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How To Create An Herbal Apothecary: Bulk Spices & Herbs

While there are an abundant number of options for sourcing your bulk spices and herbs for your home herbal apothecary, not all sources are created equal. If you are going to put the time and energy into crafting your own herbal apothecary you want to make sure that the bulk spices and herbs you are sourcing are of the highest quality.

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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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The Many Many Reasons To Add Pumpkin Seeds Into Your Diet

Pumpkin seeds or Pepitas are thought to have originated from Central America, but have since made their way into the diets of people all around the world. While they may still take a back seat to their popular sesame, and sunflower seed cousins, pumpkin seeds are one of the few foods that I eat without fail every single day, and recommend to many of my private practice nutrition clients. 

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Stress busting, Hormone Balancing Adaptogens. Everything You Need To Know About These Popular Powders

Lately you may have seen me putting a few of these "adaptogenic powders" into some of my smoothies, and I am sure you have begun to see them floating around the internet as they arguably are one of the hottest new wellness topics these days. Since so many people have been asking me about them, whether I think they are worth it, how to take them, etc. I figured it was high-time we talked about these popular powders.

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