Why Eat Superfoods? 5 Surprising Reasons You Should

January 13, 2017 By

I’ve spent the last 15+ years hunting superfoods around the world. One of the first questions I get asked when I tell people my job is the question, “What’s a superfood?” A superfood is a food that has more nutrients (antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals) for your body when compared calorie for calorie with another food. You can literally be…


Were You At Super Saturday in Indiana?

January 13, 2017 By

Last weekend I traveled to Indiana to celebrate Super Saturday with Julie Voris and her team, Sparta Nation, a 7 x Elite team in Team Beachbody. Talk about a pumped, motivated, inspirational group! Each and every person I met was living their SuperLife. If you were there, give a shout out in the comments below! (Side note: How awesome…


The Secret Health Benefits of Chaga Tea

September 26, 2016 By

Some of the coolest, healthiest, most powerful foods in the world are easy to overlook. It’s like nature’s way of keeping them a secret from everyone but the adventurous, curious observer. Chaga is one of those foods. Have you heard of chaga? If you follow me on or if you’ve attended an event where I speak on nutrition, you’ve…


How to Eat Healthy When Visiting Family

September 16, 2016 By

I recently visited my family in southern Minnesota. Traveling – especially when traveling to visit family – can make it difficult to stay in a healthy eating rhythm. Here are some of the ways I’ve learned for how to eat healthy when visiting family, as well as some tips for having positive conversations with family members who don’t eat the…


Discover the Superfood Power of Whole Coffee Fruit

February 18, 2016 By

Almost 10 years ago, while I was hiking in Africa on the hunt for an exotic tree bark, I had my first taste of whole coffee fruit. My guides were grabbing bright, red berries off the wild coffee plants near the trail, so of course I did too! Coffee fruit doesn’t have the traditional taste associated with brewed coffee beans…


The Most Intimate Relationship You Have: Microbes & Gut Bacteria

July 2, 2015 By

You have six pounds of hungry, little demanding microbes swimming around in and on your body. That’s 2+ million bacterial genes in your body compared to the 23,000 genes you have. Your microbes’ DNA outnumber your human DNA by 10 to 1.  Think about that for a moment: You have more non-human DNA then human DNA. Way more. Those bacteria, collectively…


Pasteur Versus Béchamp: The History of Germ Theory

June 27, 2015 By

This is may be one of the most important articles and views of history you will read about how to stay healthy. Almost all of us have been sold a “simple” story about germs. It generally goes something like this: French biologist Louis Pasteur discovered that microorganisms or “germs” caused disease. According to the resulting “germ theory” he championed, we…


Vitamins L, M, N, O…Z! How Are New Vitamins Discovered?

May 7, 2015 By

Can you believe I still have not visited Machu Pichu, even though I have visited Peru more than a dozen times? Despite multiple visits to South America, I haven’t visited the Manaus Opera house (similar to the Sydney Opera house in Australia) either. So why bother traveling if I’m not seeing such incredible sights? Well, I am looking for the…


How to Chill Out and Truly Relax

April 16, 2015 By

Do we ever really rest in this society anymore? We get up, get the kids ready, go to work, work all day, come home, have dinner, work some more, and collapse in bed. But when do we stop to chill out? So you get your two weeks of vacation time every year. Sorry to say, but that doesn’t apply (and…