Mental Health Support for Kids

Awhile back, someone following my Instagram @faithhopefood asked for a sort of guide to help her make food choices that would benefit the mental health of her children. I thought it was such a great idea, so here we go! If you've been with me for a while, you've read about the basics of how…

Vanilla Frappe Smoothie

How to have a healthy start during a cross-country move? Smoothies! We packed frozen kale, vanilla protein powder, iced coffee, coconut oil and acacia fiber along with our Magic Bullet for a nutrient dense Frappe Smoothie every morning. Kale offers important antioxidants and phytonutrients, protein powder grounds our blood sugar and provides us with amino…

Neurotransmitter Support

Most of us are vaguely familiar with the relationship between low neurotransmitters and symptoms of mental health disorders. For too many years, I've heard people say that the reason they are depressed is because of a "chemical imbalance" in their brains. What they usually mean is that their brains don't produce enough of a neurotransmitter,…

Do you believe in healing?

I've been thinking a lot about healing this year. My journey into nutrition and integrative medicine started with a desire to heal my body from disease (diabetes). Naturally, as I explored the applications of nutrition and integrative medicine to mental health, I've thought a lot about what healing from mental health disorders really means. In…

Nutrition Especially for YOU

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com One of the things I have come to appreciate as I've started using nutrition to address my health is how my nutritional needs are unique, not exactly the same as anyone else's. It's easy to believe in our culture of widespread diets and fitness advice that there is one "right"…

Why take a B-Complex Vitamin?

Do you ever stand in the vitamin aisle at your grocery store and feel completely overwhelmed? Or spend hours on the internet reading blog after blog and article after article about all of the vitamins and supplements you "should" be taking? Feeling confused? Living in this age of information is both a blessing and a…