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Meal Plan: 2/5/2018

Good morning! Usually for meal plan Mondays I write about dinner ideas for the week, but today I am going to take a break from that to discuss healthy breakfasts. The first meal of the day is an important one.  And we set the bar pretty high with what we ask of it: low sugar,…

Ten Tips To Kick The Winter Blahs

We’ve moved out of the sparkle and festivity of the holidays, past the excitement of a new year with new aspirations, and are settling into the last push until spring. The gray clouds today inspired me to do a little write up for those of us who struggle with the seemingly endless gray of a…

Meal Plan: 1/29/2018

Happy Monday! How are you all surviving the flu season? It’s a doozy this year… the CDC is reporting that the flu is especially bad this year, and that if you have the flu PLEASE stay home, wash those hands, cough into your elbow, and eat TONS of raw garlic (ok, I might have added…

Anxiety

Today I’m writing about one of the most common things I see in my practice: feelings of anxiety. As a naturopathic physician, I am trained to help assess for physical causes of psychological stress, and often work in partnership with mental health professionals. In this blog post, I’ll explore what anxiety is, discuss underlying causes…

Meal Plan: 1/22/18

It’s that time of the week! I’m craving veggies, so this week has a few vegan recipes along with the animal fare. I often substitute based on what’s in season or on sale, and a couple of these recipes definitely will be getting some variations! But that’s what’s fun about cooking: you can color WAY…

Meal Plan: 1/15/18

Did you know I do a meal plan every week? I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot better at making healthy dinners if I have a plan. I find that when I’m tired at the end of a long day, my creative juices take a hit and I just want to make anything…

Hydration

Water does so many things in the body! Water promotes the proper elimination of toxins and prevents premature wrinkling and discoloration of skin. All the cartilage padding of your joints and spine rely on being hydrated to maintain their padding. When dehydration occurs, cartilage is weakened and joint repair slows. When the body is dehydrated,…

Creating Successful Change

This is the time of year when people reassess where they’re at in regards to their life and health goals, and may decide to make some changes.  Many people struggle with altering their routines. Here are some tips for creating successful change. The first one on the list is the longest, and it is also…

Food Based Nutrition

Did you know that the regular foods you eat can help with keeping your body healthy? Here’s a few to eat to give your body what it needs to function well. Antioxidant rich foods: There are many sources of antioxidant rich foods, but berries and green tea are your best bets for potency and bioavailability.…