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Is Halo Top Healthy?

I get this question A LOT. Enough to make me write a blog post about it. Halo Top is what I would call an ice cream alternative. Something you eat when you really want ice cream but don’t want to indulge in 1000 or more calories. There are a lot of ice cream alternatives out there:…   Read More»


Natural Remedies for Reflux

Do you experience frequent heartburn, reflux, or discomfort after your meals? Have you been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) like Prilosec or Zantac? Do you eat Tums like candy? Do you feel like you’re on a never-ending cycle of taking the meds, having symptoms, taking the meds, and having more symptoms?…   Read More»


Your Complete Guide to Eating Healthy in Orlando

Whether you’re new to Orlando, are looking for ways to improve your diet, or just want to get out of your current food rut, this is your complete guide to scoring healthy bites here in O-town. The Sanctum Cafe – Real, Damn Good Food Sanctum is my go-to for any meal, any given day of the week. All of their dishes…   Read More»


Vegan: Week 4 (Month Recap)

This is it! My last day as a vegan! Today is day 31 of my month-long vegan diet trial. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Vegan: Week 1 Vegan: Week 2 Vegan: Week 3 Four whole weeks without any animal products. No meat, no cheese, no butter, no yogurt, no milk, no honey, nada! Four…   Read More»


Vegan: Week 3

It’s week 3 and I think this whole vegan thing is actually getting easier the longer I do it. Back when I did the keto experiment I felt like every day was torture and I couldn’t wait for it to end. Right now I’m questioning whether I’ll go back to eating animals at the end of the month. It feels…   Read More»


Vegan: Week 2

It’s week 2 in my vegan experiment (day 17 to be exact). Here’s a recap of week 1 if you missed it. Someone asked me a question yesterday that threw me for a loop: “isn’t the vegan diet just another fad?” No, it’s not just a fad diet. It’s not like the keto diet or the Atkins diet or the…   Read More»


Vegan: Week One

I like to do experiments on myself. When I notice a lot of clients asking about a certain diet, way of eating, supplement, or product, I make an effort to try it myself instead of just quickly dismissing it as a fad or gimmick. (Check out 7 Days on the Ketogenic Diet). In the past year I’ve…   Read More»


Video: The Importance of DHA During Pregnancy

You’ve probably already heard that DHA is really important during pregnancy. You also know that pregnancy is a time of high metabolic and nutritional needs. Why is DHA so important? Our bodies do not have the ability to make DHA, so you have to consume it through food. DHA is important for the babies brain…   Read More»


Best Vegan Protein Bars

Sometimes you just need a little protein on the go, especially if you follow a vegan or plant-based lifestyle. With new vegan protein bars and shakes popping up everywhere, how do you know which ones are no better than a Snickers bar and which will keep you fueled for the next few hours? First, you need to…   Read More»


The Best Protein Shakes Review

Most ready-to-drink shakes are NOT good for you. They are full of sugars or artificial sweeteners, refined oils, artificial colors, flavorings and other ingredients that are not real food. That being said, they are pretty damn convenient when you wake up late for work and don’t want to skip breakfast or it’s the quickest thing you can…   Read More»


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