Monica’s Back to School Health Tips for 2017

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 and things […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recipe: Let Her Eat Cake…Cake

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 […]

2014 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Hi folks! It’s that wonderful time of year where you give gifts to the people you love. What better gift to give but one that inspires and gently encourages them to change their lifestyles and get healthier! So to help you knock out your shopping list (much of which can be done online) here is […]

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 […]