A Pre-Conception Nutrition Plan for Women and Men

The other day, I was talking to my friend and her husband about their plans for getting pregnant when she said, “I think we’ll just grab a bottle of wine and give it a go.” As fun as that sounds, it’s unfortunately one of the worst ways to conceive. Think about it: your future child… Read more »

The Long Road: Half Marathon and Marathon Training for Beginners

These days with the mountains of articles written daily on training and nutrition it can be hard to not suffer from paralysis by analysis. The most important thing is not to be perfect, but to start and refine your approach later as needed.

Soy Is Not A Health Food: 6 Problems With Soy

While soy may not kill you outright, soy’s ability to undermine health is significant, and as a Wellness Practitioner I always advise my patients to remove it from their diets. Why? Because soy plays a role in the development of a number of debilitating conditions, which can morph into far larger problems down the line…

5 Cruciferous Veggies to Embrace

This overlooked but valuable veggie family is a delicious, healthy way to fuel your body and feed the good bacteria in your gut as you load up on vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Named for their cross-shaped flowers, these nutritious veggies — including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale to name a few — have been closely associated with lowered cancer risk in numerous studies. In other words, these superfoods are the real deal.

How To Build The Perfect Smoothie

Is it obvious that we’re huge fans of smoothies? Well, we are. They’re an everyday staple on the Be Well Cleanse, and even after the cleanse is over, we recommend having smoothies for breakfast. People are always asking me what are the best things to add to smoothies, so here’s a little overview of how to make delicious shakes that are sugar, gluten and dairy free…

The Tool That Will Help You Enjoy Holiday Meals Again

As the holidays parties and meals are added to our calendars it’s easy for our minds to shift to an “all or nothing” way of thinking when it comes to our dietary limitations. This way of thinking about the holidays is not only no fun, but also sets us up for failure again and again. The 80/20 mentality is a valuable tool that shifts perspective and creates success when eating, especially in times like the holidays when our dietary habits seem to bend and break.

5 Easy Tips To Detox This Fall

Take advantage of this time of year and cleanse with the season by implementing small tweaks to create sustainable results. Whether you want to go all out and participate in a cleanse or simply aim to drink more water, here are five simple and effective tips to cleanse with Fall.

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Sans Gluten and Dairy

There’s always room for a little indulgence over the holidays, but there are lots of simple changes you can make in your own kitchen add nutrients and nourish your body without sacrificing taste at all. Here are a few fantastic ones (all dairy free and gluten free!) to try this Thanksgiving.