Bisphenol A: Health Risks and How to Avoid it

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in food packaging like the epoxy resin that lines cans, and in plastic water bottles and food containers, as well as thermal paper receipts and recycled paper products. BPA is a hormone disruptor, as it is able to bind to the estrogen receptor mimicking the action of estrogen.…

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8 Ways to Address Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance plays a role in many conditions including PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and PMS. Fortunately, adjusting your diet and lifestyle can help – by eating foods that promote formation of less potent estrogens and including nutrients that increase progesterone to properly balance estrogen. It’s also important to limit your intake of dietary estrogens, while also…

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PCOS Diet Basics

Diet and lifestyle play a major role in the management of PCOS, and in my practice I have seen women drastically improve by changing their diet and adjusting lifestyle factors like exercise, sleep, and stress management. The idea is to give your body all the tools it needs to heal and come to a state…

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15 Super-Simple Recipes to Help You Eat More Greens

Eating more greens is an important for a variety of reasons. Greens are loaded with antioxidants and many contain beneficial nutrients like calcium, folate, and vitamin K. Read my recent article from MindBodyGreen on ways to eat more greens! Leafy greens are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, since they’re loaded with beneficial…

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Cooked Red Cabbage with Apples

This is one of my favorite side dishes. In my family, we have it on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as it’s a dish my Dad enjoyed growing up in Germany. The apples provide a gentle sweetness that makes this dish pair nicely with a more savory meat dish. I like to pair red cabbage with pulled…

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