Sometimes the Problem is Sin

A few months ago, my husband and I were taking a walk around the bay near us and I watched a fish jump and create ripples through the water. It was a common enough image, but it reminded me of what I’d read that morning. In the book of Joshua, there was a misunderstanding between…

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…

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…

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…

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…