Tag Archives: healthy living

  1. The Benefits of Collagen

    The Benefits of Collagen

    By now you have probably heard from myself and other bloggers about collagen and gelatin and of course, the fanfare around bone broth, etc. Some of you may already know the many benefits of collagen, but even I didn’t know it’s full potential until earlier this year. Collagen is vital for our body and is the basic building block of skin, hair, nails, bones and joints and it plays a very important role in gut healing protocols.

    Our ancestors utilized sustainable whole animal nutrition, which provided an abundant amount of collagen.  Over the past century however, modern food processing has removed this natural and healthy protein from our diets.

    This superfood supplement has provided much healing for me over this last year as it has become part of my daily gut healing protocol, so I am excited to share with you some of the research surrounding it. Beyond finding healing for my gut, the marked benefits in my skin, hair and nails have been the wonderful icing on the cake!

    The Benefits of Collagen

    What is Collagen?

    Collagen is an important structural protein that makes up one third of the protein in the body and up to 70% of the protein that makes up skin. Collagen is the basic matrix of the connective tissues, skin, cartilage and bone where it comes together to form scaffolding to provide strength and structure.

    As a protein, collagen contains significant amounts of amino acids proline and glycine, which are harder to find in other protein sources and serve as a protector of your gut.

    The Benefits of Collagen

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  2. One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life + Giveaway

    Hey friends, I am super excited to have my friend Winnie Abramson of Healthy Green Kitchen joining us today to talk about her brand new book, One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life.  I started reading this amazing book during the holiday break and although I haven’t finished it completely yet, as I am really trying to take it slow, take it all in and implement as much of it as I can into my own life, I already cannot recommend it enough! Winnie did an incredible job creating an easy to read, easy to implement list of 50 simple, but permanent healthy changes we can bring to our lives to improve our everyday well-being. From age-old culinary wisdom to green living tips, cutting-edge nutrition information, and 15 simple and easy recipes. You can take in the entire book at once and dive right into all the changes, you could work through the tips week by week or just dip in and out of the book at will. Either way, you will be left inspired to be the best you can after even just a few pages of reading.


    One Simple Change

    I am so honored Beth invited me to guest post here on Tasty Yummies. She asked me to share a bit about why I wrote my new book One Simple Change. I was happy to oblige!

    When it comes to matters of health, our society is pretty obsessed with the concept of quick fixes. There’s also a great deal of pressure out there to take various eating and lifestyle practices to extremes. I understand the temptation to jump on the latest diet, exercise, etc. bandwagon (especially at this time of year), I really do…heck I’ve done that myself in the past.

    My inspiration for writing One Simple Change, however, was to provide a different way of doing things…I wanted to pave an alternative health and happiness path, if you will. When I was younger, I dealt with disordered eating and over exercising and I ended up miserable with a host of health problems as a result.  Now I live a life that’s balanced and full of joy (and at 43 years old, I have never been healthier or happier): I wanted to share how I got to where I am today, and that’s why I wrote this book.

    Much of One Simple Change is indeed based on my experiences making changes in my own life. But it’s also heavily influenced by what I learned in naturopathic medical school (and practice) and my recommendations are backed by scientific research (the book is heavily referenced). The book is a compilation of 50 small, sustainable ways you can transform your diet, adjust your lifestyle, and overhaul your attitude in order to benefit your health and well-being. A good portion of the book is also meant to inspire readers to live greener, a topic about which I am passionate.

    Small changes can really add up. And when you take things slow and change only one thing at a time, the changes are more likely to stick! I hope you’ll check out the book, and give my “method” a try.



    Winnie so graciously offered to send one lucky reader a copy of One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life. Use the Widget below to enter now.

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