Immune Boosting Elderberry Spritzer

by lydia on December 30, 2015

Immune Boosting Elderberry Spritzer //

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Sometimes, you want a fun drink that’s not a cocktail, at least I do, with no alcohol, but the fun and flavor of a great cocktail. Better yet, you want a mocktail with health benefits that tastes great! If that’s […]


How to Make Healthy Homemade Hot Cocoa

by lydia on December 29, 2015

How to Make Healthy Homemade Hot Cocoa //

Hot Cocoa, what would the holidays or winter be without a warm comforting mug? The good news is – you can actually make this delectable beverage a lot healthier at home than you can if you buy the pre-made packets from the store. I don’t know about you but I grew up with instant hot […]


How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

by lydia on December 15, 2015

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling //

How is it possible to stay on track when you’re traveling (e.g. for work)?  As always, staying as far away as possible from refined, processed foods, and as close to whole, nutrient dense foods is key.  A good rule to follow is to eat foods in their natural states (e.g. strawberries, not strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts; […]


Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

by lydia on December 12, 2015

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies //

My kids have recently been requesting that I make cookies more often. I’m pretty sure part of growing up requires the fond memories of baking homemade cookies, right?! I don’t bake a whole lot any more but I do tend to bake more in the winter time. Years ago we picked up a cookbook at […]


Horrible Debilitating PMS Went Out The Window //

I had the privilege of speaking with a client to go over her hair tissue mineral analysis retest results awhile back. Before we went over her new plan, I asked her to give me a recap on how things had gone for her and what improvements she had been seeing for her health. Here is […]



Self-care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, yet it’s the first thing to get abandoned when life gets busy. Self-care is critical for everyone, but women and those suffering from chronic illness are the ones who REALLY need to focus on the self-care aspect of their health. Often, when you […]


Better Than Store-Bought Hummus

by lydia on December 5, 2015

Better Than Store-Bought Hummus //

  I  love hummus. Love it! There were a few years were I could not enjoy hummus like I once did because my body did not tolerate beans well. Even when the beans were long soaked prior to cooking. So I stopped buying it or offering it to my kids for awhile. However, a few […]


No One Has A ‘Medicine Deficit’

by lydia on December 3, 2015

No One Has A 'Medicine Deficit' //

Why is it that people will take their medicine as if their life depends on it, but they won’t take supplements like their life depends on it? This is a question I ask myself since it seems to be a modern mindset that has become pervasive. Keep in mind, no one has a ‘medicine deficit.’ […]


The Vibrant Health Podcast: Episode #20 - The Scoop on Non-Toxic Skin and Home Care

Jessica and I are joined by a special guest this week, friend and colleague Sherry Morris. Sherry is the founder of Honey Berry Naturals, a boutique online skin and home care shop where she handcrafts amazing body and home care products. In today’s episode, Sherry shares her personal journey to safe, non-toxic skin and home […]


The Vibrant Health Podcast: Episode #19 - The Key to Healing the Thyroid That No One Talks About

When it comes to thyroid health, it’s a complex topic. So many people are suffering from thyroid problems, but did you know that there is an issue that precedes thyroid dysfunction? In this episode, Jessica and I talk about the key to healing the thyroid that no one talks about — the adrenals. You’ll find […]