Building a Balanced Plate


Before I start, I wanted to thank everyone that read and commented on my last post! It seems like that is a post that resonated with quite a few people, and I am excited to write more on the topic.

My life has been incredibly hectic lately. My husband and I bought a house and we moved to a brand new town, and I started a new job at work. I also will have my final for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course coming up in June, and then I will finally graduate! It’s pretty bitter sweet for me. On the one hand, I will be happy to stop studying and finally be certified, but on the other hand, I have enjoyed this program so much that I will be sad for it to be over.

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My First Whole30

Hi everybody!

About two weeks ago I finished my first Whole30, and I wanted to give a recap of the program and some of the benefits you can experience while it’s still fresh in my mind.

To start, what exactly is the Whole30 and why should you be interested? The Whole30 is a 30 day program that focuses on real, nutrient dense, whole foods and eliminates a lot of the common “problem foods” for most people. It was developed by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig and you can find more information in their book: The Whole30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom or on their website:

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I believe in Real Food!

It’s as simple and as complicated as that. As a Nutritional Therapist, I advocate for eating real, properly prepared, nutrient dense whole foods in order to achieve and sustain optimal health.


In today’s society, we are inundated with fad diets, packaged foods, incorrect information, and “quick fixes” that move us away from what food is supposed to be and what health is supposed to look like. Food nourishes our body, all the way down to the cellular level. Without proper nutrition, we cannot have optimal health and our foundations will suffer. I believe in bio-individuality which means that there is no “one size fits all” diet, but instead will identify the unique nutritional needs of each person. I believe that nutrition can bring us back to restoring our health and through the nutritional therapy process we can together discover the path to getting there.

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