When I used to hear the word collagen, typically skin care and face creams would pop into my head. And if you're not deeply entrenched in the gut healing world you may not know that collagen is actually very beneficial for healing the gut. If you've been following me for a bit, you've noticed that I try to incorporate collagen whenever possible.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
The alarm went off in what seemed like the middle of the night. I kicked the blanket off pausing a moment for a stretch. I was the same person but everything was different. A tiny life was slowly growing inside me. Once sleep started fading, I dangled one leg off the bed then another, finally making my way on to my feet. I felt it move through me starting at the top of my head pushing against my skin, pulsing. Wave after wave of nausea shattered the last bit of sleep. And there it was - an official sign that I was pregnant.Read More
When it comes to spices, many of us think of them as flavor enhancers in food. And while that's true, most spices contain a ton of health benefits. However, there's one spice that stands out in particular. And that's turmeric.
Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian cooking for thousands of years and Ayurvedic medicine considers it to be not just food but medicine.Read More
I've alluded to the fact that I have gut issues (surprise!), hence the inception of this blog. Working towards healing it is not a one time deal but rather a continual lifestyle and maintenance of a certain balance that allows me to essentially be pain free - more or less.Read More
"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world" - E. Hemingway. This is one of my favorite quotes and I whole heartedly agree. I view wine as multilayered, complex and incredibly intriguing. To me wine represents more than just a bottle of red, white, pink or bubbly. Making a bottle of wine from start to finish, is simply an art in my book.Read More