Vanilla Protein Energy Balls

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin If I told you that fat could give you more energy, would you believe me? A decade ago I wouldn’t have believed myself. I used to crave carbs and avoid fat while wrestling with chronic headaches and fatigue. As I work with clients and help them incorporate […]

Best Dairy-Free Fruit Dip: Ketogenic/Vegan/Paleo

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” -Mother Teresa   Love & Fruit Dip My husband is a dip and sauce man. Whether savory or sweet, if it is something to pour or dip he will go for it. I  used to try to make a Martha Stewart […]

Sparkling Green Tea Lemonade

“If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.” –Elizabeth Gilbert So Cal has had a heat wave this week and it is 100+ degrees at the end of September. I am sharing my recipe for my refreshment of choice on a hot day. […]

Creamy Avocado Dressing (Paleo/Vegan/Keto-Friendly)

80% of success is showing up and eating guac. -Woody Allen   Ok, so maybe he didn’t say the part about eating guac, but it makes for a better quote and a popular meme. When I lived in Florida, I bought my first avoacdo and never bought one again until I moved to California. It […]

Raw Cacao Almond Fat Bombs + Bacon Bark

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” -Charles M. Schulz   In my early twenties, I lived with a delightful couple. Martha would make her favorite dessert, graham cracker sandwiches filled with vanilla frosting, and store them in the garage freezer hoping to forget about them and not […]

Yes, You Can Afford Healthy Eating. Here’s How

“He who has a why can endure any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche   Yes, You Can! You know the feeling of defeat before you even begin? It’s that perfectionist in us, the one who says, “I can’t so why even try.”  I often tell my boys, “Can’t is a curse word.”  At ages 9 and 11, […]

A Better Remedy for Chronic Joint Inflammation

“You see, we are seeing an epidemic of inflammatory diseases.  In fact nearly every modern disease — everything from autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and cancer to obesity, diabetes, and dementia — is caused by inflammation!” Mark Hyman, M.D. As a Physical Therapist I see a crisis in the clinic. People stuck in the chronic pain […]

Delicious Salad Recipe to Reduce Inflammation

“Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.” Harvard Health Chronic Inflammation and Food Inflammation is common place with Physical Therapy related Injuries. However, you may be unaware that inflammation can also silently lurk and cause disruption in the rest of […]

California Summer Green Smoothie Bowl

Bohemian (Boho) style is trending in Southern California. I dig it all, it’s relaxed and unkempt, yet creatively, beautiful and whimsical.  If you want to try the perfect California Boho meal, make a smoothie bowl. It’s beauty in a bowl! I am not a food photographer. So posting pictures of my own food creations gives […]