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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Why You Want To Eat What’s In Season

Why You Want To Eat What’s In Season: the benefits of eating foods that are in season and locally grown.

It’s said that there is a time and place for everything – the same could be said about food. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing foods that are in season.

Health: when we eat foods that are in season, we allow the produce the time to grow and fully ripen. Because of this, seasonal fruits and vegetables have a higher nutritional content.

Taste: seasonal foods are picked at the peak of freshness, so not only have the foods reached their potential nutritionally, but have also reached peak flavor as well.


Sustainability
: organic seasonal foods are grown in a sustainable manner by farmers who use farming methods that not only protect our planet, but also our health. By abstaining from using toxic chemicals, poisonous pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified seeds, these farmers provide us with healthier foods.

Environment: eating with the seasons and purchasing local foods helps to protect our planet because it reduces the number of miles your food has to travel before it reaches your plate. This helps cut back on the amount of fuel used, which reduces pollution.

Economic: when you buy organic, seasonal and locally grown foods you help provide financial support to the farmers in your area, which helps to grow your local economy. Additionally, seasonal foods are much more affordable since there is an abundance of them. This will save you money on your grocery bills.

Harmony: when you eat with the seasons you are working in tandem with Mother Nature and connecting with the natural rhythms of the Earth.

The labels on all produce and foods items will tell you the country of origin. Aim to buy foods from your country or shop at your local farmer’s markets. For more information on seasonal eating, visit: sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/Facebookrssinstagram