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Low-Sugar Pumpkin Pie Balls

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Pie Balls

I love apple pie.  And I make a pretty darn good one.  But, I'm always so conflicted when it comes to dessert at Thanksgiving. I have to have apple pie, but then I really want pumpkin pie too. I end up filling my plate with both desserts, even though I just got done...

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How To Deal With Overwhelm: 8 Practical Tips

How To Deal With Overwhelm: 8 Practical Tips

That feeling of overwhelm — we’ve all experienced it — where the to-do list seems unmanageable, and it doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day to get it all done.  When you have that level of stress, it’s hard to know what to do to get yourself out of it AND...

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Keto For Women: 4 Tips For Success

Keto For Women: 4 Tips For Success

A little over five months ago I was in my doctor's office, chatting about all things healing, and he gave me the instruction to begin a 16:8 intermittent fasting regimen. I was excited because I knew about all of the awesome benefits of fasting, but a little...

6 Reasons Why I Switched To A Ketogenic Diet

6 Reasons Why I Switched To A Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is becoming more and more popular for its ability to heal, manage, and reverse insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, neurological disorders, obesity, PCOS, and cardiovascular disease.  What a powerful tool to have at our disposal for these types of...

The Truth Behind Your Skin Breakouts

The Truth Behind Your Skin Breakouts

Let me just get right to the point of this whole article in the first sentence: the health of your skin is 100% dependent on what's going on in the rest of your body.  If you are someone who deals with acne, rashes, hives, keratosis pilaris, itching, dry...

How I Mastered Meditation

How I Mastered Meditation

First, I have to let you know that the idea for this post completely interrupted my meditation practice this morning. How ironic! I've been talking about meditation a lot lately, attempting to explain the power it has on stress, overthinking, and just overall...

Why Calorie Restriction Will Make You Fat

Why Calorie Restriction Will Make You Fat

I started 'dieting' when I began high school.  I think it's a rite of passage into the world of being a female teenager.  You become a freshman and suddenly need to start counting calories, eating tiny amounts of food, and worrying about getting fat.  I was thin to...

Guest Post:  AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Guest Post: AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be here on WellBelly sharing a tasty AIP treat with you today!  So who am I? Well here’s a little bit about me…my name is Ashley Castle, I’m an NTP like Shawn (we were in the same class!) with a passion for helping people heal and...

Low-Sugar Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Low-Sugar Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Guess what I ate today?...Lamb tongue! Can you believe it?!  I am SO not normally that adventurous.  But, I was with my fellow NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) friends, and as soon as one person ordered it, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try!  I am NOT...

The Autoimmune Mindset: Do You Need To Change Yours?

The Autoimmune Mindset: Do You Need To Change Yours?

A minor health setback last week got my head spinning about a common thread that lies amongst those of us with autoimmune disease on our path to achieving optimal health.  So, of course, I HAD to share it with you all.  While my original thought process was geared...

What Having 6-Pack Abs Taught Me

What Having 6-Pack Abs Taught Me

It's the two-year anniversary of a really important day for me -- the day I had the best abs of my life.  Full on 6-pack abs.  I had achieved my impossible.  It was something I had always wanted, always strived for, even as a teenager.  Two years ago I achieved that...

Is Your Sunscreen Toxic? 3 Reasons Why.

Is Your Sunscreen Toxic? 3 Reasons Why.

Skin cancer is scary. And the sun is not something to take lightly.  But, here's an interesting thought to consider -- more and more Americans are becoming diligent about using sunscreen every time they are out in the sun, yet the incidences of skin cancer continue to...

Your Perfect Fitness Equation

Your Perfect Fitness Equation

2 + 2 + 1 + 1 = You(Fit)   A question I commonly get asked as a personal trainer...”What do you think of enter newest workout fad here?”  My answer? “I think it would be a good thing to do some of the time.”    Here’s the (workout) deal....

Gingerbread Balls

Gingerbread Balls

I love Southwest.  I love that you don’t have to pay for checking a bag.  I love that the flight attendants are always funny and entertaining.  I love that flights are guaranteed to be pretty dang cheap.  Yep, you guessed it...I’m on a plane!...

Cauli-Hummus

Cauli-Hummus

I'm dreaming of laying poolside with a blazing sun right now for two reasons.   Reason #1:  It has been way below zero here in Boulder, CO for 5 days straight now.  I really don't terribly mind cold weather.  It's a chance to find your thickest...

Knocking Out Autoimmune Disease – Bovine Colostrum

Knocking Out Autoimmune Disease – Bovine Colostrum

UPDATE 7/2016: It's been almost 2 years since I wrote this post and it has consistently been the most popular post I have ever written.  For this reason, I think it is important to give an update.  The popularity of this post makes...

Grains: Are They All Bad?

I’m a podcast junkie. It’s so bad that I often notice myself thinking the people on the opposite end delivering the podcast are my friends. We’re on a first name basis and I get their inside jokes. It's a great friendship.  In all seriousness, I love listening...

Two Bite Lemon ‘Cheese’cakes

No matter how little sugar I have in my diet, I still have a pretty solid sweet tooth. I love desserts, especially baked goods. Luckily, there are millions of great Paleo recipes for cookies, cakes, and muffins out there. But so many of them use eggs and almond...

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