Beauty to Prevent Breast Cancer

I am so stinking excited to have my friend Heather Vitone here for today's guest post! As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can't go far without seeing pink and hearing about all things breast cancer. Sometimes all this desensitizes us to the issue, but this all-to-prevalent disease needs to... Continue Reading →

Teaching Kids to Love Their Bodies

Dozens of studies have looked at how children view their bodies and when the best age to intervene would be to promote body satisfaction. It appears this can occur as young as 7-9 years old. My graduate school thesis was on this very topic and was shocked how many children in kindergarten and first grade... Continue Reading →

E-Cigarettes – NOT a healthy alternative

I’m sure you’ve all heard of vaping before (using an e-cigarette). It initially started as an alternative to traditional tobacco products that didn’t require have all the horrible chemicals of standard cigarettes. For this reason, many people looked at it as a healthy alternative to cigarettes or even a method to quit smoking all together. ... Continue Reading →

Changing Food from Adversary to Ally – Part 3

If you haven't checked them out already, take some time and review Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. In Part 1, I introduce the concept of functional medicine and the influence the environment and our choices have on out gut health. In part 2, I dive into using the FODMAP diet to promote... Continue Reading →

Changing Food from Adversary to Ally – Part 2

Earlier this week I started a mini-series on food intolerances and allergies. If you're just tuning in now, be sure to check out part 1 of this series here - http://bit.ly/2ZkCsfS. Today I'm going to tackle an approach to managing food intolerances. I will be posting more about food allergies next week! In the last... Continue Reading →

Changing Food from Adversary to Ally – Part 1

You can't go far without before you find someone with a food intolerance. At least here in CO, I hear comments about food intolerances almost daily. It’s pretty clear that food allergies are one of the hot topics in health, wellness and nutrition. There are countless headlines about the next food that may be wreaking... Continue Reading →

Carbs don’t have to be the enemy!

Carbs have gotten a bad rap over the past 20 years. In the early 2000s, Atkins and South Beach touted the importance of eliminating large groups of carbs. In the 2010s, Paelo and Keto broke into mainstream culture. Numerous studies tout the health benefits of a low-carb lifestyle and many people swear that their lives... Continue Reading →

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