times that means that they are eating a high carbohydrate diet, because the calories that would have come from fat sources are now replaced by carbohydrates due to the fact that a lot of proteins come with fat included (like meat and dairy items). This high … Continue reading Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ … Continue reading Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

Digestion Begins in Your Head

When the word digestion is mentioned, most people begin to imagine their stomaches, or perhaps even the intestines or other organs that make up the GI (gastrointestinal) tract. In thinking about the process that takes the food that we put in our mouths and goes through the length of our torso, supplying nutrients and fuel … Continue reading Digestion Begins in Your Head

Are You Grounded?

What is the connection between going barefoot and health? When I was around 16 or so, up until age 28, I wore shoes with heels (2 inches or higher) almost daily. I took great pride in the fact that I could survive a night out salsa dancing in 4 inch heels for 5 hours. I … Continue reading Are You Grounded?

9 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Naturally

It’s that time of year again…everyone seems to be getting sick or has sick kids or sick parents. The weaker your immune system is, the more susceptible you will be to catching whatever bug may be going around. Instead of waiting to get sick and then muddle through the misery of a red nose, sore … Continue reading 9 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Naturally