About Steph Leach

As a Certified Health Coach and Certified Juice Therapist, Stephanie Leach supports individuals ready to harness the power of plants to achieve a healthy weight and avoid or reverse chronic conditions by helping them transition to a customized whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that works for them.

Tea, Fruit and Chocolate Associated with Lower Blood Pressure

Flavan-3-ols, a subclass of flavonoids found abundantly in tea, apples, chocolate, berries and grapes, may help lower blood pressure naturally. There have been many small interventional studies over the years that have demonstrated the heart health benefits of flavan-3-ols. Now there is published research from a large population study that also supports these conclusions. [...]

How to Boost Your Metabolism 18 Percent and Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Looking to boost your metabolism so you can lose weight more easily and lower your cholesterol naturally? You absolutely can. New research shows that you may be able to significantly boost your metabolism, by as much as 18.7%, and lower total and LDL cholesterol by 19.3 mg/dL and 15.5 mg/dL, respectively, in just 16 weeks. [...]

Is Beyond Meat Heart Healthy? The SWAP-MEAT Study

There are a growing number of meat substitutes available today in grocery stores and on restaurant menus. These include Beyond Meat®, Impossible Foods™, and other store brand versions of plant-based ground beef, hamburgers and sausage. But are they heart healthy? After all, these meat substitutes are highly processed (plant-based, but NOT whole food as they [...]

Eat Berries Every Day – Here’s Why

Berries are superfoods. The rich and vibrant red and blue colors of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other berries are due to an abundance of flavonoids with serious health benefits. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a serving of berries should be eaten every day. It’s the second B in the acronym G-BOMBS of the Nutritarian [...]

Celery Fennel Refresher Green Juice Recipe

This refreshing and hydrating light green juice recipe is the perfect combination of salty, sweet and tart vegetables and fruit. It includes celery, fennel, cucumber and green apple. Celery juice contributes a slightly salty flavor profile due to its natural sodium content that promotes the healthy functioning of cells. Its anti-inflammatory compounds are soothing to [...]