Green Smoothies: One of the Best Things You Can Do Each Day for Your Health!

A green smoothie is a blended drink containing fruit, liquid (pure water is the best), and some type of dark leafy greens.  If done with fresh organic ingredients, this is one of the healthiest, most nutrient dense meals you can consume.  I myself do these in the morning and/or post-workout!  And why should you and […]

Can You Really Get What You Need From A Vegan Diet?

“Can you get enough protein on a plant-only diet?  What about calcium?  Iron?”  Etc. I am often asked these types of questions and, as always, I am happy to answer them. I want to clear up any concerns as I believe a plant-based diet, when done right, is the healthiest, easiest, least expensive and most […]

You Ate It… But Did You Digest It?

Digestion and assimilation are some of the most important keys to health.  If you can’t digest your food, even if you eat the healthiest diet available, you will eventually suffer greatly due to the lack of nutrition that’s actually able to be used by the body. Also, did you know that for most people, about […]

Are You a Coffee Addict?

Coffee does have some beneficial properties but it’s important to look at the big picture.  The benefits from coffee can easily be gained in other healthier ways that don’t also have negative/harmful side effects. Read on… Coffee, like any food or drink, varies a great deal in its nutritional value based on the quality and […]

The Second Most Important Substance On Earth: Water!

Need to drink more water but have a tough time getting it in?  This may help. Other than air itself, water is the most important life-giving substance on the planet.  It’s needed for nearly every metabolic function in the body;  our brains are mainly water and fat; water carries oxygen throughout our body; it helps […]

Shedding Light on Labels: It’s “Natural,” but is it HEALTHY?

Shopping at the grocery store or ordering at a restaurant can be daunting when you’re wanting to eat clean. How do you know what foods to avoid? What ingredients on a label should you watch out for? And just because something’s labeled “organic,” is it actually good for you? My hope is to give you […]

Could You Be Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms?

Due to all the things going on in the world (i.e. all the trauma, natural disasters, poverty, relationship issues, violence, etc.), I would like to take a moment to address post-traumatic stress from a holistic perspective.  I am not just referring to or addressing clinically diagnosed PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), but rather the deep and […]

You Don’t Have to be Diabetic To Have Blood Sugar Challenges (Part 1)

So many people are suffering ill health effects because of the abundance of sugar— specifically, fructose in the diet.  You don’t have to be diagnosed as diabetic to be in this category.  Too much fructose could be THE REASON THAT YOU CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT! Common symptoms of blood sugar issues (often Pre-Diabetic): Inability to lose […]

Your Symptoms are NOT Normal

I used to own a health food store and people would come in asking, “What do I take for XYZ?” There’s a tendency to look for a quick remedy that will get us out of pain, not realizing that there’s a REASON for the pain!  It’s understandable to want out of pain—  symptoms are no […]

Why Can’t I Lose These Extra Pounds?

Excess weight has a purpose in the body.  Yes, that’s right.  I know we normally hate it but it’s there for a reason.  When you deal with the reason, the weight goes away with relative ease.  Weight is always a protection for either the physical body or sometimes its an emotional protection.  It serves as […]