Health & Wellness

A Holistic Guide to Spring Seasonal Allergies

Originally published on April 7, 2018 by Institute of Integrative Nutrition. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and nature is blooming. This can only mean one thing: Spring has officially sprung! Many of us have been anxiously waiting to put away those bulky winter coats, dust off our lighter … Continue reading

Blog, Health & Wellness, Vegan and Vegetarian Health, Women's Hormonal Health

The 5 Supplements You Need to Be Taking Daily

Everyone has a different opinion about supplements. People tend to go one of two ways: conservative or liberal. Conservatives think that we can get all the nutrients we need from our diet, and liberals think that supplements can make up for a bad diet. In regards to supplements, I encourage you to be a moderate. … Continue reading

Blog, Herbal Remedies/Drinks, Period Health, Recipes, Women's Hormonal Health

A Hormone Balancing Tea For Painful or Irregular Periods

A painful period is your body's way of telling you something is off. If you are missing work or school because of a painful cycle, then something is wrong. Ideally, your period would sneak up on you with ninja stealth. No cramping, no bloating, no breast tenderness, no extreme fatigue. Your cycle would come every 21-35 days, and … Continue reading

Blog, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormonal Health

6 Alternatives to the Birth Control Pill

When I was 23, after having been on the birth control pill since the age of 14 (prescribed for ovarian cysts), I had had enough of the horrible side effects of the pill. So I quit. And guess what? I didn’t have a period for three months, I had terrible acne, and I was experiencing mood … Continue reading

Blog, Health & Wellness, Period Health, Women's Hormonal Health, Women's Hormonal Health

9 Reasons to Avoid Using the Birth Control Pill

Have you ever visited your gynecologist with complaints such as ovarian cysts, painful periods, or PMS? And did he or she tell you to “start taking the birth control pill?”. I bet they did. Now raise your hand if you did just that, and perhaps, yes, some of the symptoms went away, only to result … Continue reading

Herbal Remedies/Drinks, Recipes, Uncategorized

Turmeric Latte

From curing the common cold to preventing or fighting against cancer, turmeric is an essential spice that you should become familiar with. With a long history of being used in traditional medicines such as ancient India’s Ayurveda, it has lately become more recognized in western practices – it’s really no surprise that it is currently … Continue reading

Chocolate, Recipes, Sweet Treats

Goji Berry Chocolate “Cheesecake”

Goji berries and chocolate are a delicious duo. I mean- not as orgasmic as peanut butter and chocolate, but pretty darn close. That's why I created this goji berry and chocolate "cheesecake". And something cool I learned fro the recipe? Goji berries turn orange when you blend them! Wasn't expecting that one. What You Will … Continue reading

Juices, Recipes, Weight Loss

Bloated Blues Beet Juice

Feeling bloated? Perhaps you are about to start your "Ladies' Holiday" or have been indulging in foods you don't normally eat? Don't be sad!  It happens to the best of us! My favorite way to reset and get back on track is with this beet, celery, ginger, lemon and apple juice. Celery and beets are … Continue reading

Blog, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Protein. It’s vital for our health. But did you know that too much protein can actually increase the rate of chronic disease and weight gain? The other day I was at a popular “healthy” chain where they offered a gluten-free, hemp-seed brownie, advertised to have tons of protein. First of all, not only was this … Continue reading

Blog, Brain Health, Health & Wellness

How Sugar Affects Your Mood

Depression is a subject that hits close to home, as I struggled with ADD and depression from the age of 10.  When I was 18,  I ditched the anti depressants and instead started focusing on my diet and lifestyle. And guess what? It worked! (To find out more about how you, too can ditch your depressants click … Continue reading