1. Elderberry Syrup
Elderberries are known for their high nutrient content and immune-strengthening properties. They’re rich in B vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, minerals and beneficial phytochemicals! Zayum! Elderberry supplementation has been clinically shown to reduce the duration and potency of cold and flu symptoms (1). I love the elderberry syrup pictured below by Cassie Green. I purchase mine at People’s Pharmacy or you can check out her site to locate a dealer near you. You can find other great options of elderberry syrup at most pharmacies or grocery stores.
Supplements are one of the topics that people ask me about most frequently. Usually, it’s “should I be taking supplements? If so, which ones?” To this, I reply that in order to give the most accurate recommendation, a comprehensive assessment of lifestyle, diet and blood work by your doctor or nutritionist would paint the […]
In a society ruled by western medicine, ancient rituals are ironically coming full circle. The early tradition of dry brushing has reemerged as one of the simplest and most therapeutic forms of detoxification and skin exfoliation. The skin is our body’s largest organ. It’s also our first line of defense to potential invaders and one […]
June 9th, 2018 9:30am-4pm Join Natalie Betzer, Kaley Klasson, Randi Marks and Kaki Gaines for a day of connection, inspiration and relaxation. This experience is designed to refresh your spirit through movement and mindfulness, cultivate empowered conversation and motivate a wellness journey that is unique and true to you. Together you will practice yoga + […]
These days, the grain controversy is at the center of nutritional debate. For decades we’ve been told that grains were the foundation of a balanced diet, great for heart health and a significant source of fiber. Fast forward to today and we’re told that grains are actually bad for us. “Grain-free” seems to be the […]
In today’s society, food and diet have evolved as sources of confusion and frustration for many people. What is meant to provide us a source of nourishment and pleasure now leads to feelings of despair and anxiety. There are many variables that have contributed to this negative relationship with food- like our impossible expectations for a perfect body image, constant comparison to others, or an exhausting pursuit to achieve perfect health. I recently finished a book related to this topic that made a significant impact on my own relationship with food. The book is titled “Nourishing Wisdom” by Marc David. Today I want to share my key takeaways from the book and ways I believe we can restore our relationship with food and establish a mindset that cultivates complete food freedom.
Over the past decade, “holism” has become widely accepted as a desirable approach to health. But what does holism really mean? The word holistic, derived from holism, is thrown around everywhere these days. Everyone wants to be seen as holistic. While the word is often misused and commonly misunderstood, I believe it’s more than just […]
Happy February! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m covering the two most important sex hormones and how to promote their healthy balance. Before I studied hormones, they were really a mystery to me. They are so often talked about but rarely explained.
These days, if you’re not sick or you don’t have a disease, you’re considered to be a healthy person.
But are we really “healthy” just because we aren’t sick?
Protein powder supplements are a controversial topic in the wellness world these days. Many argue that protein powder can be an effective way to compliment an active lifestyle, contributing to faster recovery, building muscle or simply ensuring adequate intake (many studies also support this). However, criticizers say that the average American gets more than enough […]
For decades, saturated fat and cholesterol have been dubbed the forbidden fruit of any healthy diet. Fat clogs your arteries, cholesterol causes heart attacks, and fat makes you fat – or so we were told.