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Migraines, Nutrition & Food Sensitivities

At the ripe old age of 12, my migraines began. I learned to treat them with prescription medications, but never learned how to prevent them until I was in my 30's. By the time I was 27, my migraines were so crippling that I often found myself unable to even teach a 90 minute yoga

Thriving with Diabetes

It’s natural to feel that the diagnosis of diabetes is a real curse. If your diagnosis is new, it’s alright to give yourself time to grieve and process. But don’t stay in that space too long. In the case of diabetes, these lessons include adopting the healthy lifestyle factors that our bodies need. You know,

Nutrition Therapy for Crohn’s Disease

"All disease begins in the gut." - Hippocrates My clients know that I LOOOOOVE talking guts! The art and science of digestive health is really, really interesting, especially as our knowledge of it grows through research. Our guts are dynamic and impact every other system in our bodies. Unfortunately, digestive problems poop on a lot of people's parties.

Thriving as a Vegetarian with Diabetes

Let's face it. Living with diabetes is no simple thing. And figuring out what you can safely eat to keep your blood sugars within safe ranges - not too high, not too low - can be quite the learning curve. When I first started training with diabetes educators, I was disappointed to learn that the

Reasons you need to meditate

The more we meditate, the less negativity we carry around. Any agitation that does arise, it resolves more quickly. Meditation helps us clean up our internal environment so that we can move through events more easily and with less (or no) stress.

GAPS diet to help brain, gut, mental health

The GAPS diet has worldwide fans who use it to help gut disorders, autism, learning disorders, mood disorders, and mental illness. This is known as Gut and Psychology Syndrome. I asked Penelope Ferguson, a Certified GAPS practitioner and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, to help explain the GAPS diet in a podcast interview (her description below). It

How a low FODMAPs diet can improve your digestion and IBS

People who have intolerances to FODMAPs foods may suffer gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, or increased pathogenic bacteria as a result of certain carbohydrates fermenting. Many of my patients have found relief when I've helped them through the FODMAP method. It's clinically demonstrated to help 75% of patients improve their IBS symptoms. Recently, I wrote about

Where to Find Sustainable, Healthy Salmon

And what are some delicious salmon recipes? Salmon, as well as other fish, face a lot of threats from environmental damage, dam-construction, poisoned waters, and over-fishing. But you can help ensure salmon are healthy to eat and are available for future generations by voting with your dollars. Alaska gives the opportunity to really learn these

Mindful Eating: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit

Do you ever find yourself repeating the mantra "I will not eat junk food. I will not eat junk food." Then, at your next social event, you're diving in at the dessert table. Or, you go home for the holidays to your loving - and maybe a tad crazy - family. You've worked on reforming

Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy

I started working with pregnant and postpartum women in 2008. Lily Nichols shares rare pearls for having the best possible pregnancy in this interview. Lily Nichols is a nutrition expert in prenatal health and diabetes. She passionately addresses these questions: This is an awesome, jam-packed interview. You'll probably want to take notes, or plan to

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