Monthly Archives: February 2014

Avoid the harmful effects of daily stress!

Avoid the harmful effects of daily stress!

Chronic stress to the body is toxic, plain and simple. We all have stress in our lives, some more than others, however it is how you combat this stress that will make a world of difference in your health and emotional well-being. As a Health Coach I am always researching natural remedies for my clients. I am not a huge believer in taking medications if you don’t have to, and there are always foods, essential oils and lifestyle modifications that can heal at a cellular level. Next time you are feeling stress take over your body, try one or several of these natural remedies.


  • Lavender

If you ever have trouble falling asleep at night, try spritzing some lavender essential oil into the nighttime air. Lavender helps calm anxiety and can soothe the mind and body to help you sleep more soundly. Intrigued? Aromatherapy has been shown to trigger various moods and sensations, and can be used to fight depression, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, etc .A company I highly recommend is DoTerra essential oils. You can learn more here.


  • Chamomile

Chamomile tea has been shown to relax the body and muscles before sleep. Although chamomile’s benefits have not been medically proven, it has been used for centuries for its sedative qualities as well as an immune booster. Go ahead and brew up a pot of fresh tea to give your body a helping hand. Even better, add some raw honey into your tea (once it has cooled to drinking temperature to retain raw honey’s beneficial enzymes) for an additional boost.


  • Dark chocolate

A recent study has shown that eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate lowers your body’s stress hormones and reduces anxiety. The stress hormone cortisol, in particular, can easily become imbalanced and lead to long term disease and disfunction. It is well known that too much cortisol can also lead to accumulated belly fat, so, in a way, a small piece of chocolate a day could help to keep the belly fat at bay! (OK, it’s a lot more complicated than that, but a girl can dream.) Also, your brain releases endorphins when you nibble chocolate, so it’s a double-whammy of happiness! Just be sure to enjoy in moderation.


  • Peanut Butter

If you aren’t getting enough sleep and are feeling cranky, grab a spoonful of organic, unsweetened peanut butter. Being high in vitamin B6, it helps to regulate blood sugar, which stabilizes mood swings. And, of course, peanut butter is another great comfort food. Just don’t go out of control.

Valentines Day Strawberry Goodness!!!

Try these yummy healthy Strawberry Treats Healthy Cheesecake Filling (Gluten Free and Clean) Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Reduced Fat or Light Cream Cheese (Room Temperature) 1 Tsp Vanilla 1/2 Cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt 2 Tbsp Honey 3 Packets of Truvia (or Stevia Brand of Choice) Shredded Coconut (for topping) Directions: Place all topping ingredients intoContinue Reading



You have NO IDEA how I excited I am for the Broncos this year!! It has been 15 years since we were last in the Super Bowl. Two years before my now 13 year old son was born. So needless to say, this is pretty Epic! Colorado is going crazy right now and I amContinue Reading