FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH! February is heart month and as heart disease rates are on the rise, we find ourselves asking what we can do. If you have been told you need to lower your cholesterol, you may want to ask more questions! Cholesterol may not be the greatest marker of true cardiovascular risk, and…


Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits Recipe

SHRIMP AND CAULIFLOWER GRITS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Cauliflower is low in calories and carbohydrates and is incredibly nutrient dense, making it a great base for soups, purees and mashes. Cauliflower contains powerful sulfur compounds that have the ability to protect against cancer and detoxify the body, as well as significant amounts of vitamin C,…


Migas with spinach and peppers recipe

Migas with Spinach and Peppers Recipe

MIGAS WITH SPINACH AND PEPPERS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but unfortunately many people choose to skip this critical meal. Eating a protein-packed breakfast sets the foundation for your day, boosts your metabolism, and curbs cravings. When preparing or purchasing your breakfast, choose an option that incorporates…


Chocolate Covered Bacon Hearts Recipe

CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON HEARTS FOOD AS MEDICINE: Bacon is chock full of a very important nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory, from conception to Senior Status, and has been shown in university studies to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic mental impairments. Bacon provides us with substantial amounts…


health benefits of zucchini

Health Benefits of Zucchini

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ZUCCHINI FOOD AS MEDICINE: Did you know: zucchini is the cousin to squash and melons? Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese, vitamins C, A, and B, and antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are especially beneficial in protecting eye health, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts. The manganese, zinc, and B vitamins…


5 Foods to Remove From Your Pantry

5 Foods to Remove From Your Pantry Looking for an easy way to begin choosing clean foods? It all starts with your pantry! Here are five things to remove today! Remember, there is always room for a mindful indulgence or a food that may be richer in calories, but when a food has harmful effects,…


keto jalapeno popper recipe

Keto Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

KETO JALAPENO POPPERS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: The Standard American Diet (SAD) is predominately made up of carbohydrates and devoid of  healthy fats, nourishing proteins and disease fighting non starchy veggies. A diet high in carbohydrates (like the SAD) causes our body to become efficient at burning carbohydrates for fuel but unfortunately inefficient at burning…


what does clean eating mean

What Does Clean Eating Mean?

WHAT DOES CLEAN EATING MEAN? Each year, more than six billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into our environment. These chemicals and volatile compounds can accumulate in the body and impact overall health. Excess toxins and waste in the body leads to depression, lack of energy, skin conditions, weight gain, joint pain, headaches, muscle…


why fat free is not a healthy choice

Why Fat Free is Not a Healthy Choice

WHY FAT FREE IS NOT A HEALTHY CHOICE Oftentimes, clients are surprised to hear that I’m not going to encourage them to limit their fat caloric intake. In fact, I actually discourage them from eating fat-free diet foods. My primary focus is on structured timing and portion control. No number obsessing here! You’ll never hear…