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CORE CONNECTIONS | How To Enjoy The Stuffing Without Becoming Stuffed

Nov 15, 2018


Now don't take this literally... but try everything and then only eat the things you absolutely love. Except maybe the gluten If you currently are gluten-free, keep in mind that eating gluten even at just one meal can take months to completely get out of your body. I always recommend bringing a gluten-free option for everyone to enjoy!

Thanksgiving Trick: Don't tell anyone that it is a gluten-free dish and see if they notice! They might find that they like the gluten-free option better! #sneakysneakymama (DM me on Instagram and let me know if it worked!)


It's never worth it and it makes you feel like a cornucopia! Eat until you are no longer hungry and stop before you are full. One of the best things about holiday meals are the leftovers so don't over do it in one meal - save plenty for leftovers for the family to enjoy for the next couple of days.


Meaning chew your food s l o w l y...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Collagen: Your Natural Anti-Aging Solution

Nov 07, 2018

The topic of collagen has been buzzing around, especially in the anti-aging world. I wanted to answer a lot of your questions and separate truth from fiction when it comes to collagen + your body!


Collagen is the protein that forms the connective tissue throughout your body (a.k.a. FASCIA).

Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we enter our late 20s and early 30s, the natural collagen production begins to slow and eventually decline. This is when visible signs of aging come to the surface such as fine lines and wrinkles.  

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to replenish the collagen in our bodies because collagen can help strengthen our bones, fights away signs of aging and builds better fascia that acts as a web around and through our muscles and organs, can even help keep our bones strong and much more! 


Collagen is naturally found in many foods and can easily be incorporated...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Dry Brushing + Detoxing

Sep 04, 2018

Detoxing is so important because it helps eliminate and prevent inflammation and disease in your body. While there are many ways to detox, one effective and inexpensive way I recommend is dry brushing. In this episode, I am going to share with you all things dry brushing starting with why it's important and ending with how to dry brush.

What Is Your Lymphatic System And Why Is It Important?

"The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body." -

Your lymphatic system is part of your immune system and consists of a network of vessels that branch through all parts of your body circulating important bodily fluid to defend against infection. 

What Can I Do To Improve My Lymphatic System?

  • Dry Brushing 
  • Sweating + Stay...
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CORE CONNECTIONS | Kids Nutrition, Health & Development

Jul 11, 2018

This episode is all about bringing awareness around the importance of kids nutrition. I encourage you to be open-minded as bring up topics that I feel don't get talked about enough (many I'd like to dive into deeper in the future). We all want the best for our children, and bringing awareness of how that plays out nutritionally is extremely important. 

Knowledge is power - take away what you can implement in your life and start helping your kids live a healthier life today.

Kids Who Are Fed Healthy Foods, Grow Up Loving Healthy Foods. 

I take you through how your nutrition before getting pregnant, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding and so on can dramatically impact the way your children feel, behave and their health. In today's society, we have become too comfortable with relying on processed foods to feed ourselves and our family's. 

It is never too late to start implementing healthier habits because it can make a huge impact both NOW and for our...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Bye, Bye Body Bloat

Jun 01, 2018

I share some simple tips and basic knowledge on how to minimize inflammation in your body and how inflammation is affecting the way your body functions.

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Erica: Inflammation plays a big role in how your body functions, so I challenge you to think of your body as a whole. This is something that I address in my Core Rehab Program, specifically when we talk about bloating of the belly. At the root of it, a lot of diseases is caused by inflammation, and inflammation is caused by the bad foods that we eat and stress. We can eat the healthiest that we can, but if we are stressed on so high for so long, it can affect the way the body processes as it is in a fight or flight state all the time.

The gut is a big factor when talking...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Get Your Gut Moving With These Hacks

May 25, 2018

Do you ever have that gut feeling? Not your intuition, but the one where you feel backed up, bloated and your stomach aches? You don't have to live like that!! Gut function is so important for the overall health of your body. There is a big correlation between your gut function and your brain function. And I can't skip a podcast without talking about fascia! Yes, that's right!! There is even fascia in your gut that effects the way your body feels. If you have a sluggish gut, try introducing some of these healthy tips to your gut and see how it feels. Remember to always listen to your body, what is it telling you? 

Take a listen or a look at my top ten hacks for getting a better gut! 

1. Hydration 

Hydration is key for optimal gut function. Over half of our body is made up of water!! If you are dehydrated, your gut isn't hydrated enough to keep things moving.

2. Green Juice

Try to start incorporating green juices into your daily routine! They are great...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Gluten-Free… Fad or Lifestyle Change?

Apr 19, 2018

I am so thrilled to have you with me on the podcast because we are going to dive right in and talk about gluten! I have two members from my team with me in this episode, Melissa and Shelby, who are going to share with you their gluten stories.

Many people don’t realize that when they eat gluten, they are not just eating wheat. The wheat fields in the U.S. are sprayed with Roundup to help dry out the wheat field to produce a bigger crop. The issue lies with the chemicals on the wheat that we end up ingesting. These chemicals act as toxins and can manifest itself in many ways throughout our digestive system. All three of us share with you our story of how gluten has impacted our lives. 

The biggest step in any journey is just getting started. 

Are you ready to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally? Not sure where to start? No worries!! We give you valuable tips, recipes and a shopping list to jumpstart your gluten-free lifestyle. 

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CORE CONNECTIONS | My Top 10 Nutrition Hacks

Apr 05, 2018

1. Celery Juice

Juice your celery juice with my favorite juicer the Hurom HP Slow Juicer (super easy to use and clean!).

2. Bone Broth

Kettle and Fire is one of my favorites! 

3. Grass Fed Butter

4. Bulletproof Coffee: bulletproof coffee beans, Brain Octane, Grass Fed Butter, Collagen.  Fresh brew the coffee, then blend with butter and brain octane for 60 seconds (I use a handheld blender) then add collagen and mix briefly. Enjoy!

5. Avocados

6. Supplements (my daily routine always consists of adrenal and thyroid supplemental support, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Methylated Vitamin B12 Click here for the link to recommended supplements). 

Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements.

7. Kombucha - great for keeping your digestion moving and grooving! You can make your own, here's a great resource, or find at most grocery stores.

8. Camomile Tea - drink about 30 minutes before heading to bed! I enjoy Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile...

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INFLAMMATION | Decreasing Your Puffiness

Mar 19, 2018

Have you ever suffered from feeling bloated, run down, in-pain or simply just puffy?  

If you said, YES, I have been there too! I have done some extensive research on what causes inflammation in the body and I have been amazed at what I found...

High levels of inflammation in the body can cause pain, bloating and can be the cause of so much disease in the body.

Listen to the video below for my easy tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body and get it on its way back to optimal functionality!!  

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Mar 07, 2018

I am sure that I am not the first to tell you that you need to drink lots of water throughout the day, and it's true! Hydrating your body is so important when looking at it from the inside out. But in this video, I want to bring awareness to other ways that you can keep your body hydrated through our hydration ABC's...

A | A LOT of water

B | Bone Broth

C | Chia Seeds / Celery JuiceCollagen

Check out my Facebook live below to learn more about why these ABC's play such a vital role in not only hydration, but to your digestive system system as a whole. 

Now that you know your ABC's, take a look at my two chia seed pudding recipes below to boost your energy and keep you hydrated! 

Mixing in the blueberries adds a natural sweetener so you don't have to add more maple syrup than you need to!


  • 1 Banana 
  • 1 ½ Cup of Coconut Milk 
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 2 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup 
  • ½ cup of...
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