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Fall Favorites!

Here are a few of the things I’ve been loving lately. Blue Light Glasses I shared these glasses a few weeks ago in my IG stories and got A LOT of comments asking about them – I’m clearly not the only one who has suffered from headaches and sleepless nights from too much screen-time.  Every…

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Clean Bourbon Cocktail Perfect for the Holidays

In the wellness world, clean living and cocktails are rarely used in the same sentence.  Sure, drinking heavy amounts of alcohol on the regular isn’t doing any favors for your health.  But a fun night with friends celebrated with cocktails- yes, please! So when I heard my friend and fellow IIN Health Coach, Tara Roscioli,…

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Collagen Supplementation for Healthy Skin

Incorporating Collagen in your Diet

Collagen has been receiving quite the buzz in the health and wellness world over the past year.  But is it worth the hype? What it Is and What is Does Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, found in our muscles, bones, skins, blood vessels and digestive system.  When it comes to skin…

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Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad from Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm

One of the highlights of my past summer was attending Annemarie Ahearn’s Salt Water Farm Cooking School.  I found the school when we were planning our trip to Maine and it had been recommended in Goop’s Maine Road Trip Guide.  When I saw that the classes use fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare simple, nourishing meals,…

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Simple Changes towards a Greener Home

Simple Swaps to a Healthier Home

When I first became a health coach, my primary interest and focus was food and nutrition. I never gave too much thought as to how our external environment impacted our health – pesticides on the food we eat, harmful ingredients in products we use daily and even pollutants in the air we breathe. To be…

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How to Make Sure Your Sunscreen Isn’t Causing More Harm than Good

I first became weary of sunscreen on a trip to Miami with an ex-boyfriend’s family.  The sun was crazy hot on the beach and my boyfriend’s father, a chemist, never put on sunscreen.  Curious, and a bit humored by his quirkiness, I wanted to know why.   He responded “I don’t put that crap on my…

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How I Broke Up with Aunt Jemima

Warning that this post may sound slightly melodramatic. I was on the phone with my friend Stacey last week, talking about some of my food choices, and she laughingly asked if I still eat syrup.  Stacey knew that my love for Aunt Jemima syrup ran deep.  Growing up, “syrup toast” was my breakfast of choice…

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Healthy Cooking Club: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, revel in our abundance, and show gratitude for our many blessings.  To me, this means being fully present and engaged with those we love, and NOT having a hangover of guilt from over-indulging and “ditching our diet”. Like any other day of the year, my philosophy for…

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Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup

In the winter, my body naturally craves hearty and many times, meaty soups that warm you from the inside out.  This soup is one of my absolute favorites to make when it’s cold outside, and even the pickiest, non-healthy eaters will love this.  I actually made this for my family last Sunday night, and my…

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The Secret to Your Metabolism

We are slaves to the idea that the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.  Calories in – calories out, right?  If it was really this simple, wouldn’t we all have figured it out by now – would it really be a constant fight between our food and our bodies?…

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