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5 Lessons from 10 Days in the Desert

I just returned from spending 10 days in the desert for an event called Burning Man. Burning Man is a temporary city of 80,000 people living in the desert, and is based on self-reliance (because you need to be prepared in the middle of the desert), self-expression (in the form of art, dance, music and crazy ...

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Is Coconut Oil bad for my heart!? (Re: That USA Today Coconut Oil Article)

I got all of your concerned and confused messages about that article from USA Today on how the American Heart Association released a report saying that coconut oil isn’t healthy and never has been….UGH! This is the world we live in, and I’m so glad so many of you are on the defense! I CALL BS. And have a ...

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3 Reasons You’re Eating Perfectly & STILL Not Losing Weight

Time and time again, my team of Dietitians and I see clients who are seemingly doing everything “right” and aren’t seeing the weight loss they want. I know how frustrating it is to work so hard and not see results on the scale or in the mirror! That’s why we always look deeper — beyond just ...

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Calories Aren’t All That Count

On one of my first days working as a hospital dietitian, I had a patient come in with a feeding tube. A feeding tube is a device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot eat orally. This patient was receiving all of his nutrition through the tube, which means I could control every last calorie ...

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Cholesterol: Your TRUE Love (are you ready for this?)

Let’s talk about your heart. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s extra heavy on my heart just how many people I hear from who want to break up with cholesterol. When really…. we should be falling in love with cholesterol over and over again! First things first—let’s get clear on how serious an issue heart health is, before ...

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How to Detox Daily (And Why You Should!)

I’ll admit—I used to think detoxing was a complete scam. Juice cleanses, restrictive fasts and sugar detoxes marketed to us from every angle? Scam. Scammy. Scam. How could they ever be healthy when they don’t provide lasting results? Besides, isn’t your liver already doing all the detoxing needed (that’s kind of like it’s function, right?)? Here’s ...

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5 Tips for Holiday Sugar Cravings!

’Tis the time of year when we’re bombarded with sweets and sugary treats EVERYWHERE. Work parties, family gatherings, everywhere we look. Christmas cookies, candies and junk will be thrown in our faces. It’s socially acceptable to stuff our faces and binge on everything under the sun because “everyone’s doing it.” Over the last month I’ve been ...

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My 4 Tips for Eating Healthy While Traveling

Over the past few weeks I’ve been traveling abroad in London, Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Canada…whew! There’s nothing like coming home to my intelliBed and my kitchen. While it’s been a blast, you may be familiar with some of the all too familiar stresses of traveling: the hustle and bustle, being in a new environment, jet lag, time changes ...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Hi, I’m Cassie! I thought I’d share a few things about myself so we can get better acquainted with one another. I came up with ten fast facts about me. 1) I’m a #1 International Best-Selling Author, professional speaker, and founder and creator of the Healthy Simple Life coaching program. But that’s not as important as the ...

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Top 3 Myths You Believe About Probiotics

It wasn’t until I had a client with sugar addiction, rock bottom energy levels, and continual weight gain that I had to dig deep and expand my expertise into what could help this young girl out. The “client” was me. One of the answers to my problems? Probiotics! I was surprised because when I was in ...

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