Here’s what you need to know about how nutrition impacts mental health. Food Impacts Mood—Here’s How Food has the power to change your mood. Researchers think this happens in a few different ways, including neuroinflammation (an inflammatory response in the brain/nervous system) and changes to the gut microbiome. Inflammation Like elsewhere in the body,…
Want to eat more fruits and vegetables? I’m sharing my favorite recipes and top reasons to choose local, seasonal produce in this guide. Looking for more? Opt in to receive a free copy of my Seasonal Produce Guide ebook below. Why Choose Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables? I fell in love with fruits and vegetables once…
Thinking about going vegetarian? I’m sharing ten things I wish I would’ve know before I made the switch.
When I scroll through my super healthy, 99.9% ‘clean’ vegan recipes, I feel uneasy—like I’ve been deceiving you. I can’t hold back, or feel like I’m hiding from you any longer.
Whether it’s for ethical or environmental reasons or just simply because plant-powered meals help you feel your best, you are fully aboard the plant-based meal train and you’re not getting off anytime soon. The only problem? Your partner (and kids) are picky meat-eaters and nowhere near the station.
Although media stories may try to convince us otherwise, there’s no reason to fear fats, which give us long-lasting energy and satisfaction, along with a whole slew of additional wellness benefits.
We’ve been talking a lot lately about how diets don’t work for weight loss and a question I often get when I bring up my non-diet approach is “what about vegetarians and vegans?” Is there a such thing as vegan intuitive eating or are men and women who avoid animal products for ethical reasons really just on a “diet” that…
Do you feel like you could lose weight if only you had more willpower and motivation? Here’s how I learned willpower isn’t the real problem.
Today I’m so grateful to have my friend and fellow RD Liz Shaw on the blog to talk about her personal struggle with infertility and how we can use self care and optimal fertility nutrition to support new life.
Happy Mindful Eating Day! To celebrate, I’ve been hard at work putting together the 7 most important healthy habits for holistic wellness in 2017 – without an ounce of dieting, of course. They’re the same 7 concepts that make up my brand new nutrition coaching program. I’m so excited to give you a sneak peek!
Whether you’re new to the plant-based lifestyle or have been pressing tofu for decades, stocking a healthy, plant-based pantry isn’t easy. It took me years to figure out which whole foods to keep on hand (and how to actually use them) but I finally feel like I have a good hold on my pantry. If you’re…
(This post is sponsored by the WellSeek Collective. Thank you for supporting The Grateful Grazer!) Can nutrition cure cancer? That online nutrition guru said you can go without chemotherapy and radiation and just change your diet instead. It almost sounds too good to be true–so, should you listen?
I launched my private practice as soon as we moved to Boulder last September – it’s been a whirlwind and I have loved every minute…well almost.
If you don’t think whole foods taste good, I’d venture to guess that you a) haven’t given them a chance or b) just aren’t cooking them properly.
Today I’d like to partake in some serious nutrition myth-busting.
Probiotics are a hot topic these days, and for good reason. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, here’s what you need to know about plant-based probiotics and gut health.
Today I want to get back to the very basics of nutrition and talk about digestion! It’s one of those processes that’s always going on, even though we rarely consciously think about it. I want to talk about the basics of this process because I think the knowledge could empower you to better understand your own body.
One of the most common questions I hear toward people following a plant-based diet is “where do you get your protein?” I’ve already covered the basics of plant-based protein but today I want to talk more about which foods you can incorporate to meet your protein needs with plants!
Aside from protein and calcium, one of the most common concerns I hear about plant-based diets is that they may not provide enough iron. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world and it’s true that vegetarians tend to have lower levels, so let’s talk about how we can make sure that we’re…
You’ve probably heard of antioxidants. You probably know they’re good for you. You might even realize that they can be found in especially high amounts in fruits and vegetables. But what exactly are antioxidants and why do we need them?
You probably know that calcium is an essential mineral for bone health. But can you really get enough calcium without dairy?
Whether you’re a serious athlete or running your first 5K, understanding the basics of sports nutrition can definitely help you reach your fitness goals. I created this resource because how to properly fuel fitness is one of the most common questions that I am asked. Use it to lessen fatigue and help build speed and strength!
Occasionally coming down with a cold or flu bug is a painful fact of life for most of us but we do have some control over how well our bodies are able to fend off and cope with illness. If you feel like your immune system could use a little revitalization, try adding more of these nutritious immune-boosting…
Where do vegans and vegetarians get protein? Do they really get enough? Let’s toss out the myths and talk about the science.