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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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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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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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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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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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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This dish is sweet, rich and 100% unprocessed!  It’s perfect for fall and the cooling temperatures. I’ll be cooking with butternut squash a lot this season, so look out for a few more recipes 🙂  It’s high in fiber, vitamin A, potassium and many other vitamins, minerals & antioxidants.  So not only is it absolutely delicious, but…

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When I first became interested in nutrition and natural health, the very first book that I read was SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. And looking back, it actually kind of did change my life because if forever shifted the way that I view food. Superfoods are a class of foods that…

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If you follow my blog or on social media, you probably know that I don’t subscribe to one particular way of eating. However, I DO believe that most people can benefit from adding more vegetables into their diet. I sometimes come across the statement “But I don’t like vegetables”. Welp, my response is basically –…

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Nothing signals fall’s arrival like the yearly seasonal debut of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, right? 🙂 But this year, much of the drink’s attention has fallen prey to Food Babe for containing some pretty nasty ingredients.  (and just a side note – I love Food Babe and commend her for taking steps to move the needle in…

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