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An Unbiased Review of All In by Teddi Mellencamp

After seeing some emerging details about this program, I’m totally horrified that women are investing thousands in such a dangerous program. So here is an unbiased review of All In by Teddi Mellencamp. Listen, I watch Housewives. Beverly Hills is not and has never been at the top of my list. Let’s be honest, they just can’t keep up with New York. Last night I got sucked into Emily Gellis Lande’s Instagram about All In by Teddi Mellencamp. I wasn’t familiar with the program and I was shocked to see so many women sharing horror stories. My shock turned to anger when I saw that Teddi is now promoting her program for postpartum mothers. As a mother myself, that anyone would promote this starvation diet to a woman in her most vulnerable time is sickening. For the record, I have some several unbiased reviews on various programs, meal replacements and…

The Best and Worst of Beautycounter Makeup

I want to share some my honest opinion on Beautycounter products, the best and worst of Beautycounter makeup. Sometimes it can be hard to get a person’s true opinion on the products they’re slinging. It’s almost as if people think if they say they don’t like one product, they’re disparaging the entire line. Listen, we’re all different, with different skin types, needs and desires. When I first started buying Beautycounter products, I loved some and I didn’t love others. In fact I thought some were really bad. It’s aways my goal to be completely honest and transparent with you guys, so today I’m going to share the best and worst of Beautycounter makeup. What I thought made me look like a glowing goddess…and what sucked. Let’s start with my favorites. Eyeshadow Palettes Beautycounter has several eye shadow palettes and they’re all great. I actually much prefer to use the darker…

Black Lives Matter – The Unbiased Facts

Amid people I previously considered friends, colleagues and generally decent human beings sharing the despicable Candace Owens video and articles on how black people aren’t actually marginalized or how they don’t really experience police brutality, I thought it was time I speak out and lay down the unbiased facts. While my background is in nutrition, I have based my career on evidence. On history. I have never relied solely on studies, trends or anecdotal data to draw conclusions. I rely on a combination of all of these things; as well as chronicles of the past, what has and has not proven effective for generations, mixed in with sound scientific data. I like to attack ideas from all angles prior to making a decision. And I’m good at it. I think it’s time I take this outside of the realm of nutrition and apply it to the systemic racism and extremely…

Easy Chicken and Veggie Green Curry (Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free)

This easy chicken and veggie green curry is paleo, keto, gluten-free and crazy good. It’s perfect for meal prep and tastes better the next day! I’ve been craving warmer, spicier dishes lately. Maybe it’s because fall has already seemingly visited DC and it’s only August. It’s raining consistently and it’s often in the 60s. I’m not ready for it because I’m a summer lover through and through, but I do love a big bowl of warm, spicy, flavorful curry. I got some really beautiful Asian eggplant from the farmers market and paired it with eggplant I grew in my backyard. I LOVE eggplant. You can add any veggies you like. Bell peppers and shiitake mushrooms would be brilliant in this dish. I found half a bag of broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix in my freezer, so I tossed that in. Then I topped with 1lb of chicken breasts from my…

Gluten-Free Summer Shrimp Pasta

This gluten-free summer shrimp pasta is the perfect special meal to jazz up a boring weeknight – plus it’s crazy good. I made this pasta last Tuesday and all of my boys ate it up. Husband went back for thirds and both little dudes had seconds, topped with lots of parmesan of course. Those kids freaking love cheese. For this recipe I used fresh summer herbs from my garden, the sweetest cherry tomatoes and honestly – organic frozen corn. It’s just easier. I could buy fresh corn from the market and cut it off the cob and all that, and you’re welcome to, but I didn’t. And it was still perfect and summery and delicious. Corn is like little kernels of delicious summer treats. My kids scarf down whatever I make as long as corn is present. Tips for this recipe: Save the juice after you cook the corn and…

Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto)

This Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe features an easy fragrant herb & olive oil marinade, and charred veggies threaded between the juicy grilled chicken pieces! Low Carb, Keto, Paleo & Gluten-free. I could eat Greek food all day every day no problem. I love those bold, fresh, herby flavors and the fact that it is healthy but still tastes so flavorful. This Greek Chicken Kabobs recipe is one I have made a lot lately, especially since we started a weekly date night. Every Friday we make something that’s traditional in another country and if it were up to me, I would alternate between Mexico (hello, steak tacos and margaritas) and Greece. My favorite culinary destinations. This Greek Chicken Kebab recipe will save bbq season! As much as I love grilled chicken, let’s just admit that chicken breasts can be a little problematic. They can easily get dry and overcook within minutes, especially…

Summer Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

This summer pasta salad is gluten-free, dairy free, easy to throw together and insanely delicious! It’s the perfect side dish for summer and goes great at a cookout or barbecue! I think I’ve come up with the most perfect pasta salad. Truth be told, I make a lot of pasta salad. It’s my summer staple. Anytime we’re invited to a cookout or if we’re hosting one, my husband inevitably says, “What are you making? Let me guess. It is f*cking pasta salad again?!” Don’t let him fool you. We love pasta salad. And he normally eats most of it. Also don’t be deterred by the f word. We think it’s funny to jab each other and have been doing so for nearly ten years. This is an Italian style pasta salad, minus the Italian dressing. Trust me, fresh herbs and good olive oil are SO MUCH BETTER. I like to…

82% Of Avocado Oil Is Rancid or Fake. Is Yours?

As a holistic nutritionist that focuses on ancestral eating, avocado oil has never been my favorite. Through and through, I’m an olive oil kind of gal. It is backed not just by thousands of years of use, but also by legitimate scientific studies that display its numerous benefits (see studies here). Avocado oil, on the other hand, is a relatively newer item. The FDA has not yet established standards for it, thus making it harder to identify brands that supply a less than stellar product. I recently discovered a study out of UC Davis that found that a whopping 82% of avocado oil on the market is either rancid or adulterated. But before we dive into that, let’s talk a bit about avocado oil itself. Is avocado oil healthy? Generally speaking, yes. Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fat, more specifically is it made up of roughly 70% oelic acid.…

Anti-Stretch Mark Smoothie – How to Prevent Stretch Marks

Want to learn how to prevent stretch marks? Start with diet and nutrition! I drank this anti-stretch mark smoothie daily for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy effectively. It works from the inside out to keep you and your skin happy, smoothie, wrinkle-free and healthy! When I was pregnant, I was terrified of getting stretch marks like my mom. While there is nothing wrong with stretch marks and most women have them to dome degree, I was afraid of getting them. You see, my mom had the worst stretch marks from pregnancy. To this day, I’ve never seen anyone with worse stretch marks. They were long, thick, discolored and covered her from her belly button all the way around to her spine. She talked about how much she hated them constantly, and worse, how much she hated what pregnancy did to her body. So when we were thinking of getting pregnant,…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These fool-proof gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and so delicious you’d never know there was no gluten! My husband *loves* chocolate chip cookies. Like no shit, who doesn’t? But he takes it to another level. If I make these, the entire dozen is gone within 8 hours. It’s a real problem. This is why I don’t often make chocolate chip cookies. Because my cookie monster of a husband will devour them all. They look good though, right? I can’t really blame him. I have perfected these gluten-free chocolate cookies and it’s so easy to make using gluten-free or even paleo flours. Flour options: I use this blend of 1 to 1 gluten-free flour, but you could also use these: almond flourcashew flour1 to 1 grain-free paleo flour Sugar options: I use this coconut sugar, but you can use what you have or any of these: regular white…