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The Basics of Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is described in a number of different ways, including when you pay attention while eating, chew thoroughly, or listen to the needs of your body but most important to mindful eating- the practice of mindfulness. I find The Center for Mindful Eating’s (TCME) principles most complete when it comes to understanding what eating mindfully actually is (and is not): [...]

The Easiest Way to Ferment Vegetables at Home

Late summer/early fall is my favorite time to ferment! The abundance of the season is here and I know that cooler months are just around the corner! You don’t need to be a professional chef to make colorful, delicious, and creative ferments at home. It only takes a few simple tools and time. If you haven’t tried fermentation before, I [...]

Understanding Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances

Over 50 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year (including environmental, food, drug, insect, latex allergies, and more). In fact, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Plus, food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities are on the rise and can be difficult to identify when the symptoms are not always immediate [...]

The Importance of Connection for Wellbeing

What Does Living Healthier Mean to You?  There is beauty in simplicity and, although “healthy living” may appear to require endless free time, being wealthy, or constantly following the latest trends, I would like to offer another option. What if living healthier is more about connection than consumption?   Recently I heard Dr. Zach Bush say that his new one-word answer [...]

Balancing Blood Sugar Naturally

Understanding the Basics of Blood Sugar It is estimated that 88 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of metabolic dysfunction—which ultimately results in elevated levels of chronic disease. Understanding the basics of metabolism and blood sugar balance is a great place to start to improve metabolic health. Blood sugar or blood glucose is literally the amount of glucose [...]

Vegetables to Support Reproductive Health

Regularly consuming foods in their whole form that are deeply nourishing is essential for overall health, and this is especially true for reproductive health. This post takes a deep dive into the subject with a focus on proper nutrition to help achieve this state. When using the term “deeply nourishing,” it brings to mind Ayurveda and the concept of the [...]

Dr. Amy Sapola provides a practical approach to Whole Person Wellness through Culinary Medicine, Mindful Eating, and Connecting with Nature. 

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