In modern society, for those of us living in westernized affluent nations; we don’t need to go hungry ever. We are always surrounded by both an abundance of food and opportunities with which to consume it. We may be so ingrained in daily eating patterns, that we have lost the ability to hear when the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?
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
“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”
If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss
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
It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin
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
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?
There are certain products that I find myself using every single day that I love and wouldn't want to do without! I thought I would share a bit about each of them and why I use them and find them helpful in supporting a healthful lifestyle. 1. Nutritional Yeast Okay, okay, I know that some … Continue reading These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…
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