Building Awareness About Chemical Exposure

Many of us don’t realize how many man-made chemicals we are exposed to throughout the day. If when we get up in the morning we shower using conventional shampoo and conditioner, brush our teeth, style our hair, apply make-up, drink coffee made in a coffee pot containing plastic parts, cook our eggs in a non-stick […]

Nourishing Bone Broth

I don’t know about you but when it starts getting cold outside warm, nourishing soup immediately comes to mind. I not only love the fact that you can pack a lot of nutrition into a compact, one pot to wash meal, but you can clean out your produce bin in the process!

Baby Steps

Once you’ve decided that you are ready to shift towards a healthier lifestyle deciding where to start can feel overwhleming. It doesn’t help that there’s a million and one pieces of wellness advice on the internet, amirite!?! I urge you to keep it simple in the beginning. If you only commit to making one positive […]

Pregnancy and Thyroid Testing

There was an article that caught my eye in a recent edition of Fit Pregnancy called “Doctors Debate Thyroid Testing”.  The author pointed out that while newly pregnant women often go through a lot of screening, that few of them ever got tested for thyroid dysfunction.  

Stress Got You Down?

I know what it’s like. The to-do list is over flowing, you’re doing your best to meet expections (both internal & external) and you’re trying to come off as cool and collected while you feel like you’re running a marathon in place. Sound about right? Most of us deal with some level of stress on […]

Winter Fare

Winter Solstice is just around the corner. The weather has gotten chillier, the nights are long, and the winter fruits and vegetables are back in season!

Salad: A Real Food, Time Saving Go-To

When folks think of “healthy food” salads often come to mind. Not only does a salad provide you the opportunity to get a lot of vegetables in at once, but the array of colors can be just as pleasing to the eye as the flavors are pleasing to the taste buds. And no, salads don’t […]

Dietary Fats: Good, Bad, Ugly

I think that when it comes to nutrition, the topic of fat is still the most misunderstood. We have been taught that certain fats should be avoided all together due to health risks, others should be used but only in small amounts, oh and a whole other group of fats is so important everyone should […]

Stretch Your Legs, Move Your Spirit

Spring is a time of regeneration and growth. All around us, nature is moving out of the hibernation of winter and into a state of vibrancy and brilliance! It can be easy to let this time float by, practically unnoticed, if you are busy and live in an urban area. Remember that nature is never […]

Restoring Vitality After Giving Birth

There is this unspoken (and sometimes spoken) expectation for women to “bounce back” after pregnancy and labor and return to their pre-pregnancy selves. In the media we are fed stories about how quickly this actress or singer lost her baby weight or how easily the woman in the article is juggling being a mom with […]