How to Kick-Start Your Mindfulness Practice 

How to Kick-Start Your Mindfulness Practice 

Mindfulness is living presently in the moment and appreciating its uniqueness, knowing we will never live that moment or experience again. Whenever we practice mindfulness, we bring a sense of awareness to what we are doing directly through our senses. Mindfulness is a personal practice and can be utilized at any moment. It offers a buffer between external experiences and internal reactions.

What Can You Do About Leaky Gut? 

What Can You Do About Leaky Gut? 

One way to approach a suspected leaky gut is to address inflammation and eat a more gut-friendly diet. This means reducing excessive alcohol and processed foods that tend to be high in fat and sugar or artificial sweeteners, adding in gut friendly foods, and focusing on fiber and plant diversity.  

Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?

Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?

More and more research suggests that your gut is deeply interconnected throughout your body—from the brain, to your heart, to your immune system, and even to your mood. This means that the foods and drinks you consume can directly affect your health and mood. The gut’s ability to selectively allow the foods we consume to be absorbed while keeping others out is only possible if the cells are working properly and physically joined together very tightly, via tight junctions.

3 Steps to Super Tender and Flavorful Chicken Thighs

3 Steps to Super Tender and Flavorful Chicken Thighs

In this episode of Cooking with Chef Christy we get a brief overview (#lifehack) for adding juicy flavors without the fancy #sousvide equipment. She walks us through starting with a flavorful marinade for protein of your choice (such as chicken thighs). Then you cook them briefly on the grill. Lastly, you put the meat back…

Dietitians Give Meal Prep Solution a Try and Here's What They Thought

Dietitians Give Meal Prep Solution a Try and Here’s What They Thought

Meal planning and preparation are some of the most common struggles we (Lucy, Kristen and Bella) hear about from clients. Whether it’s due to a time constraint, creative block, picky eaters at home, or disinterest in cooking, meal planning and prep often take a back seat in many of our lives. That’s why at Well…

Nutrition Tips for the Onset of Menopause

Nutrition Tips for the Onset of Menopause

Menopause. The change. Whatever you call it, it’s important to remember that it’s not a disease to be treated, but rather a normal stage of life. Menopause “officially” starts 12-months after your last period. That happens, on average, around the age of 51. This change doesn’t happen overnight, though. There are usually a few years…

Simple Arugula Radicchio Salad with Farro, Walnuts, and Oranges

Simple Arugula Radicchio Salad with Farro, Walnuts, and Oranges

In the second episode of Cooking With Chef Christy, you’ll learn how to make a delicious and hardy salad with heart-healthy additions. Are salads really healthy? Salads are a great way to get in a lot of colorful plant-foods, but not every salad is a great choice. It is easy to think a salad is…

Eating for Each Phase of the Menstrual Cycle 

Eating for Each Phase of the Menstrual Cycle 

The menstrual cycle is made of 4 phases: menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation, and the luteal phase. Nutrition can be a key component in supporting your body through each phase.

Paleo Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free)

Paleo Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free)

In the first episode of Cooking With Chef Christy, she shows us how to make pineapple upside-down cake with a few twists!

Instead of white flour, she uses coconut flour which contains more fiber and is great for those avoiding wheat. She also uses coconut sugar rather than white table sugar which has a slightly lower glycemic index.

Because of those swaps, this version of pineapple upside down cake has fewer calories and carbohydrates and higher fiber and protein than its more traditional counterpart.

Another cool thing, this recipe comes together much quicker than a traditional upside-down cake.