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…
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.
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…
What if, this year, we stayed on the healthy path straight through the holidays? Seriously – it can be done! Here are a few ideas team Be Well cooked up to help avoid common seasonal pitfalls and keep your diet clean from now through New Year’s Day and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
I talked to many clients this week who are anxious about their healthy eating going out the window over the Thanksgiving holiday. This comes up especially if you’re travelling to visit family where you may have less control over what you’re eating.
For more than 40 years, we’ve been told eating too much salt is killing us.
It’s quite debatable whether carbohydrates are essential for human nutrition, but for most people, they’re the fuel their body runs on. Going on an extreme low-carb or no-carb diet causes some folks to have barely enough energy to hoist a coffee cup in the morning. At the opposite end of the scale, overdoing it on carbs, even the good ones, ends up having a negative impact on mood, weight, energy, digestion, immunity, and more. In my practice, I would say most people seem to eat more carbs than their metabolism can handle.