Breaking Out in Hives: My Struggle with Urticaria

Have you ever looked in the mirror only to find itchy, raised, pink, red, or skin-colored hives spanning the surface of your skin? If so, you’re not alone! Hives – also called urticaria – are more common than you may think. Nearly 1 in 5 individuals will develop some form of urticaria at least once […]

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8 Sneaky Foods That May Be Causing Inflammation

Inflammation is one of those trigger words that you probably automatically associate with “bad.” But when injuries and foreign invaders are present in your body, inflammatory processes act as a defense mechanism to protect and heal you. So, in this sense, you want inflammation to occur! However, you can have “too much of a good […]

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10 “Healthy” Foods That May Not Be So Healthy

One of the most common statements my clients tell me when beginning their health journey is: I want to eat better, but I don’t know how to start. And I get it. Changing your current diet and lifestyle can be daunting, especially when there is a plethora of options at the grocery store. Unfortunately, so […]

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Why Eating In-Season is Healthier (& More Delicious)

Have you ever noticed that butternut squash tends to taste better in the fall? Your taste buds aren’t deceiving you! The change of seasons makes certain produce that grows best during that season more flavorful because it’s fresher, riper, and juicier than its out-of-season counterpart. In-season produce not only tastes better, but it’s healthier for […]

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15 Healthy Tips & Tricks for Dining Out

Many of my clients assume eating at restaurants is forbidden if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but that’s simply not true! I love dining at restaurants, admiring the atmosphere, trying new items on the menu, and socializing with my friends and family over delicious food (that I didn’t have to cook myself!). The […]

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The Lesser-Known Signs of Dehydration

Many clients come to me with troubling symptoms like brain fog, dry skin, and sugar cravings. The solution to these problems is often more straightforward than they realize: drink more water!  Dehydration occurs when there isn’t enough fluid in the body for it to function effectively. For example, illness can cause dehydration because you’re actively […]

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The Magic of Phytochemicals

Did you know that richly colored fruits and vegetables are better for your health? That’s why I always tell my clients to eat the rainbow! The color of each fruit and veggie corresponds to a different phytochemical, and each color has various benefits for the body. Phytochemicals can protect against certain illnesses like cancers, heart […]

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Inflammation and Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know

As we age, the topic of osteoporosis is discussed more regularly. If you’re a woman around the age of menopause or older, your doctor has likely mentioned this disease to you in passing. Or maybe you’ve heard of others exhibiting the early signs of osteoporosis. But what exactly is osteoporosis? Is it preventable? And why is it […]

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