How to Improve Gut Health to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

2019-08-02T00:01:01-06:00July 13th, 2019|

As you've probably noticed, I'm emphasizing the importance of gut health on WFN more often. And, the reason is this...with the rise of more and more people struggling with their health through disease, food intolerances, unbearable stress, fatigue, autism, anxiety, depression, etc. I find it pertinent to share the most recent science to give [...]

The Gut-Brain Axis: What It Is and How It Works

2019-05-04T15:57:42-06:00March 4th, 2019|

It seems like everyone is learning about the importance of probiotics and balancing out the gut for improved overall health. This is a great step forward! Over the last 5 years, scientists have dug even deeper in learning about the importance of having a healthy microbiome full of good, diverse bacteria. Scientists are also learning [...]

My Daughter Katie’s Health Update (Gut Health)

2019-03-06T15:44:38-06:00March 4th, 2019|

I thought I'd do a quick update on my daughter, Katie's, health in hope to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone who may be suffering with their health or who have children who struggle with feeling well. To catch you up to speed, when Katie was very young, I took the initiative to help her illnesses [...]

Our Story of How We Overcame Depression and Anxiety

2019-05-04T15:57:35-06:00January 21st, 2019|

Want to watch my story? You can watch the video of My Story HERE. I hope by sharing our family's story, I'm able to help others who have struggled like us. Our family has struggled for over 12 years with mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, brain fog, moodiness, chronic fatigue, headaches). Not everyone in our [...]

My Personal Goals for 2019

2019-01-05T01:13:43-06:00January 1st, 2019|

I love having a new year at hand. It's like waking up to a new day with a clean slate, but on a much grander scale. It feels fresh, exciting, and invigorating. What amazing things can you make happen? What will bring more joy and happiness to you or to your family? How can you [...]

How to Create Positive Feelings in Any Circumstance

2019-05-04T16:00:01-06:00December 17th, 2018|

Over the last 10 years, I've come to recognize that many people struggle with their mental health. I want to be very sensitive to the subject of mental health because everyone's situations are unique. And so, I never want to claim to know even a spec of what you or your friend may be experiencing. [...]

How to Boost Your Mood With Food

2019-05-04T16:01:36-06:00December 7th, 2018|

Can we really boost our mood with food? Well, there is growing research that is showing us how the quality of our food is just as important to our mental health, as it is with our physical health. It's so cool to think that we can improve our mood, our anxieties, brain fog, etc. by [...]

10 Tips for Making Quick, Healthy Meals

2019-03-06T09:45:30-06:00November 15th, 2018|

Our family has entered a different stage of life as our kids begin to enter teenage years. We seem to be busy with the needs of our two older kids, while trying to meet the demands of a baby and toddler. Stretched thin and short on time is an understatement most of the time. But, [...]

#1 Way to Recognize Processed Foods

2019-03-06T09:54:03-06:00September 1st, 2018|

I want to tell you my best tip for identifying highly processed food so you can recognize it quickly without being a nutritionist or researching food for hours. But first, I can’t tell you how often I am told the foods people feed their kids. Without me bringing up my blog, the foods my kids [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

2019-01-01T21:55:49-06:00August 18th, 2018|

  Need a real-food dessert to bring to a party? These are ALWAYS a hit at parties because because they are just THAT GOOD! They're a staple dessert in our home and both of my older kids can make them all by themselves because it's a no-bake, no fuss (I didn't say no mess ;) ) recipe. [...]

5 Low Sugar, Whole Grain Cereal Ideas

2019-03-06T09:55:59-06:00June 16th, 2017|

The health claims on cereal boxes can make us feel like they are healthy, nutritious, and "help us start the day off right". However, these highly processed cereals have a lot of concerning ingredients, one of which is added sugar. One of the secrets behind boxed cereals is the excessive amounts of hidden and added [...]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Sugar

2019-04-22T15:52:06-06:00April 24th, 2017|

While visiting family, I shared a delicious pancake syrup recipe that contains maple syrup. Upon placing the syrup on the table, it was said that the syrup was "sugar-free". Totally perplexed, I responded that it wasn't because it contained maple syrup and I didn't want to lead others into thinking it was sugar-free. Sure enough, this [...]