July 23, 2014 Thumbnail image for Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Girl gets diagnosis. SIBO. Girl freaks out about restrictive diet. Girl gets creative and realizes it’s not so bad. Girl invents mug cake recipe. Bliss. Lovely little fairy tale, no? In all seriousness, though, I have SIBO. What is that you ask? SIBO = Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? In short, it […]

July 8, 2014 Thumbnail image for Snap Out of It: 6 Tips That Really Will De-funk Your Mood

Snap Out of It: 6 Tips That Really Will De-funk Your Mood

You’re in a bad mood. As far as you are concerned, the sun has stopped shinning and a dark cloud has set in over your head. You know, like in the cartoons where it only rains on one character. First one negative thought arrives, then a bunch of its buddies follow. Pretty soon you are […]

February 25, 2014 Thumbnail image for 5 Tips for Better Sleep

5 Tips for Better Sleep

Many of us have trouble with sleep. We don’t get enough and when we do, sometimes it just isn’t restful or rejuvenating. When we don’t get proper sleep, our biorhythms get disturbed, we have spouts of low energy during the day, our immunity is lowered, and we do not detoxify properly. Sleep is such an […]

February 13, 2014 Thumbnail image for Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

It’s 3pm, you’re at work, and the hunger starts to kick in. Do you ignore it and power through since you’re going to be leaving in a few hours, or do you make your way to the vending machine to satisfy a craving?  It’s so easy to scrounge up some quarters to buy a bag […]

January 20, 2014 Thumbnail image for Nontoxic Beauty Products and Why You Should Care (Guest Post)

Nontoxic Beauty Products and Why You Should Care (Guest Post)

My passion for clean, nontoxic beauty started out of necessity.  About a year ago, I became ill with Histamine Intolerance (HIT) which is a very serious condition in which your body becomes sensitive and reactive to many foods and environmental triggers. My management and recovery of HIT included a very restrictive diet as well as […]

January 14, 2014 Thumbnail image for Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

The following guest blog post highlights the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. I completely agree with this and believe it is helpful to find sources of omega-3s that you can easily incorporate into your meals. In addition to the sources discussed below, you can also include grass-fed meats, flax seeds, chia […]

January 3, 2014 Thumbnail image for Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

There is a Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas in the new year for good luck. I always remember eating my peas with ham in them. So I picked up a ham hock from my favorite pork company at the farmer’s market and developed this easy recipe. Ideally you want to soak any beans […]

November 25, 2013 Thumbnail image for Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Resources

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Resources

It is almost that time! One of my favorite holidays (because hey who doesn’t like a holiday centered around food). This year, I am trying to prepare a mostly Paleo Thanksgiving meal, while also accommodating the requests of my family members. I want everyone to be happy! Thus, I will be preparing a turkey (I […]