Why Do My Knees Click, Clack, or Crunch?

Why Do My Knees Click, Clack, or Crunch?

We hear this one frequently from clients anywhere from 30 to 90 years young . . . 

"Should I worry that my knees make a clicking sound?"

A knee that decides to ‘pop’ or make a cracking sound can sometimes feel worrying, and I’m sure that most of us at one time or another have knelt down and heard our knees talking to us.  But what are they saying … and should we worry?

How to Beat Stiffness and Move with Ease This Year

How to Beat Stiffness and Move with Ease This Year

Remember a time when you bounced out of bed and started your day without a second thought to stiff joints or an achy back? Maybe you even threw on a pair of running shoes and headed out for a jog (probably without even stretching first).

As we get older our joints and muscle start to feel stiff.  Sometimes this is because we don't exercise regularly, we aren't as active as we used to be, or aren't able to recover as well after we do exercise. 

It's true that our joints can become less flexible as lubricating fluid inside them decreases and cartilage wears thin. However, stiffness doesn't have to be an inevitable part of getting older.

What's Missing? 7 Nutrient Deficiencies Affecting Pain

What's Missing? 7 Nutrient Deficiencies Affecting Pain

Most of us think of nutrient deficiencies only in third world countries.  The reality is, they affect develope countries such as the United States as well. Although not usually life threatening, they do threaten our quality of life.

This nutrient depletion is brought on my processed foods, modern farming practices, poor food choices, and prescription medications.   Over time, the lack of nutrients (or your bodies inability to absorbs those nutrients), leads to a break down of body processes and healing, resulting in a variety of pain related illnesses.

Friday Foodspiration: Broccoli "Cheese" Soup

Friday Foodspiration: Broccoli "Cheese" Soup

To be honest, I was pretty skeptical of "nutritional yeast" when I started seeing it in my dairy free recipes.  "It tastes just like cheese" they would tell me . . . yeah right!

Well, by itself it really doesn't taste like cheese, but added to many recipes it does add that rich creamy goodness I was missing since I cut dairy out of my diet.  And that's exactly what nutritional yeast does in this savory and satisfying broccoli no-cheese soup.

7 Essentials to Stock Your Pantry for the New Year

7 Essentials to Stock Your Pantry for the New Year

There is something fresh and clean to me about a New Year . . . and I love it!

Maybe it's the cold crisp air, or that my house is less cluttered with holiday decor put away. Really it's more of a mindset. . . the past year is behind us with all its wins and losses.  A new year is ahead and the slate is clean for it to become anything that I want it to be.  

So when I want my year to be reenergized and restorative, I know that has to happen from the inside out.  The first step is to reclaim my pantry.