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3 Lessons From Our First Year of Marriage

Today, June 11th, 2018, is my one year wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband Josh. This day last year was the most exciting, nerve-wracking, joyful day of my life. It was also the day that my relationship with Josh completely changed, going from a starry-eyed long distance engaged couple to a married, cohabitating, we’re-in-this-together partnership. It was amazing and scary...
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Using Beautycounter for Acne

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’ve had some skin issues intermittently throughout my life. (To learn more about my struggle with acne and keratosis pilaris leading up to my wedding last year, read this post.) My story in a nutshell? It definitely took me a while to find the right combination of...
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8 Unexpected Benefits of Fiber (Beyond Constipation!)

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When you think about the benefits of fiber, is constipation relief the first thing that comes to mind? Sure, dietary fiber can be a big help to get things moving, but its importance goes way beyond digestive motility. Fiber is actually great for whole-body health, and it’s crucial to get enough in your diet. Dietary fiber has a huge impact...
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Do You Have a Normal and Healthy Period?

Do you consider your period to be “normal”? And do you even know what a healthy period looks like? You’re not alone. It’s incredible how many women are unaware of what’s considered a normal healthy period. And there are thousands of women suffering in silence because they assume their debilitating symptoms are how things are supposed to be for a...
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Women Are Not Small Men (Join Me in LA this Saturday!)

WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN Cali friends, you free this Saturday? Join me and Lara Briden in LA for a pop-up women’s health seminar! We’ll be taking a fresh look at women’s health and a long overdue conversation about the many ways that female hormones affect metabolism, training, and general health. Discussion will include: – alternatives to hormonal birth control...
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10 Things I Believe About Health

This post was originally found on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Lately I’ve been exploring my own personal philosophy about food and nutrition, and the overall role of health in leading happy, productive, meaningful lives. Based on this soul searching, I can tell you 10 things I believe to be true about health. 1. Your health, and your body in...
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Gut Infections: Why You Should Test, Not Guess

With our growing understanding of the microbiome, gut health has taken center stage as a major mediator of health and disease. Disturbances in the microbiome, particularly gut infections, are being linked to many diseases and chronic health issues. Recently there’s been an explosion of internet-based information and websites focusing on treating gut imbalances and pathogens. With websites filled with lengthy...
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How to Eat for Healthy Skin (Nutrition From A to Zinc!)

Our skin is our largest organ. But did you know that what you eat can mean the difference between a dull complexion and radiantly healthy skin?  Skincare is a popular topic, with natural beauty trends and multi-step routines putting plenty of focus on topical care methods. While these can affect the texture and clarity of our skin, what we eat...
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5 Ways Drinking Tea Helps Your Hormones

Last week I discussed how coffee may not be the best option to boost energy levels and keep your hormones happy. This is especially true for slow metabolizers of caffeine and those who suffer from HPA axis dysfunction or “adrenal fatigue”. But, ditching your morning coffee ritual can be hard. Really, really hard. Trust me, I have this debate with...
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Is Coffee Bad For Your Hormones?

If you’re anything like me, you might have a love-hate relationship with coffee. Love it, because it’s delicious and an energizing start to your morning. Hate it, because it overstimulates and ultimately causes energy crashes and hormone dysfunction when drunk in excess. And if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably wondering if coffee is bad for your health, particularly your...
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