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Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

We need to consume healthy fats in order to have a healthy body.  Fat is a nutrient, and just like we need a certain amount of carbohydrates and protein, we also need to eat fat in order to have energy, to absorb vitamins and to support brain and heart health.  I am a Health Coach, not a doctor, so you…

Simple, Daily Detox for Optimum Health

Simple, Daily Detox for Optimum Health

Detoxing is vital to do in this toxic world. For so many years as a health coach, I focused simply on digestion because I do believe that good digestion leads to a healthy life. But then one day I realized that in order to have good digestion, you must be detoxing properly. The light went off in my head. Detox…

3 New Autumn Smoothies

3 New Autumn Smoothies

If you are in the northeast like I am, your body may feel tricked into thinking it is still summer with these 80 degree sunny days – but your brain knows better. Today marks our official, first day of Autumn (my favorite season btw). We are in what I call that “in between stage”. You know the new season is…

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste

Many people have asked me about composting.  I know I seem like the kind of person that would do this, but it’s just not in my blood.  I am however, super mindful of the amount of waste we produce each day.  Over the summer my daughter and I visited my best friends farm in upstate NY that is completely “off…

How Does Food Affect Your Mood?

How Does Food Affect Your Mood?

Did you know that food has vibrations that allow it to create change in our bodies on a cellular level? Food that is alive and from the earth will energize and invigorate you, while processed, pre-packaged, dead food will leave you feeling lethargic and uninspired, like a light that has fizzled out.  Makes sense doesn’t it?  Dark green leafy vegetables…

How to Love Yourself

How to Love Yourself

What does it mean to love yourself? It means to accept yourself exactly as you are – to acknowledge the aspects of yourself that you cannot change. It also means to have a positive self image and self respect. To love yourself means to NOT be arrogant, conceited or think you are better than anyone else. It means having a…

3 New Winter Soups…

Hearty Barley & Root Veggie Soup 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion chopped 2 leeks thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup organic pearled barley 8 -10 cups homemade broth (your choice which kind) 10 thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1 large celery root, peeled and chopped (sometimes called celiac) 1 pound parsnips, peeled and chopped Salt…