1. 10 Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

    The holidays are a time for indulgence. And I’m not just talking about the big pile of presents. I’m talking cookies and cocktails and cocoa and LOTS of them! I believe that if you eat well the majority of the time — particularly at home and by bringing healthy, homemade meals to work — then you can most certainly indulge while out at a restaurant or…


  2. 7 Ways to Save Money on Healthy, Real Food

    A real food diet is the cornerstone of good health. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. So it breaks my heart when readers tell me how they struggle to balance buying the best quality food for their families with their budgets. And I totally get it — healthy, real food can definitely be more expensive (thanks to our country’s backwards, profit-before-people…


  3. 10 Ways to Give Your Liver Some Extra Love

    Your liver is one hardworking hustler of an organ. It filters 1.4 liters of blood a minute, removing potentially toxic substances and pathogens It creates bile to break down fats, allowing the body to assimilate the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K It manages day-to-day blood sugar regulation It produces hormones and has the job of conjugating or deconjugating hormones…


  4. Why Most Salad Dressing Is Unhealthy + How to Make Your Own

    Salad Dressing: it’s probably the last thing you’d suspect to have all sorts of nasty ingredients in it. I mean after all, it’s just salad dressing. If this is what you’re thinking, then keep reading! While it doesn’t really seem like it at first, salad dressing is actually a processed food-like product. If you’re going to be eating a bowl…


  5. Is Your Breakfast Actually Dessert?

    There’s a major problem with most typical American breakfasts. They’re absolutely loaded with sugar. Often times, more sugar than found in dessert! Now of course, this is probably obvious for certain breakfast options like pancakes and waffles. But what about the seemingly “healthier” options like yogurt and granola bars? Certainly those are healthy, right? Not necessarily… Even many breakfast foods marketed as “healthy” are packed…