Preparing for a trip involves more than throwing some clothes in a bag and jetting off. There are other things to consider, like, what will my body require when I am away from my normal food and health supportive routine, away from home? I have seen
Are you in love with fungi? Or in loathe?According to my extensive mushroom investigation most people are vehemently in one camp or the other, it's quite rare to find a wishy washy mushroom lover (or hater for that matter.)Well, I am in love.
I wrote about Thanksgiving here and here, check those posts out if you are looking for some solid advice on how to attack the day, but this year what I'd actually like to share is how I spend the days BEFORE (and a few after) the holiday, because as
Chamomile is a potent herb with wonderful healing benefits. Learn 10 amazing things to do with chamomile from a sleep-aid to a DIY eye treatment.A wild patch of chamomile lined the driveway of my childhood home. I remember picking the
I am not a fitness bunny. As a matter of fact, fitness is still the part of my healthy journey that I struggle with the most. I consider myself a very active person but I often struggle to get in more focused periods of exercise.I also have some
There are many things I absolutely LOVE about summer, long lazy days, fresh produce galore, tons of outdoor play time, and just that general sense that frolicking and fun is right around the corner. Summer also has another side. Overbooked social
I was in the ER last week (long story...don't worry it's blog-able) and the woman next to me in triage asked if I could help fill out her "triage" card, you know, the "why are you in the ER today card." Sure, I said, what would you like me to write?
As I was packing my bags this morning to head home for the holiday weekend, my brain was swirling with warm fuzzy thoughts of my Moms' Easter bread, or Paska.This bread is a "worth it" food for me. Yes, it is made with white flour which is
MYTH #1 Healthy eating means giving up all the delicious foods that you love.TRUTH -Someone once said to me, "I saw your travel snack post on Instagram and I thought ugh, is this the way I'm going to have to live?" (I had some goji berries
Have you ever been in a smoothie rut? I have. For the past few weeks I have suffered from both a smoothie rut AND a touch of writers block, oh the horror!! Honestly, I've been a bit bluesy. Maybe it's the desperate desire for some spring time action
During an interview a few years ago Karen, my BFF and co-founder of Nutritious America, was asked if I had any secret food sins. She didn't skip a beat and said, "Abra love's mayonnaise"She was correct. I would, in fact, choose creamy mayo
With all my talk of kale you may imagine I never eat treats, you would be wrong. Although I am drenched in vehement support of leafy greens, as far as I'm concerned, there is only one true perfect food on the planet.My friends, I am talking about
Let me begin by admitting I am not a picture of healthy perfection all the time. Even though I may post a heck of a lot of uber healthy images, I too have my moments. Sometimes I get caught up in dining out too much, (I live in NYC, the
It is pretty much inevitable that you will find yourself at at least one holiday party this season. For many of you there will be many, many parties to attend.So how do you get through a holiday party without overindulging, over drinking, or
3 months ago I made a very scary commitment to join the thousands of obstacle race crazies and run a 24 obstacle 3 mile course through Fenway Park in Boston. You can read about that initial decision here and my first month of training here, but the