Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes

Potatoes are one of my all time, absolute, most favorite foods! What’s my guilty pleasure and number one food craving? It’s potato in almost any form. I’d pass on chocolate for a serving of salty sweet potato fries any day. And while these carb-filled gems are often seen as sabotage for health goals and likened […]

Low-Testosterone: What You Can Do

Man and wife

So-called “Low-T” treatments are the latest infomercial minefield on late night TV. According to those infomercials, you can also learn how to stop the aging process, melt pounds away, grow hair back where you want it and cure all your ills, but boosting “stamina,” is all the rage. And fixing your gosh darn Low-T can […]

Juicing for Thyroid Health and Weight Loss

Thyroid gland

20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Worldwide, prevalence is high in many countries, including approximately 850,000 in Australia. Most individuals have hypothyroid, including Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease, which is the focus of this blog post. Hypothyroid means your thyroid gland is underactive (as opposed to the less common hyperthyroid, an overactive gland). Women […]

Goitrogens and Thyroid Conditions: Risk or Rubbish?

If you have an underactive thyroid or take thyroid medication, chances are you have a lot of unanswered questions about the best diet to follow. With 20 million Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease, and as many as 60% unaware of their condition, you’re certainly not alone. The internet can be a minefield […]

Spaghetti Zoodles & “No-Meat” Balls

Zoodles and vegan meatballs

One of my favorite activities is taking classic comfort foods and spinning them into a new, fresh, plant-based dish that holds strong as a family favorite. Making over your traditional main course meals can be fun and lets you stay on track to your health goals without sacrificing flavor or visual appeal. Tried and true […]

What Happens When We Don’t Exercise?

Joe Cross hiking

“Use it or lose it,” is the motto when it comes to physical activity and health, especially as we age. We all know the drill: Without being physically active, our chances of chronic illness and burden of disease skyrockets, like heart disease, high blood pressure, increased risk of certain cancers, anxiety and depression. And the […]

Thyroid-Friendly Mediterranean Juice

Tomato juice in glass

Just back from our local farmer’s market and harvesting veggies from our backyard garden with a bounty of juice-worthy ingredients. This week’s bag of goodies reminds me of my favorite Mediterranean recipes. I love Mediterranean cuisine, which happens to be one of the healthiest on the planet! Looking for a simple, 5-ingredient juice that’s also […]

Watermelon Gazpacho

Chilled soup in bowl

Celebrate summer with this cooling soup. Chilled soups are a refreshing, light and satisfying meal or side to your favorite summer dish. And this Watermelon Gazpacho is also 100% Reboot friendly, meaning you can use it as a meal if you’re currently doing a juice-plus-eating 10-day or 15-day Reboot plan. Watermelon isn’t just refreshing. It’s […]

Killer Kale? We Don’t Think So

Kale has been under the microscope of public opinion in recent weeks, with questions about its consumption in large quantities. Thanks to a recent story that broke in Mother Jones, consuming kale has been blamed for causing heavy metal toxicity, specifically thallium. Thallium poisoning is serious. Undiagnosed and untreated it can lead to long-term neurological […]