How to Plan Meals in a Time Crunch

Life is no longer linear or simple. Whoever you are, whatever role you play, if you ever have to feed yourself or someone else for any stretch of time, whether that’s for a month, a week, or even a day, you may spend an inordinate amount of time deciding what to make. The task seems […]

Recipe: Blackberry Moe-jito

Late summer is kickin’ in so here’s a healthy mocktail recipe for you! Summer is my most favorite season of all and I came up with this recipe when I was going through Lyme disease and mold illness treatment. I was on all sorts of antibiotics of which some couldn’t interact with alcohol. My liver […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

It’s 12 days until Christmas!  Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone in your life that wants to be healthier? Or how about a gift to inspire someone you love to start living healthier? Here is my list of several different gift ideas to help you with your shopping this year and to […]

Back to school…..whole health style

It’s time to start prepping for the kids to go back to school and the return to ‘normalcy’ after what was likely a rip roaring summer for many of you.     This time of year there is a lot thrown at you as the consumer to buy back to school clothes, supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes […]

The Skinny On Fats

As we continue through heart health month, I’d like to build on what I discussed earlier in the month regarding inflammation.  Specifically let’s talk about its relationships with fats and oils.  Oh the enormity of confusion and misinformation that is out there on this topic!  This is one of the two main areas that I […]

My Formula For Health Success in 2015 Part 2 of 3

In last week’s post I talked about setting yourself up for health success starting with goal setting effectively. It’s nearly impossible to achieve your goals without a form of goal setting. That’s the blueprint to project Healthy You. This week I’m going to address part two in this three part series which is creating a […]