Nourish & Heal Your Body

Top 12 Allergen-friendly, Vegan Protein Sources + 6 Recipes

September 30, 2014|18Comments

Hiya Smartie, When I blogged about plant protein many months ago, I got a lot of interesting follow-up questions. One reader’s comment really struck a chord with me and inspired me to write today’s follow-up post. (If you’re curious about protein basics like understanding complete proteins and all that jazz, check out my first protein blog & infographic.) Here’s what this inquiring reader had to say: Reader Question: “If I’m allergic to soy, grains, gluten,… Read More >


Fall Food & Fun: 6 Simple Vegan Recipes + New Adventures

September 23, 2014|7Comments

Hiya Cooks, There’s something I’ve been thoroughly enjoying lately in an “oh, I guess I like pain” sorta way… Cycling! If you follow my husband Brian on Instagram (@parallaxchillax), you know he’s really into his bike. Well, this year for my birthday he got me some gear (those shorts with built-in cushy diapers and a jersey—Team Sky here I come!) and for the past few weeks we’ve been hitting the road every chance we get.… Read More >


pH 101: Acid-Alkaline Balance & Your Health

September 2, 2014|73Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, You may have heard about pH or the acid-alkaline balance in your wellness travels. I was oblivious to this concept when I began my health journey. But my overall well-being changed when I started to connect the dots between pH balance, inflammation and what I was eating and drinking. I’ve covered this topic in all of my books but I realize that I haven’t blogged about it for years. Since many of you… Read More >


10 Tips For Enjoying More Raw Foods

July 29, 2014|30Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, Over the next couple weeks we’ll be exploring how to add more plant-based raw foods into your diet. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with raw foods because there are so many fruits and veggies in season. Plus, light and refreshing raw recipes really hit the spot on hot, sunny days. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with raw plant-based foods over the last decade. Why? Because they provide disease-fighting antioxidants, gut-friendly… Read More >


Plant-based Iron-Rich Foods: Top 12 Sources + Infographic

June 17, 2014|60Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I’m often asked if I get enough iron through my plant-based diet. The short answer is heck yeah! But the longer answer, which breaks down why iron is important, where to get it, and what to do if you’re deficient is a bit more complex. That’s why I teamed up with Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly for this blog post. We’ve broken things down so that plant-powered readers can feel confident about… Read More >


Radical Remission (and Prevention!): 3 Things Survivors Do

June 10, 2014|129Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re talking about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, healing cancer. When I learned about Dr. Kelly Turner, Ph.D.’s book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, I couldn’t wait to do this interview and share Kelly’s research with you all. Kelly has dedicated her career to what she calls radical remission (although I think her work is so universal that it should be called Radical Remission and… Read More >


Ask Kris: Elimination Diet, Soaking Nuts, Fibrous Breasts & more!

May 27, 2014|56Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, It’s “Ask Kris” time again! I’m absolutely loving the questions that have been rolling in and I’m excited to share my second batch of answers. Today, I’m covering juicing for depression, fibrous breasts (you read that correctly), nut soaking and the elimination diet. Boobs, nuts, blues lifters and allergy busters–all in one post, could it get any better? Nope. And just so ya know, I fact checked these answers with our Crazy… Read More >


Hormone Imbalance: Why stress is ruining your health

May 13, 2014|91Comments

This week I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Sara Gottfried (in case you didn’t already know about this women’s health champion!). Over the past year, Sara has become a friend and mentor of mine. Before I met Sara, I didn’t fully understand how much stress could throw off my hormone balance and affect my overall health. And I’m guessing that some of my readers are in the same boat. That’s why I filmed this… Read More >


Ask Kris: The Scoop on Kefir, Oxalates & Frozen Veggies

March 25, 2014|70Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Each week you wonderful readers ask me really interesting and thought-provoking questions. They come in all shapes and sizes, in the comments section of my blog, my inbox, and on social media. Since I can’t reply to everyone individually, I thought it’d be fun and useful to pick a few commonly asked questions and start tackling them here, for everyone to enjoy. Introducing….Ask Kris. Today I’m covering kefir, oxalates, frozen veggies and… Read More >


Caffeine Addiction: To Bean or Not to Bean?

March 11, 2014|80Comments

Dear Sweet Friends, Is a cup of coffee the only thing that wakes you up in the morning? Do you get a headache if you go till noon without a fix? Let’s be honest, for many people (myself included) caffeine addiction is a difficult habit to kick. And although we point the finger at coffee a lot while tackling this subject, there’s a plethora of other habit-forming, caffeinated drinks out there, including soda pop, energy… Read More >


My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein

February 25, 2014|98Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re tackling the topic of protein, which can be a touchy subject in the health world—especially when it comes to animal vs. plant-based protein. And just so you know, this blog isn’t about converting you to veganism or even vegetarianism. It’s about helping you make healthier, more conscious food choices. No judgement. Just knowledge and love. I’ve written a lot about animal and plant-based protein in the past, so I looked back at… Read More >


11 Tips for Cancer Patients

February 18, 2014|88Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Many years ago, I celebrated (or avoided) Valentine’s Day like most people. Each year brought new ups and downs. Heartache, romantic plans gone awry, and some very sweet moments too. But February 14th, 2003 changed that day forever. I was diagnosed with an incurable, stage IV cancer. Life stopped, and then transformed. Valentine’s day is a very different celebration now. I call it my cancerversary, a day of deep self-love, reflection, gratitude… Read More >


My Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

January 30, 2014|71Comments

Hi Sweet Friend, Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut! Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties… Read More >


The Down & Dirty on Dairy Free Living

January 21, 2014|140Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Well, it’s late January, so I’m guessing that more than a few of you have slipped on your New Year’s resolutions (me too!). First of all—no biggie. If the goals you made while ringing in 2014 are still important to you, keep moving toward them one step at a time. Turtle power! But if you haven’t pinpointed what you want to do to improve your health, you’re not alone. Many of my… Read More >


My Favorite Pumpkin Comfort Food Recipes

November 4, 2013|38Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Can you feel it? The air has a little bite, the wind is stronger than it was last week—winter might be coming, but fall is here. There’s something magical about the first nights that are cool enough to light a fire and the sea of jack-o-lanterns flickering throughout the neighborhood. The coziness of fall is a great time for soups, stews and all varieties of warm, delicious comfort food. Speaking of magic,… Read More >


Ultimate Prevention Tips from My Favorite Experts

September 9, 2013|53Comments

Hi Prevention Partners, Welcome to our first installment of Prevention Month goodness! I’m excited and inspired to help shift our collective attention towards wellness, especially after your incredibly powerful response to last week’s kick-off blog. This week, I turned to some of my most-influential mentors and health experts to give you their utmost prevention tips. We’ll get to that wisdom in a minute. First, a little back story, followed by a new definition of prevention… Read More >


9 Phenomenal Arugula Recipes

August 22, 2013|20Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, You all know that leafy greens are the cornerstone of my diet and lifestyle. Where would I be without the incredible boost of chlorophyll? (I shudder to think.) Thankfully, these glorious greens provide us with buckets of nutrition, and they’re tasty and versatile to boot. We’re all used to seeing them in salads galore, but do you ever find yourself making the same exact recipe, day after day, with little variation? That,… Read More >


Thyroid Health: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Healing

July 29, 2013|96Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I’m usually a chirpy and peppy gal, so when I started feeling sluggish on a regular basis, I put on my detective’s hat and headed to my regular investigative hot spots—the doc’s office and the bookstore. After looking under the hood and between the lines, it turned out that my adrenals (and some plain ole stress) were the major culprits. But through my sleuthing I learned a lot about thyroid health and… Read More >


How to Make a Green Juice: Video, Recipe & FAQs

July 24, 2013|123Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I haven’t been able to stop talking or writing about green juice since my first sip. What can I say? That green nectar feels like pure, invigorating oxygen shooting to every corner of my being. Today, juicing is as much a part of my life as brushing my teeth, but it wasn’t always second nature. I’m reminded of my early juicing adventures each time I receive a question from a reader who… Read More >


Understanding How Soy Foods Impact Your Health

July 15, 2013|67Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Oh, boy, we’re talking about soy. It’s a hotly debated topic these days, especially in the plant-based community. You’ve probably heard mixed reviews on this elusive bean — some good, some bad and some very ugly. I know it can be frustrating, but don’t throw your tempeh piccata in the trash just yet. With a little extra smarts, you can make an educated decision on how, why and if soy should be… Read More >