Nourishing Concepts

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

Nutritionist vs the BBQ Pork Chop…who wins? I can’t blame clients for ignoring my advice on this one….Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a perfectly juicy, bone in pork chop ‘cued to perfection.  You know, with the little grizzly bits of charred goodness that you gnaw off the bone…I mean, I just want to enjoy […]

Holistic Advice for Surviving a Pandemic

365 days into a global pandemic and we’re not out of the woods yet. As a wellness professional I see firsthand the impact of the pandemic on our health.  Clients need more support than ever as the effects of loneliness, emotional eating, unhelpful drinking, excessive screen time and lack of movement are catching up… We […]

Blood Sugar on the Rise? Get Control with these Tips!

Blood sugar is literally that: the sugar in your blood. Your blood contains all kinds of important nutrients and other substances that we need to be healthy. Including sugar. Blood is the liquid transporter that distributes these compounds to all parts of our bodies. Sugar (a type of carbohydrate) is one of our body’s main […]

A Weight Loss Strategy that Works

Weight loss is a goal for many of my clients. Quite often people come to me after “trying everything”…With so many diets to choose from, how do I determine what ‘diet style’ is best for my clients? Weight loss, especially sustainable weight loss, requires baby steps and lasting lifestyle changes.  It requires consistency and a […]

Holiday Survival Guide

It’s a Delicious Time of Year! The holidays are filled with celebration and abundance.  It is a time for treats, traditions and SO MUCH FOOD!  Whether you rejoice in this fact or are dreading the abundance of the season, I would like to offer some tips for celebrating the season without side-tracking your health goals!!  Bring or Serve a Healthy Option. […]

Hormone Balance – The Key to Women’s Health

While everyone should eat a variety of nourishing whole foods – eating right is especially important when it comes to women’s health. In particular, hormonal health. Symptoms of hormonal imbalance Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers and influence our physical, mental, and emotional wellness. When things go awry hormonally, women can suffer.  Everything from infertility […]

How to Eat Intelligently for Brain Power and Balance

The four cornerstones of INTELLIGENT EATING will re-frame how you nourish your body, sharpen your mind, and help you reclaim your busy life. #1 The Gut-Brain Connection There is an evolving field of research called neurogastroenterology that studies the gut-brain connection. These scientists have established that the gut-brain axis influences the chemistry of mood, emotions, […]

Fermented Food and Fermentation Benefits

Are Fermented Foods a Fad or the Future of Gut Health? You’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of fermented food. What’s all the buzz about? Is it just another crazy food fad? That’s not likely: people have used fermentation as a healthy and safe way to flavor and preserve food since ancient times. […]

How to Reduce Inflammation AND Reduce your Risk of Disease

What do Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer and Alzheimer’s have in common? Inflammation! Inflammation is part of the body’s natural response to injury and illness and is a key part of our immune process. However, low-level inflammation, the kind you and your doctor may not even be aware of can be damaging to your body’s cells […]

Got heartburn? It may not be what you think!

Can Heartburn Come From an Underactive Stomach? It seems natural to assume that the unpleasant, painful, and distressing symptoms of heartburn come from too much stomach acid. Medical professionals often prescribe drugs that will suppress stomach acid to reduce heartburn. Antacids and drugs like Zantac or Nexium may provide short-term heartburn relief, but they don’t […]