Healthy Foods Selection Guide

We've talked about a lot in terms of supporting your mental health with nutrition. By now, you know that sugar needs to go, that protein and eating consistently are central to fighting functional hypoglycemia, and fiber and fermented foods should take a more prominent place in your diet profile. These foundations of healthy nutrition are…

Tortoise or Hare?

You remember the Aesop's Fable The Hare & the Tortoise? The hare mocks the tortoise for being slow and challenges him to a race. The tortoise, sure of his ability and the failure sure to come from the hare's ego, accepts. Sure enough, the hare decides spitefully to nap while the tortoise plugs along the race course,…

Depression. Anxiety. ADHD. Gut Health?

Okay, let’s talk about gut health! If you’ve been at all connected to social media or the news in the last ten years or so, you’ve likely heard many in the field of nutrition talking about a “leaky gut” and “gut health.” I know I first started hearing about it in 2014 after I’d given…

Handling Anxiety as a Christian

One of the sweetest things I think I’ve ever heard is a group of little preschoolers saying the Lord’s Prayer in their tiny, innocent voices. Once upon a time, I was one of those little preschoolers, but it wouldn’t be until thirty years later that God opened my eyes to the truth in that prayer.…

Nutrition and Mental Health: First Steps

There is so much to this topic! We could spend years together sorting out all the myriad ways our nutrition effects our bodies and in turn, our mental health. It’s amazing to me that in the almost ten years I’ve been studying and working as a counselor, this subject has barely been mentioned. I can…