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Now Offering: Functional Health Testing + Health Coaching (done remotely!)

I have this theory: everyone wants to FEEL GOOD, we each just go about it in different ways. Yet, the end (achievable) goal is the same. We do the best that we can with the information + feedback we have thus far in life and we strive to make our bodies feel vibrant and functional.

Navigating the world of nutrition and fitness can at times be an endless, windy, confusing road. I’m here to help!

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Through my personal failures, triumphs, experiments, trials and missions, my cup is overflowing with practical tid bits (and big bits!) that will help you reach the peak of your personal health and wellness.


I’ve recently joined forces with Metabolic Solutions, LLC to provide you with functional health lab testing. It’s an integrative nutrition approach to healing. Best of all, the testing and coaching can all be done remotely! You do not have to be in Kansas City to start.

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How Glasses Can Help You Sleep Better

In the modern age of biohacking and the integration of all little things that can make us healthier, you’ll find blue light blocking glasses. If this is the first time you’re hearing about them, let me give you the high notes and why you should buy a pair (cost me a whopping $7 for the pair I got).

Benefits of Blue Light Blocking Glasses:

-Improved + syncronized circadium rhythms (aka better sleep!)

-Noticably reduced eye strain (especially when viewing electronic screens and driving at night)

-Increased energy (as a result of better sleep)

-Reduced bodily inflammation + cortisol levels (stress response hormone)

-Enhanced mental clarity and focus

-Protection from prolonged exposure to the harmful wavelengths in most artificial light sources

For me, it’s a no brainer. My daily habit is to put these guys on when I’m on my phone or at my computer at night. If I’m sitting around on my phone for a while during the day, I’ll have them on then as well. Some people wear them all the time (maximum benefit), but my focus is to limit my exposure during computer and phone screen time. Pick what works for you! The best routine is the one you actually do every day.

When I wear them consistently, I can tell the biggest difference in regards to eye strain; especially when I’m staring at a screen at night or when I’m driving at dark. It’s a huge help and it prevents me having to blink my eyes and squint to keep my vision clear.

Depending on your preference in glasses, there are two styles that I really like, I’ve got the brown tortoise ovalish frames with amber lens. There’s also the classic black rectangularish frames with the yellow lens.

I would love to see your photos in your blue blockers! Tag me on instagram @runonorganic

Want more sciencey intel about blue light blocker’s? Check out Dave Asprey’ dropping of knowledge here.


Make Good Use of Your Pulse,



Mushroom + Cacao Coffee Recipe (+Ketogenic Friendly)

Freaked out by the idea of eating/drinking mushrooms? I’m here to help you get over that!

Why ‘Shrooms?

(no psychadelic effects in this drank, folks)

Various mushroom varieties (chaga, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane) can offer you all kinds of brain boosting + mental focus perks. Besides, it adds a wonderful rich + earthy full spectrum flavor to the back side your big gulps of coffee.

Mushrooms are classified as adaptogens, which essentially means that they help boost your immunity and make your body more resilient to stress. If you think about it, mushrooms grow in harsh and precarious environments. In my mind, it’s like we are taking on those robust + tough characteristics when we consume them.

Why Cacao Powder?

It’s the base of our beloved chocolate! Unlike the processed chocolate bars you’ll find in most store, raw cacao powder is an antioxidant powerhouse. Cacao will provide you with energy (without all the sugar), mood stabilization and even help you curb your cravings + satisfy that sweet tooth.

Why Cacao Butter?

When combined with a fat, the caffeine in coffee becomes more steadily absorbed and provides you with a sustained, gradual increase in focus, versus experiencing a jittery feeling from coffee consumption.

I like that Cacao Butter utilizes the fatty part of the cacao pod + that it’s vegan! You could also opt for a coconut-derived oil.

I don’t need to ask Why Coffee…

Coffee is the universe. Okay, but seriously, I probably don’t need to talk anyone into drinking coffee.

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-Your favorite mug. A mug that makes you happy.

-1 flat Tbsp mushroom powder of your choice (I make a blend of Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Chaga and keep it in a jar on the counter)

-1 flat Tbsp cacao powder

-1 heaping Tbsp of cacao butter pieces (it comes in solid chunks at room temperature!)

-Fill up your cup the rest of the way with freshly brewed coffee.

*Looking for a caffeine free alternative? Add hot water instead of coffee.

Optional: 2 drops of liquid stevia or 1 teaspoon of powdered stevia


You could blend it all together in a Nutribullet, but I normally have no problem just using a spoon. It’s normal for the fat to rise to the top.