If you came from our announcement post, then you will have seen that Mike and I are pregnant with our first babe. I wanted to document the experience for myself and also because I love reading pregnancy and birth stories so I thought someone else might, too. In this post I’m going to share all the details about my first trimester in this first trimester recap. It was surprisingly smooth, and I was fortunate to have had a lot of support during the tougher weeks. First Trimester … [Read more...] about First Trimester Recap – Weeks 1-13 [My Pregnancy Series]
When I tell people that I'm a nutritionist, they automatically expect me to be a kale-worshiping, veggie-loving, anti-sugar professional who they need to defend their food choices to. That, or they are super curious about how and what I eat, if I "cheat", if I have pizza, and if sugar is part of my diet. This post is intended to dispel any of these myths and set the record straight: I might be a nutritionist, but I'm not perfect. Here's what a nutritionist eats in a day, Kelly-style. I might be … [Read more...] about What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day
I was never a big traveller as a kid, but over the past few years I've been on enough flights and overnight trips that I know exactly which health & wellness essentials to pack for travel. I'm currently packing for a trip to Vegas (this time for work, not for fun!) and I am in the process of creating my travel checklist. As such, this post is super easy to write. So let's get to it - my travel checklist: Kelly's top 8 wellness essentials for travel! Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness … [Read more...] about Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness Essentials for Travel
Those of you who are part of my Facebook and Instagram communities have likely heard that I just finished a 6-week anti-candida protocol. As a nutritionist, I like to do experiments on myself. As someone who has always been addicted to sugar and has had chronic acne for years, I decided it was time to try something different. This is my experience following an anti-candida diet. What is Candida? If you're unfamiliar with what candida is, it's a yeast called candida albicans that all humans have … [Read more...] about My Experience Following an Anti-Candida Diet
Does balance exist? What a loaded question... Honestly, this one has required some serious thinking. After having spent some time pondering the idea of balance - heck, I even have a few programs surrounding balance - I've come up with an answer. It may not be the popular answer, but it is mine. Yes, "balance" does exist - but probably not in the way that you think. Let's start by diving into some of the common arguments for why balance does NOT exist. Many people who don't believe in … [Read more...] about Does Balance Exist? Here’s My Answer.
I’ve spoken very openly about my experience with adrenal insufficiency and burnout. Adrenal insufficiency has been a big part of my life over the past 4 years, and it’s gotten me to where I am today. Finally I’m ready to take this opportunity to share the details of my story with you. If you burn out once, they say it’s easy to do again. It can take up to two years to fully recover, assuming you’re actually putting in the effort to resolve your adrenal insufficiency. It takes time, and if you … [Read more...] about How I burnt out twice: My Burnout Story