When one of my young boys, my husband, or I bring home an illness from school or work, it’s often only a matter of time before our household of five is down for the count. Fortunately, we’ve gotten much better at minimizing our risk of getting sick. As a nurse and health coach, I’m committed to long-term preventative measures, so we focus on keeping a strong immune system and nurturing a healthy microbiome as our first line of defense when it comes to decreasing the frequency and duration of colds and flus in our home. Learn tips here.Read More
The winter months can wreak havoc on our skin. Each of my three young sons has experienced chronic eczema to some degree—and it always seems to get worse in our mountain climate when the weather turns colder. So, why is winter so much tougher on our skin than other seasons? Read more about why and what to do.Read More
The key skill in identifying if a food doesn't work for you is a heightened awareness of how food affects almost every aspect of how we feel and to start making connections with our symptoms and the food we have eaten. This is a monumental shift from our cultural tendency to look outside of ourselves for guidance on what food is best for us.
Read here to learn about tools that can help you figure out whether a particular food is friendly or unfriendly to your individual system?Read More
When my son was two months old his entire body was covered in a sandpaper rash. He was a fussy baby—he never really appeared comfortable, and looking at his skin you could imagine why. When we were able to rebalance his gut flora and support intestinal healing through a clean and healthy diet his skin healed—and he became a content and happy toddler. Read more here.Read More