Health Concerns

Posts in this section discuss specific links between certain health conditions and what you eat or consume. As a health coach, education is an important component of my approach -- though I stress that serious conditions always require the professional advice of a physician.

Summer Cookout Makeover

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

Healthier Ways to Eat Meat

Grassfed beef is not only better for the environment and lower in calories compared to its cornfed counterpart but most grassfed farms take more care in how they raise and treat their animals. Grassfed beef is richer in omega 3 fatty acids and has a richer taste. I like to combine it with other health promoting foods like mushrooms in a delicious mushroom burger.

Best Foods for Bone Health

Many health experts say that dairy isn’t the answer when it comes to building stronger bones while others still give a thumbs up to dairy along with other foods. So what’s the answer?

10 Day Detox Diet

The 10 Day Detox Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman is a great read for anyone who wants to do some internal spring cleaning, slim down, and feel ready when bikini weather rolls around.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

Ways to Calm Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also known as ‘Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease’ or (GERD), is an inflammation of the esophogus. The condition is caused by acid from the stomach, backing up into the esophogus… As an ocassional sufferer, here are the Do’s and Dont’s for eating that have worked wonders for me.

Healing Herbs for the Holidays

The holidays should be a time for relaxation as well as reconnecting with friends and family. Make your holiday more cheerful by instituting some healing rituals into your schedule that both sooth and celebrate the season. Take five minutes, or more, a day to treat yourself and your family to these self care activities to lessen stress and more.

Inoculate Against Heartbreak & Stress

I’ve been knee-deep in kale over the past two weeks, but I do like to browse the web for new and interesting reading material. I came across a new informative read, The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried.