Tom was reminiscing about enjoying enchiladas in Mexico.
I had a cabbage sitting in my fridge.
"Steamed cabbage leaves", I thought, "could make decent enchilada wraps!"
Truly, the goodness of enchiladas equals the meat, the sauce and the cheese. Would Tom even miss tortillas?Read More
One of the fascinating things I have discovered while working with clients is that food issues get in the way of experiencing life to the fullest. While this may sound obvious to readers who are in the midst of a food struggle, I didn't make this connection until I fully adopted a primal lifestyle.Read More
Happy New Year, friends! Tom and I have just returned from a beautiful trip to Mexico, filled with sun, seafood, sand, nature, guacamole, and a bit of tequila. We had a fabulous time, staying fairly true to our primal roots, with a glorious exception here and there. The exceptions were fun (warm homemade corn tortillas with fried shrimp and queso fresco!) but now we are ready to get back on track.Read More
Today I want to talk about belief.
I will start by sharing a personal story. For the past 15+ years Tom and I have gone on a tropical vacation for the winter holidays. Traditionally I spent the months before vacation exercising ferociously and severely restricting my diet so that I could be "bikini" ready. I repeated this behavior year after year.Read More
Anyone feeling a twinge of holiday anxiety? I am!
Last week I recommended taking on the role of an observer, to pay attention to behavioral patterns and automatic responses regarding holiday treats.
I try to practice what I preach. As a result I've noticed a steady increase in my anxiety levels and a corresponding desire to create and indulge in paleo/keto treats.Read More
I overheard a conversation earlier this week: a woman was lamenting that she had "totally overdone it" over the holiday weekend. She felt she'd gone crazy at the dessert table and now she was off the rails, devouring every sugary item in sight.Read More
My coworker, a very gracious hostess, requested my menu input for our annual holiday party.
She said, "I know there are a handful of you on that restrictive diet, and I don't know how to prepare for that!"
I was taken aback! I was on a restrictive diet? This was news to me.Read More
What do you do while you eat?
Do you watch Netflix, play with your phone, drive, work at the computer, walk, read a book?
Does it feel strange to sit and eat a meal slowly, without any other distractions?Read More
I was recently trying to redesign my website. I'd received some vague advice about how my site was lacking. All of a sudden I felt like my website sucked. I felt confused about how to fix it. I didn't know where to start.Read More
I recently received a fantastic reader inquiry regarding dairy (keep those questions coming!). There is a quite a bit of dissension in the ancestral health world regarding dairy. For example:
Paleo enthusiasts avoid dairy.
Primal enthusiasts enjoy dairy, in moderation.
Keto/LCHF enthusiasts generally think dairy is great!Read More
I've sung the praises of fat, I've discussed health issues associated with certain carbohydrates, and now it's time for the final macronutrient: protein. A common misconception is that the LCHF (low carb high fat), primal and keto eating plans equate to bacon, eggs and steak all day long. This is most certainly not the case!Read More
In Back to Basics Part 1 we discussed how humans can use primarily glucose (usually from carbohydrates) or primarily fat for fuel. Part 2 explained the difference between the three macronutrients that comprise our food: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Today I would like to discuss carbohydrates, in particular the differences in carbohydrate consumption for both a glucose and fat burner.Read More
In my last post I discussed the body's utilization of glucose versus fat for fuel. Let's say you are intrigued by the idea of becoming a fat burner. There are a few things to understand before you jump in. To begin, what are macronutrients?Read More
Each time I begin to work with a new client I am reminded that the world of health and nutrition can be confusing and overwhelming. In this Back to Basics series I will answer the most common questions I receive, to help you make the best choices for your lifestyle.
Let's start with energy and fuel!Read More
Homemade bone broth is a super food. It's full of healthy proteins, minerals and amino acids. Bone broth aids immunity, heals joins and inflammation, promotes healthy digestion, and gives you beautiful skin and hair! Here is an awesome article by Chris Kresser, if you would like to dive deep into the world of bone broth. I credit bone broth with keeping Tom and I healthy during cold and flu season.Read More
Vitamin D is an essential hormone; it improves immunity; assists in the absorption of important nutrients; increases feel good hormones; and oversees cell activity by acting on the P53 gene, which identifies damaged cells and assists in their self-destruction.
Our bodies need the sun to make Vitamin D.Read More
"I can't believe something this decadent is healthy!" -Tom, after trying his first bite of my newest recipe, Spinach Goat Cheese Artichoke Dip.
Well yes, Tom, when you are following a high fat keto plan a snack like this IS healthy!Read More
The solstice is upon us, the trees are releasing their leaves, and the holidays are quickly approaching. How amazing would it be if this year, you walked into your holiday dinner, loving your body and feeling fabulous?Read More