Lemons and Limes

When life hands you lemons (or limes), squeeze them into room temperature water first thing in the am. Below are some benefits of drinking this bright and vibrant elixir first thing in the morning. Should you happen to find yourself at my place in the a.m., know that I will hand you a glass of…

How to Love Your Liver

Who loves their liver? I do! I think about and try to care for my liver as it’s critical for maintaining optimal health. The liver boasts the title of the largest organ in the body. It sits on the right side body under the rib cage, weighs 3-4 pounds & contains about 10% of the…

Knife Skills

Do scroll through the ‘gram looking at pictures of beautifully crafted food and wish you were able to make something that looked half as good? What if I told you the foundation for doing so was actually pretty simple? I often hear people say they don’t know how to cook, they don’t like to cook…

Lungs and Large Intestine (Yin/Yang)

Did you know that in TCM, the lungs and large intestine form a yin and yang pair? They work together as a team. Peak Function/Hours: Lung: 3-5 am – Ever wake up during that time short of breath? LI: 5-7am – Do you wake up and immediately have to go to the bathroom (that’s good…

Kale

Who loves Kale? I do! Whether it was Beyonce who made it a starlet or it’s over all nutrient density put it on the map, kale is still the darling of the dark leafy greens. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. There’s no getting around it’s just really f***ing good for you. It’s a liver…

Office Tips – Lunch at Your Desk – Stress Management

Office- Lunch at Your Desk Who falls into the trap of sitting at our desks while eating lunch? 🙋🏻‍♀️The age old conundrum. Articles advise “try to step away for 30 mins or enjoy lunch outside”. While a fan of that advice, I’m no stranger to a crazy day in the office where lunch at your…

Onions

Onions Do onions make you cry when you cut them? There is a reason for that as they produce a chemical irritant to stimulate tears. The Doctrine of Signatures asserts that onions look like the cells in our body and that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. Which means, they…

Mood and Your Microbiome

Mood & Microbiome This 📸 was taken by my lovely friend @maureen.shannon. No clue what she said to make me 😂, but she has an amazing sense of humor. We were clearly in a great mood. Speaking of mood, did you know food and mood are connected? You may be thinking “Wtf is a microbiome and…

Nutrient Density

You’ve heard the phrases nutrient dense foods and nutrient density, but wtf does that mean? . For our bodies to function, we need a mix of macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the well known protein, carbs and fat. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. Nutrient-dense foods contain a good mix of both macro and micro nutrients….

Overnight Oats with Mashed Sweet Potato

Have you wondered how to get more veggies in your body at breakfast?  What about adding mashed sweet potatoes to lightly sweetened overnight oats?  Sounds a little weird, but it’s delightful, the sweet potato helps the pancreas out, the oats provide fiber, the coconut milk, chia and walnuts are all good fats.  It’s super delicious…