Food Is Medicine

We’re so conditioned to think that pharmaceutical interventions are the primary or only solution to every health problem. They aren’t. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not against prescription medications. They can save lives and, depending on your situation, can be...

There’s No Single Diet That Works For Everyone

This is so true! There are some health practitioners out there that push a particular diet – paleo, keto, pescatarian, etc. Often, it’s because that diet helped them to heal their own health issues – and that’s a wonderful thing. But there is no single...

Red Light Therapy

I’m loving my Joovv red light! So, what’s red light therapy? (Photobiomodulation) It uses specific wavelengths of red light to treat the body. The key is finding the right wavelength – the sweet spot is between 630nm-670nm (skin level) and 810nm-880nm (cellular...

Make Shift Happen

Are you wanting to make a change? Whether you’re looking to improve your health, change careers, or end a toxic relationship, true transformation has to come from the inside out.  What does that mean? It means that it’s not about chaining yourself to a treadmill and...

How Do You Find “The One”?

A client sent me a screenshot of this tweet – I think there’s truth in it, and it got me thinking about the doctor-patient relationship. How do you choose the right doctor? First, let me say that there are many wonderful doctors out there and the amount of time,...

Finding Gratitude in the Face of Illness

If you have a serious and/or chronic health condition, you inevitably encounter some bad days. Sometimes it can be frustrating, overwhelming, maddening, and feel like body betrayal. Get angry, feel sad – it’s ok, and totally normal, to have those feelings. I’d...

Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

Ok people, time to stop being so hard on ourselves!! So often, we are our own worst critics and beat ourselves up unnecessarily. So, what does this have to do with nutrition? Consistently ruminating in negative thoughts can put your body in a low-level stress response...

Why Is Mental Health Stigmatized?

Thinking about the high-profile suicides this week, can we take a second to talk about mental health? Why is there such a stigma around mental illness? Your brain is part of your physical body. And we don’t judge people for having heart disease, cancer, autoimmune...

Why “Weight” To Be Happy

Recently, I was thinking about a friend I used to work with years ago. Everyday, she would walk to an empty conference room in our office building where there was a scale left behind from a Weight Watchers program. She would weigh herself at least once, often twice,...

When Illness Becomes an Identity

Recently, I ran into a young woman in her thirties who had cancer a few years ago. Thankfully, she successfully treated it and has remained physically healthy ever since. Shortly into the conversation, she started talking about being a cancer survivor and reliving...