tips & tricks


Fall Back Wisely

That’s right, it is our bi-annual clock changing habit this weekend — fall back an hour. Have you ever noticed that your body starts to adjust to the fading light? I decided to track my waking and bedtimes leading into this fall’s time change. Well, as of this week, my body has already fallen back one hour! Curious about this…


Scale: Friend or Foe?

Do you ever define your success by a number on the scale?  What is the scale really measuring? All very good questions. I started my first Whole30 Reset on January 1st. I allowed myself a break from GAPS after completing the very long introduction. In less than two weeks, I was fully derailed. I felt bloated, cranky, and discouraged. I…


Looking Back at 2016

Throughout 2016, I wrote about themes like SIBO, habits, recipes and health-related book reviews. But as always certain posts resonate with my readers. So what rose to the top for 2016? Lots of recipes! So I guess I know what I should be bringing to you for 2017.  Regardless, here are 2016’s favs … …drum roll, please… Tweetable:  “Good health and good…


Staying the Course

December is here and so is the busyness of the holiday season. Many of you are bustling about at the mall, rushing off to Christmas parties and productions, and forgetting to take care of yourself in the process. Before Christmas day arrives, you are frazzled, lethargic and feeling sick. BUT instead with a few simple “holiday-dos,” you can thrive through…


What’s On Your Counter?

Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Many individuals choose to spring clean their surrounds by decluttering and organizing. But did you know that what’s on your countertop correlates to your body mass index (BMI)? [1] Recent research out of Cornell University revealed that what is on your countertop does, in fact, reflect on your hips. The…