How to Improve Gut Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases and the weight we hold on to than we...

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How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

When I talk to groups or meet with clients, we almost ALWAYS spend time talking about food labels. Sometimes we discuss marketing tactics food companies use that aren't always accurate; sometimes we discuss reading the ingredient list to make sure you can...

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

If you are anything like me, I was trying to grab as much sleep as I possibly could before heading into the office. I got out of bed with just enough time to take a shower, get dressed, brush my teeth and sometimes, grab a granola bar for breakfast on my...

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or a little "fluffier".  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes...

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Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Easter has historically been the highlight of my sugar addiction. I have the sweetest grandmother (see what I did there 😉 ), but she has always given us each a large basket full of jelly beans and chocolates that should last a couple months. But as soon...

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5 Cholesterol Myths

Did you know there is a bit of an over-emphasis on cholesterol? But before we jump into some myths, let's make sure we're on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: "Cholesterol" is cholesterol While cholesterol is...

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What Matters 100x More Than Your Weight?

There is a reason we celebrate non-scale victories and sometimes ditch the scale altogether. You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I know I used to. I would get on the scale EVERY day and then overanalyze what those small...

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Sleeping Through The Night?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Don't fear...I have some great tips for you! The Impact Of Sleep On Our Health The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and...

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Coffee – Drink It Or Avoid It?

Coffee is one of those things - you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream), but how does it make you feel in your mind, your gut, etc? The crazy headlines that say coffee is...

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3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

We have ALL been there. Whether it's the holiday feasts at the end of the year or a special dinner out, before you know what happened, you overeat and get up from the table feeling bloated and tired. Sometimes it's the abundance of delicious food that...

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What is Metabolism?

“Metabolism” is thrown around a lot. You know that yours might be too slow if you are gaining or holding on to extra weight. But what exactly is metabolism? Technically, “metabolism” is the word that describes ALL the biomechanical reactions in your body....

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Breathing Through Stress

Stress has become so common in modern day society that we have been conditioned to expect it on a daily basis. We are so used to feeling stressed that even when we can relax, we question what we may have forgotten. Did I leave the toaster oven on? Did I...

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4 Systems to Manage “Busy”

Do you ever feel like you are so busy that you have no idea what direction you are going or why? Things are falling through the cracks and the overwhelm is at an all time high. Meanwhile, other people seem to just have it all together. Either they are only...

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Unlock Your Creativity

What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you think of the word ‘creativity’? Is it the image of an artist and their famous works? Perhaps DaVinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’, Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘David’, Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ or Shakespeare's...

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A Healthy Bite of Energy for Those Afternoon Slumps

Are you team chocolate or team vanilla? Yesterday I gave a workshop on eating for energy and took some of these delicious bites of energy with me for the participants to try. It was such a fun and engaged group of women and we seemed to be split between...

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7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals in 2018

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Have you set out with a goal “to become a better person” or “to lose weight” at some point now or in the past? If so you are not alone. But according to a story by U.S. News & World Report in 2015, about 80% of people...

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Top 3 Habits to Beat Stress

About 4 years ago, I remember standing in my office being unable to pull myself away from the chocolate bars stashed in the cabinet after Halloween. It was a busy afternoon in the PT clinic. I grabbed a candy bar and went to work with my patients. But EVERY time I...

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Heat vs. Ice: When to Use Each One After Injury

The thing I get asked about the most in the PT clinic is, “When do I use ice and when do I use heat?” This question has been the source of so much confusion. Is it ice or heat or alternate between the two? I recommend patients stick with ice for the first 24-48 hours...

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