Keto Cinnamon Fudge Avocado Brownies (Paleo)

The thought of sharing this brownie recipe with you brings an evil grin to my face because they are so delicious, it’s almost cruel. I’ve been plotting to make reaaaaallllly fudgey brownies for a long time now. I cannot even begin to explain to you how determined I was to make the perfect brownie. That’s my favorite type of brownie – the fudgier (is that a word?), the better. Honestly, if I’m making brownies for myself, I prefer them undercooked so that I get that “heavy” texture. Top it with some ice cream, and I’m in pure heaven. Creating a…

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How Relationships Can Help You Find Food & Body Freedom

I think most people, if not everyone, struggles with poor body image at some point. Feeling self-conscious, alone, and trapped, whether that be just for a moment or for a long period of time. Hyper-aware of how they look, and limiting their lives because of a lack of self-confidence. Similarly, disordered eating habits and thoughts seem to be all too common nowadays. Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia are all on the rise. But even if someone doesn’t have an “official” eating disorder, it seems like almost everyone struggles with some version of disordered eating. That might be undereating,…

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Paleo & Vegan Walnut “Cheese” Sauce

What’s the most common thing people say they can’t give up when going dairy-free? Cheese. It’s always cheese. Giving up cheese wasn’t that hard for me, but I quickly discovered that I actually love paleo and vegan cheese replacements. Much much better than regular dairy. Is that weird? As I started trying more and more vegan restaurants and paleo dishes, I quickly realized that cheese-flavored things, without real cheese, were my weakness. Nowadays, more and more people are going dairy-free. 80% of the adult population is lactose intolerant. Most people stop creating lactase, which is the enzyme necessary to break down lactose,…

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Another Day, Another Protocol: The Tricky Case of Hydrogen Sulfide SIBO

Yes, you read that title right. Another protocol, comin’ atcha. Kinda. I feel like my life over the past two years has pretty much been a series of protocols. I alternate between being extremely frustrated about it and laughing about it. In the end, though, I know it is only making me a better holistic health coach and will make me a better Nutritional Therapy Practitioner when I finish my program. If I can get through these protocols, then I have the personal experience necessary to really help others get through their own. If you’ve been following me for awhile,…

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What Is Intuitive Eating, and Can We All Really Do It?

The term intuitive eating has been popping up a lot recently in the health and wellness space. People are proud to say that they are intuitive eaters, and they often use intuitive eating as a way to explain the way they make their food choices on a daily basis. The thing is, though, I think a lot of us have very different ideas about what intuitive eating truly means. I feel like there is an unspoken pressure to “eat intuitively.” So much pressure, in fact, that it almost seems impossible to really do if you’re that focused on doing it! Unfortunately, I…

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