Have you ever wondered if you need to detox? The answer is no, because your body is naturally detoxing daily. That's what our kidneys and liver are for. We are constantly exposed to toxins and there are ways to support your body's natural ability to cleanse itself but you don't need to do a … Continue reading Do You Need to Detox?
Deadlifts can be intimidating because they require good form and technique to get the benefits and prevent injury, which make them a great part of functional fitness. They engage your entire posterior chain (all the muscles that run along your back side from below your neck to your ankles) and when performed correctly you can … Continue reading Its All in the Hips, How Deadlifts Can Benefit your daily life.
There is a common misconception floating around the internet that you should only eat fruit in the morning or on an empty stomach. The myth tellers report that for proper nutrient absorption, the enzymes in your stomach need to focus on just breaking down the fruit or it will halt digestion leading to fermentation or … Continue reading Fruit is Fine all of the Time
I don't use shampoo or conditioner. Hair care products often contain harsh chemicals which can be absorbed and directed into the blood stream. A few years ago I stopped using all commercial hair care products and started using a variety of oils, like coconut and olive oil. The main treatment I use is an apple cider … Continue reading I Don’t Use Shampoo
CARB, EPOC and HIIT! I'm fairly confident that fad diets will never go away, at least until the current political structures that subsidize unhealthy lifestyles, like the farm bill and oil wars, are dismantled. Carbohydrates fuel our bodies. But too many carbohydrates can make us sick. And our current system likes to feed us a lot … Continue reading The Other Four Letter Words
Toddlers are constantly learning and processing information. Part of that learning is about boundaries. Enforced boundaries can often lead to yelling, tears, mean words or some horrible combination. When my patience is tested with difficult behavior or my little one needs help calming down, we use some breathing techniques that help us both get centered … Continue reading Breathe in the Calm
From an early age I suffered from chronic stomach aches. As a young teen I discovered I had food allergies and sensitivities. That set me on my path to learning about wellness and nutrition. After I graduated from UC Berkeley, I moved to the mountains and started a goat and sheep farm. I spent the … Continue reading My Journey to Mixed Movement
Bone broth is a powerful wellness tool. It is full of nutrients that aid in digestion and has many restorative properties. Here is a brief overview of how each component helps our bodies. Bone Broth is High in Minerals Macro and trace minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, trace minerals) and electrolytes from cartilage and bone marrow … Continue reading Benefits of Enjoying Bone Broth
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but that doesn't always mean I'm ready to eat something when I first wake up. Bone broth is a great way to start the day because it is packed with minerals and anti-inflammatory properties that nourish your body inside and out. On days when food isn't … Continue reading 3 Ways to Enjoy Bone Broth for Breakfast