Posts in Holistic Health
How To Make Your Own Homemade Herbal Tea Blends

Want to learn how to create your own herbal tea blends at home? Formulating your own herbal tea blends at home is easier than you think and will open you up to the wide world of herbs that can help support your holistic well-being. This article will walk you through everything you need to get started blending your own herbal teas at home as well as a bonus recipe for one of my favorite seasonal stress-reducing tea blends.

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How To Make Sun Tea For Hydrating Herbal Wellness This Summer

Sun tea is one of those summer favorites that many of us look forward to making each year when the weather gets warm enough to start setting big batches of summer sun tea out on porch steps to steep. Learn how to make your own sun tea or chill brew tea at home this summer for a refreshing and hydrating herbal summer beverage.

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The Way Nature Intended: 5 Healing Herbs For Holistic Health & Wellness

Herbal medicine is one of the oldest ways that humans have supported holistic health and wellness with the use of healing herbs and plants that naturally work synergistically with our bodies — what could be a more beautiful way to support optimal vitality and connect us with the world around us than through the celebration of plants.

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The 5 Aspects Of Holistic Health And Why They Are So Important

Holistic health or holistic healing is often defined as a form of healing that looks at the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. This kind of holistic healing often involves multiple complimentary medicines and alternative healthcare practices that can overlap with modern-day western medicine, but will go beyond the singular treatment of symptoms to support more than just the body.

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CBD For Anxiety: How This Natural Oil Can Calm Your Nerves

As a holistic dietitian and herbalist, I believe in the power that plants can have in supporting our health and connecting us with our local environment. While there are many ways in which we can prioritize our health and well-being, I personally love what incorporating plants and herbs can do not only for our connection with our bodies, but with nature and the way we are so closely linked with it.

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How Meal Planning Can Support Intuitive Eating

It is amazing how disconnected we have become from this innate intuition that absolutely every other species has to feed itself. Somewhere along the way, we decided to complicate our relationship with food, turning it into something that is "good" or "bad", or capable of causing a great amount of shame. We began to use it as a tool for managing our stress and feelings rather than addressing them. 

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Could Your Gut Be Affecting Your Happiness? Breaking Down The Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever had that feeling in your stomach right before you are about to give a big presentation? Or have you ever found that when you are nervous you lose your appetite? The gut-brain connection is very real, and while we all seem to innately understand and talk about it (I'm looking at your nervous stomach) from a young age, we still seem to underestimate the true effect the gut-brain connection can have on our health, and how we feel on a daily basis. 

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Stop Surviving Winter and Start Thriving: How I Learned To Beat The "Winter Blues" And enjoy Winter

I've said it before and I'll say it again, winter in New England is a mindset...not a season.

If you live anywhere in the world with harsh winters, you will 100% understand what I mean, and honestly I hope that we can open up a discussion about the very negative mindset that tends to overcome societies during winter, and the very real "winter blues" or seasonal depression that so many people struggle silently with.

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An Integrative Dietitians Guide To Outsmarting Cold and Flu Season

Over the years I have developed my own protocol for tackling cold and flu season, and generally helping to support immune function for those who seem to catch any cold going around all year long. So since we are now entering the most common months for getting sick I wanted to share with you a few of my medication free methods for keeping you feeling healthy, and preventing colds all winter (and year!) long. 

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5 Simple Steps To Better Digestion Without Removing Any Foods

You have all heard the saying before "you are what you eat", but really that just isn't true, you are what you digest.  You can eat all the superfoods, leafy greens, and healthy fats you want, but if your digestive system isn't functioning the best that it can, then your body is less likely to digest these nutrient-rich foods properly, and you are less likely to reap the nutritional benefits. 

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How To Calm Anxiety and Sleep Better Naturally With This Mineral

In my personal nutrition practice, I see the need for magnesium supplementation most commonly due to issues associated with sleep, gut health, and anxiety. Because magnesium has such a profound impact on our nervous system it is known as the "calming/relaxing" mineral, and I find that it can help my clients cope with stress, nervousness, and other general feeling of anxiety. 

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