Paleo Magazine: 6 Reasons You Should Take A “Play-cation”


I’m excited to share that my first article was published in Paleo Magazine this month! This post is a bit of an expanded review of my trip to Nicaragua through YOGASCAPES, which I also wrote about in my post called 10 Things I Learned About Health In Nicaragua. Unlike my blog post, this article focuses […]

Are Crickets The Next Big Paleo Craze?

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I ate a bug. More specifically, I ate a cricket. Well, probably a dozen crickets. And I didn’t gag, puke, or immediately regret my decision. You might be wondering how this is possible. Well, when crickets are mashed up with dates, chocolate, cayenne pepper, and other tasty ingredients, you don’t even realize that you’re eating […]

3 Reasons You Should Get Your RD Degree, Even If You Can’t Stand Conventional Nutrition Advice


Hello Laura! Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites sent me in your direction because she feels you could give me some good guidance… Here is my dilemma: I have such a passion for nutrition! So much so that my husband has urged me for a long time to go back to college to become a Registered […]

5 Common Paleo Diet Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


Making the switch from a standard American diet to a whole foods Paleo (primal, ancestral, whatever you call it) diet is usually a great first step to improving your health. Perhaps you lost some stubborn body fat when you first made the switch, or perhaps your annoying acne started to die down. You may have […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seriously, US News?

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Every year, US News and World Report comes out with their report on the best and worst diets of the year. Every year, they’re pretty similar, and this year is no different. DASH, TLC, and the Mediterranean Diet are always top ranked, with some diets frequently falling near the top, such as Weight Watchers and […]