Using the Whole Elephant to Lose Weight

Right now almost one third of the world’s population is overweight – around 2.2 billion people. Of those, close to 750 million are obese*. Of course, all the “lifestyle” diseases that tend to follow weight gain are also on the rise – diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. One of the most fascinating things about this […]

Don’t Get Hooked: It’s All Just Dirty Dishes

I’ve been practicing a delicious form of relaxing meditation called yoga nidra for many years now. I deepened my experience of it with different trainings and retreats, and today it’s one of my favorite things to teach. I began the practice at a time when there was a lot of external turmoil in my life. […]

The Two Biggest (Surprising!) Keys to Middle-Aged Fat Loss or How I Kicked my Worst-Ever Cravings to the Curb

I think the two primary keys to turning the lock that releases stubborn fat – especially in middle age – are being calm and grounded, and dietary fiber 🙂 SO not-sexy, I know! But damn, when you bring them front and center in your life they can be profoundly effective tools. Employed together, they will […]

Gluten-Free Liquor

I’ve had a lot of questions lately from clients about gluten in alcoholic drinks. Many common forms of alcohol are made from grains, and most of the grains used for alcohol production contain gluten. If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet, you will be completely safe with wine/beer/spirits that have been fermented and/or distilled from […]

Ten Simple Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Body

Are you getting over a cold? Dealing with unexplained headaches or mild nausea? Maybe you’re sick to death of everything you’ve been making for dinner for the last few months and can’t find much of an appetite for anything except junky or fatty foods… These could all be signs that your body’s digestion and elimination […]

Saying Goodbye to Sugar (or gluten, or potato chips or basically anything yummy you never want to stop eating)

At some point in your quest for improving your health or your weight it’s inevitable that you’ll need to make some dietary changes to meet your goal(s). The first step can be challenging: You need to identify the specific nutritional modifications that will get you the farthest the fastest. This is where coaching and programs […]

Sweet Freedom

We’re just about to launch our newest program, Sweet Freedom. The meat of the program is an easy-to-follow meal plan, complete with menus, recipes and shopping lists, to help your body, mind and spirit recalibrate itself to its natural, more balanced state. We do this by gradually reducing high-sweet-impact foods until your taste buds, appetite, […]

A Few Simple Ways to Avoid GMO’s in Your Diet

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, are plants and animals whose DNA has been genetically engineered to merge with the DNA of other species, including viruses and bacteria. Though GMO crops are rampant in the US food supply, the long-term safety of consuming these foods has not been satisfactorily established. If you are committed to eating […]

5 Reasons Sugar is Not Your Friend

1. It makes you fat. For most people, the more you eat, the more you want. People who eat lots of sugars in any form (or things that turn into sugars very quickly in your body, such as refined carbohydrates like crackers, bread, potato chips or macaroni) eventually end up dealing with constant cravings for […]

Eat Like an Animal to Get Your Spring Fever On

A healthy animal’s body will naturally harmonize with the rhythms of the seasons. In winter the days become shorter, colder and drier and we mammals tend to get a little colder and drier too. In response, our bodies support us through these seasonal challenges by slowing our metabolism, putting on a little extra fat to […]