tips to fight the holiday bulge

5 Tips to Fight the Holiday Bulge

5 TIPS TO FIGHT THE HOLIDAY BULGE The average weight gain over the holiday season is said to be 7-10 pounds. This is no surprise as it is the season of eating and drinking! With holiday gatherings, work parties, and many other celebrations and reasons to overindulge, it’s no wonder most fall victim to the…


pumpkin pie spice latte recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Recipe

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE LATTE RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Indulge in the sweet flavors of the coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte without all of the calories and toxins. Pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A, zinc, and phytocompounds. Unlike its Starbucks counterpart which contains potassium sorbate, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors, this pumpkin pie…


drinks to boost your immune system

Drinks to Boost Your Immune System

DRINKS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM We often think of beverages as empty calories, but what about using drinks to boost your immune system? As the weather gets colder this is an optimal way to warm up while promoting your wellness. Below are three drink recipes which double as a health tonic that can warm…


what is ketosis

What is Ketosis?

WHAT IS KETOSIS? What is ketosis? Many of us have heard the term, but lack a full understanding of what ketosis really is. Ketosis is the breakdown of fat (both dietary and stored body fat) into ketone bodies to be used as fuel for the body. The preferred source of fuel for the body is…


Taming Sugar Cravings

TAMING SUGAR CRAVINGS Some days, it’s hard to resist reaching for a candy bar or pint of ice cream. Luckily, we have the inside scoop on how to tame those pesky sugar cravings. Eat regularly To control your sugar cravings, eat every 3-4 hours. Now, that doesn’t mean full meals. You should be eating 3…


pot roast recipe

Naturally Nourished Pot Roast Recipe

NATURALLY NOURISHED POT ROAST RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Our pot roast recipe is a great make-ahead, one-pot meal and the leftovers get better each day! Chuck or rump roast will be a more affordable option and is made tender by braising in the slow cooker with aromatic herbs, bone broth, and vegetables. Grassfed beef is rich…


Carrots: Two Ways

CARROTS: TWO WAYS Our whole team is crazy for carrots! Whether they’re raw, steamed or mashed, they’re a delicious and healthy treat. We previously wrote a blog on the health benefits of this root vegetable. Today, we’re featuring carrots two ways. Maple-Glazed Carrots Ingredients: 1 bunch of carrots 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons…


HPA axis

The HPA-axis: Managing Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

THE HPA-AXIS: MANAGING STRESS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE Did you know the HPA-axis (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal), also known as “fight-or-flight,” plays a dynamic role in bodily function? When appropriately activated, this stress response can aid in survival. When over-activated, it can lead to destructive imbalance. The HPA-axis regulates your body’s health from body temperature to satiety, fluid retention,…


health benefits of carrots

Health Benefits of Carrots

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROTS Carrots are one of my favorite veggies for their diverse functionality in the kitchen and impressive array of food-as-medicine compounds! The health benefits of carrots are numerous, but they are best known for their antioxidant qualities. Beta-carotene is compound found in orange-yellow fleshed produce that has a wide-range of disease fighting qualities.…