Habit Change: Stages of Change

For years, when I made my New Year’s resolutions, I just stated the goals and that was that. I believed that if I had enough willpower, I’d accomplish the goal and when I didn’t, I felt as if I’d failed. I guess I did fail, but I wasn’t a failure. I needed a better understanding of the process of change.

One-Pan Wild Salmon with Garlic Roasted Radishes & Asparagus (with optional Cumin-Lime Avocado Cream Sauce)

This dynamic duo is perfect for spring and were crafted with all of the same love, care, and attention to thyroid- and immune-supportive nutrients as the recipes in our best selling Essential Thyroid Cookbook.

It's Fall: The Kitchen is Calling

Posted by Healthful Elements Staff

As we transition to the milder autumn days and cooler nights, I’m feeling inspired to cook with what’s in season and I’m gravitating towards one-pot recipes. This time of year, our bodies can stay balanced and satisfied by incorporating more warming and grounding foods: root vegetables, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and beans.

Healthful Elements: The Next Frontier

Welcome to the reinvention of Healthful Elements: a brand new website, new coaches (new to Healthful Elements, anyway), and a broader and deeper practice. We still have our core practice areas – hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s / autoimmunity, and adrenal dysfunction. But it had been my dream to expand beyond what I can offer as a sole coach and things started taking on a life of their own a few months ago. So I went with it. And here we are.

The End of the Rope for the Roundup...For Now

At the risk of y’all thinking I’m a flipper flopper, after this post, it’s the end of the road for The Roundup…again. Or maybe I should say, we’ll see you in yonder pastures. Mary and I will pick it up again when things slow down ‘round here. We’ve got a cookbook to write, programs to create, and we’re generally rockin’ and rollin’ on how to serve you better.

Last Two Weeks' Roundup

I try to get these published every week. I swear, I do. :)

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” – W. Somerset Maugham (via my friend Mark Schneider)

“’Kids’ food’ is a marketing concept created by multinational food conglomerates to sell processed crap. There’s no reason kids should eat differently than adults.” – Chris Kresser

Last Two Weeks' Roundup

Here’s a buncha juicy stuff from the last couple of weeks. Hey Midwesterners, STAY COOL this weekend!

“Always hold on to the truth. Don’t let others sway your heart. Don’t compromise yourself for the sake of temporal groovyness. Be separate from the crowd that’s awash with normality by standing on a firm foundation.” John Fluevog (I got me a new pair of Fluevogs this week!)

This Week's Roundup

Here’s what Mary and I rounded up for you this week. Have a relaxing weekend!

“I try to be myself, which is really the best I can do. If I’m authentic, I can’t be a fraud, because I’m just being who I am.” – Leo Babauta

“There is no biological requirement for cow’s milk. It is nature’s perfect food, but only if you are a calf.” – Dr. Mark Hyman, Got Proof? Lack of Evidence for Milk’s Benefits

Are You One of the "Worried Well?"

Given that most of the time, thyroid treatment is woefully inadequate and somewhat controversial, I was prepared for the letters and comments that my Experience Life magazine article, Repair Your Thyroid, would receive. I knew that some from the conventional medical community would squawk. And sure enough, I got slammed by some who seem entrenched in the status quo.