About Kate Murphy

My goal is to empower individuals to educate themselves, take control, and become their own health advocates because without our health, nothing else matters.

Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yum! These ginger molasses cookies are the best I've ever had. I created them over the holidays and let's just say that they're so good- I almost wish that I had never discovered them. But, trust me, you'll be glad I did. They're loaded with fiber, omega 3's, the healthiest form of fat (coconut oil), and [...]

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies I’ve said it before and I will say it again-I love sweets and I really love chocolate! I have tried dozens of healthy brownie recipes and this one is by far the best one I’ve ever had. Normally, I am a huge fan of adding eggs to baked goods to help [...]

Kobe Bryant’s Secret to Longevity

Check out this article from ESPN.com!  The LA Lakers are using bone broth to increase performance and to help recover from injury. To learn more about the health benefits of bone broth check out my post here. Kobe Bryant lay crumpled on the court, his left ankle severely sprained after landing on an opponent's foot. Dr. Cate [...]

Why Cutting Out Carbs Can Turn Off Your Ability To Burn Fat.

Fact: fat loss is one of the MOST desired health goals. And, when it comes to losing a few pounds, carbohydrates get a bad rap. The problem with our inability to lose weight is not simply because we eat too many carbs. In order to lose weight you do NOT have to starve your body of carbs. But, [...]

4 Most Effective Ways To Boost Metabolism

Who wouldn’t benefit from a boost in metabolism? The truth is that most of our metabolisms are sluggish and no where near as effective as they can and should be. Incorporate these four tips into your daily routine for a quick and effective metabolic boost! 1. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Perform HIIT 2-3 times [...]

Is Fluoride Making You Fat?

Is Fluoride Making You Fat? In the first half of the 1900's, fluoride was used by European doctors to reduce the activity of the thyroid gland in individuals who suffered from Hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid) (Stecher 1960; Waldbott 1978). Putting fluoride into water is like taking a population of people, most of who suffer from [...]

The Reason Behind Your Cravings.

The Reason Behind Your Cravings What do you crave? Is it salty potato chips, popcorn or maybe pickles? Or, do you crave sweets, like chocolate, ice cream, candy or cookies? What ever it is that you're longing for, your body is very likely trying to tell you that you are deficient in some nutrient. And [...]

What You Are Doing Everyday That Is Killing You.

For the most part, we fellow Americans do a fairly good job of removing the things from our lives that we know have been proven to kill us. We try not to eat too much fat, sugar, or salt. We try to limit alcohol and drug use. Some of us quit smoking, while others work hard to drink [...]

Sick Of Getting Sick?

Research has shown that 80-85% of the immune system lies in the gut (Campbell-McBride, 2010). How can that be? Isn’t the gut just a part of our digestive system? No. The gut is home to over 100 trillion bacteria and 70% of our bodies’ immune cells. Poor digestion/gut health leads to a weak immune system, [...]

To Supplement Or Not To Supplement?

Many people ask me if taking nutritional supplements is necessary, especially for those that eat a “healthy diet.” Everybody wants to know exactly what they should be taking. I will start by telling you that unless you’re living in a perfect world (obviously not this one), yes- we all need nutritional supplements. The truth is [...]