Hair

Did you know that your hair comes from sufficient blood in the body, which is primarily governed by the spleen, liver & kidney function? Yeah, I didn’t either until I had two separate hair traumas. When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun (or a lady Leo who’s mane was wrecked), you go deep…

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is a thing and I am here for it. I used to say I fasted between meals, but once I have it a whirl, I was a convert. While fasting isn’t new, the benefits and it’s popularity have gained a lot of traction. Humans have fasted over time and are actually designed to…

Italian Food

Italian Food I love Italian food. The fresh ingredients, the simple preparation, the gnocchi, pizza and pasta. So it was a bit of a dream crusher when I was told I could no longer eat gluten. In any form. What was I going to do? . Luckily Italian food isn’t all pizza and pasta. There…

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Market I went to the farmer’s market this morning and all I got were these gorgeous flowers. Not because there weren’t stalls overflowing with gorgeous, fresh and vibrant produce and local food vendors displaying their culinary prowess, but I’ve chosen to do another fast mimicking diet this week. I adore going to a farmer’s…

Green Beans

Green Beans When I say green beans, does it conjure up images of a casserole? Do you sit and ponder if green beans are a bean or a veggie? You’re not alone. They’re low cal, crunchy and are surprisingly nutrient dense. Well, it was a surprise to me. Maybe you knew already that they’re high…

Heart Health – A Brief Overview – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Heart In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), the heart and it’s posse of associated meridians, find their peak season in the summer, and we are at the height of my favorite season. The heart♥️, ruler of all, is a yin meridian. It is paired with the yang small intestine. So, there is a strong heart and…

Jobs

Jobs #TBT– 📸taken on my last day @Twitter, a right of passage for exiting employees: take, tweet & use #lovewhereyouworked. I did until I didn’t. This wasn’t the only job where I’d experienced this. It was the sum of my corporate experience. I didn’t want to admit something wasn’t working or look @ patterns that were coming…

Jackfruit

Jackfruit By now, many of you have seen jackfruit on menus, in stores and are wonder wtf it is right? Jackfruit is a really solid meat “substitute.” I sort of loathe that word in this context, especially because jackfruit is not fake or processed, it’s a naturally occurring substance, it’s the offspring of a plant….

Juicing

Juicing A good way to get nutrients into your body, especially if you’re not interested in eating them or you’re traveling & aren’t able to consume them whole, which is the preferred method. It’s not a meal replacement. Essentially juicing is mainlining vitamins and minerals. Juicing a fruit/veggie extracts the juice from the fiber of…

Iodine

Iodine Hey girl, how are your iodine levels? This essential mineral isn’t just for cleaning wounds, it’s critical for your thyroid hormones, healthy metabolism, brain development and function. It’s found mostly in oceans. Therefore, sea salt and seaweed good dietary sources as well as everyone’s favorite foods like prunes and lima beans beans. Iodized salt…