beach bound

Summer is finally here! Even though this amazing season is usually all about relaxing by the beach or pool, summer can actually be a little bit stressful.

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cocktails

Memorial Day is coming up! Before we know it, the kids will be out of school and the chaos of summer will start (moms, you know what I mean). All of the craziness can make it difficult to keep up with your health goals.

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Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. – Charles Lamb, poet, 1775-1834

Low in carbs and sodium but full vitamin A, C, E, K, zinc, folate, calcium, manganese, potassium, selenium, (phew!) asparagus is vital for a healthy and strong immune system. This springy green vegetable is high in fiber and protein, and has the ability to stabilize blood sugars and digestion, as well as prevent unpleasant issues like constipation.

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nourishing lab

I am so glad you are here right now – and that you have chosen a path to health and wellness! The path is very different for each and every one of us, but we can all achieve our goals through some simple steps.

It is about choosing TRUST over SHAME and FEAR.

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IBS

For years I have worked with various healing modalities for my IBS and associated pain. At first, it was just abdominal bloating, belching and pain. Food became my enemy.

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One of the most common questions I get from clients is, “What should I eat post-workout?” I know many of my clients look to grab protein bars or protein smoothies but many of these items can be high in high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives. Most protein powders do more harm than good because of all of the synthetic amino acids and other processed and artificial ingredients they contain.

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apple pie

Heading to a holiday party this season? Before you start worrying about all the delicious treats (and the consequences that come with them), remember there are steps you can take to eat healthier over the holidays!

These five tips will help you take a different approach this holiday season. You’ll be able to go to the party without anxiety, and instead be full of confidence about making smart, healthy choices.

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Lemons are great for healthy skin and healthy digestion

We do our best to eat healthy and exercise regularly, but have you thought about the beauty care products you use every day – or what might be in them? Would you be surprised to learn that there is an utter lack of policy in this country about what chemicals can be put in our personal care products?

 

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holiday party

It’s that time of year again – December is filled with holiday parties, and sometimes, overindulgence. We are determined to enjoy ourselves this month, but want to feel balanced as well. Here are some useful tips to navigate the endless parties this season without giving up your cheer!

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sugar serving size

Most of us have a general understanding that “sugar is bad,” and that we shouldn’t consume too much of it. We know it’s bad for our teeth, we know it’s related to diabetes, and that it contributes to weight gain…

But are we really that careful about how much we consume? Even for the people who are acutely aware that they should be monitoring how much sugar they eat, they might be overlooking one critical step: serving size.

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