Spring Cleaning - Releasing What Isn't Serving You

By: Marla Tenney Wednesday April 1, 2020 comments

Spring Cleaning - Releasing What Isn't Serving You

Wow, what a crazy time we are currently experiencing! I have been contemplating how interesting it is that all this focus on cleaning happens to coincide with the time-honored tradition of Spring Cleaning. Every year during this time, many people across the country begin cleaning out their closets and garages, shaking out the throw rugs, sweeping, vacuuming and other deep cleaning. This year, rather than just shuffling a few things around in the attic or finding a new home for your used Christmas decorations, we are all being super diligent... Read More


Lemon Dill Salmon with Zucchini and Yellow Squash en Papillote (cooked in parchment)

By: Marla Tenney Wednesday April 1, 2020 comments

Lemon Dill Salmon with Zucchini and Yellow Squash en Papillote (cooked in parchment)

Sheet pan meals are quick, easy, and don't make a mess in the kitchen. You can substitute with the veggies you have on hand and make a beautiful meal for the entire family! 12 oz wild caught salmon (2 filets) ½ zucchini, sliced into ¼ inch pieces ½ summer squash, sliced into ¼ inch pieces 3 Tbsp avocado oil ½ lemon, thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 sprig of thyme (optional) 1 bunch of dill (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 F and place two large squares of... Read More


The Wellness Connection Between Your Gut & Your Mood

By: Marla Tenney Monday March 2, 2020 comments

The Wellness Connection Between Your Gut & Your Mood

You’ve probably heard the old adage that “the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.” But did you know that the way to a person’s stomach may actually be through the brain? For several years, researchers have focused on the close connection between your brain and your gut. This goes beyond that feeling of a “gut instinct.” This is actually a health connection that can cause you serious problems if left unchecked. Let’s look at three ways your brain and your gut are connected and how this can impact your... Read More


How Emotions Impact Your Health

By: Marla Tenney Monday February 3, 2020 comments

How Emotions Impact Your Health

For years, experts have maintained there is a direct relationship between emotional well-being and physical health. If you think about major life events—the birth of a new child, the death of a loved one, buying a new home—all of these can lead to changes in your body. Even happy events, such as welcoming a new addition to the family, can increase our blood pressure or cause us to worry. The main thing to do is to understand how your health is impacted by these emotions so we can alleviate their impact. Mind-Body Coaching ... Read More


Cauliflower Mash Shepherd’s Pie

By: Marla Tenney Monday January 27, 2020 comments

Cauliflower Mash Shepherd’s Pie

Comfort foods are a part of our culture, family traditions, and our overall well-being. There is an actual psychology behind comfort foods. Studies have found that feelings associated with certain foods can boost your mood and decrease feelings of loneliness and depression. The good news is that with most recipes nowadays, there is almost always a cleaner and more healified version that you can find or create yourself that wont wreak havoc on your bodys digestive system, while still allowing you to get that some psychological boost. ... Read More


The Six Steps to Detoxification

By: Marla Tenney Wednesday January 1, 2020 comments

The Six Steps to Detoxification

Looking forward to feeling better and getting healthier in 2020? You arent the only one. Time Magazine lists both lose weight and get fit and eat healthier and diet in the Top 10 commonly broken New Years Resolutions. It seems that this is the time of year when people really start thinking about how to improve their physical health. While its common to think about diet and exercise first, there is more to a healthy body than just the external processes and habits we use to achieve optimal health. Our bodys internal ecology also plays a... Read More


Kitchari Recipe

By: Marla Tenney Monday December 23, 2019 comments

Kitchari Recipe

Kichari (sometimes spelled kichadi) is an ancient Indian dish that is considered one of the most healing foods in Ayurvedic tradition. It is essentially a combination of rice, lentils, mung beans, healing spices and vegetables. The grains and legumes are soaked and cooked down so well that it is extremely easy on the digestive system, is cleansing and grounding for the entire body, not to mention it makes up a complete protein meal AND is a one pot wonder! Kitchari is chock full of detoxing spices such as ginger, cumin, coriander,... Read More


How to Have Happier, Healthier Holidays

Sunday December 1, 2019 comments Tags: holidays, holiday stress, holiday eating, healthy

How to Have Happier, Healthier Holidays

The holidays are upon us and weve concluded there is a reason so many people make health-conscious resolutions come New Years Day. Its because, after all of the unhealthy activities of the holidays, you need a few weeks to detox your body to get it back on track. It is, however, possible to have a healthier holiday so you dont have to fix things, like your diet and your mental health, when January rolls around. Here are ways you can have a healthier, happier holiday this year; Handling Holiday Stress ... Read More


What is Leaky Gut and How do You Prevent It?

Friday November 1, 2019 comments Tags: leaky gut, digestive issues, inflammation

What is Leaky Gut and How do You Prevent It?

If youve ever played a game of Jenga, then you know the challengepull one block out at a time and try to keep steady. But, inevitably, if you pull one block, it can cause the whole construction to collapse on itself. Unfortunately, the human body can sometimes work in the same way. Everything is going fine, but one change, sometimes even a subtle one, can throw the systems of the body out of whack and cause major health problems. One such condition that can do this is known as leaky gut (or leaky gut syndrome). Leaky gut is when the... Read More


How to Get Better Zzzzz's - Putting a Stop to Sleep Deficiency

Tuesday October 1, 2019 comments Tags: sleep, sleep deficiency

How to Get Better Zzzzz's - Putting a Stop to Sleep Deficiency

According to a recent study, as many as 1 in every 3 Americans has trouble getting enough sleep . Whether you have trouble getting to sleep or wake up constantly as you toss and turn during the night, sleep deficiencies can affect you negatively. Insufficient sleep can lead to poor digestion, inadequate absorption of nutrients, chronic systemic stress and inflammation. All of these can ultimately lead to chronic, degenerative diseases which have very serious health and quality of life implications. Too many people think the only cure for... Read More