Going Gluten-Free? Be Careful!

If you have decided to live a gluten-free lifestyle, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets these days and for a lot of different reasons.  Some are doing it because they have a confirmed diagnosis of the autoimmune disease called Celiac disease.  Some have found that they are […]

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

  Snacks have become their very own food group.  I believe that snacks are so popular and normal these days because of the dependence that so many people have on carbohydrates due to the overwhelming amount of grains and sugars in the Standard American Diet (SAD).  Simply put, the more starches and sugars you eat, […]

Workout of My Week Vol. #006 – Get Stable

Fitness does not need to be complicated but it does need to challenge you.  That is unless your Heart Rate Variability is telling you that today needs to be a recovery day or a you-can-workout-but-dial-down-your-intensity type of day.  My body is going through some weird stuff lately, I’m detoxing (still), not thrilled with the weather […]

Client Spotlight: Meet Mark

When was the last time you were inspired? I hope it was just this morning but I can say that these days, it’s harder to find than my heart says that it should be. You can’t find it on tv much, definitely not on the news or social media, but what about in an email? […]

Road Food: Volume 1

I’ve been doing some traveling lately and one thing I do when I road travel is pack food, real food. For one, it saves me a ton of money. Two, it allows me to not have to compromise on food quality when I really don’t have to. If there is no plan then the plan […]

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 […]

Rockin’ 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 […]

Lyme Series: Super Immunity Booster Smoothie Recipe

When I was enduring treatment for chronic Lyme disease, nearly every day I would have a Super Immunity Booster 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 or time to prepare a quality meal and ensures you get […]

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 […]