Love yourself this Christmas

Christmas time (or festivities in general) are tightly connected to food. No wonder, because food doesn’t just provide us with energy, but also means connection, tradition, belonging… all of which is deeply nourishing and important. However, it can be a challenging time, if you try to eat healthy, because it’s also a time where cookies, […]

Why I do not recommend raw food diets

Besides providing nutrients, all foods also have a thermic effect on the body. They can be warming, neutral, or cooling. Knowing the thermal properties of a food allows you to adapt your food choices to the season, and can help you correct imbalances in your own individual metabolism. Raw food or food taken directly from […]

Food Intolerances: Why avoiding gluten or dairy is not enough

Food intolerances are a growing phenomenon these days. Top on the list are gluten, dairy, egg whites, soy, corn and peanuts, but in the IgG antibody tests I often ask clients to run, I also see many reactions to foods less commonly associated with food intolerances, such as almonds (and nuts and seeds in general), […]

Soulful Eating

Today let’s look at HOW to eat for optimal health and fertility. You probably heard the term “Mindful Eating” before. I have myself used it extensively. However, I much agree with Marc David, founder of the Institute of the Psychology of Eating, when he advocates using the term “soulful eating” instead of “mindful eating”: “Mindful […]

Psychology of Cleansing

A cleanse is about so much more than just taking a couple of supplements, juices or a coffee enema – at least if you want it to be as effective as possible.  Whatever you experience on a physical level, you also experience it on a mental and spiritual level. As a consequence, cleansing the body […]