Fermented Foods to Aid with Gut Health

So what exactly is fermentation and why is it beneficial? Fermentation is the breaking down of the natural sugars in food by bacteria and yeast. This process creates a food naturally abundant in probiotics as the foods contain many live bacteria. There is also a lot of emerging research that has found potential connections between…

8 Ways to Remember to Drink Water

We have all been told that hydration is important – here are 8 ways to not only remember, but to encourage you to drink more water. Hydration is important regardless of the season. Water is needed throughout the body to function properly as it plays a role in metabolism, digestion, temperature regulation, cellular function, and…

My 2023 Word/Theme of the Year: Exploration

A couple of years ago I was asked to define what I wanted my word of the year would be. This word would embody what I wanted for the year or the overall theme of the year. In 2022, my word of the year was gratitude as I had found that I had slipped into…

What Is a Restorative Home and Why Do You Need to Create One?

Like many Americans, I spent a majority of my time indoors, the majority of which is within our home. With the recent rise of minimalism and slow living appearing in headlines I have also noticed the increased discussion of how your surrounding may affect you. As a person who’s career is centered on health and…

Christmas Bucket List 2022

It’s the most beautiful time of the year!!! I absolutely love Christmas and the whole winter season in general. I find there are reasons to love each season if you look hard enough and are willing to be open-minded. Christmas happens to be my most favorite holiday season of all and for a multitude of…

How to Stop Overeating During the Holidays

Every year the holidays come around and with it a lot of emotions. For a variety of reasons, these may lend themselves to excitement and nostalgia or to stress and overwhelm. Food is often a focal point of the holiday season which for many can make it that much more stressful and difficult to navigate….

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables for Autumn

Looking to eat with the seasons? Here are the fall fruits and vegetables you should look for at farmers’ markets and in the produce aisles. Not only are the crops generally more affordable in season, they also taste significantly better and are more nutritious. However, the specific crops and harvest dates for autumn produce will…

Activities to Celebrate the Autumn Season

While Autumn only really began today, I have already been celebrating the season due to our unseasonably cool weather where I live for a few weeks. I love all seasons, but my husband likes to say that if I were a season, I would be autumn. To me, autumn is the start of the end…