May Wellness Guru – Meet Katie!

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We’re excited to introduce you to Katie, our featured Wellness Blogger for the month of May! Katie’s a 24-year-old food and wellness guru who’s been in the blogging game for almost four years now. She started her blog,, to chronicle training for a marathon, and while an injury ultimately sidelined her, she discovered that blogging served as a natural outlet for her love of healthy living and her passion for delicious, nourishing food.

Structured around the meals that she eats throughout the day, Lilveggiepatch is more than just a catalogue of “What I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Rather, it winds up being a daily diary of her recipes, thoughts, friendships, career changes, hopes and aspirations… which just goes to show how central cooking and eating is to life! And as a wellness blogger, Katie has a lot of great tips about how to stay healthy, feel great – and yes, avoid those annoying common colds.

One of Katie’s favorite stay-healthy tips: eating the rainbow. Perhaps it’s not surprising that someone who named their blog “LilVeggiePatch” keeps her fridge stocked with her favorite foods: kale, roasted chickpeas, apples, oranges, and her home-brewed kombucha. Katie says “it’s tempting to graze on toast and ice cream all day, but make sure you’re still getting a lot of vegetables and fruits, too.”

Another way she keeps herself pepped up? By using a tried and true Cold-EEZE trick: keeping the company of a furry friend! She has a 13-year-old miniature black poodle, and loves taking him for walks: “I’m amazed at how much energy he has.  He’s so excited just to be outdoors! The different smells, the trails to blaze, the new friends to meet…and his happiness instantly boosts my mood.”

Her stay-healthy tip for avoiding a cold has three letters: h2O (okay, two letters and one number!) At the first sign of a cold, Katie says, she starts hydrating and doesn’t look back. Last but not least: get some sleep!  She says, “I make sure I get at least 8 hours so my cells can repair themselves overnight and get me well again.” Don’t forget, if these tips don’t seem to do the trick and you fall victim to a common cold, the Cold-EEZE unique zinc gluconate formula will get you feeling better soon!

We hope you enjoyed learning about Katie’s tips for living healthfully. If you’re interested in hearing more of her musings, tips and recipes, check out her blog at, or follow her on Twitter!