Caring for your little gut buddies

When I first heard about how good fermented food is for me, I thought, “Great! More wine, please!” but I didn’t really understand what she meant. I was attending a lecture given by a holistic nutritionist at a weekend yoga retreat. As with most good lectures, she said some things I already knew–this was 8 […]

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The Pillars of Health: Vegetables

  One of the first questions I ask my clients is “What could you do today to improve your health?” And most of them answer, “Eat more vegetables.” They’re so smart! Vegetables are a Pillar of Health because they pack a serious nutritional punch with every bite. If you did this one thing your health […]

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Intermittent Fasting 101

Fasting has been a part of life for centuries. People have historically undertaken fasts at different times of the year or at certain phases of their lives, usually for religious purposes. It has traditionally been used for cleansing and purifying in preparation for an important holy day, such as during Lent, Ramadan, and Yom Kippur. […]

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How Food Affects Your Mood

Food is a big deal. It affects everything. We all know that what we eat becomes literally what we are physically, but did you know that food is a major player in who we are mentally? Ninety percent of our serotonin is made in the gut. If the gut is damaged, inflamed, or compromised anxiety […]

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