Balanced Eating

The Importance of Meal Prep

Most of you probably have heard of or understand that meal prep is important to maintaining a healthy eating plan. I’m sure you’ve seen it done in a lot of different ways and maybe you just have never been able to get it done yourself. I want to challenge and...

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Why Eat Raw Food?

Raw food has been a hot topic since I started studying nutrition over 30 years ago and I’m sure it was popular far before then. There are varying schools of thought as to whether you should eat vegetables in their raw form or whether they are better for you cooked....

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Why Healthy Fats Are So Important In Your Diet

I am a big believer in a diet that is supported by healthy fats.  I know that our bodies do so much better when we fuel from fat instead of processed sugar which is found in many of the breads and snacks here in the US. Our bodies simply do not...

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The Importance of Clean Protein

I know that there is a daunting amount of information out there about how to eat. There are also lots of diets that advocate a one size fits all approach to eating and eliminate entire food groups. That’s not what I am about. I am bringing you some simple nutrition...

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All about Herbs: Red Clover

Herbs and herbal remedies are fascinating to me. When I studied for my Master of Herbology, I was struck with the abundance of remedies that can be found in the natural world. I’ve always been into herbs but in recent years I’ve gained even more knowledge and it’s been wonderful...

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Top 10 Nutrient Dense Baking Ingredients

I want to begin this short article with a disclaimer…there are just some recipes where white flour and white sugar should not be replaced…why? Because just the memories alone from a good Martha Stewart sugar cookie is nourishing…right??? Some of my old recipes from childhood will always remain the same...

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Eating with Grace not Perfection

As I was meeting with my sweet client this morning…her thoughts constantly went back to all she had not done between our visits. I felt her discouragement, yet, I had noticed such a change in her attitude towards food and in her daily habits since we had begun our sessions...

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My food journey Part 2: “The gift of healing”

Besides struggling with disordered eating for most of my college years and into adulthood I had also struggled with a poor digestion for most of my life. I was overwhelmed by quite a bit of anxiety which made matters worse. In college, I kept a bottle of Pepto Bismol on...

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Listening to Your Body When It Comes To Dairy

Dairy can be a hot button issue whether you stay away from it completely, or you can’t imagine a life without cheese. Both sides feel very passionate about their stance.  For me, I realized over time that dairy was causing me problems. How did I know that? I realized that...

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