Oh the miraculous, ever-wise, and complicated belly! Was there ever another area of the body that caused such collective confusion and judgment?
If you have biological children, you know first-hand the mystery and wisdom of the middle-area of the body having carried a baby for 9 months of your life. And if you’ve ever, um, eaten food, then you also know that the belly region has it’s own moods and fluctuations, and some interesting shape-shifting qualities! (more…)
Are you addicted to foods you are actually allergic to?
Today I am packing up and heading west.
My big brother is getting married on Saturday in the gorgeous botanical gardens at U of C Berkley.
I’m armed with my travel non-negotiables: my favorite teas, essential oils, nasya oil, and eydrops (these planes get so dry!) (more…)
Can’t we all be friends? Where Vegan & Paleo get along…
If you are even moderately plugged into the nutrition world then I am sure you know the Paleo Diet & Vegan Diet have pretty distinct features that often oppose each other. (more…)
Are You a Highly Sensitive Eater?
Are you a sensitive soul?
About 20% of the population fall into the category that research psychologist and author, Elaine Aron, calls “High Sensitivity” or being a “Highly Sensitive Person.” (more…)
20 Ways to be Good to Your Skin
Last holiday weekend was medicinal in so many ways. Along with a hike at Pine River (this stunning view below) Brandon and I managed to snag a 24 hour window to rent a very small cabin for the tail end of the holiday weekend. (more…)
Is it time for a grain-free diet?
I often raise an eyebrow when a new dietary theory makes one swift blanket statement about “devil-like” foods, using scare tactics. Maybe it’s just me, but this can cause food anxiety to slowly creep in. Don’t get me wrong, there are some foods that every person would do well without (transfats, white sugar, etc) but even then, most of the time it is the dose that makes the poison. Sometimes we just need to relax.
There are nuggets of wisdom in all dietary protocols.
Every theory has its take away point. Take a no-fat diet or the no carb-diet, for example. These are examples of interesting and potentially healing theories gone a bit extreme. For most health-conscious people, being so strict is unnecessary. There are of course, special exceptions…
Why I’ve gone Gluten-Free
Still confused or annoyed about the whole gluten thing?
I’m excited you’re here reading today. Today’s blog is particularly special and a bit of a different flavor as I’ve drawn on some expert resources in my holistic nutrition circle to help bring you clarity.
I’ve personally have a history of getting on and off the gluten-free bandwagon, sometimes having diligently committed to gluten-free living and other times just having gone gluten-free when it was convenient. (more…)