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 class. Skull-crushing pain would often immobilize me in my bedroom for 2-3 days at a time, twice per week. I had no life and barely functioned. I was so depressed because I was already living a thoroughly healthy life, or so I thought.

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Will You Help Me Nourish Hungry Kids?

Katlynn was the poor girl in school. I remember that her clothes were often not clean, and her hair often matted. She lived in a Super 8 motel room where her mother worked as a maid. Katrina and her two younger brothers attended the same school as me during elementary and middle school. Katlynn was shy and rarely spoke. Looking back, I wonder if she was too distracted by hunger to socialize.

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Thriving with Diabetes

You can thrive despite having 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, all the stuff you heard before you were diagnosed: eating well, sleeping, managing stress, exercising.

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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. Of the many things that can go functionally awry with your guts, inflammatory bowel diseases are growing in popularity.

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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 vegetarian diet is pretty tricky for people with diabetes. Why? One word. Carbs.

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