What is kombucha?

October 17, 2015

I (Carolyn) was in the grocery store the other day and the woman in front of me was buying a lot of kombucha. The woman behind me knew her and said, “oh, are those for your kids?” The woman buying them said, “no, they are for me. I’m trying to stop drinking soda and drink these instead.” Then the woman...

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Best Foods to Eat Post Workout

September 23, 2015

The warm days of summer are slowly fading and as we get back into the school morning and carpool routines we are also finding the time to get back to taking care of ourselves.  In addition to the nutrient dense foods that we advocate and fuel ourselves with each day, it is equally important to find the time to workout! ...

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60 Names For Sugar

January 29, 2015

Food companies have gotten very smart and come up with some creative names for sugar so we don’t know whether we are eating refined sugar or not. This is why it is so important to become a food detective and read ingredients. Take this list to your pantry and see if you can find some foods you didn’t realize had...

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Winterizing Your Family

January 18, 2015

By Dr. Sheila Kilbane How to Keep the Immune System Strong When The Whole Tulip asked me to write a blog on immunity, I thought, perfect, I already have it written. Then I pulled up my blog to review it, and realized it was from 2011. In medical speak this is ancient information. Medicine changes so rapidly I figured I...

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Detox Tools We Swear By

January 2, 2015

Confession: Before we became Holistic Health Coaches we would have thought anyone who voluntarily swished oil around their mouth was a total weirdo.  Call us crazy, but years later we love these three cleanse tricks from our Clean Eating Cleanse and do them regularly. Life is busy, hectic, and stressful.  If we don’t take time to cleanse and in turn,...

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Why We Love Apple Cider Vinegar

December 17, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of foods that if you don’t have it in your diet now, here why you might consider adding it in. Anyone that has worked with us knows that we love Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). We always point it out on our grocery store tours and it is a staple in our Clean Eating Cleanse. Here...

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Introduction To Superfoods

November 17, 2014

What are superfoods? These nutritional powerhouse foods are loaded with nutrients crucial to a healthy, long life. Superfoods are credited for warding off heart disease, lowering cholesterol, and protecting us from many different types of cancers through their antioxidant properties. We like to think of superfoods as nature’s medicine. You aren’t going to find healing properties of superfoods in a...

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Strengthen Your Immunity with Vitamin D

October 28, 2014

In our on going series on boosting your immunity, this week we are focusing on the importance of Vitamin D.  Several years ago at my annual OBGYN exam, my doctor tested my vitamin D level. I was shocked to find out that I was way below the normal range. The results stunned me. I considered myself a person who spends...

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Boost Your Immunity: Probiotics and Gut Health

October 1, 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s already October! We love the fall, and while we talk often about our love for the cooler weather and the changing leaves, fall and winter are also considered cold & flu season. Whether you have children bringing home germs or you are in the workplace, it always seems that colds, viruses and the flu lurk...

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Could This Food Be Causing Your Fatigue?

February 28, 2014

How many of you experience fatigue? It’s pretty normal, right? We are all so busy juggling so many tasks that it is no wonder we are exhausted. What if by changing one or two things in our diet it could have a big impact on our fatigue? At The Whole Tulip, we believe in identifying the foods that are not...

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