Author Archives: Emily Cerda

Homemade Sauerkraut

The microbiome. The gut flora. “Good” bacteria versus “bad” bacteria. By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the bacteria living in our gut. Gut health is all the rage in the world of functional medicine and nutrition, and for good … Read More

Constipation in Children

Constipation in children is complex and involves a cycle of interrupted stooling, painful evacuation, and subsequent fear or withholding. … Read More

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100 Miles to Beat the Winter Blues

Let’s empower ourselves to fight back against the winter blues (and the isolation blues) by getting into nature and moving our bodies. … Read More


Listening, Empathy & Healing

In my previous life, I was a staff photographer at a mid-sized newspaper.  The quality of my work depended upon my ability to relate to others, to listen, and to empathize in a culture vastly different from the one in … Read More

boy and dog in woods

Vitamin N: Nature

You guys, I’m melting… Let me first say that here, in the fall of 2020, it’s time we start recording and loudly celebrating our wins. Hopefully, that’s something you’ve been doing all along, but in case it’s not – it’s … Read More

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Slip-sliding: My 5 Non-negotiables for COVID-19

While I’m constantly reminding myself that these are stressful times and being flexible is key, there are some things that I simply cannot let slip. For me, these are hallmarks of my own survival. … Read More

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Survival Mode: 2019

2019 hasn’t been what I planned. Chaos reigned over balance to this point, but it’s time to step out of survival mode and into purpose. … Read More

Flying with Food Allergies

Flying with Food Allergies

Traveling with food allergies is not for the faint of heart. We’ve all heard some of the horrific stories about the lack of education and compassion many in the airline industry demonstrate when it comes to food allergy. With no … Read More

food allergy faq: peanut shells

Food Allergy FAQ

Food Allergies: Frequently Asked Questions By now, most everyone knows my story and understands my passion for supporting people who manage food allergies. Whether you’re newly-diagnosed, an adult, child, or family dealing with food restrictions, integrative support is key. I find … Read More

Nutrition and the Aging Brain

Nutrition for the Aging Brain

Who’s Afraid of the Aging Brain? I think we all are! We are living longer, caring for our aging family members, and hearing reports of age-related dementia and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s on a daily basis. Of course … Read More