Staying Healthy All Summer

It's the question everyone's been asking me lately:

How do I stay healthy all summer? 

How can YOU stay healthy too?

How do we find some balance between travel and family gatherings and nights out?

The good news is that it can be simple. And delicious. And really fun. Here are three ways to start.



Avoid processed foods. Go for real food that is grown or raised. Go for food that you could make in your own kitchen. Stick with produce, some grains and legumes, and only high-quality animal products consumed in moderation. 

I love Michael Pollan's famous advice:

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

It's so simple! And it's so effective! Emphasize plants with every meal--even breakfast--and commit to eating real food, every day. 

Things that I don't consider real food include: sandwiches from Starbucks, orange juice, goldfish, frozen dinners, cereal. 

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maintain your food boundaries

Food boundaries are non-negotiable, my friends. If you’ve worked with me before then you’ve probably heard about food boundaries.

Food boundaries are your personal guidelines that structure your relationship with food. 

The goal of your food boundaries is to help you maintain or improve your health. Food boundaries are things you commit to every single day. Even when it’s inconvenient. Even when you're traveling. Even when you're tired. Even when it's hot outside. 

Mine are simple: consume no gluten and no unfermented soy, and eat 4 cups of veggies that grow above the ground every day.

If you need help figuring out your food boundaries, drop me a line.


Go play

Go for walks, ride bikes, explore, hike, adventure, climb, paddle, swim. More than anything else: MOVE.

Look around the corner to see what there is to be found. Skip. Do a cartwheel. Move your body. Move your body, every single day, even if it’s just for 20 minutes.

Prioritize joyful, playful movement.

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Hi! If we haven't met yet, I'm Marielle, aka The Detroit Health Coach. I'm here to help women just like you live happier and healthier lives. I specialize in weight management, inflammation reduction, and emotional eating. Want to work together? Click here. 

I'm powered by tea and passion, and I'm on a ten thousand woman mission to change the world. Let's be friends! 

Bloom 2018 Reflection

Three times a year I have the opportunity to meet amazing women from all over the world through my wellness cleanse programs. They come to the table looking to create change. Looking for weight loss. Looking for freedom from cravings. Looking for better sleep and clearer skin and effortless digestion. Looking for healthier habits and happier days. 

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One of the things I hear most is “Marielle, I’m exhausted.”

Time and again, women end up in my office or on my screen telling me about how they are tired.

How they barely have the energy to make it through the day.

How they definitely don’t have the energy to live the life they want to live.

How they are so stressed, they don’t even know where to begin.

New Name, Same Marielle! Allow me to re-introduce myself...


Change is in the air...and in the logo. If you look up at the top of this page, you'll see my logo has changed. Gone are the days of Marielle Heidebrink, and in its place, we've got The Detroit Health Coach. 

Since the beginning {4 years ago! what?!?!} I've done business with my personal name. It was always Marielle Heidebrink reporting for duty, and I totally loved it! However, times are a changing--for the better, I think. As my business develops and grows, doing business as my personal name simply isn't the best way to do things anymore. I've got to pivot a little bit, and so The Detroit Health Coach has been born. 

Not to fear though: it's a new name, but the very same Marielle. As The Detroit Health Coach I'll still be bringing you beautiful recipes, nourishing cleanses, and health coaching services. 

The rebranding process is a little tricky. I've got to change my domain while keeping my email and change social media tags and yadda yadda it won't be happening in one fell swoop. It will be a trickle of change {hopefully} completed by the end of March--just in time for spring. 

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the rebrand. I'm more than happy to answer them!

with love and kale,

Marielle aka The Detroit Health Coach


Recipes from TV: Southwest Sweet Potato Salad & Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Recipes from TV: Southwest Sweet Potato Salad & Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

You guys! This past Saturday morning I had the opportunity to hang out on TV and talk about my upcoming Resolution Wellness Cleanse! It was so exciting, and such an amazing experience. While I was there I made one of my new favorite cleanse recipes, and I shared an all-time cleanse favorite: Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie.