Strategies to Enjoy the Sweetness of the Holiday Season

How are you doing/feeling now that the biggest sugar day of the year has arrived and the sweet holiday season is upon us? A lot of people share with me that “it’s all downhill” for them after Halloween and until … Read More

Good bacteria

How Do Food Intolerances and Allergies Develop?

The digestive system is really quite fascinating. It feeds us, nourishes us, gets rid of toxins, and is the home of up to 85% of our immune system.  And if you really think about it, it has to be one … Read More

When Giving up a Food Feels Like Cutting off a Thumb, aka “I Cried Over Eggs”

That’s how I felt when I found out I couldn’t eat eggs. How could it be? I LOVE eggs. They are my “go to” food. A staple. Nature’s perfectly packaged food. How could I be allergic to them? But I … Read More

Good Enough?

I have just returned from an amazing trip to Budapest, Hungary.  Aside from fun typical touristy experiences, I did an awful lot of sleeping, relaxing, mindful eating, thermal healing bathing, and soul searching.  The painting that I was able to … Read More

Tips for Staying Healthy While on Vacation (guest post by Cole Millen)

Well, it’s almost that time of the year again. Time for vacations, trips and spending time with loved ones. With all the hard work that you’ve put into getting healthy and feeling good in your body – wouldn’t it be … Read More

When Life Gives You Lemons…Do You Get Angry?

If so, perhaps it is time to make sure they are organic and do a liver cleanse!  🙂 According to Chinese 5 Element Theory – Spring is related to the Element – Wood.  The organ associated with Wood is the … Read More

The Most Toxic/Polluted Foods in the US

Because I want to see healthy, happy, and energized people, I urge everyone who cares about their and their family’s health to avoid these foods as much as possible or look for their organic varieties.  They are: sugar, corn, soy … Read More

Avocado is an aphrodisiac

This is one of my favorite times of year. Everything is coming up sprouts and there is more fresh produce in our local farmer’s market already! I love to go to the Troy and Schenectady markets and get everything as … Read More

The Brain in Your Belly

Did you know that our gut is the seat of our “second brain”? Did you know that your enteric nervous system (the one found in your gut) is actually made from the same embryonic material that your brain is? During fetal … Read More