Digestion · Food As Medicine · Mindfulness

Are You Kind to the Person in the Mirror?

I want you to imagine for a minute, a child who is scared and struggling with something. Who is constantly faced with a parent who criticizes them for not being better? That parent continually shares how disappointed and betrayed they feel because the child isn’t meeting their expectations. We can only imagine what the child… Continue reading Are You Kind to the Person in the Mirror?

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The Foundation to Optimal Health

Bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, IBS, and an uncomfortable sense of fullness are all far from optimal health. Yet many of us suffer from these on a daily basis and in some cases we are so familiar with those symptoms that we don’t realize just how bad they really are. What you may not know is… Continue reading The Foundation to Optimal Health

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What I Learned From Kicking My Addiction!

Once upon a time I ate healthy…or at least I thought I did. Sure, I lacked enough energy to get through the day, and battled with the endless colds and sinus infections and hated myself for not having enough willpower to walk away from that candy bar but so did so many people around me… Continue reading What I Learned From Kicking My Addiction!

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Capes, Curiosity, and Change

“…Secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person” is what they say on an airplane during the safety demonstration. Which got me wondering, how many of us follow that advice in our own lives? Do you take care of yourself before taking care of others? If “putting yourself first” sounds too selfish… Continue reading Capes, Curiosity, and Change

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My Compass

My relationship with food, health and wellness has gone up and down many times in my life. In my early adult years, I considered myself healthy. I loved a good sweat-fest and followed the ADA food pyramid guidelines for what to eat. But despite my laser focus I still didn’t feel right – from depression,… Continue reading My Compass