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, […]

Tips to eat clean and healthy with a meal plan

I hate the word diet.  It represents deprivation to me.  Let’s break the common misconceptions when it comes to diet. Sometimes, people tend to skip their meals with the thought that they are going to maintain their diet.  It’s important to understand that you don’t have to restrict yourself from eating delicious, healthy meals in […]

I love Butcherbox!

One of my roles as a holistic health practitioner and mind & body transformation coach is to make living a healthy lifestyle easier.  So when I find awesome products and services that can help you get, stay and live healthier I scream about it!  Or rather, write about it and smother it all over social […]

Monica’s Back to School Health Tips

BTS!  Yes it’s that time of year again where we 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]