Coconut Power Balls

I first heard of these densely-packed energy balls from a patient who came into our studio in Portland. Thankfully, they left a recipe that I quickly snapped a picture after tasting them. Here is the link from the recipe: I love these for longer days at work, around the house for a quick snack, and [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Coconut Power Balls

How to transition out of the Whole 30

After a stressful 3 months in grad school sleeping 4-5 hours per night with a cranky baby in the bedroom, I had weighed in at 210 lbs. Yes, part of it was intentional muscle mass due to 1-2 days a week of heavy Olympic lifting, but there was chub on my belly and cheeks that's [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on How to transition out of the Whole 30

A new breakfast for 2016

After completing the Whole 30 in June 2014, I maintained a paleo diet for way too long, about 9 months! This would have been fine and healthy if I had had a balance of veggies versus meat, but I didn't. However, I did get the idea when my body was signaling me to stop with [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on A new breakfast for 2016

Quick and affordable Pesto

Here's how I've been making a quick batch of pesto to add to my salmon, roasted veggies, eggs, and salads: 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup walnuts (cheaper than pine nuts, but either way works) 3-4 cloves of garlic 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste) Blend it [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Nutrition, Resources|Comments Off on Quick and affordable Pesto


Paleo and Vegan = Pegan "A compromise between two popular diets, the pegan diet allows for 75% veggies and fruits and 25% animal proteins, whole grains, lentils, and fats such as avocados, coconut, and nuts/seeds. Peganism has the ability to lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of diabetes according to Mark Hyman, MD."- Posted in [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Nutrition|Comments Off on Peganism?