Nutrition

10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into your Diet Without Taking a Pill

These days, with things to contend with such as soil depletion, food traveling great distances before it reaches your table, and processed foods that are stripped of nutrients, it can be hard to get the nutrients that your body needs in your daily diet. Although there...

Do You Have Harmful Spices in Your Cupboard?

You may already be aware of the dangers lurking in those little spice packets that they sell at the grocery store, such as taco seasoning, but did you know that the herbs and spices you have in your cupboard might also be harmful? What is Wrong with Your Herbs and...

Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Microbiome Safe

If you're not sure why you need a microbiome-safe hand sanitizer, go here to read all about your microbiome and why you need to protect it. What's in Hand Sanitizer? Most store-bought antibacterial hand sanitizers, besides being made of dangerous petroleum-based...

Supplements: Should you be taking them?

This is a question that I get asked a lot! The answer, of course, is not a simple one. In Nutritional Therapy, we like to use food first whenever possible. (See my post "10 Ways to Sneak Nutrients into Your Diet Without Taking a Pill" for ideas. I also have an ebook...

Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Hurting You? (Plus My Superfood-Filled Breakfast Smoothie Recipe)

I always believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now I know that this is only true in certain instances. The popular belief that I subscribed to was that eating breakfast gets your metabolism started for the day. In his article "Does Skipping...

Resistant Starch: What is it, Why You Need it, and How to Get it

Resistant starch (RS) is yet another area where the Standard American Diet (SAD) is lacking. Americans average just 3-9 grams of resistant starch a day. Whole foods, plant based diets in developing countries get around 30-40 grams per day. Some experts believe our...

Dandelion: A Super Food?

Oh, the lowly dandelion! This "weed" is actually anything but lowly, and now that it is spring, it is the perfect time to bring to mind their benefits before you start your war with them (if you do). Please allow me break down the benefits of consuming the different...

Your Lymphatic System: Fountain of Youth?

Do you have dull skin, and thinning hair, PMS, aching knees, mood swings, forgetfulness, food sensitivities, or those hard-to-lose last 10 pounds? All of these symptoms can be caused or exacerbated by a sluggish lymphatic system. In Ayurvedic medicine, a medical...

Probiotic Chocolate Bars

These chocolate bars are my way of getting spore-based probiotics into the kids regularly since they can't swallow capsules yet. I use my all time favorite probiotic, MegaSpore, for these chocolate bars for a few reasons: It is spore based so it actually alters the...

Kraut Juice: A Probiotic-filled Beverage.

What is Kraut juice? Kraut juice is probably the cheapest and most probiotic-packed beverage that you can make for yourself at home. It only takes a few minutes, and it is a great way to get started making fermented foods. We drink this regularly at our house and we...

About Chelsea

Chelsea is a freelance writer who specializes in functional and holistic nutrition. She has a private nutrition practice that focuses on personalized nutrition recommendations, restoring digestion & microbial balance, replenishing nutrient deficiencies, supporting optimal hormone ratios, lessening the body's toxic burden, as well as optimizing body function. When she is not writing about nutrition, planning her next meal, or walking her dog, she can be found hugging her two children or snuggling one of her three cats.

Chelsea is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN) and has a Masters in Education (M.Ed). She is also a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) level 3.

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