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 […]

Unburden your house of Halloween and holiday candy

As a holistic health practitioner, I hate that sugar-ladened candy is such a huge part of Halloween and the holidays. Sugar “in general” or rather in the type that is in abundance in our culture today is refined white sugar made from genetically modified sugar beets so it is much more toxic and problematic to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lyme Myths

Hi friends!  Happy June, I hope you are having a good week and are starting to feel a little permission to slow down to summer’s pace?  The last two weeks have been pretty busy with several new clients having been added to my tribe 🙂  While I can’t say that there’s much summer slowin’ down […]

Recipe: Let Her Eat Cake…Cake

Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce

Okay friends, this is one of those recipes that is so easy but tastes so good that the blessed individuals that you feed it to will wonder how long it took you to make such deliciousness. Since we are full steam ahead into apple season I opted for this recipe because I buy a lot […]