About Steph Leach

As a Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Stephanie Leach works with individuals and families that are ready to reclaim their health and avoid or reverse chronic conditions by helping them transition to a customized whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that works for them.

Is Bone Broth Helpful or Harmful?

Bone broth, stock made from animal bones, is touted by many as health promoting. You see cartons of it in the grocery stores (this “miracle” broth is even available on the pet food aisle.) Well known individuals like Dr. Axe promote and sell a bone broth protein powder and bone broth protein bars, and a [...]

By | 2019-02-14T16:02:46+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Should You Limit Fruit Consumption to Lose Weight?

You may have heard that you should limit your fruit consumption because it causes weight gain or can make it difficult to lose weight. The concern was around the fructose in fruit. Studies started coming out about the damage that fructose can do to the body, and since fructose is found in whole fruit, many [...]

By | 2019-01-25T08:00:15+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Does Juicing Remove All the Nutrition with the Pulp?

Q: "Is it true that the pulp is where all the important nutrients are, yet juicers only extract the juice?" A: I hear variations of this often, that the pulp that is discarded is where all (or most of) the nutrients are, and that when you juice you are essentially throwing away the most important part [...]

By | 2019-01-11T09:30:15+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Healthy Eating, Juicing, Nutrition|0 Comments

Dragon Fruit Coconut Chia Pudding Cups

Craving a creamy, refreshing, eye-catching brunch or dessert recipe for a gathering? Looking no further than coconut chia pudding cups topped with a dragon fruit banana "nice cream." Chia seeds absorb the liquid and thicken the maple syrup sweetened coconut milk into a rich, thick pudding. Tropical red dragon fruit, or pitaya, is a beautiful [...]

By | 2018-12-20T17:58:50+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Eating, Smoothies, Vegan|0 Comments

Bone Building Green Juice Recipe

Want strong healthy bones? Put down the dairy and enjoy a refreshing, mineral packed green juice instead. Eating your veggies and drinking fresh green juices significantly reduces the rate of bone loss, and can even help rebuild bone. Today I’m going to share with you a delicious bone-building green juice recipe. It’s made from ingredients [...]

By | 2018-12-14T08:19:28+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Juicing|0 Comments

3 Causes of False Hunger Pains That Trick You Into Eating

Your stomach growls and feels empty, so you head for the fridge. But wait - you just ate a couple of hours ago. Are you really hungry, or is there something else causing these “hunger pains?” It’s a good question, because if you respond to false hunger pains (or hunger pangs) you may end up [...]

By | 2018-12-07T09:37:39+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Best WFPB Cheese Sauce with Bowtie Pasta

Craving a big plate of messy, cheesy nachos? Can't do without comforting mac n' cheese? Here's my all-time favorite Best WFPB Cheese Sauce recipe. Not only is it healthier than dairy or oil-based commercial cheese alternatives, it tastes really good! You can stir this satisfying, whole food, plant-based vegan cheese sauce into pasta, as I've [...]

By | 2018-11-30T09:45:38+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Black Bean Polenta Casserole Plant-Based Vegan Recipe

I eat a lot of beans. I like cornbread. So I thought I might like this Black Bean Polenta Casserole. And I was right. It's a whole food, plant-based recipe full of flavor! Beans are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Unlike animal protein, beans provide fiber and phytonutrients that support a healthy body from [...]

By | 2018-11-09T09:41:50+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Healthy Eating, Meatless Dinner Recipes, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Anti-Cancer Juice Recipe

Looking for a potent anti-cancer juice recipe? This "juice bomb" is made from fruits and vegetables with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers estimate that our bodies experience an average of 800 incidents of DNA damage per hour (19,200 per day!) DNA damage can cause mutations that give rise to cancer if not repaired. Fortunately, what [...]

By | 2018-11-01T09:14:06+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Plant-Based Vegan Recipe

This Moroccan Vegetable Tagine is a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) oil-free vegan recipe full of delicious dried fruits, high fiber plant-based protein and tantalizing spices. Recently I was invited to an International Food Tasting Tour at a friend's house. Each room had a theme, including Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. I was in the [...]