Unless you've been living under a rock (in which case, I envy you), you're probably aware of the recent prominent suicides that have taken place. One in particular affected me deeply. Anthony Bourdain was someone I looked up to and admired since his mid 2000's show No Reservations. His eloquence and approach to culture and food was unmatched. His authenticity and earnest way of speaking, gave me hope that there is a way to unite people and break down the man made borders we've created. How could someone who seemingly had everything take his own life?Read More
When it comes to making lasting changes, the most difficult part seems to be consistency and planning. Most people start out doing well, being committed and organized then one thing happens that throws them off kilter and meal prep is no longer a part of their routine. How do I know this? Been there, done that.
I know - strong words, right? Life changing seems like something that should be reserved for moving to a new country or having a baby or something grand along those lines. But what happens if every day of your life you're in pain and miserable and have to carry that pain with you and then suddenly you're not? That friends is life changing. Going gluten free has done that for me.Read More
How many of you have blamed your moods on your hormones? You know, you suddenly get emotional for no reason half way through your cycle, start crying at that horse rescue video you saw on twitter (maybe that's just me) or suddenly snap at your partner because they forgot to pick up eggs? We can all agree, hormones have a deep impact on our lives. I mean for good reason because for about 30-35 years we are biologically a vehicle for creating and carrying human life. Whether we choose to do so or not, is a different story but we can't change biology - we are designed to perpetuate the species.Read More
Whenever I get into conversation with friends, family or co-workers, the topic of food inevitably comes up - not even by my own doing, though I probably have a little to do with steering it in that direction. People love talking about what food they like, why and how they prepare it but what's often not talked about is the way they feel after they eat.Read More
Being informed about individual nutrients is important but thinking of them in a vacuum won't provide much benefit unless they work in synergy with other nutrients.
But one nutrient in particular that's caught my attention recently is vitamin B12. Though most of us have heard about this vitamin, I don't think we really understand the severity of vitamin B12 deficiency. When we go about our daily life, exhausted, anxious and depressed with brain fog hanging heavily over us, we don't necessarily think about vitamin B12 being a missing piece.Read More