My Hashimoto’s Health Transformation

If you’ve been following me for any time at all, you have probably noticed I’m super passionate about natural health and wellness. I decided to take that passion one step further, and just recently enrolled with the largest nutrition school in the world –  Integrative Nutrition! I’m studying to be a health coach because my…

Cape Cod Chicken Salad | Paleo, Whole30

Cape Cod Chicken Salad | Paleo, Whole30 I grew up loving chicken salad. But only my mom’s recipe. Anytime I had someone else’s recipe, I would pick out the weird add-ins. To this day, my mom still makes the best-tasting chicken salad, and mine never does turn out quite as good as her’s. But now…

Essential Oils for Natural Health

Essential oils have been gaining traction in the natural health community lately, and for good reason. These little bottles of plant juice are GOLD. Essential oils have been used for centuries for their powerful health benefits and are an effective natural alternative without any dangerous side effects. They are growing in popularity as people are becoming more…

Living as Nature Intended

“Our health is the sum of our relationship with the environment – what we eat, drink, absorb, think, breathe, put on our skin, and how and where we live.”   – Palmer Kippola If you’re new here, you may not know that I am very passionate about two things: living fully, and living as nature…

Podcast Interview: Autoimmune Healing & Self-Advocacy

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a podcast this month, and am excited to share about it with you all!  Martha Rosenstein invited me to guest speak on her podcast, The Paleo NP Podcast, to discuss my experience with naturally healing autoimmune disease. Martha is a Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about…

January Whole30 Final Recap

I really wanted to get this post up by the first of February. But alas, here we are. Since becoming a mom, I have become such a procrastinator! Anyone else experience this?! January Whole30 Final Recap So I’ll cut to the chase: Whole30 really is as great as everyone says it is. I’m pretty proud…

Living Vibrantly with Hashimoto’s

“A vibrant body, a radiant mind, a loving heart, and an honorable life.” -{Stefan Emunds}   Having a chronic disease does not have to define your health or limit life fullness. Autoimmune diseases may not be curable, but there are so many things we can do to put these diseases into remission and live vibrant…

Sweet Potato Hash | Whole30

Good morning beautiful friends! ❤ Mornings are starting to be my most favorite part of the day. This is HUGE because I am not a morning person at. all. Owen wakes me up at 7 on the dot every morning, and I *sometimes* bring him into bed with me with hopes that he will snuggle…

Five Things in ‘18

FIVE 🖐 Things in ‘18 New year. Fresh start. The beginning. be·gin·ning /bəˈɡiniNG/ noun the point in time or space at which something starts. As we venture into 2018, there’s so much I’m excited about! This last year was incredible – just a few highlights include Owen joining our little family, making new friendships, spending…

Owen David’s Birth Story

I was recently at the coolest Stranger Things party and found myself swapping birth experiences with another mom (because that’s what moms do at parties, right?). Thinking back to it all has led me to write it all out. Giving birth is THE MOST empowering experience. Ever. Regardless of what type of birth you have….

The Great Outdoors

 “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” -John Muir Being surrounded by nature is one of my favorite things in life, next to being with those I love. Now that summer is finally here, I can’t get outdoors enough. Exploring nature trails, camping, hiking, or laying on a…

Where My Journey Began

So I’m gluten-free. I know, roll your eyes, the typical American girl claiming to have a gluten sensitivity. Well, hear me out. Several years ago, I found myself occasionally covered in hives accompanied by the itchiest possible skin rash, with headaches and joint inflammation to boot. I made a few trips to walk-in clinics and…

Is there a Perfect Diet?

Fact: 95% of dieters gain back all the body fat they lose. How is it that American’s are constantly “dieting”, yet obesity is SO prevalent in the U.S.? Because DIETS DON’T WORK.   The latest diet book drops, and the more extreme the protocol, the higher the ratings. I get it, we’re all drawn to…

Variety is Key to Health | Clean Eating Recipe

In honor of my FIRST week of my IIN nutrition program, I wanted to share my latest favorite meal! I say it a lot, but the biggest thing I’ve learned about nutrition is that it has nothing to do with counting calories and everything to do with just eating REAL FOOD! Healthy living should never…

Breaking Free from Restrictive Eating

I completed the Whole30 back in January, and loved it. It honestly changed the way I saw food (eating only whole foods for a month will do that to a person 😉) and it jump-started a new way of eating. At the end of the program, I was feeling SO GOOD that I never wanted…

Full Hands & a Full Heart

Mama’s, where does the time go? Life seems to just get busier. We’re always working to improve, agendas full, and looking forward to the next thing. And just like that our precious baby is grown into a little man, and we want time to slow down. Sound familiar? There’s always something new keeping everyone busy,…

Banana Nut Muffins | Paleo

You guys!! There are only 14 more days until Spring! I love the New England snow but am so ready for warmer days and sunshine! ☀️ I’m dreaming of days on the beach and long hot runs outside. But on the plus side, being indoors more often over the past few months has improved my…