Recipe: Lyme Buster Smoothie

When I was enduring treatment for chronic Lyme disease, nearly everyday I would have a Lyme Buster smoothie.  It is a combo of nutrient dense whole foods that help to boost immunity, is super easy to make especially when you have no energy to prepare a quality meal and ensures you get coconut oil (a […]

The truth about detoxing – 4 biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?   The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the […]

2016 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Do you still have some holiday shopping to do this year?  Let me help you knock it out so you can focus on spending time with friends and family and taking care of you! This year my focus was on simplifying the holiday season and removing as much stress as possible so my gift guide […]

Are You Going Gluten-Free? Be Careful!

If you are going gluten-free, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. And then there are those that are […]

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

My newly released seasonal meal is now available for you you optimum health seeker!   In it you will find over 35 recipes with seasonal summer foods in addition to, two weeks of meal plans and shopping lists!  Get yours today for only $19.99! To tease your taste buds I thought I would share one of my favorite […]

Favorite Fats Found in Monica’s Kitchen

On any given day you can go into my kitchen and find plenty of traditional foods.  Traditional foods are unprocessed, very nourishing to the body and naturally raised or prepared to maintain the integrity of the food.     Traditional foods include bone broths, fermented foods such as kombucha and sauerkraut, grass-fed beef, pasture raised […]

Rockin’ Resources & My Top Heart Healthy Tips

As a health coach I want nothing more than to provide you with the tools and information that you need so that you can effectively be responsible for your own health.  With the emphasis on heart health plastered everywhere you look this month of February, of course I had to get in on it.  But […]

Rockin’ Resource: Thrive Market

As a holistic health practitioner I don’t want you to just survive in this world, I want you to THRIVE!   To do that it takes good quality food and health products to thrive and those aren’t always the easiest products to find or afford on a budget. Let’s face it, processed food is cheap!  We […]

Santa’s Eight Tiny Reindeer Plyometric Workout

Every year my Personal Training clients get to experience different forms of holiday inspired workouts, so join in with us for Santa’s Eight Tiny Reindeer Plyometric Workout!   Plyometrics are jumping exercises.  They increase your metabolism, strengthen your cardiovascular system, boost the number of calories you burn and stimulate your neurological system more than repetitive […]

Fitness Tip: Roll Out

When I first start working with a fitness or personal training client, usually the first thing that we do is go through a Functional Movement Assessment.  In this session, I look at how the client is moving and how they are not and/or cannot. I generally avoid words like all or never but in this case, I prescribe […]