By: Megan Crozier There is no shortage of advice on how to stay healthy through the holiday season. You can find information on how to stay fit, eat healthier, choose this over food over that, and so on. I could tell you to load up on veggies, satisfy your hunger with protein, stay hydrated, and bring your own healthy dessert, but you probably already know those things. Instead, I want to give you advice that might make a difference for you this year. The truth is, you don’t need to deprive yourself of the special foods and experiences that are worth indulging in, but you also don’t need to completely ditch… [Read More]
School is starting soon. SOOOO, the rushed mornings are coming back too. That’s why I’m going to talk about breakfast and why it’s so important. I’m adding in some tips and recipes to make it work for your crazy mornings. First, let’s take a look at where we go wrong when it comes to breakfast. If you’re following the SAD (Standard American Diet) and actually are eating breakfast, you’re likely eating a lot of carbs or sugar in the form of cereal, toast, waffles, bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, low fat milk, granolas, and juices. This means a sugar spike followed by a sugar crash, leading to a decrease in focus, and energy as well as an increase in moodiness… [Read More]
People of all ages struggle with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, dry skin, sun damage, and wrinkles. There is strong evidence behind the connection between our gut and our skin, which means that our food choices can improve the vibrancy of our skin. Our skin is one of the largest organs in the body and can be one of the first places to show signs of problems within the body, particularly nutrients deficiencies and imbalances. This outermost appearance is a reflection of what’s going on inside you. Healthy skin can be achieved from within more than using topical creams. When trying to… [Read More]
While most nutrition experts will agree: If you take in more calories/energy than you expend, you gain weight If you take in fewer calories/energy than you expend, then you lose weight We also know, consumer fitness trackers are about 30% for total daily calorie expenditure. The problem is in the counting where we run into some trouble. How many companies calculate calories is so varied that the read out on your treadmill, the label on your Greek yogurt and the Fitbit calories burned that day is not only incorrect yet also misleading. Some cool facts to consider as you aim… [Read More]
Did you know your metabolism can be changed? Not only is it changeable, it’s adaptive and reactive. So it’s not a static thing that is “fast” when you’re young, then “slows down” when you’re old. This means that doing the same thing day in and day out — like eating less and exercising more — isn’t going to work. If you’ve ever done this and lost weight and gained it back, it’s no surprise. That is a sign of a damaged metabolism. By addressing your blood sugar, sleep, hunger, mood, energy, and cravings, you can alter your metabolism so that you eat and move in a way… [Read More]
Do any of these sound like you? You get tired after meals or are fatigued in general There are signs of inflammation going on in the body which can show up as aches and pains, arthritis, or chronic headaches You have food sensitivities and intolerances, whether they are known or unknown You have nutrient deficiencies or other signs of malabsorption of nutrients You have skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, acne You have an autoimmune disease or chronic condition like diabetes, arthritis, etc. Yes, while we are all used to hearing about the regular belly complaints like bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, these… [Read More]
Cravings, slow metabolism, low energy, trouble losing weight, skin issues, trouble sleeping, mood swings, chronic colds, allergies, bloating and constipation are among the common concerns I hear often, and they all have one thing in common: gut health. For lots of reasons, more research is being conducted on the microbiome (also called gut flora) and it’s relationship to chronic diseases in recent years. Diseases seemingly unrelated to gut health like eczema, psoriasis, impaired thyroid, diabetes, mental illness, autoimmune disease, and other chronic diseases might be initiated by gut dysfunction and inflammation. One of the most important things to address for all health… [Read More]
Bloating is one of the most common symptoms that too many people struggle with on a daily basis. With spring around the corner and the warmer weather, it can be a drag to think about shorts and tank tops if you’re feeling puffy and bloated. I’m going to talk about both why you feel bloated in the first place and give you some steps you can take to decrease the bloating and end it for good. Like most symptoms we deal with, bloating is a sign that something else is going on with your gut and digestion. It’s your body’s way… [Read More]
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, part one of this series explored how women experience heart disease – and heart attack – different from men (#1) and uncovered that our emotional health has a very big effect on our heart (#2). Today, we demonstrate some of the old ways of viewing foods that can lead to – – others previously thought could prevent – heart disease. After reading, I’m hoping you can be more curious about how you view your next lipid panel or simply how you view cholesterol. 1. Good news: The foods we thought that lead to heart disease do not…. [Read More]
There’s nothing like a warm, sweet beverage on a chilly winter afternoon or evening. One childhood favorite that comes to mind for me is hot chocolate. Growing up, my mom used to always use the instant packs, which although convenient are loaded with a ton of sugar and artificial flavors. But, now I like to make the same comforting hot chocolate but with a homemade, real food twist using raw cacao powder, coconut milk, and a little honey and cinnamon. With raw cacao powder, good-for-you fats from coconut oil and ghee, and nutrient dense raw honey, this recipe won’t leave you with the sugar… [Read More]
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