Unleash The Healing Power of Garlic

You know the old maxim ‘let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ There’s never been a time when those words were more important than they are now.   Throughout ancient history, garlic was revered for both its taste and its medicinal properties. Though many consider it a spice, garlic is botanically classified as a vegetable and is …

Make Over Your Monday

If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that Mondays can be a real drag, especially during the summer. Who really wants to get back to business after a lazy summer weekend? Many of us catch up with family and friends, indulge in our favorite comfort foods, stay up late and wake up later on the weekends, all …

Plant Based Transition Made Easy

Why does transitioning to a plant based diet feel so difficult? It might be because you’re taking an all-or-nothing approach. The key to switching to vegan, vegetarian or plant based meals is easier than you think when you take it baby step by baby step. The key is confidence through consistency.   Here are five steps to make your plant …

Getting Personal: The Nuts & Bolts of Nutrigenomics

Imagine this: you have your annual physical and your doctor tells you that you’re borderline diabetic. Your doctor gives you a brochure and says that losing weight and making healthier food choices is the first step towards reversing this condition. You jump right on it and join the local gym, clear out your kitchen cabinets and start eating everything listed …

5 Simple Strategies for Preventing Decision Fatigue

Decisions get easier when values are clearer. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel an internal conflict between what I want to do vs. what I need to do vs. what I know I have to do. Many of my patients and coaching clients feel the same emotional tug. Most days it goes something like this: …

Shaking and Baking: Turn Your Protein Shake Mix Into A Delicious Dessert

Sometimes the biggest hindrance to weight loss isn’t our own habits but the pushback we get from our friends, family members and co-workers. How many times have you put your best foot forward to cook a healthy meal for your family only to hear the whine, get the blank stare and the flat-out refusal? If you’re having trouble getting your …

7 Benefits of Swimming: Weight Loss, Relaxation, Cardio and More

Last summer I decided to start working on a long held personal goal to get my diving certification. Well, I held myself to the standard of learning all four swim strokes first and getting REALLY comfortable in deep water. So I signed up for swim lessons at the ripe old age of forty-something! Can I just say how much I …

Care But Don’t Care Too Much: Find the Space Between Effort and Ease

If you’re a parent or know someone who is a parent, you’ll know what I mean when I say that there’s no month on the calendar that can rival the energetic intensity of September. The shift from summer’s long warm days, backyard barbecues and lazy afternoons on the beach to the return of fixed school schedules and chilled mornings can …

Feeling Stressed? Stock Your Shelves With These Herbal Allies

When clients come to my practice reporting symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, brain fog, weight gain, mood swings or trouble sleeping one of the first remedies I reach for after functional testing is the adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens are a class of herbs derived from plant roots, tree bark and leaves that help regulate the HPA Axis — hypothalamus, pituitary …