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Category Archives for Mind and Body

What is self-care and why is it important

  Defining self-care is easy…. because it’s the opposite of self-sabotage or self-control. To successfully achieve self-care…. You need to have a self-care plan. It’s through that structured plan that… you’re going to be able to properly care for your well being. Self-care is not just about brushing your teeth or combing your hair…. Self-care […]

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Why Some Raw Vegetables Cause Gas and How to Avoid It

Raw food has so many benefits. It’s rich in enzymes, all the vitamins remain intact, and typically it’s easier on the digestive system than cooked food. Until it’s not… you see there are just some vegetables that are difficult to digest raw. Particularly vegetables in the cruciferous family- cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower etc. The reason […]

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A Day of Clean Eating Recipes

Eating clean can be easy, fun and totally delicious. Here’s a peek into the daily delights that eating clean has to offer. Ready to detoxify, boost your energy, feel and look your best? It all starts with the daily choice to take action.   IN THE MORNING Drink warm water with lemon and a pinch […]

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Why Some Raw Vegetables Cause Gas and How to Avoid It

Raw food has so many benefits. It’s rich in enzymes, all the vitamins remain intact, and typically it’s easier on the digestive system than cooked food. Until it’s not… you see there are just some vegetables that are difficult to digest raw. Particularly vegetables in the cruciferous family- cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower etc. The reason […]

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The Power of Avocado Oil and How to Use It

Avocado oil is a nutrient dense oil that should be in everyone’s cupboard. It’s great for cooking, skin care and digestive health and offers more benefits than I can list. It might just be the next coconut oil… maybe. So what’s so great about avocado oil?   Oleic acid – The same fatty acid that […]

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Nourishing Your Inner Kingdom Smoothie

Your inner kingdom, your microbiome, your gut symbiosis, these are all different words for the same thing. How healthy your inner world is depicts what shows up health wise in your outer world. Keeping your gut healthy and happy is one of the big secrets to good digestion, glowing skin and increased energy. The more […]

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How to Get Started with Fermentation

Fermentation is so much fun but it can also be daunting! You don’t want to do the wrong thing and make yourself sick, but you definitely want the amazing benefits that homemade ferments have to offer. Fear not, fermentation isn’t nearly as scary as it seems. The great thing about fermenting your own food is […]

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How I Use Self-Belly Massage for Better Digestion and Stress Relief

Massage is a powerful practice for improving circulation, removing unwanted toxins and calming the nervous system. The ancient Maya developed a type of massage specifically for the abdomen, other cultures utilize abdominal massage in their healing modalities also.   The benefits of abdominal massage are the same as regular massage, though they offer additional benefits […]

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