With the turn of each new season, our team brings you our favorite health-oriented things we love from books and podcasts to products and recipes. We sift through all the overwhelming information to bring you the best of what’s out there.

WHAT WE'RE

Watching…

Food Matters TV Food as Medicine Healthy Shopping Tour

We are thrilled to have partnered with Food Matters TV to help both their viewers and ours shop, cook, and eat healthier! I've led no less than 200 in-person grocery store tours with groups of clients over the years. This tour is a refresh of all the new and exciting healthy foods to help build your health. Food Matters TV is subscription-based, but it's the best TV subscription you will ever purchase. Watch Now >

WHAT WE'RE

Listening to…

The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry on Audible

Randy, my co-host on the R&C Show would not stop talking about this book and how much it's helped him slim down, sleep better, and cut his cravings. So after about 30 follow-up texts from him asking if I've read it yet – I'm halfway through the audible version and truly loving learning about the downside of consuming certain plants that are high in lectins. Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes, causing inflammation, irritation, weight gain, and brain fog. Thank goodness it's fall because Dr. Gundry suggests giving up our favorite summer staples like cucumber, tomatoes, and summer squash. We naturally go lower lectin in the fall. I highly recommend reading or listening to this book if you have any kind of health challenges! Listen Here >

WHAT PRODUCT WE

Can't Live Without…

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club

It's harvest season! When purchasing olive oil, we want to make sure it's fresh pressed, and we know the harvest date. We also want to know that it's been independently tested for nutrient intake and high integrity quality. As 100% Italian girl, I've recently joined the Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club and absolutely LOVE getting a new bottle of olive oil each month from different places in the world where it's peak harvest season. You cannot beat the richness and variety of flavors and colors. Hands down, the best olive oil we've ever tasted. If you want to try it, you can get a sample bottle for $1. This will start a subscription that you can cancel anytime if you decide you don't want it, but I think you will be super pleased! Sign Up Now >

WHAT WE'RE

Making…

Cider Roasted Vegetables

We love using apple cider vinegar creatively, especially in the fall. This nutrient dense dish full of fall root vegetables and other mitochondria and immune boosting powerhouses will not disappoint! Make a big batch on a Sunday night and eat it all week. As a side dish, blended into soup, on top of a salad, or however you like! Get Recipe >

WHAT WE'RE

Reading…

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth

My big news is that I'm 5+ months pregnant with a baby boy and could not be more thrilled about it! I'll be showing off my baby bump on an upcoming baby moon Instagram post. In addition to referencing my own fertility and prenatal book, How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30 (I'm 39 by the way), I've loved reading my friend Genevieve's book: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth. I have so many pages dog-eared and highlighted that I keep referring to – it has been a trusted guide and a joy to read each week. This is not quite seasonal to fall, but definitely relevant to the changing seasons of our lives. Buy Now >

“Fall” in love with taking care of yourself. Mind, Body, Spirit.

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33 Comments

  1. Mary M.

    Christa, congratulations on your pregnancy! That is really the greatest news, I was so happy for you as if I knew you in person 🙂 I even told my husband and friends “woohoo, if my favourite nutritionist is pregnant, then I guess I am next” 😉 And looking forward to your mamma and baby food chapters, there are for sure some coming up, right?

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    • Christa

      Thank you so much, Mary!!! I'm truly thrilled and yes, certainly hope you're next. 🙂 For sure – new family program coming on the horizon. 😉

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  2. Linda

    I have read more then half of The Plant Paradox and find it very interesting. I was super excited in the beginning and then was a little conflicted as I went on more. Really great read, cant wait to hear your response on the subject. I really enjoy reading/listening to what you put out there for us. Thanks Christa and congrats on the baby news.

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    • Stacey - TWJ Team Member

      Thank you, Linda!

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  3. K Kerzman

    Can you use Triphala while breastfeeding?

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    • mm

      Hi K! While Christa would use it herself, there have been no studies to prove it's safety and because it technically is a detox supplement, general advice is to avoid it while pregnant or nursing.

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  4. Glenda S

    Triphala has literally changed my life. Love this product and how effective and gentle it is. My whole family uses it!

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    • mm

      We love it too, Glenda!

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    • mm

      Hi Jessie, Our friends at Paleo Valley have created a top-quality pasture-raised supplement that contains beef heart, liver, kidney, and brains. When we take these organs into our bodies, they strengthen the corresponding organ in us. The brains contain the powerful neurological enhancing nutrients phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine. It's also one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and is rich in antioxidants which help protect neurological tissue from oxidative stress.

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  5. Sally

    Gifts of Imperfection are awesome and I loved the documentary!

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    • mm

      Hi Sally, We agree!

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  6. Jennifer Barnes

    All of this is so awesome! Can't wait to try the gluten free gingerbread. Very interesting that there are now diets for bone broth, curious to read that book. I'm sure I'll need that after the holidays.

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    • Christa Orecchio

      Glad you like it, JB! 😉 Yes, soup cleanse for all post holidays! xo

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  7. Robin

    While reading about the Betrayal series, it was mentioned that all autoimmune diseases can be reversed. I have had type 1 diabetes for over 25 years and cannot imagine being able to eliminate insulin and survive. I always thought this was an autoimmune problem. Am I wrong? I still need insulin even when I do not eat a carb meal. Also, I went on your gut thrive in five program summer of 2015 (plan p) and it was great for my tummy troubles!! Thanks for helping me learn so much about how our bodies function. Enlighten me on type 1 diabetes and autoimmunity.

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    • mm

      Hi Robin! So happy to hear so much good news about your tummy troubles with Gut Thrive. That was a huge leap forward for reversing autoimmunity. I have not privately worked with reversing Type I Diabetes but Dr. Jack Tips has and seems to think it's probable and possible. I believe there is also a talk on Type I in the Betrayal Series that I'm anxious to watch. I wish I could share more information and experience but I think that the doctors on the series and Jack are the ones to actually give you customized protocols and enlightenment. We can learn together. :)~Christa

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  8. Clarice

    Hello do you know anything about how to treat Lichen Planus or have you even heard of it.

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    • Shelli

      Wow! Hi Clarice. This is the second time (in my life) that I have seen anything about Lichen Planus. Just this week is the first time!

      I am researching all of the symptoms that have congregated around my journey with Breast Implant Illness, and would love to hear anything about this “new” (to me) anomaly. One of the many, many varied and seemingly unrelated symptoms that I have is what I thought was eczema in my nasal passages. I started having eye eczema about three years ago, and assumed that this is also that.
      I have breast “explant” surgery tomorrow morning at 5am. I have been so sick with musculo-skeletal pain, auto-immune symptoms, chronic fatigue and brain fog for years now. I am praying that I will now be able to heal…

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  9. Kristin

    Thank you, I'm looking forward to listening to the summit. Awesome quote by Rumi!

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  10. Amy

    Love anything coming from the TWJ team! Thanks for all you do Christa and team!

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  11. Allyson

    This is such a great added resource, thanks for sharing with us, Christa!

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  12. Judy

    This has become my new favorite area of your site, Christa! I thought I'd seen it all by now:-), but you always surprise me with something new!

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  13. Eve Remus

    Annmarie's serums are the best and the anti-aging serum smells divine!

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  14. Valerie

    I can't listen to Tara either. The link just goes over to your are you lost page.

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  15. Tiziana

    Hello there! Although I find your articles informative, as an Ayurvedic Practitioner I had hoped that the tone of the article would be more positive. Using terms such as “betreal by the body” further fuels the sense of disconnection people feel with their bodies through an illness! And according to Ayurveda, it is PRECISELY this sense of disconnection that we identify as the root cause of any disease! The body does not betray! The body speaks and communicates first through hints and whispers, then through imbalances and eventually through full blown disease manifestation. Health is regained only once that true sense of connection and love for every part of ourselves is re established. In gratitude….

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    • Christa Orecchio

      Thank you, Tiziana. I appreciate this comment and do agree with it. The body does not betray, it's constantly reorganizing itself to do its best for us so you are correct that the language should reflect that – and our language at TWJ usually does reflect that. Appreciate you taking the time to share this helpful comment.

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  16. Lynette

    Link to listen to Tara Brach isn't working. Thanks

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  17. Connie

    Thanks for all you do, Christa! I share your site often and love it all.

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    • Christa Orecchio

      My pleasure, Connie. Thanks for being here with us.

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  18. Jennifer Barnes

    I love this! Especially excited to make that Adrenal Healing Creamsicle!

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