Stress & Digestion

Did you know that stress & anxiety can impair digestion? If you deal with digestive issues such as constant bloating or indigestion, a good question to ask yourself is, “Am I calm and relaxed at meal time?” 

When you bring stress from work, anxiety about a circumstance, or frustration in a relationship to the table, your body may not be in the optimal state to digest your meal. The same goes for food fear and guilt. If you feel like you’re eating something you “shouldn’t” or a “bad food,” those thoughts can trigger negative emotions, cause you stress (mental, emotional and physical) and hinder your ability to digestive efficiently.

Here are simple ways to calm your nervous system and get your body back to “rest & digest” mode:

*Take several deep, slow breaths. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

*Remind yourself that the healthiest thing you can do at mealtime is to eat slowly, mindfully and with enjoyment.

*Express gratitude for the meal. 

*You may now dig in!

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What’s the best diet to follow?

“What’s the best diet to follow?”

“What’s the best way of eating?”

I completely understand why I’m asked this so often.

There is SO.MUCH.CONFUSION. 

Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free… there is an overwhelming amount of contradicting information and many become paralyzed, not knowing what to eat.

As a holistic health coach, I believe in bio-individuality. 

Each of us are unique and our bodies have different needs.

Therefore, I work backwards and start with YOU.

Here is an example of some questions I ask my clients:

~What foods do YOU enjoy?

~What way of eating makes YOU feel your best?

~What way of eating would YOU be able stick to longterm?

Rather than forcing yourself to follow the rigid rules of a particular protocol, start with your body and build from there.

If you’re currently feeling confused by all the nutritional noise out there, I encourage you to take a step back, take a deep breath & get back to the basics of YOUR body.⁣

I’m always here to help! 

Email me with any questions you may have.

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Overnight Oats {recipe}

In need of a quick breakfast? Try this easy make-ahead Overnight oats recipe for those busy mornings!


In the mix:
1/3c organic oats
2/3c unsweetened cashew milk
2 tsp chia seeds
1 scoop plant protein powder
loads of cinnamon
*Combine & store in the fridge overnight.
*In the morning add toppings of choice, such as fresh fruit, nut butter, bee pollen, chopped nuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao nibs, etc.!
*Such a quick, easy & filling breakfast option that you can grab & go!

Enjoy!

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Natural ways to fight a cold & boost your immune system

OIL OF OREGANO ~ a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. It has antibacterial, antiviral & antifungal properties!

IMMUNE SUPPORT SHOT ~ Buried Treasure ACF is a great product for keeping your immune system strong during cold and flu season! I take 1-2T in the morning for prevention in the winter months and anytime I feel that I am coming down with something.

It has tons of great ingredients to help support the immune system, including Elderberry, Olive leaf, Astragalus, Reishi mushroom, Ginger, Echinacea and more.

COLD CALM ~ Homeopathic cold “medicine.” I take this as directed, as soon as I feel something coming on.

TEA + HONEY ~ I drink tons of tea regularly, but especially when feeling sick. I love this Echinacea tea & “Throat Coat” tea by the company, Traditional Medicinals.

*Benefits of Echinacea: Studies have shown that Echinacea reduces the chances of catching a common cold and also reduces the duration of a cold.

*Benefits of Manuka honey: Manuka has antiviral and antibacterial properties and is great for soothing a sore throat.

~SORE THROAT RELIEF:
.Gargle with warm salt water
.Zinc lozenges
.Manuka honey drops infused with ginger & echinacea
.”Throat Coat” tea by Traditional Medicinals

~ZINC & ELDERBERRY LOZENGES


Zinc ~ studies have found that zinc lozenges may reduce the duration of cold by as much as 50%

Elderberry ~ a great immune booster that can help with cold & flu symptoms


~REST!
Have plenty of fluids (water, tea, soups) and give your body rest so it can recover!

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