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Protein Powder

Protein & Collagen

When you purchase protein powder or collagen, you expect it to support your health. But you have to be wise.

Vitamin D Soft Gel Capsule

If You Only Take One Supplement, It Should Be Vitamin D.

Unfortunately, this is the time of year when we most need vitamin D, and our bodies are least able to produce it.

Demystifying CBD & THC

Demystifying CBD & THC

I often receive questions about CBD & THC. What are the benefits and risks? How can you find a safe and effective product? Are they right for you?

Article 3 — Safety First_ How to Vet Your Own Supplements

Straight Talk About Supplements | Part 3:

Learn to vet your supplements to ensure their safety.

Article 2 — Are Your Supplements Lying to You

Straight Talk About Supplements | Part 2

Warning: Your supplement may contain hidden pharmaceuticals. The labels could be lying to you about their contents.

Article 1 — 5 Things You Need to Know About Supplments

Straight Talk About Supplements | Part 1

We love and hate supplements for good reasons: they offer the best of medicine and the worst of human deception.


Age Is Just a Number

Imagine the aging process in your body slowing down. Can we decelerate aging and live a vibrant life as we grow older? Wonder no more. We know that behaviors such as smoking, alcohol, and inadequate sleep can speed up the aging process. There are also many steps we can take to counteract the impact of…

Coach's Corner: 9 Servings of Veggies in Real Life

Coach’s Corner: 9 Servings of Veggies in Real Life

Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them. – Author unknown Blank stares. Sometimes that’s the response I get when I tell clients that the Institute for Functional Medicine recommends 9-12 servings of colorful vegetables each day. That is so different from the way that most of…

Red Rooibos Tea Supports Bone, Digestive, and Metabolic Health

Red Rooibos Tea Supports Bone, Digestive, and Metabolic Health

Red Rooibos tea is quickly becoming a popular beverage in the United States. My family was first exposed to the robust aroma of red rooibos tea by a young South African woman who stayed with us for about a year. I was surprised to learn that much of this caffeine-free, herbal, hot drink is cultivated…

Meal Planning in Real Life

Coach’s Corner: Meal Planning in Real Life

Meal Planning in Real Life   How to Get Healthy and Tasty Food on the Table More Efficiently Meal planning is a frequent topic of conversation in health coaching sessions. How can you get in the 9-12 servings of vegetables AND hit your protein goals without turning cooking into your full-time job?   I asked…

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger

Discover the Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea | My Daughter’s Daily Elixir

Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea   A Delicious and Nutritious Daily Ritual Do you know what my daughter Abigail’s latest obsession is? It’s a little cup of tea, (or really more like multiple cups) made with turmeric and ginger, and it’s become part of her daily routine. As a parent, I couldn’t be happier…

What's the Big Deal About Bread

Coach’s Corner: What’s the Big Deal About Bread?

Is Bread Healthy? Clients frequently ask me about bread and wonder whether they should eat it regularly – or at all. So, I’m about to wade into a somewhat touchy subject and discuss some of the pitfalls of bread and what to look for in choosing bread that supports your health goals.     Four…

All About Herbals Hibiscus

All About Herbals: Hibiscus

The Benefits of Hibiscus Tea My son, Khalil, loves hibiscus tea and it’s saving his life. Now, I know that sounds like a crazy statement. We talk about food as medicine, but can an herbal tea actually have such incredible healing properties? Today I’d like to do something a little different. This post is the…


Coach’s Corner: What are Healthy Carbs?

Are You Afraid of Carbs? Carbohydrates are a frequent topic of conversation in coaching sessions. My clients often want to know: How many and what kinds of carbs should I eat? If I remove processed carbs from my diet, won’t I experience low energy? Should I avoid carbs?   The answer to that question relies…