The Superpowered (and delicious) Avocado

Avocado is one of my favorite fruits. In fact, as far as fruits go, it probably is my favorite. I adore the healthy monosaturated fat, the color, the creamy consistency, and the unmistakable flavor that avocado lends to any dish it graces. What else can the humble avocado offer? Here’s why an avocado a day […]

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Fitness lessons from a 5-year-old

My kid is a genius. Everyone thinks that, and they’re probably right. When was the last time you spent a whole day with your kid being present and open to what she has to say and how she wants to do things? This is what I did last week. On Monday, I talked about how […]

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Starting the summer with a cleanse

For the next 14 days, I will be documenting my experience on my very first cleanse. If you would like to follow it, you can see the whole thing in my women’s wellness group, the Nourish Me Tribe. I will be keeping my daily journal in the group for all to see, plus popping on […]

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Aren’t Whole Grains Good For You?

I hear it all the time. “You are subjecting yourself to nutritional deficiencies by cutting out an entire food group.” Sometimes the word “dangerous” is thrown in there. But is really true that cutting out grains, especially glutenous grains, could subject people with an otherwise healthy diet to nutritional deficiencies? The American Dietetic Association, American […]

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Reblog: Keep It Simple

This week I am sharing an article I wrote for Thrive Global about what humans should eat. Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be confusing. It doesn’t have to involve algorithms, apps, or even counting. Nutrition is about eating real food that promotes health rather than illness. To quote Michael Pollan, […]

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Don’t Just Eat Well…Be Well

The question I get asked most often these days is, “Um, so what exactly is a health coach?” Or, I get the look that says, “I have no idea what that is” while the person I’m talking to nods and smiles. A health coach is an advocate for whole-body health. A mentor. She is a […]

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Pillars of Health: Mindfulness

When thinking about what makes someone healthy, many people stop at the blood-brain barrier. Our health gets separated from our mental health somehow in western culture. Mental health has a negative stigma that people tend to avoid or label as woo-woo. Still, it is becoming apparent that we can no longer deny the link between […]

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