If you caught my first post on why I’m doing the keto diet, you know how excited I am to be going on this journey. Going keto has been a long time coming for me and never have I felt it was a better time to do it than now.   I’ve always had a […]

Health Journey

Week 1: My First Experience With the Keto Diet

If you’ve been following me online for any amount of time, you know I have a (healthy) obsession with food. The paleo diet was the first real diet I ever tried, and it was my first attempt at getting my ulcerative colitis and acid reflux issues under control. And if you know my story, you […]

Digestion, Health Journey

The Gut Health Benefits of the Keto Diet and Why I’m Doing It

All it takes is one family member to impact diet and lifestyle changes for the rest of the family. Just think about – family dinners, grocery shopping, the shared pantry – a family’s habits converge based on efficiency and convenience.   This can either be a good or bad thing for those of us with […]

Health Journey

The One Person Who Can Impact Your Entire Household’s Health (And How to Do It)

    Have a health nut in your life and need some help deciding what to buy for him or her for a healthy holiday? Or, maybe you want to give the gift of better health to someone who is new to all of this but are struggling to come up with ideas? I’ve been […]

Health Journey, Holiday

Thrive by Food’s 2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Giving Guide

You are incredibly individual. That’s why I don’t believe there is a single diet that works for everyone. I get asked this often, and my response is always that what foods work for someone else may not work for you, which is why it’s important to discover how to fine-tune the right diet fit for […]

Digestion, Health Journey

There is No Single Diet or Lifestyle That Will Work for Everyones. Here’s Why

Spooky costumes, pumpkin carvings, crisp, cool weather and…toxic candy…? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year – but what I don’t love are the additives and chemicals in today’s most popular candies. The things these artificial ingredients do to our bodies are downright SCARY.   Here’s a quick rundown of the most […]

Health Journey

Clean Halloween Candy Alternatives: An Organic, Toxic-Free Guide

Today, I want to dig into a topic I hear almost every day: Eating healthy is so expensive and time-consuming! I work with a lot of students and busy professionals who want to do the right thing for their body by eating well, but can’t sustain it either because it gets too expensive or takes […]

Health Journey

How to Hack Your Budget and Eat Healthy Every Week

Ever feel like you’re the only one going through health issues? You get cramps after eating a superfood salad, while your friends and family can eat a gluten and dairy-full burger and fries without a flinch?    Well, maybe it’s not as black and white as that…   Before I got truly and visibly sick, […]

Health Journey

How To Get Out of the “Why Me” Mentality

I’ve been doing a lot of introspective work on myself lately and really trying to dig into why I work proactively on certain parts of my health and what still holds me back. I wanted to share a lot of what I learned with you here as I’m sure many of you have felt the same […]

Health Journey, Lifestyle

The Big Reason Why We Don’t Do What’s Best for Our Health

  You know how people say, “Don’t just stand there, do something!” or “If you don’t feel well, do something about it!”?   Well, those are definitely things I might say to someone (and, quite honestly, I say it to myself all the time) but today I want to encourage you to take a step back […]

Health Journey

Sitting On The Sidelines: An Exercise In Introspective Health