Lately in the health and fitness world, counting macros has been on the rise. The majority of fitness fanatics, trainers, and endurance athletes allude to tracking macros to meet their fitness goals- and while that holds true in many regards and may help with weight loss or meeting those lean cuts for body builders, it … Continue reading Micronutrients- the neglected counterparts
In the midst of sharing health and wellness education, its been awhile since I have gathered my thoughts into words composed enough for anyone but myself to process. The days move slow and the years fly fast, and I wanted to take a few to talk about expectations. It's hard to stop and soak in … Continue reading Somewhere between I want it and I got it (thanks drake)
The topic of gluten is difficult to approach but SO important. There are such striking contradictory arguments regarding gluten sensitivity, celiac disease and how it's intertwined with diet culture. So- here is my attempt to simplify, provide some context, explain some rudimentary science and leave you with some of my thoughts on gluten sensitivity, intolerance … Continue reading yes, I do miss bagels
This is something I have wanted to address for a long time. The wellness community is one in which I feel primarily consists of positive messages and empowerment to take control of ones health. However, lately I have found myself overthinking before I start to speak on wellness and health, which is not a good … Continue reading Wellness without Preconceptions
Hot Lemon Water first thing in the morning. This is an ancient ritual and well accepted routine by so many dietitians, health coaches and integrative medicine practices worldwide. When I started struggling with digestive issues myself, it probed me to look into the "healing powers" of hot lemon water and promises to improve digestion, increase … Continue reading Hot Lemon Water: Healing or Hydration?
Gut and digestion problems are my favorite topic. Due to my love for all things poop and healthy flora, I have have a pretty constant stream of questions come to me in regard to gut dysfunction and questions about food. Since I spend a grand amount of time researching the gut, I wrote a post … Continue reading IBS, Celiac Disease, or SIBO?
Hi! Happy 2018! I have definitely taken quite the hiatus from multiple areas of my life.. writing being one of them, but I vow to make it a higher priority this season. Those of you who know me know that I don't do new years resolutions, but I do recognize that they a good way for … Continue reading 30 before 30
I am half way through my final semester of nursing school! I absolutely cannot wait for this hell of a 15 months to come to an end. I have learned an astronomical amount, but combining 24 hours of clinical a week on top of a full academic schedule, managing a chronic illness, and applying for … Continue reading Leap of Faith
I have started to get quite a few inquiries about how to best prepare or start training for a first race, or how to start running at all. By no means am I a running coach, but I have created guidelines and training schedules for various terrains, race distances, and paces, and am more than … Continue reading First Half Marathon Tips and Training Guide
Nicaragua suffered from a massive genocide in the 60s and 70s, killing 50,000 and leaving the people of Nicaragua in poverty with major gaps in education and infrastructure. Th significant amount of poverty is striking as opposed to Costa Rica- its frequently visited neighbor. The streets are polluted without a strong sanitation system, the … Continue reading Nicaragua