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

Please note: All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. This article is written by Whitney Kear, former operator of Nourishing Roots and Thrive by Food team […]

Digestion, Fatigue, Health Journey, Immune System, Inflammation

Do Colonics Work and Are They for You? Let’s Take a Look

Do you ever feel like living with a chronic illness should be easier to manage? Need more optimism to carry you through the valleys and peaks?   While you heal, there are several ways in which you can positively impact the trajectory of your gut health. It has to do a lot with the mind-gut […]

Digestion, Health Journey, Lifestyle, Thrive by Food Show

How to Maintain Positivity with a Chronic Illness + 5 Meal Planning Tips

Last week, I embarked on my first ever fast — both for personal reasons and to see firsthand how it could benefit many of my clients. But this wasn’t your typical starvation fast or juice fast that leaves you ravishingly hungry by day two. The fast I did was what’s called a fasting mimicking diet, […]

Digestion, Health Journey, Immune System

Health Benefits of a 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet and My Personal Experience

Ever feel like there’s gotta be more to health than just eating well?   There may be a big part of your health journey that you have yet to tap into, and it has to do with the emotional and spiritual connection with your body.   This week on the Thrive by Food Show, my […]

Health Journey, Thrive by Food Show

How to Become Emotionally and Spiritually Tuned Into Your Health

Welcome back to my Week 4 recap of going keto! This is the final week of my official 30-day keto experiment, and at the end of this post I’ll recap what I did and didn’t like about keto and what I plan to do from here.   If you haven’t yet, first read  why i’m […]

Digestion, Health Journey

Week 4: Keto Journey Wrap up and Thoughts on Keto for Digestion

Welcome back to my Week 3 recap of my keto diet journey! If you haven’t yet, first read  why i’m doing the keto diet and how week 1 and week 2 went. They’ll give you a good background on what this diet is, why it can be healing for gut health in particular, and what […]

Health Journey

Week 3: Customizing My Keto Diet Journey

I’m already half-way through my  30-day  keto experiment and wow has time flown by! I’m feeling fantastic, loving how easy, filling, and delicious the recipes I’m making are, and am excited to share how it’s been going.   If you haven’t yet, first read  why i’m doing the keto diet and how week 1 went. […]

Health Journey

Week 2: Mid-Way Through a 30-Day Keto Diet Experiment