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What I’d like all women to have on their menu right now

Jan 31, 2019 | Tags: energy, nutrition, seasonal eating, | No Comments

One great, and very simple, piece of nutritional advice I’d once heard was this:

If you’re trying to decide what to eat, step outside for 15 minutes, then notice what sounds good.

This is good advice no matter what part of the country you live in and a helpful practice opening communication between the body and the natural environment.

(Instead of only relying on your head, MyFitnessPal, articles, or old habits) (more…)



What any solid nutritional plan should do (3 things)

Sep 15, 2018 | Tags: nutrition, | No Comments

I’ve got three simple criteria I believe any sound nutritional plan should do:

The first… (more…)



A diet upgrade worth making

Sep 1, 2018 | Tags: immune system, nutrition, | No Comments

There’s one nutritional practice that seems to be one of the most psychologically friendly for most people. (more…)



Improve your tastebud IQ

Aug 14, 2017 | Tags: nutrition, seasonal eating, sugar, | No Comments

When I was 17 I loved indulging my taste for unique clothing.  I loved wearing my long sweaters lined with dark purple faux fur and snakeskin pants (also fake) from the tiny clothing store I worked at at the time.   Sometimes I’d sift through my mom’s closet to find some piece she had from the 70s and pair it with something in my own closet.

My taste for the unique is still with me today as I treasure my less duplicatable handmade jewelry from South America, a beautiful gold and citrine ring that was my great grandmother Laura Ruiz’s, and beautiful objects I’ve acquired during travel. (more…)



Here are The Course Details!

Mar 14, 2016 | Tags: body image, nutrition, weight, | No Comments

Empower Your Eating: 6 Weeks to a Hot & Healthy Body Image, is a 6-Week online home-study program that I will personally be guiding (for the 5th and final year), designed for women who are ready to learn the counter-intuitive skills for a healthy body image and healthy body weight (in a cost-efficient, time-efficient format) (more…)



My Personal Winter Meal Plan

Jan 31, 2015 | Tags: nutrition, seasonal eating, | No Comments

I often do not discuss my personal eating habits, as I want to encourage both readers and clients to have a clean mental slate when it comes to their personal diet.

I do not expect people to eat the same way I do and visa versa. (more…)



Your Fall Menu is here!

Oct 14, 2013 | Tags: nutrition, simple strategies, | No Comments

 

As the amount of darkness increases each day, we have the opportunity to align our eating habits and self-care practices with Fall. (more…)



10 Ways to Make Eating an Art Form

May 30, 2013 | Tags: nutrition, simple strategies, | No Comments

Have you ever timed how long it takes you to get through a meal? Try it as an experiment. You may be shocked. 5 minutes? 10 minutes? 60 minutes? If it takes you an hour to get through a meal (not at a restaurant) than this post may not be for you today. For everyone else that feels a sense of anxiety or urgency that accompanies a text-less, phone-less, distraction-less, slow meal, read on. (more…)



Eating for a Clear Mind

Apr 30, 2013 | Tags: nutrition, simple strategies, | 3 Comments

When I started studying nutrition professionally in 2008, I remember feeling blown away when I was introduced to the energetic power of food. For years I had looked at nutrition only in terms of calories and macronutrient (carb/protein/fat) ratios. I wanted to know how these would affect my body weight and didn’t go much further than that.

Learning how to look at food from an energetic perspective felt inaccessible in the beginning, so I kept it pretty simple. In many instances this was as intuitive as grounding myself with roots, getting focused with protein, and releasing tension with raw fruit. This was just one step in shifting into a far more supportive relationship with food. (more…)



Love Your Liver with these 4 Foods

Apr 10, 2013 | Tags: Detox, digestion, nutrition, | 2 Comments

Today, let’s hang in some Left Brain Wisdom and examine some ancient seasonal wisdom to give the liver a little TLC (our organs need a little love, too!)

In ancient Chinese medicine, each season is governed by two different interrelated organs in the body.  Spring is governed by the liver and gallbladder.  Today we’ll focus specifically on the liver.   (more…)



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