Stop Struggling Your Way to Weight Loss

So, have you ever felt that you have to sacrifice and struggle through fad products or a starvation diet just to take off a few pounds?   Perhaps you’ve felt suppressed, criticized, or held back, like no matter what progress you make, it’s one step forward and ten steps back and that causes you to […]

Results

When Kelly signed up for my Vibrant Health Coaching program in the fall of 2018 we quickly uncovered that she was pre-diabetic, with very unstable blood sugar levels.   Her legs would swell and she would get painful, unpleasant abrasions on her legs that would dramatically hinder her mobility. She was ready and committed to […]

“Diets of Depletion”

We have all heard the words sickness, illness, compromise, disorder, ailment, conditions, and disease before, but have you ever truly questioned what their meanings are?  Take for instance, the word “dis-ease”; it’s a general term, used widely, to denote an interruption, cessation, or a disorder of body functions, systems, or organs.  Pretty vague right?  How […]

“A Recipe for Focus”

Years ago when I was in college at Johnson & Wales Culinary University, as like most college students, it was a high-pressure and hectic period in my life. Our school was very disciplined, and had specific guidelines as to how things must be done. The discipline & guidelines were taught not only for our safety […]

Looking beyond one-size-fits-all nutritional solutions

Over the last century we’ve witnessed a profound shift in our perspectives toward health and wellness. We, as Americans, have come to practical realizations that there are no real magical solutions for most ailments, disorders, and imbalances, and that sustainable health is linked to internal (diet), and external (exercise), motivators. On some levels, this seems […]

Spinach-Feta and Ground Turkey Frittata

A frittata is a type of Italian omelet – you can add almost anything to the eggs. It is also delicious eaten cold and makes an ideal “Grab and Go” snack. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh spinach 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup ground turkey ½ cup black […]

Project YOU: Eat the right foods to enhance your individual metabolism

Eat the right foods to enhance your individual metabolism

It is essential to understand that food is the ultimate medicine. There are no drugs, vitamins, or man-made substances that will influence your health as profoundly as the whole unaltered foods you consume. Cutting edge research shows that no single diet works well for everyone. The vast majority of diets out there on the market […]

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

Do you ever get a craving for just a little bit of chocolate? Yes? Well, these little guys are just the ticket to tickle your taste buds. Loaded with protein, they will satisfy your hunger and keep you going steady until your next meal. Yield: 30 Ingredients: 1 cup organic, gluten-free rolled oats 1¾ cups […]

The Wellness Chef’s Assessment on Malnutrition: A Case Study

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Betty: 55 y/o female, Stage III Cancer of the Larynx Treatment: Active Chemotherapy combined with Radiation Symptom: Nausea/Vomiting – with the use of Cisplatin, but not limited to. Strategies: Hydration: If you are feeling nauseated or actually vomiting, it is so important that you get adequately hydrated. The more dehydrated you get, the worse your […]