Using A Homemade Blenderized Tube Feeding Diet: My Interview With Krisi Brackett


This interview originally appeared on Pediatric Feeding News, a website run by speech pathologist and feeding therapist Krisi Brackett. I had the pleasure of working briefly with Krisi during my internship period at UNC Children’s Hospital. 1. Most therapists are familiar with the idea of using a blenderized tube feeding diet. Could you briefly describe what […]

The Most Valuable Exercise Tool That Anyone Can Use


This is a guest post by Candice Briggs, a Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach based in Byron Bay, Australia. I always laugh when someone says to me, “Oh I was away and I wasn’t around a gym, so I didn’t do a work out”, or “I was house bound and couldn’t leave home” (insert excuse here) […]

Recipe: Cuban Stuffed Squash


This week, I was inspired to play around with some different plant foods than I normally eat. I’ve been doing my best to eat 20 different types of plant foods every week, which is a real challenge, but I’m slowly working my way up to that goal. I decided to pick up some ripe plantains […]

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs


This is a guest post that originally appeared on “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb Confession time: If I had to choose one personal health issue that I’d love to […]

Ask Laura: Should I Eat Natto?


Have a nutrition-related question for Laura? Ask it here! Q: I have seen warnings about soy and have been avoiding it. But I have also seen mention of Natto, a fermented soy, as a super food. Should Natto be avoided? Oh natto… you bizarre, slimy little superfood. With all the great research coming out about […]

My 5 Best Tips for Losing Weight on a Paleo Diet


It’s no secret that weight loss is one of the primary goals of people who switch to a Paleo diet. While some choose Paleo for the digestive and chronic disease benefits it provides, many others simply want to lose that stubborn 20, 30, or 50 (or more!) pounds that they’ve been unable to lose in […]

5 Reasons Why Even Vegetarians Should Eat Gelatin


This post was originally featured on There are so many amazing benefits that can come from eating gelatin, including improvements in digestive, skin, and mental health. Plus, gelatin can be used to make a yummy, all-natural dessert that’s actually good for us. So why aren’t we eating more of it? Traditional diets are typically much higher […]

50 Shades of Grey Area Foods


There’s been a lot of chatter lately about what foods are and aren’t “Paleo”, with the latest issue being the appropriateness of legumes (see here, here, and here). While I use Paleo as a template for both my own diet and my clients’ diets, I don’t believe it’s necessary for most people to be strictly […]