With colder weather comes cold & flu season–ICK! Since it’s an inevitable time of year it’s important to be educated on proper ways to prevent & heal it, as well as the effects of the flu shot so that you are informed when going into this pesky season. Let’s start with your immune system… Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season
There is nothing like a doughnut during the fall! I love having a good cider doughnut while apple picking. However most doughnuts are filled with refined hydrogenated oils like soybean, canola or vegetable oil– ick! Not to mention the line up of sugars, processed milks & chemical additives. Add in the frying of the conventional… Continue reading Fall Spice Doughnuts
What are hormones? Hormones are messengers in your body that send signals to specific organs to function. Your body creates over 100 hormones which are all responsible for various functions. They are secreted from glands sending signals to your organs for things like your reproductive system, sexual function, circadian rhythms, metabolism, mood, & energy. … Continue reading What are hormones?
Squash is such a great fall food & the perfect way to get your serving of carbohydrates in the cooler months. Not only is it seasonal providing you the most nutrients but it can be combined to be both savory & sweet! This recipe is of the savory sort & is a great use of… Continue reading BBQ Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash
What does inflammation mean? By definition inflammation is defined as “a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection”. There are 2 types of inflammation acute & chronic, acute being short term something like a cut & chronic for… Continue reading What is inflammation?
Traveling can be so much fun but it can also be stressful. Between a change up in your daily routine, new forms of transportation, & limited access to your standard foods & exercise regime can leave you feeling a little out of control. Today I am sharing 7 tips that have allowed me to let… Continue reading How to stay healthy on vacation
Brussel sprouts were the vegetable that took me the longest to enjoy. They have such a strong flavor & texture that I really couldn’t get use to. After countless attempts I found the secret! They are better when they are smaller, shredded, crispy & cooked in bacon. Now I love pairing them with a nice… Continue reading Bacon Brussel Sprouts
What is gut health & digestion? I talk a lot about 3 things- digestion/gut health, hormones & inflammation when I discuss the benefits of food for many of my recipes. So I decided it would be a great idea to start breaking down a little meaning behind them so that you understand the true impact… Continue reading What is gut health & digestion?
I LOVE pumpkin anything, you name it– pie, coffee, muffins, soup, I think it’s great! However the food industry has made some extremely processed pumpkin varieties including the oh so famous starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I’m sure you have heard how terrible these lattes are by now & if you haven’t here’s your skinny–they are… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte
The saying “You are what you eat” has some very valid truth to it. However it is not 100% accurate. While the statement stands for the importance of eating whole, real food there is one other huge factor that plays into it as well. As Michael Pollan the author of books like The Omnivore’s… Continue reading Are you really what you eat?