Sticks and Stones: My Story, My Why, and the Power of Words

So I have shared bits of why I got into nutrition. You can read my About section on this blog. I dedicated a whole two sentences to it. But I’ve never been completely raw and open on the subject. So here goes. I was made fun of as a teen. A lot. Constantly. For YEARS…… Continue reading Sticks and Stones: My Story, My Why, and the Power of Words

The Bigger Picture

Ever tried calorie counting every meal, strictly watching percentages, or restricting foods? Great health isn’t about strict rules, it’s about loving life. Have you ever found yourself focusing on too much detail, rules, guilt, and restrictions and you miss the bigger picture? Guidelines are important. What to eat is important. Self-discipline is important. But it…… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

Why You Should Ditch Calorie Counting (And What to do Instead)

Most people have heard, calories in, calories out. But how your body handles food is much more complex than that. Like regulating your body temperature, pH levels, etc, your body is always trying to maintain homeostasis. Your body loves balance and it is always working to keep balance, and that includes your weight. If you…… Continue reading Why You Should Ditch Calorie Counting (And What to do Instead)

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Soda: An Adventure In Kombucha Brewing

At my niece’s birthday party last year I tried a fizzy drink called kombucha my sister made. Raspberry flavored, as I recall.  Apparently it is good for you. Having gained much popularity in recent times, you are probably familiar with kombucha. It is a fermented drink made from green tea  filled with lots of probiotics,…… Continue reading I Can’t Believe it’s Not Soda: An Adventure In Kombucha Brewing