Tea holds a very special place in my life. I know some of you may be thinking it’s that odd one food or drink can hold so much space in a person’s life, but it’s true. It’s far more than a hot beverage, it’s the ritual, the routine, the present moment-ness and mindfulness cultivated during making tea and sharing tea with loved ones that makes it so special. I truly enjoy …Read more
I’ve loved kimchi and all fermented foods ever since I realized what they were, their health benefits, and the amazing flavor. Starting off, many of you may be reading this title even wondering how to pronounce this recipe, it’s called kimchi (kim-chee); and second some of you may already be looking for the exit button as soon as I mention the word fermented. I promise, read on and learn about fermentation …Read more
Ever since introducing the Basics series on Nutrition Stripped, you’ve all been going wild about it, which is completely awesome. I love that you all are hungry for knowledge when it comes to nutrition and learning the basics of micro and macronutrients amongst others. Protein is an all too popular topic, especially when you’re living plant-centric lifestyle which many of my recipes and what I promote here is …Read more
In the first part Carbohydrates, part I I shared the basics of carbohydrates including what they are, how they’re used in the body, how they’re digested, and how much we need. Today in part II I’m focusing on dysfunctions with carbohydrate metabolism, food sources of carbohydrates, types, diet using and abusing carbohydrates, and storage of carbohydrates (which I touched on in part I).Read more
Ah carbohydrates. All three macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) get singled out and taken to extremes when it comes to our health and especially when talking about weight loss/fat loss, but carbohydrates are the pinnacle of all the hype. Let me first start off by saying, we can’t hate on one macronutrient or give one special treatment over the other- they’re all incredibly important and vital to living whole and well.Read more
“Where do I find calcium in a plant-centric diet? What are sources of calcium?”. This is such a common question I receive from readers all over the globe and my clients. In regards to health and our bodies, calcium is a mineral required in the body for multiple processes and most importantly bone and skeletal health. Calcium isn’t just needed for strong and healthy bones; calcium plays a …Read more
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