The One Minute Guide to Sugar (and Why It’s So Bad!)

I think we can all universally agree that too much sugar is not a good thing. Sugar makes us hyper and then it makes us cranky and tired. We crave sugar. We go searching through our pantry for a fix. We all know this - but it seems like no...

There’s A Condition Called Leaky Gut and It’s a Very Hot Topic

Do you have any chronic illnesses? I hope not. How about the smaller ailments like fatigue, allergies, mood swings, constipation, eczema, bad breath, joint pain or lack of libido? If you said yes to any of those, then you might have Leaky Gut. (I guess this means that almost everyone I...

What is the Deal With Gluten Anyway?

Everyone seems to be talking about it - they're either gluten free or annoyed by gluten free people (thanks BuzzFeed), but noone seems to know what it is and why it's so popular. Even Jimmy Kimmel got in on the action with this widely shared skit about gluten free people not...

Foodie Friday

Welcome to Foodie Friday, where I share some of my favorite recipes, shopping and cooking tips and gadgets from this week. First up, is a little food art - it's something I've been playing around with for this past year in an effort to get my children to eat a...

Mid-month Check-in

My family thinks I'm crazy with all of my diet restrictions. Normally, I would follow my own advice and eat all my meals at home, but my mom and little sister were in town for a visit, so many meals were shared together. I nitpicked over everything, naturally (What's...

Why Food, Nutrition & Diets are so Confusing

I once read a book about the raw food diet. I was so inspired that I ate nothing but salads, nuts and dark chocolate for a week.  I couldn't wait to transform into a glowing goddess. Instead I was just hungry all the time...and probably pretty unpleasant to be around....