Those of us in the functional nutrition and medicine world view antibiotics as the plague…but in certain scenarios, they are actually appropriate. If you come down with a severe infection that needs attention now antibiotics can be life saving. And more and more research is showing the efficacy of using Rifaximin for SIBO treatment (with the right […]

Digestion

Taking Antibiotics? How to Use Probiotics to Protect Your Beneficial Bacteria & Microbiome

As with so many things in life, we are often left wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of IBS and stress, did the IBS trigger the stress or did stress trigger the IBS?!   Round and round we go without getting any closer to answers or relief because we […]

Digestion, Stress

The Stress and IBS Connection is Real: Strategies to Address It

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through my link, I receive a small sum to compensate for running this blog. Thank you!!   Hemp oil, or CBD oil, is a hot topic these days as it’s now legal in all 50 U.S. states. I was a skeptic of it for […]

Health Journey, Inflammation, Stress

Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD): Body-Wide Benefits & How to Select the Right One

Today I am beyond excited to launch what I consider the biggest, most important program offering in Thrive by Food’s history…   The Rise to Thrive Master Group   The Rise to Thrive Master Group is high-level supportive circle for women who want enviously awesome health by taking a full MIND-BODY approach. A six-month supportive […]

Announcements, Health Journey

Introducing the Rise to Thrive Master Group

You can’t rush healing.   If stress got you here…wherever you are with your health…stress is not the way out. The body simply isn’t built to respond that way, especially if you want deep, real, lasting healing.   I had digestive issues brewing in me in high school, but it wasn’t until I felt incredible […]

Health Journey, Stress

You Can’t Heal Stress With More Stress

I’m going to be completely honest with you: earlier this year, my health went completely haywire out of the blue (or so I thought) and this is the first time I’m opening up about it. I want to share my story because I want to give hope to those who may be dealing with unexplained, […]

Health Journey

What To Do When Your Health Goes Absolutely Haywire

There’s a smoothie craze happening, and it’s creating stomachaches worldwide. We’re told that green smoothies are all you need to detox your way to a nourished mind, body, and spirit, but what if you get all those high-vibe ingredients and blend them all together, only to have your stomach tighten three minutes in? I get […]

Digestion, Health Coaching, Health Journey, Inflammation, Uncategorized

Smoothies Giving You a Stomachache? Here’s Why

It was my first appointment with a new acupuncturist and before treatment began, he looked me in the eye and asked, “Do you give permission for your healing?”   I found the question so profound and wondered how many of us walk around doing all the things for our health — drinking green smoothies, taking […]

Health Coaching, Health Journey

Why You Need to Give Permission for Your Healing & How to Do It

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my skin. In high school, my dermatologist and I ran the gamut from oral antibiotics to Accutane and after that, I remained on Yazmin for years, relying on hormones to keep my skin from breaking out. By my early adulthood, my cystic acne was […]

Digestion, Health Journey

8 Natural Acne Remedies: Clear up Blackheads and Whiteheads Fast

It’s almost America’s birthday and your dream would be to celebrate it without worries of bloating, pain, or gluten exposure. Let’s make that happen!   For most, July 4th brings about thoughts of fireworks, BBQs, sunshine, and pools, but for you it may bring about food fear, bathroom fear, and travel fear. Will you be […]

Cooking & Baking, Health Journey, Holiday, Recipe

How to Have a Healthy July 4th: Tips and Recipes to Support Your Health Journey