Adaptogens!

I’ve been taking adaptogens for several years and I think they’re an important part of my ability to cope with my high-impact line of work.  What are adaptogens?  They’re super-foods, plants, and herbs that help us “adapt” to stress and maintain inner balance.  Different adaptogens target different parts of our bodies and brains and give…

Body’s Playing Tricks…

I thought this article from Best Life, 30 Ways Your Body Tricks You, was so interesting.  Our minds really are incredibly powerful!  My favorite was #7 Your feelings shape the world around you. We’d like to imagine that we view the world through an objective lens and can trust what we see. But researchers have…

Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…

Reinvent Your Sleep Routine

One of the biggest issues my clients discuss in therapy is a lack of comfortable, restful sleep.  Granted, my clients have almost all recently gone through drug or alcohol withdrawal, it’s a problem many of us can relate to.  I found a great article from Best Life: 15 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed. …

30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim

Those of you that know me are well aware that I’m NOT a morning person.  I try so hard to change my routine, and I’m still stuck in my night-owl rut.  I found this great article from Eat This, Not That: 30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim.  Tip #15 is Get…

Alkaline Water?

Several people close to me have recently been touting the benefits of alkaline water, so I decided to do some research.  There are claims that it improves yous skin, soothes acid reflux, promotes increased hydration, and even reduces cancer risk.  According to various sources including healthline, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  However, some…

Foods That Exacerbate Seasonal Allergies

Lately I’ve been getting so much great info from Eat This, Not That.  I had no idea that some foods were making my already terrible seasonal allergies even worse.  Check out the article here.

SPF from Food?

One of my favorite sites, Eat This, Not That, sends me regular emails with great nutrition and weight-loss secrets.  They have some awesome lists and are very informative, but this one article is a really new concept to me: you can get SPF benefits from food!  The idea never crossed my mind before.  And not…

Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health. For those of you that are unfamiliar with IIFYM, it stands for If It Fits Your Macros and you can learn more about that healthy lifestyle switch here.