How to protect your gut buddies while on antibiotics

If you have been following my Instagram stories (@nourishmehc) you will know that I have come down with an ear infection. The whole side of my face has been swollen all week and I feel like I’m underwater. Today has been the first day all week that my teeth have met correctly when I closeContinue reading “How to protect your gut buddies while on antibiotics”

The Pillars of Heath: Sleep

It is no secret that I spend most of my time educating myself about health and wellness. Not only am I enrolled in a comprehensive holistic nutrition certification program, I also spend quite a lot of time reading books, blogs, journals, and articles, listening to podcasts, Ted talks, and lectures, and watching interviews and documentaries.Continue reading “The Pillars of Heath: Sleep”

Sugar’s Just Desserts

What is your favorite sugary treat? Everyone has one. It’s probably something that your grandmother gave you when you were feeling bad or something you got for a special treat when you were a good kid. Sugar makes us feel so good. How can it possibly be bad? Well, aside from causing cavities. The seeminglyContinue reading “Sugar’s Just Desserts”

How Food Affects Your Mood

Food is a big deal. It affects everything. We all know that what we eat becomes literally what we are physically, but did you know that food is a major player in who we are mentally? Ninety percent of our serotonin is made in the gut. If the gut is damaged, inflamed, or compromised anxietyContinue reading “How Food Affects Your Mood”

Why is nutrition so confusing?

The easy answer to this question is that everyone is different. Each person is biologically different from another person. True, we are all human with generally the same nutritional needs, but each of us has different requirements for how we get those nutrients and how much of each is necessary for abundant health. The InstituteContinue reading “Why is nutrition so confusing?”