Seeking balance with self-care during the holidays

With the holiday season officially upon us, this is just a friendly reminder to seek balance  over the next few weeks during a time of year when your nutrition and exercise can easily get off-track. While most of us look forward to this special time of year, busy schedules, family obligations, holiday parties, or travel plans can sometimes get in…

My 80/20 Practice and Weekly Meat-free Rotation Ritual

Words I live by. Many ask me about my personal dietary pattern and Michael Pollan’s words sum it up. I eat real, whole, unprocessed foods 80-90% of the time. This eating pattern provides my body with sufficient nourishment to process 10-20% of my diet that might be less than optimal. People always automatically assume that I…

Variation is Key to a Balanced Diet

In a previous post, There’s no single right way to eat, but incorporating more whole foods is a good place to start! I discussed the benefits of whole foods and introduced an easy self-assessment tool you could use to get started. Now it takes some time and experimentation but once you've figured out what specific foods work for…

There’s no single right way to eat, but incorporating more whole foods is a good place to start!

Nutrition is a broad and continually evolving topic, and with all the media attention paid to fad diets and quick weight-loss schemes, and with all the food and health blogs out there, it can feel very overwhelming to sift through all the information to determine what works, what doesn’t, what’s real, what’s bogus. Now you…

My honeymoon in Spain inspired some fun weekend food prep back home

It’s been a week since I’ve returned from my honeymoon in Spain and  it was delicious! Besides touring around to see the sights, we of course ate our way through Madrid, Sevilla, Nerja, and Barcelona. Everything was perfect!   Now you can imagine how behind I felt after a few weeks of stressful last-minute wedding…

Why Detox?

In this day in age, toxins or substances that are harmful to the body are ubiquitous in nature. Constant exposure to chemicals and pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria and parasites, and even compounds in healthy foods can really tax our bodies to a point where our detoxification systems become overwhelmed and we no longer clear wastes…