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In scrolling through my calendar recently, I came across a few dates of note: May 2 is the 4th anniversary of when I officially established my practice although it's been five years since I started taking clients. June marks the 1st anniversary of the (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood. And on a personal note, July will mark 10 years since we moved to Ann Arbor: how is that even possible? Thi...
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#eatmorekale

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Spring is here—which in Michigan means the temperature still dips below 40ºF and yet the upper limits (in the 60s) are starting to show up more often than the dips. The farmers' co-op where I buy my raw milk (I know, gasp!) and meats is starting to carry more and more spring greens in place of root veggies, and I'm inspired to step away from writing about primary foods to post a secondary foods...
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Vitamin P(ee)

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One of the principles of Integrative Nutrition® is the idea of bioindividuality: what is healthy for one person may be toxic to another, whether we're talking about secondary foods (what we put in our mouths) or primary (the myriad other facets of our lives that nourish us—or don't). Those on the fringes of the secondary food spectrum (extreme vegans and extreme carnivores) will argue vociferou...
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Spring into health

snowdrops
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz.... My father used to recite the poem every year around this time. In Michigan, it's still blustery, and the the grass is not yet "riz"—and yet, the light is different, the sun (when we see it!) feels warmer, and Kermit and I see robins everywhere on our walks. Mother Nature wields the Spring wind like a broom around here—spring cleaning is definitely unde...
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Life without roads

wilderness
I recently had a conversation with some much younger friends who were talking about what they see as one of the problems their generation faces: too many choices. Yes, this might be what someone else sees as a #firstworldproblem, and yet it really can be an issue: when you want to buy a chair and 27 pages of options pop up in response to your online search, are you possibly missing out on the p...
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What’s for dinner, Mom?

what's for dinner, mom? For a working woman, that one innocent question at the end of the day can cause a lot of stress. (Yes, yes, I know men cook, too, but there's still this gap you may have heard about....) When I work with clients on meal planning, the first barrier we normally encounter is the idea that weeknight meals should be Instagram-able. They don't, so stop shoulding all over y...
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