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What Is Whole30? Is It A Diet? Is It Healthy? It’s all over the internet, everybody’s trying it, and it’s changing their lives—but what is Whole30? Well, it’s a kind of ‘clean eating’ program, and it’s sort of similar to Paleo. But, really, Whole30 is pretty unique as far as ‘diets’ go. Yes, it’s a […]
High Fat Low Carb VEGAN Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert – Vegan Keto Meal Plan with NO Soy!
Wild Caught Salmon vs Farm Raised—How to Make the Right Choice Where do you stand in the wild caught salmon vs farm raised debate? For some, farm raised salmon is the simple, more affordable option. (Or, the only option available in their grocery store.) For others, wild caught salmon is seen as the cleaner, healthier, […]
Is Dairy Bad for You? The Truth About Lactose, Hormones & Milk Proteins In the ’90s, ‘got milk?’ ads and milk mustaches bombarded our TV screens, telling us that we NEED dairy to ‘grow up big and strong.’ (And, that milk would make us look good, weigh less, and become a celebrity/pro athlete…) But, plenty […]
Is Gluten the Problem, or Are Grains Bad for You? & What About Beans? We hear about the benefits of fiber-filled whole grains and protein-packed legumes. But, we’re also in the midst of a gluten-free, grain-free frenzy, including elimination diets like Whole30. So, are grains bad for you? And is gluten healthy? Spoiler alert: it’s […]
8 Controversial Food Additives & Their Effects on Our Bodies Okay, we know ultra processed foods aren’t good for us. But we can probably all agree: they taste darn good. Plus, aren’t sugary breakfast cereals even more fun to eat when they’re rainbow colored? Well, the magic of processed foods is thanks to all sorts […]
Are Processed Foods Bad for You? (DUH…Right?) We’ve all heard it before: “processed foods are bad!” Just don’t eat ‘em—right? But, why are processed foods bad for you? Really, “processed food” is a broad term, and not all processed foods are inherently “bad” for us. How about frozen veggies or canned beans? Some processing actually […]
Bone Broth Benefits on the Immune System, Leaky Gut, Joint Pain & More! When I first heard of bone broth, my immediate reaction was, ‘ew.’ Who wants to drink a broth made of bones?! Then, I started learning about all of these supposed bone broth benefits. It’s loaded with protein, it boosts the immune system […]
5 Common Food Sensitivities & Their Link to Autoimmune Diseases For some of us, it’s the bloating and bellyache after polishing off half a block of cheese. Then, there are others who get a headache after eating a bowl of pasta. Sadly, even when we LOVE certain foods, they’re not always the best of friends […]
17 Most Powerful Anti Inflammatory Foods, With Recipes! Many of us live with chronic, sustained inflammation in our bodies, and we often aren’t aware of it. Now, this is different than the kind of inflammation we see after an injury or infection. This is constant (and, in many cases daily) inflammation. And, chronic inflammation not only can lead […]
10 of The WORST Inflammatory Foods to Avoid Chronic inflammation is a buzzword in the health and nutrition community lately—and with good reason. Recently, emerging research has discovered strong links between chronic inflammation and all kinds of serious, chronic diseases. From rheumatoid arthritis, to heart disease, to cancer, chronic inflammation is wreaking havoc in our […]
‘Tis the Season for Winter Root Vegetables During the cold months of winter (December to February), who’s thinking about veggies? For many of us, it’s a time of year when hibernate in a den of coffee, cocoa, and holiday cookies. We tend to assume that tasty seasonal produce just doesn’t exist during winter. Summer, spring, […]
Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio: How Much Do We Need, How Much is Too Much? Good ‘ol omega 3s and omega 6s—we could all use more of them in our diets! Right? Well…it’s not quite so simple. For one of these fatty acids, this is solid advice—eat more! But, for the other, it’s very possible to […]
What Are Omega 3s, Omega 6s, and Omega 9s? Most of us have heard it before: “Get your omega 3s!” Then, often followed by: “Eat more fatty fish!” or “Eat more flax and chia seeds!” Or, maybe you’ve even heard about omega 3 supplements, like fish oil, cod liver oil, krill oil, and flax oil. But, […]