“All disease begins in the gut.” That’s the infamous saying Hippocrates coined thousands of years ago, but current research is finding much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom! Good gut health is all about balancing the bacteria and promoting a structurally intact intestine, and your daily diet is a major determinant of a healthy microbiome.... Read More
Biohacking Your Sleep Naturally
Getting enough quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health! It takes some practice and perhaps a few biological “hacks” to balance your body’s natural circadian rhythm. So here are 6 great natural sleep hacks that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.... Read More
A Health-Boosting Diet and Lifestyle
Ditching highly-processed, extra-sweetened, overly-refined and hydrogenated foods is great for your health. And did you know that there is a way to eat long-term that is delicious and doesn’t feel restrictive? A diet (and lifestyle) that people can (and do) easily stick with? Find out how to eat (and live) for health in this latest post.... Read More
Is It Wise to Avoid Food Thickeners?
Thickeners are food additives that have been "deemed to be safe." But, there are some people (maybe you?) who should just avoid them altogether. In today’s blog post I’m providing you with some useful information, if you're already a label reader. And if not, you'll find some good reasons to start reading those labels and making healthy meals from whole foods.... Read More
Do You Have a Leaky Gut?
You may have heard a lot about “leaky gut” these days. Today I want to share with you some of the latest information about it. Leaky gut can be linked to so many conditions, especially ones related to the gut and chronic inflammation. Stress can be one of a number of contributing factors. So I’m diving into those factors right after telling you a bit about what it is, how it occurs and what some of the common symptoms are.... Read More
Take a Thought Break
Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation. But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it ... or does it? As a health coach practitioner, I recommend you explore doing it. And this post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start or continue doing.... Read More
Stress Can Put a Strain on Your Health
Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress is supercharged? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often. Maybe you're not even aware that you’re stressed! Stress can definitely mess with your health. Let's talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is affecting your health, and what you can do about it.... Read More
Are Digestive Enzymes Right For You?
You may be taking (or considering taking) a digestive enzyme supplement. But, how do you know which one (if any) is right for you? Because there are just SO many enzymes out there, here's a break down of the most common enzymes, what they do, and what you NEED to know about them. Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements, and not all of them are created equal.... Read More
Do You Have Food Intolerance Symptoms?
Do you have symptoms that don’t seem to go away? I'm not talking about only digestive symptoms but any random aches, pains, or discomforts. One of the trickiest things to figure out is whether a random symptom could be due to a food intolerance. That's because symptoms can be delayed or ongoing and may not resemble a gastrointestinal symptom at all.... Read More
3 Tips to Avoid Overeating at Mealtime
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry side. I'm talking about overeating at meals. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well-being. Of course our body needs fuel, and so we feed ourselves with some amazing, healthy foods. But still, no matter how healthy the food, we may overeat. In this post, I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine, you've got one up on the overeating cravings.... Read More