Heidi Hackler

Holistic Health Coach and Health Writer

Heidi Hackler is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and blogger, who received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She inspires healthy habits on her happiness and wellness blog, and through her holistic health coaching programs. Heidi quenches her thirst for knowledge through continuing education courses at Chopra Center Certifications, Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, and Andrea Beaman’s New Healers Master Coaching program.

Heidi lives with her husband and two kittens aboard their 40-foot sailboat. They have a zest for living the Happy Well Lifestyle—a happy, healthy, active, fun-filled life where they practice yoga and meditation, eat a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegaquarian diet, and laugh a lot.

Heidi is also proud to be a product rep for UK-based NYR Organic. NYR Organic’s luscious health and beauty products are certified organic, fair-trade, sustainable, CarbonNeutral, cruelty-free, and vegetarian.

Articles by Heidi Hackler

Many spices offer health-promoting effects, from combating inflammation to fighting cancer. Here are seven spices that heal—and two recipes that incorporate them.Read More
You may feel a bit out of sorts when transitioning to a new season. Eating according to your dosha, and slightly changing your diet for each season, can help you feel balanced. Here are specific foods you can incorporate—and two recipes, to boot—that can support you during springtime.Read More
Eating a diet full of heart-healthy foods can help protect your heart, and may even reverse some elements of heart disease. Start now to protect your cardiovascular system by incorporating these heart-healthy recipes into your diet.Read More
Have you been trying to break your daily coffee habit? Do you avoid caffeinated coffee and tea because you've heard that they're bad for you? You may want to reconsider your intentions, once you read about the following benefits.Read More
Want to stay cozy with comfort foods over the winter months while eating healthy at the same time? Try these healthier versions of four classic recipes.Read More
A low-carb diet can improve your health and help you lose weight, to boot. If reducing carbs is one of your nutrition goals, here are six ideas that can help you succeed.Read More
If you're struggling to find holiday treats that are free of gluten, animal products, and added sugar, look no further. These four recipes replicate traditional holiday cookies—and are better for you.Read More
Dark chocolate is often lauded as the healthful darling of desserts. Although it boasts a list of perks, it also comes with some potential downsides. Learn the yin and yang of this semi-sweet treat so you can thoughtfully indulge.Read More
Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol—is it really good or bad at all? Is there really a link between cholesterol and heart disease? New research answers these and many more questions. The findings might surprise you.Read More
Look around the produce aisle and you'll notice a rainbow of colors—each color contains different, and important, nutrients that your body needs. Read on to learn what nutritional value each color holds.Read More
Looking for wheat alternatives? You're not alone. Try one of these seven ancient grains, and check out three recipes that use them.Read More
Soothe chronic inflammation by cutting back on processed foods and adding some, or all, of these tasty, nutritious items to your diet.Read More
Juicing is the latest trend in the healthy food movement. Find out how it compares to the benefits of fasting and detoxing, and whether or not it's actually good for you. //-->Read More
If you want to ensure that what you're eating is well balanced, nutritious, and provides a good source of energy, make your own snacks. Here are 10 to try.Read More
The human body functions optimally at a pH of around 7.4. Find out what you can do to achieve this ideal acid-alkaline balance.Read More
Seaweed is rich in minerals and nutrients, but with as many as 400 varieties found in food it can be overwhelming to know where to find it and when to use it. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of seaweed.Read More
Before you pack your picnic basket this summer, consider a greener approach. Follow these tips to avoid outings that produce a lot of waste.Read More
Eating lower glycemic foods can help reduce or prevent high blood sugar. Learn how to properly measure the glycemic load of your food and try these three low glycemic recipes for a tasty—and healthy—start to your morning.Read More
Men have different caloric and nutrient needs than women, and should eat accordingly. Learn which foods can help men boost everything from bone and joint health to brain function.Read More
On average, American households throw out 14 percent of their food. Minimize your own waste and get more from your fruits and veggies with these produce storage tips.Read More
Eating well doesn't have to break the bank. The truth is, eating homemade meals can be far less expensive than dining out. Use these shopping tips and recipes to get more health benefits from your meals.Read More
From your health to socioeconomic benefits, eating local is better for you and your community. Here's why.Read More
Superfoods are sometimes too good to be true. While there are some impressive health benefits to chia seeds, there are some things any consumer should be aware of, too. Before stocking your cupboard with these super seeds, here's what you need to know.Read More
It turns out the low-fat diet craze of the 90s led us down an unhealthy path. Learn why healthy fats are not only good for you, but also essential to your overall health.Read More
Take stock of your kitchen this spring and make sure you have the best foods to make healthy meal choices. Learn what to look for and what to replace.Read More