10 Steps to Better Digestion

Do you feel like your food is just sitting in your stomach for hours after you eat? Or is the opposite happening, and you are running to the bathroom before you have even finished your meal? You are not alone, and there are things you can do improve the situation. (more…)

How to Relieve Constipation – Simple Foods and Practices

I have had many clients and friends suffer from stomach issues, who were living in pain, not realizing that they were suffering from constipation. It can be an easy problem to resolve if you know what to do.

Here are three simple tips that I learned:

 

WATER, WATER, WATER

Did you know that up to 75% of Americans are dehydrated? The problem is much more prevalent than most of us realize. Water is needed to help the food pass through the small and large intestine, along with the colon and rectum, as it can take up to 24 hours for food to pass from the mouth to the anus. In the intestine alone, one gallon of fluids is absorbed daily to help with digestion. In the colon alone, 5 to 10 pounds of fecal matter can be stored because of dehydration caused by lack of water.

 

EXERCISE 

Moving your body every day is key to daily bowel movements. What is the best kind of exercise to do? The one you will get  done on a daily basis! You don’t have to do a ‘killer’ workout every day for it to be considered exercise; just get up and  MOVE. Outside is ideal, but just get it done! Getting 20 to 30 minutes of continuous movement will help move your bowels. (more…)

Eating Clean on a Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest hurdle most people have to clean eating isn’t the food.  Fresh, homemade, organic food is delicious! It isn’t giving up those ‘unclean’ foods. There may be that one food you just can’t let go of, but that isn’t (more…)

The Skinny on the Elimination Diet

When you realize that your digestion is much less than optimal and you feel terrible, it is time to do something about it.

I got to that point and started noticing that I had symptoms like gassiness, bloating, constipation, and sharp cramp-like pains that started happening a lot. I knew (more…)

Tune up your body in 2 weeks

Detox is not as scary as you think!

 

You know how nice it feels to drive your car home after getting a tune up? The oil is squeaky clean, the fluids have been topped off, windshield wipers have been changed, tire pressure is at that perfect level, and it’s (more…)

Healthy Snacking

 

Cravings happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Snacking can be a bad habit to get into, because the snacks we choose are often junky, un-nutritious, and high in calories, (more…)

3 Things you can do now to be healthier

 

Can I tell you something?

There’s something that I didn’t realize when I first started working one-on-one with people who want to make their health and wellness a priority, people who are sick of feeling less than amazing, and people who are confused about who to listen to for (more…)

Want to lift your mood?

 

How does food affect your mood?

Did you know that food has vibrations that allow it to create change in our bodies on a cellular level?  Food that is alive and from the earth will energize and invigorate you, while processed, pre-packaged, dead food will leave you feeling lethargic (more…)

Does winter make you fat?

Many people start going into hibernation mode come dropping temps.  They eat heavier foods. They gain (more) weight. They cozy up and hunker down.

There are numerous holiday parties that start after Thanksgiving leading up to Christmas.  Work parties, family parties, drinks with your friends, neighborhood potlucks, cookie swaps.  The list (more…)