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The Gift of Time

"What if you gave yourself a year?" I recently heard this comment on a podcast. It was in reference to how we often feel the urgency to make changes in a new year, yet when we make too many big changes too fast, we find ourselves unable to stick with any change at all. The [...]

A Delicious “Better-For-You” Holiday Cookie

Flourless, gluten-free, low(ish) sugar, vegan* It’s that time of year when we’re faced with holiday goodies every time we turn around. Most holiday treats lack nutrients and are amped up with scary amounts sugar. For example, according to MyFitnessPal, two homemade frosted sugar cookies contain about 108 grams of sugar (see nutrition facts below). Since chronic servings [...]

Are You Holding Onto Holiday Stress?

This past summer, I moved into an "old-new" home: "old," in that I once lived in this house before and "new," in that it's been renovated inside and out since I last lived here. (The "why"—behind how I lived here, then I didn't, and now I do—is a long story, better reserved for another day.) A [...]

What’s Your “Why?”

I don't eat gluten. I've learned—through trial, error, and educated guesses—that gluten makes my joints hurt. But I live with people who do. Every morning, I see the toaster on the counter or smell the aroma of toast wafting in the air after they've made breakfast. Some mornings, it really calls to me, reminding me [...]

Heartburn? Heal With More Acid.

Most people believe that heartburn or acid reflux is the result of too much stomach acid. Nothing could be further from the truth. Counterintuitively, these conditions are the result of too LITTLE stomach acid. The Role of Stomach Acid We need our stomachs to maintain a highly acidic environment to properly digest food, particularly proteins. When food doesn't get broken [...]

Are YOU Worried About Your Health?

A couple months ago, I asked my email subscribers and social media followers to answer a single question: What’s your biggest health concern? I asked because I have a deep desire to solve health-related problems, and I was interested in knowing what people might be struggling with. I’m fascinated by the fact that almost all [...]