How to Do a Sugar Detox (& Why Everyone Should)

Sugar consumption is a huge health issue today. Even a little bit can have negative effects on the body. But quitting sugar can be tough (especially considering that it’s everywhere). That’s where a sugar detox comes in. The Harmful Effects of (Processed) Sugar I often hear the argument that sugar is fine in moderation and that we...

Chaga: King of Medicinal Mushrooms

I’ve talked about the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms in the past and I must admit I’m becoming a pretty big fan. These superfoods are catching on the US (just check the shelf at any health food store). One of my favorites is chaga mushrooms, and despite the short name, the list of health benefits they contain goes...

172: How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome

172: How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you! I’ve been there (trust...

Avocado BLT Salad (Paleo Friendly)

During the hot days of summer a cool, fresh salad hits the spot. It’s the perfect time for it too since the gardens and farmer’s markets are bursting with produce. We don’t do a lot of bread around here, so I wanted to recreate the classic BLT flavors in veggie-packed salad form. Salad greens topped with...

Natural Ways to Increase Milk Supply (& How to Tell If It’s Low)

A healthy diet is vital during pregnancy, but it’s just as important while nursing. The body uses up a lot of calories and nutrients to make that amazing liquid gold for baby. But sometimes moms don’t make enough breastmilk to meet their baby’s needs and may need a little help getting their supply up. Alternately,...