Do you spend much time in your kitchen?
Is it a place you enjoy creating special memories and mouthwatering meals?
Or is it daunting and unfamiliar… leaving you feeling intimidated and lost?
I see it as a wonderful space to explore new talents and flavors, invite people to gather, and practice self-care through conscious cooking and nutrition. This blog post is all about helping you embrace the benefits of cooking at home! I’m sharing 15 reasons home-cooked meals enhance your health in every area: body, mind, and soul.
Plus, I have two free recipes for you from my cookbook, Elena’s Recipes Rx! This cookbook has all the tools you need to accomplish an effective detox at home. The recipes are so delicious, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.
I like to think about health in terms of the whole self because everything is connected. If body, mind, or soul is out of balance, our wellbeing reflects the internal chaos. It is important to...
A touchstone for any wellness journey is having the knowledge to limit your exposure to toxic chemicals and harmful substances. Some dangers are easier to spot and avoid than others.
You may avoid highly-processed nutrient-deficient food in favor of fresh, organic, whole foods.
It is probably also a given that you choose pure filtered water instead of sugary beverages laced with additives. Perhaps you have already scrutinized your cupboards and changed your personal hygiene products to non-toxic, fragrance free items.
All of these changes are noteworthy and go a long way toward improving your health! However, there is a way you can go one step further in your journey to long lasting wellness.
That is why I’m going to share a little-known culprit that could be contributing to your toxic load.
If you are feeling unwell or experiencing mystery symptoms without a clear answer you may be dealing with mycotoxin overload. In this blog I will explain what mycotoxins are, why they are...
It’s a common recommendation to eat fish several times a week to promote essential fatty acid intake, nutritional balance, as well as heart and brain health. (1)
However, many people end up with symptoms like fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and depression and would never guess the fish they’re eating may be to blame. It was doctor’s orders after all!
I have recommended wild-caught over farm-raised fish for quite some time, but after a recent health scare – I’ve been digging into this topic even further, and I’m shocked by what I discovered.
That’s why I’m laying out all the facts for you, so we can make sure to avoid unnecessary exposure to toxins and support the ethical sourcing of the fish we eat!
Caviar is revered as the hallmark of fine dining, despite a growing overtone of ethical controversy (we’ll get to that soon!). I was given a jar of European caviar for the holidays and ate about a...
Juice cleanses and other all-liquid detox diets are often glorified as “cure-alls.” Many promises are made with “quick-fix” program marketing that provide several days or weeks of juices for a hefty fee. These companies dole out hope for feeling and looking better FAST with colorful drinks and clever branding. Many people hear about these programs and try to create their own at home.
Desperation for a solution to a weight management or health problem can lead to drastic measures like these. Don’t be fooled by the hype! I have researched heavily and speak from many years of experience as an integrative health practitioner when I say: these fad diets can do more harm than good. In this article, I will help you understand why these liquid-only juicing protocols should be avoided unless prescribed by a trusted professional who can provide you with guidance on what steps you can take on your own to look and feel better.