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My Journey from “Health” Foods to Whole Foods

My Journey from “Health” Foods to Whole Foods

I guess I’m on a theme this month of discussing how easily I’m manipulated by marketing in my shopping choices (first sunscreen, now food). And maybe I need to stand up and admit “Hi, my name is Melissa and I easily fall for marketing schemes that claim to improve my...

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Toxins 101: Sunscreen Options

Toxins 101: Sunscreen Options

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how much marketing has influenced my life. Especially growing up, what toys I “should” like, what clothes I “should” wear (hello, Abercrombie + Fitch and Hollister), even what foods to eat. Do you ever think even...

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Toxins 101: Pesticides + Glyphosate

Toxins 101: Pesticides + Glyphosate

Introducing Toxins 101: Each month I will dive deeper into different categories of toxins: with how to identify them, which ones you should probably stop using and safer alternatives to consider. Pesticides 101 The first category of toxins I’d like to start with is...

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Stop Outsourcing Your Health to “Experts”

Stop Outsourcing Your Health to “Experts”

I recently spoke at a Natural Family Conference and walked away realizing how much we all tend to outsource our health to “experts.” Even myself, who has extensive training and clinical experience working with clients felt “less than” when sharing the stage with...

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So You’re Pregnant…Now What?

So You’re Pregnant…Now What?

I talk a lot about preparing your body for pregnancy and why that is important, but you may find yourself in a situation where you didn’t take the time to do so and now you’re pregnant and want to focus on your health. Honestly, most women find themselves in this...

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WHY Should I Care About Low-Tox Living?

WHY Should I Care About Low-Tox Living?

If you’re reading this, you likely have some idea that toxins in our environment + homes can impact our health- but did you know: According to the NIH only 5-10% of cancers can be attributed to genetics - the remaining 90-95% is due to environment and...

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Everything is a Trade-Off Based on Your Season

Everything is a Trade-Off Based on Your Season

I’m sick of hearing the phrase “you can do it all”- it’s honestly a load of crap and leads us to exhaustion and frustration. Based on the season of life we find ourselves in, something will always have to give, especially when it comes to our health.

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The Real First Trimester: Prepping for Pregnancy

The Real First Trimester: Prepping for Pregnancy

Most of us start to care about our health the moment after we get pregnant- but did you know that the quality of both the egg + sperm in the three months prior to conception greatly influences the health of your future baby?

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What’s in Your Water?

What’s in Your Water?

Someone much smarter than me said something along these lines: We care so much about eating organic and avoiding exposure to pesticides/herbicides on our food, but then we drink and bathe in the very water that contains those chemicals, plus medications, heavy metals, radioactive elements and more.

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What’s Filling Your Toxic Bucket?

What’s Filling Your Toxic Bucket?

Thinking back to my own health journey to non-toxic, healthy living, I wish there had been a roadmap or checklist to help guide me in my changes or decision-making.

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Your Health Resolutions Will Likely Fail

Your Health Resolutions Will Likely Fail

I know, what a nice, motivating title to kick off a new year, right? But the statistics are true – some studies show only 9% of those who made a resolution actually maintain it after 6+ months. Even if you aren’t a “resolution setter,” you likely have some intentions or plans for being better about your health in the new year and I don’t blame you! The problem for most of us lies in a simple math equation: Optimal Health Math.

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Why What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

Why What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

Ever feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun to feel better or lose weight or gain back your energy and NOTHING seems to work? Or what used to work seems to now do the opposite?

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