Author archive: Heather Cooan

Autoimmune Disease
The Role of Vitamin D in Autoimmune Disease
June 17, 2019
Did you know the role of vitamin D in autoimmune disease is incredibly important? You are probably used to seeing food packaging that boldly proclaims to be fortified with vitamin D. But you may be less aware that vitamin D is naturally present in very few foods, and without some minimal exposure to the sun […]
Mains Recipes
Leftover Chicken Four Ways
June 13, 2019
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Once you start buying chicken in bulk and doing bulk cooking, you’ll eventually wind up with some serious leftover chicken. In an ideal world, you’ll even plan to! Leftovers are your friends: they save you time and effort, and they help keep the grocery bill down. Here’s how to get creative with leftover chicken, so that you […]
Top 5 Non-Toxic Sunscreens
June 10, 2019
Commercial sunscreens are full of toxic endocrine disrupting chemical compounds, make sure you’re choosing non-toxic sunscreens. With summer right around the corner you’ll surely see every big box store, pharmacy, and even grocery market sporting displays of sunscreen. Everything from SPF formulas created especially for children to concoctions that contain shimmer to give your skin […]
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Homemade Chicken Soup (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30)
June 6, 2019
Nothing beats homemade chicken soup and who says you need to have noodles!? Lunches are a struggle at our house. We never seem to have enough options for something quick during the workday lunch hour. So, to solve this issue we make a meal ahead of time and munch on easy re-heatable leftovers for the […]
Chronic Illness Nutritional Therapies
Managing Inflammation Through Diet
June 3, 2019
Systemic inflammation is the root of all chronic illness, but managing inflammation through diet can easily be done. Let’s talk more about what inflammation is, how it can get away from us, and how managing inflammation through diet can reduce the burden in a major way.
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Mains Recipes
Low-Carb Fried Chicken (GFDF)
May 30, 2019
Today Blake asked me for some old fashioned fried chicken, I guess he had a hankering for some comfort food. So, I set out to figure out a low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken recipe. I starting digging through my flour subs to see what I could come up with and I think I hit the […]
Hormone Balance Sexual Health
How Hormonal Birth Control Works
May 27, 2019
Over the last several decades, many new and different options have emerged for women who are searching for methods of birth control. This has been a game changer for so many, especially as it becomes more accessible and affordable. Being able to choose when to get pregnant, and plan pregnancies in advance affords women freedoms […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes Sides Whole30
Roasted Veggie Medley (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
May 23, 2019
More veggies! We’re on a roll with new veggie side dishes and this Roasted Veggie Medley is a great way to switch it up! I don’t know about you, but every now and then I need a break from my standard crispy bacon brussels sprouts. I mean I luuuuurve my roasted Brussels, but for the sake of variety, I […]
Intentional Living
#GIRLBOSS | Book Review
May 20, 2019
#GIRLBOSS Book Review Sophia Amoruso’s personal account of her journey to create her clothing company, Nasty Girl in #GIRLBOSS is such a great read. #GIRLBOSS is real and raw, sarcastic and identifiable. I highly recommend this read to any woman who is working toward her dreams and needs a little bit of inspiration.
Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains
Chicken Enchilada Bake (GF, Keto, Paleo)
May 6, 2019
So, Blake was in the mood for enchiladas tonight and I happened to have some chicken on hand. The last of the chicken stockpiled in my freezer. So I whipped up a pan of chicken enchilada bake that seemed to do the trick with his craving.
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Enchilada Omelet (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
April 29, 2019
You gotta try using your leftover taco meat in an enchilada omelet! Eggs are amazing food, so versatile, cheap, and yummy! Not to mention, extremely nutritious and beneficial to our health. I stumbled across this use of eggs when I was trying to figure out what to do with some leftover taco meat. I’m always […]
How To Get a Handle On Stress Eating
April 25, 2019
It’s a simple truth: eating good food feels good. When we’ve had a particularly rough or tiring day, it’s natural to want to grab some chocolate cake on the way home. That will make us feel better, right? Wrong!!! Chocolate cake will just lead to a sugar crash later – and, depending on your nutritional […]
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Leftover Prime Rib Recipes (Keto, AIP, Whole30, Paleo)
April 22, 2019
Prime rib should never go to waste! Here are five awesome leftover prime rib recipes.
What if My Mammogram is Abnormal?
April 18, 2019
A mammogram is one of the most commonly performed screening tests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 statistics indicate that about 65% of women over the age of 45 have had a mammogram within the last two years. A mammogram is considered the standard protocol for detecting breast cancer, but it […]
Cancer Ketogenic Lifestyle
Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Podcast Interview
April 16, 2019
I had the pleasure of chatting with Jimmy Moore over at Livin’ La Vida Loca. We talked through my journey to healing my body of cancer utilizing a therapeutic ketogenic diet. As well as my mission to help others take control of their health through nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
Dairy-Free (DF) Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Recipes Snacks
Peanut Butter Cookies (GFDF, Keto)
April 15, 2019
Peanut butter cookies used to be one of my favorites. Especially homemade peanut butter cookies! So I’ve set out to find the perfect dairy-free, gluten-free, and keto peanut butter cookie recipe and I think I’ve finally got it! Super simple with only three ingredients. These cookies take just a few minutes to whip together. This recipe is […]
Hormone Balance Sexual Health
The Fertility Awareness Method Explained
April 11, 2019
No matter your age or stage in life, there is a good chance you’d benefit from learning about the fertility awareness method — provided you have a monthly visitor (and while I could list all of the creative names a woman’s period has received over time, I’ll just leave it at that awkward term). Though […]
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes Sides Whole30
Grilled Eggplant With Fresh Herbs (Keto, GFDF, AIP, Whole30, Paleo)
April 8, 2019
We’re getting bored with our sides and veggie options. Since the weather is warming up, it’s time to get to grilling! We decided to start tossing some veggies on the grill and came up with this recipe for grilled eggplant with fresh herbs.
Nutritional Therapies Weight Loss
How To Handle Food Cravings
April 4, 2019
Taking on the challenge of a diet is a difficult thing, but when you are trying to make a permanent change in lifestyle, the task becomes even more daunting. It seems that at every corner there are potential pitfalls, and sometimes it just becomes too much to take. Do not feel as though you are […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes
Keto Banana Bread (GFDF, Paleo)
April 1, 2019
Lauren over at Healthy Indulgences is a wizard when it comes to low carb substitutions, especially the sweet ones! If you haven’t checked out her site and sampled some of her recipes, get your buns over there! I adapted her Healthy Banana Nut Muffins recipe to make keto banana bread recently and it was wonderful. Tasted just like the […]