how detoxification works in the body

How does detoxification work in the body?

Detoxification is a hot topic in nutrition and has been for a while (like millennia?).  There are extremes in this debate: those that say “the body does detox all on its own, all detox diets are scams” and those trying to sell you everything under the sun as a detox diet that will heal you […]

asparagus, pomegranate, spinach salad

Spinach Salad With Pomegranate And Asparagus

This is a detox friendly, simple fall salad to load you up with nutrients. A mix of good fats, greens, and phytonutrients.  In particular, this salad is packed with vitamins A and K, magnesium, and essential fatty acids. Pomegranates for example, contain Ellagic acid which has been shown in studies to help your liver fight cancer causing chemicals. This […]

why should you buy organic produce

Is It Important To Eat Organic Foods?

Deep dive on buying organic Every week I work on small improvements to my diet and habits, hoping that they accrue over time. One of the important things that I’ve been focusing on more and more is seeking out organic products. In general, avoiding unnecessary chemicals is high up on my to do list, and […]

sweet garlic buffalo salmon

Sweet-Spicy Garlic Buffalo Salmon

This is an awesome and simple recipe that I’m sharing with my newsletter subscribers (sign up here). When I cooked this recipe up I paired it with this marinated snap peas recipe, so that’s a great pairing if you’d like to do both. Salmon is a favorite around my house because it is a super […]

what's in your gut microbiome

How To Improve The Health Of Your Gut Microbiome

Deep dive on gut health and the microbiome Over the last month I’ve been on a gut-health focused diet. This diet is based on a gut intelligence test I did with Viome. So, I thought it was good timing to dive in deeper to learn more. I was surprised to see the test recommend that […]

sesame soy marinated sugar snap peas

Sesame Soy Marinated Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are one of my favorite vegetables. Most of the time when I make sugar snap peas, I’ll sauté them, but this week I decided to make them into more of a marinated salad to keep their crunch and freshness. This recipe is really simple to make and full of flavor! I’d recommend […]

mindful eating and slowing down

Use Mindful Eating and More To Eat Healthier Every Day

This post on using small changes and mindful eating to help you make sustainable progress on your health goals is a modified version of a newsletter that I wrote. Every week I share nutrition insights and tips, along with a recipe and recommendations for things to read, listen to, or try. I would be stoked […]

spiced tofu and eggplant with yogurt sauce

Spiced Tofu and Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

This is one of my favorite recipes. We make the spiced tofu and eggplant frequently because it is pretty simple, but also really tasty. We don’t always make this with the yogurt sauce, sometimes we’ll just use hummus instead, but the yogurt sauce is awesome. Here are some simple modifications you can make to this […]

Best Healthy Cooking Oils To Use And The Least Healthy Oils To Avoid

Deep dive on healthy and unhealthy cooking oils TL;DR Replace high omega-6 vegetable oils and shortening with healthier alternatives like avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil. Learn the smoke point of these oils so you can use them the right way and keep them healthy. Recommendations for that below.  Let’s cover which […]

sweet potato spinach and pomegranate salad

Fall Sweet Potato And Pomegranate Spinach Salad

We’re getting into fall, so it’s time to start throwing together some fall inspired recipes! One of my favorite fall ingredients sweet potato. This sweet potato salad puts together some incredibly nutritious and delicious ingredients to create a recipe that you’ll love. It’s hearty, filling, and full of flavor! This recipe would be perfect for […]

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