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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 seeing [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

“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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00January 16th, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

“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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00December 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00November 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Spinach-Feta and Ground Turkey Frittata

by Chef Colombe 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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00November 10th, 2018|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

by Chef Colombe 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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00October 10th, 2018|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:30-04:00September 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Eggplant Caviar

by Chef Colombe As sophisticated as this recipe sounds, it is really very simple to make. I like to top off my salad greens with a spoonful, as well as serve it as an accompaniment with fish. Yield: about 2 cups Ingredients: 1 to 1½ pounds eggplant 2–4 garlic cloves, minced 3 shallots, minced 1 [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:31-04:00September 10th, 2018|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

The Wellness Chef’s Care Plan for “Fatigue”

There are many causes of fatigue in patients who have cancer and they stem from multiple things. One that often occurs is “Reduced Energy Intake,” or simply the patient is just not eating. This is also known as “Increased Resting Energy.” Just as you are sitting here, you are burning a certain number of calories, but [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:17:31-04:00August 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments