Posts in Health
My Favorite Clean (and Affordable) Skin Care Products

Did you know that approximately 60% of the ingredients in our skin and beauty care products we use on a daily basis gets absorbed into our bodies? With that being true, I want to highlight today the importance of choosing safe (and effective!) skin and body care products that support health in the same way eating nutritious food does. The products we use on our skin can have a similar effect as eating healthy or unhealthy food. They can cause disease, reactions and ill health the same way eating toxic ingredients can.

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5 Ways To Balance Blood Sugar

Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is such a key element of good overall health. So much so, that I’d consider it one of the top three things you can do to for your health besides maintaining proper gut bacteria and managing inflammation levels. Both high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can lead to many negative side effects, from mild to major. Tiredness, feeling “hangry” or angry after not eating for a while, inability to focus, headaches, low-blood pressure, and constant hunger may be all too familiar symptoms you deal with everyday.

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Ingredient Label Series - I

Welcome to the first post in the Ingredient Label Series, where we’ll be exploring how to read an ingredient label on a product!In this series, I’ll be highlighting several different common products that you can find in any grocery store and break down a few red flag ingredients in them. I’ll show you how to quickly and efficiently look at ingredient labels and determine what (if any) value the food product has to offer.

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The Real Way to Read a Nutrition Label

Today we are chatting about nutrition labels, how to read them, and what to really look at when gazing at the information on the back of a food product. You may think it’s easy to understand what all that information is, but there’s more to it! (Of course, because this is nutrition, after all!)

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Micronutrients & Why They Are So Important

We're taking a deep dive into one of the most important and essential lessons of nutrition today...micronutrients! What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to function. Energy metabolism, formation of cells and tissues, and enzymatic reactions all depend on vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients.

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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me!

I thought it would be a fun to introduce myself a little more on this blog of mine, and let you all get to know me better! I love it when I read blogs or articles and the authors are real, honest and let their readers know they are real people with similar lives. That's when a real connection is felt. So here we go, hope you all enjoy reading more about me!

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11 Secrets To Making Healthy Eating Easier

Trust me when I say that I know making the shift to healthy eating isn’t always easy. I have most certainly been there. No matter what your motivation is for making a shift to your diet, consider these tips on how to start eating healthier!

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How to Lose Weight The Healthy Way

So, you want to lose weight…?It’s January, and chances are either you, or someone you know is trying to lose weight this year. With so much misinformation about weight loss out there it can be daunting to know where to start or how to set a realistic weight loss goal.

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Healthy Travel Tips

Many of us have trips, vacations and travels nearing with the start of the holiday season approaching.  For many, this includes a break in our normal food habits and routines, different foods, more “treats and cheats”, different sleeping habits, more exposure to bacteria and viruses and overall less access to healthy foods. It can be stressful on our bodies and leave us feeling depleted and just plain “gross” after returning from a trip.

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Healthy Finds At Target

I was walking around the grocery section at everyone's favorite store, Target the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of healthy, real-food options they now carry! I A major road block to healthy eating is availability of healthier and nutritious foods, I hear it all the time from people. However, I know it's possible! It's becoming easier and easier to find healthy options, which is great news for you and I, but for people who are maybe somewhat less nutrition savvy and are being exposed to healthier foods in a more traditional grocery store.

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The Most Important Things You Should Do to Start Getting Healthy

Everyday we hear about new ways to lose weight, get healthier or some type of food we should avoid because of its supposed health effects. But, when you get right down to it, there are some basic ideas and things you can implement pretty simply to start getting healthy. It doesn't take a cleanse or a wacky diet to start feeling better. It takes some simple ideas and a little bit of mindfulness to see some big changes without a lot of work. Read on for my tips!

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Paleo Explained

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely interested or have at least heard of the term “Paleo diet”. Also known as the caveman, primal or ancestral diet. There are variances between each of these terms, but the basic premise is the same. The foods that make up these diets are those foods that our ancestors who roamed the land about 2.6 million years ago had access to in their natural environments. This means meat in all its forms, plants, fruits, fats and oils, nuts and seeds and limited natural sweeteners. 

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