Chances are you've heard of mindful eating, but you may not really understand what it means or what it's referring to. The whole idea of "Mindfulness" is such a popular topic these days. Being mindful about something is bringing awareness to it. We tend to be distracted in our day-to-day lives because we're doing too many things at once. We miss things, ignore things, and forget to appreciate things. Yes, this can even include our food. When was the last time you ate at the dinner … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating 101: 8 Tips for Beginners
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
Sitting is the new smoking - isn’t that what people are saying? How many of us are sitting down for the majority of our day without integrating any movement into our lives? Most of us use excuses like we don’t have time for exercise, we hate exercising, or we don’t know how to exercise for our bodies. But these are all just excuses. Let me share with you 5 exercise ideas for a healthier life. Nature designed us to move Not too long ago, most people were active in their day-to-day lives. In … [Read more...] about 5 Exercise Ideas for a Healthier Life
In case you missed my most recent Facebook LIVE video, I've uploaded it to Youtube for you right here! I've also decided to write a post to go right along with it. Today I'm talking about why “GO WITH THE FLOW” has become my new mantra. Because really, there's something so powerful about words and affirmations. What does "go with the flow" mean? Consciously choosing to live a healthy life can get tough sometimes, but it's a commitment to ourselves that we are worth it. I believe … [Read more...] about Learn to “Go With The Flow” to reduce stress!
Have you heard of the barrel effect? It's a well known analogy in the holistic health community, as it helps us describe how illness can happen to our clients. Illness isn't just a result of a few simple factors, like genetics. It is often a result of several or even hundreds of compounding factors that all work together to support disease. What is the barrel effect? The barrel effect is a very simplistic way of generalizing how our bodies respond to toxins and can lead to … [Read more...] about Understanding Stress: What is the Barrel Effect?
Adrenal fatigue, or “burnout”, has become an incredibly common occurrence. When I share my story, I have people responding with “me too”, or “what’s adrenal fatigue? I think I might have it…” It makes me sad to know that there are so many people struggling with burnout, when it’s often a completely preventable situation. While burnout is usually associated with prolonged mental and emotional stress, it can also be a result of other imbalances. In this post I'll cover six other causes of … [Read more...] about Six Forgotten Causes of Adrenal Fatigue