Vis Medicatrix Naturae

The Vis Medica-what? A look at the Vis Medicatrix Naturae (the healing power of nature). I would argue that, without much question, the vis medicatrix naturae (VMN) is the biggest hiccup in the way of Naturopathic Medicine’s widespread acceptance. There seems to be this notion that acknowledging a vis medicatrix naturae implies a lack of…

Heart Fitness 101

Introduction Our hearts can glow with joy, be hardened by anger, conflict with matters of the mind, drive us towards our goals, hold space for friends and family – and ultimately can efficiently pump blood through the roughly 60,000 miles of blood vessels in our body. When we assume that the average heart rate is…

The Scoop on Fiber

Fiber – Not just your grandmother’s morning supplement What is it? Dietary fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate (a complex carbohydrate) that passes through the gut. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is able to absorb water, so it actually forms a fermentable gel in the digestive system that slows…

Avocado Pudding

Avocado Pudding For those of you who are looking for a relatively “clean” sweet – here you go. This is also a great snack for those of you who are training, athletes, or looking to gain some weight by adding healthy calories to your diet.

Pesto Chicken Pizza

Pesto Chicken Pizza (from GN2) This recipe is a favorite between my brother and I. Tasty, quick, and easy. Credit for the recipe goes to Precision Nutrition Cookbook, Gourmet Nutrition 2. I definitely recommend this book for those of you looking for simple, tasty recipes. You can follow them verbatim, or tweak them as you desire!

Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders

Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders! These things are, yet another, favorite between my brother and I. And it can be surprising that these fall into the category of “Healthy Eating”, but go ahead and try them out! I promise you will enjoy! I got this recipe from Precision Nutrition’s Gourmet Nutrition (an excellent resource).

Homemade Reese’s Bars

Homemade Natural Reese’s Bars! These are a favorite among friends and family! I tweaked the recipe from several different blogs a few years back, and I am pretty sure one of them was “paleo”… I’m certain the cavemen enjoyed these babies!

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buffy Chicky Sammy… These things are a favorite between my brother and I. And let’s be real, anything “buffalo” is delicious! So here is how we do it, but you can always add your own flare to it!

Whole Food Shake Guide

SUPER SHAKE GUIDE Also known as “liquid nutrition” The super shake is an awesome way to get a “meal” in about 5 minutes! It’s a really simple formula that will get you quality carbohydrates (fruits/veggies), quality fats (nuts/seeds), and quality protein (depending on your powder/source).