Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

8 Ways to Start Taking Better Care of Yourself

These days, it feels as though we’re all in the midst of a self-care crisis. “Me time” almost always means looking after other people, focusing on workplace projects, or dealing with issues that aren’t related to our emotional, physical, and mental needs. In fact, we constantly tell ourselves that we don’t have enough time for […]

Antinutrients: Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Them

There seems to be a lot written about “antinutrients” in the diet-blogosphere these days, especially by those who have aligned themselves with ancestral or low carb diets. Usually antinutrients are discussed in terms of why they should be avoided. I mean, really, they’re called antinutrients, aren’t they? If nutrients are good, then it’s obvious that antinutrients […]

5 Energy-Boosting Alternatives to Coffee

Do you schedule your day around your access to coffee? Does your energy crash after your caffeine hit, making you desperate for an afternoon nap? Well, we have five healthy, energy-boosting alternatives that will keep you moving. But first let’s discuss why you might want to make changes to your coffee habit. How Much Is […]

4 Steps to Losing Weight on Keto (The Right Way)

Have you recently heard or read about people losing a ton of weight on a ketogenic diet? If you’re wondering if this is really possible—and if a keto diet may be right for you—today’s article can help. I’ll be covering the basics of a ketogenic diet, the potential health benefits of being in ketosis, and […]

Gardening, Part I: Is It Really Worth It?

My husband recently enjoyed a three-day weekend with the family. As we pondered what to do with our extra time off, I thought about finally starting our garden. We’ve talked about it for three years now but just haven’t found the motivation to get started. After all, a daunting amount of prep goes into a […]

7 Things Skin Says About Your Health

Our skin is a natural barometer of our overall health. The healthier we are on the inside, the more we shine from the outside—and who doesn’t want glowing, clear skin with no blemishes? However, our skin is important in other ways as well. It acts as an armor to guard our organs from physical harm. […]

Does Skipping Breakfast Affect Your Weight?

The simple answer to this question is yes. In my clinic, I’ve seen time and again that people who regularly skip breakfast are more likely to become overweight or obese. And they’re surprised to learn that not eating, or eating less, can lead to weight gain! Contrary to the belief that skipping breakfast means you […]

What Does Your Body Mean to You?

I was sitting in my kitchen, eating my post workout snack (Greek yogurt with organic blueberries and strawberries), when a funny question popped in my head. Should I add almonds, even though they’re not my favorite, because food is the fuel for our bodies. Thinking of this instantly brought back a memory from high school. […]

Starting the Day Right: 5 Tips for Lasting Energy

Do you struggle to wake up in the morning? Does your energy lag as you go throughout your work day? Do you sometimes feel like you’re constantly running on empty? If so, you’re not alone. Energy is a huge struggle for many of us because our are lives aren’t in balance. If you need some […]

Do You Take Your Phone to Bed? Follow These Tips to Avoid a Bad Night’s Sleep

Are you guilty of taking your phone to bed with you? You’re not alone. Probably millions of people place their phones underneath their pillow or on the bedside table every night—that is, if they haven’t fallen asleep with their phone clutched in their hand. If you’re seeking a good night’s sleep, lying down with your […]

How to Plant a Simple Summer Herb Garden

Just a few months from now, the promise of gardens bursting with delicious potential will become a reality. Well, for gardeners with seedlings sprouting in sun-filled kitchens and window sills, that is. Rather than wandering by filled with envy, why not make this the year you join the gardening party? The good news is that […]

Butter: Delicious and Wonderfully Nutritious

Parents always have fun stories to tell about their kids, and my parents are no exception. In their favorite story about me as a baby, I’m a little Houdini. At not even two-years old, I’d already mastered the art of escaping from my crib at night, no matter what my parents did to keep me […]

Secrets of Healthy Eating from a Holistic Nutritionist

In these modern times, eating and living healthy can be extremely challenging— sometimes it even seems impossible. With all the processed convenience foods that are readily available in grocery stores, it can be quite difficult to choose the most suitable and healthiest foods for you. Understanding nutrition in general is very confusing—minimize a little bit […]

How to Eat Organic on a Budget

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure you have too: It’s too expensive to eat organic. But I finally decided to ditch the excuses and figure out how to make it work. Through a lot of planning, some readjusting of my expectations, and a little work, I think I’ve figured it out. Do we really […]

Vegetarianism Truly Explained

Meat isn’t good for our bodies. We only ate it in the olden days due to necessity. Now we should eat it sparingly, if at all. Animal products were never meant for human consumption, especially milk and other dairy products. Our bodies cannot digest them properly. Besides, consuming meat and dairy products is cruel to […]

The Anti-Anxiety Nutrition Plan

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States. Over 18 percent of people suffer from it, but very few actually seek treatment. Do you occasionally suffer from anxiety? If so, how do you deal with the symptoms listed below? Is there any hope for improving or even eliminating them? […]

Health Benefits from Cutting Out White Sugar

Sugar is a substance that’s almost impossible to avoid these days because it’s added to so many food products. Sugar is a source of calories that our bodies use as energy. And if we consume sugar from whole, unprocessed foods, it contains nutrients that will be better utilized by the body. Refined white sugar, however, […]

A Personal Trainer’s Top 5 Hacks for a Great Morning Routine

Being a personal trainer has taught me a lot, but one of the most important things I’ve learned is how to set myself up for success first thing in the morning. In this post, I’ll help you do the same with five simple yet powerful self-health hacks you can do every day. So let’s get […]

7 Reasons to Eat Pumpkin Seeds Daily

Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of pumpkin seeds—they pack quite a punch. Even if pumpkins are already part of your diet, you should consider adding the seeds as well. After all, they’re packed with tons of nutrients, and they’re just as delicious to eat as pumpkins. Also, when it comes to consuming the […]