Sick of getting sick all the time? 15 tips to boost your immunity!

How often do you get sick? a) Is it 2-3 times a year? b) Every month?  c) Whenever someone around you is sick? If you answer anything more than once a year, you are definitely NOT alone… … but even though it is common to get sick often, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is normal. […]

The only multivitamin I ever take

Do you take a multi? I used to take one everyday… until I realized that a multi wasn’t doing anything that food couldn’t do and that some of the synthetic nutrients in the multi I was taking were actually NOT doing anything to improve my health. Personally, taking a daily multi left me anemic and[…]

Recipe: Banana Breakfast Porridge

The typical breakfast foods are unfortunately high in carbs and lack protein (see this post I wrote about the missing ingredient in your breakfast), which sets us up for feeling low in energy and craving sugar for the rest of the day. This breakfast should help you avoid this common problem by combining the perfect balance of nutrient-dense[…]

Help! I’m constipated! – 7 Natural Strategies to Eliminate Daily (because you should!)

Constipation is not something most people feel comfortable talking about. Even to their doctors. Anyone who ever experienced it know how unpleasant, painful and even debilitating it can be. And for those who manage to build up the courage to discuss it with their doctors, the disappointing and infective usual prescription of eating more fiber, more whole grains[…]

15 Healthy Portable Snacks: pack nutrition & taste on the go!

Are you looking for ways to refuel while on the go? We live in a busy world and sometimes it isn’t always possible to eat at regular times or eat the best foods for us. This is where planning ahead can make a BIG difference. Stock up on at least 3-5 of the snack ideas below and keep[…]

Recipe: One-Skillet Garlicky Dinner

Today is the first edition of Saturday Radicata Kitchen where I’ll share one of my favorite recipes with you every week. If you’re like me and are all about spending as little time as possible in the kitchen, you’ll love this recipe! It includes everything you need for a complete meal: fat + protein + veggies/carbs.[…]

Friday Food X-Ray: “Olive Oil” Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise… yum!  This creamy spread definitely brings comfort to many of our favorites, like sandwiches, dips and salad dressings. In the last few years, the food industry has been listening to health-conscious consumers looking for healthier versions of this timeless classic. Enters “Olive Oil” Mayonnaise. It sounds like a great idea. At first glance that is. Olive oil[…]

Counting calories is like adding your savings and debts together

It doesn’t tell you anything at all. Calories are not all equal and it took me a   v – e – r – y   long time to figure it out.  As a recently graduated registered dietitian & nutritionist, calories were my whole world. I knew how many calories were in every food and[…]

The missing ingredient in your breakfast

Breakfast is not what it used to be. Something went missing since the food companies took over our first meal of the day. Can you guess what it is? Think about some of the most common breakfasts: Typical Breakfast #1: breakfast cereals with milk, a banana and OJ Typical Breakfast #2: low-fat muffin + fruit-flavored yogurt Typical Breakfast[…]

Why eating a low-FODMAP diet is not good for your gut

Yes, a low-FODMAP diet can help you manage your symptoms. The studies show the effectiveness of low-FODMAP diets to reduce bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea and constipation. And so do both my clinical experience as a registered dietitian and my personal experience as a past IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferer. But you might need to go beyond the[…]

Radicata (blue) Fat Bombs – with a punch of antioxidants (paleo, nut-free, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free and no artificial sweetener)

If you’ve tried my Radicata Fat Bombs, you might like this blue version. 😉 (my original version is here in case you missed it) The recipe is exactly the same but with the addition of some frozen blueberries. It gives this Paleo, nut-free, gluten-free, low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free snack a punch of antioxidants and flavors without adding[…]

Beating SIBO naturally with herbal antimicrobials

If you don’t know what SIBO is, check out this article first. 🙂 SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, continue to be one of the most common causes of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBS-like symptoms, including bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and flatulence in addition to being often associated with leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, food intolerances and even[…]