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…


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…


5 Minute Blueberry Green Apple Mixup

April 21, 2015 By

When you are starving, flavor can take a backseat to anything fast. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You could eat blueberries and an apple and call it a day, but when you take under 5 minutes to cut up the apple and add some great spices, you’re looking at a snack time fruit salad that’s deserving of…