Epigenetics…what does it mean?

Epigenetics…what does it mean? When I was studying to renew my Health Certification, I chose to study a book written by Dr. Jeffrey Bland titled “The Disease Delusion”.  Dr. Bland is the “father” of functional medicine; functional medicine is medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs. It looks at how the organs and systems function together rather than isolating each organ or system for analysis and/or treatment as our current allopathic or … Continue reading

Taking an antidepressant? You’re one of millions!

Taking an antidepressant? More than 30 million people in this country, 1 in 7 women, and 20% of women over the age of 40 are taking an antidepressant. We are told depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain; but what if that is not always the case?  What if the root cause of our depression is often something we have complete control over?  What if it’s caused by inflammation triggered by our diet, our environment and our … Continue reading

What to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet

What to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet When you make significant lifestyle changes, the journey is often not linear…  There are bumps, disappointments and setbacks along the way.  Here are a few thoughts about what to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet… If you’re most often at home and rarely eat out or with others, it’s easier to stay on track.  This is not how … Continue reading

Healthy Eating on a Budget – 10 Tips You Can Put into Action Today!

Healthy Eating on a Budget So many people tell me they think eating healthy is a lot of work, is too expensive and so on.  Teaching people about easy, healthy eating on a budget has become a mission for me!  To that end, I have a gift for you today…but first… For one thing, if you think eating healthy is expensive, just try managing a budget if you get really sick.  It just makes sense to me that we all … Continue reading

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them? Have you heard someone mention “complex carbs”, and you wondered what they were talking about? Basically, carbs (carbohydrates) are either simple or complex. At first glance, you may think that simple carbohydrates are better for your body. They are broken down simply, so doesn’t it make sense that these would be healthy for you? Actually, the opposite is true. The Difference Between Complex (Good) and Simple (Bad) Carbohydrates Complex and … Continue reading

Gluten…Evil or Not?

Gluten…Evil or Not? Ah gluten…it gives breads, cakes and cookies such great texture.  Lately though, there has been a lot of negative press about gluten.  I decided to address this in my latest TV show on Thin Strong Healthy.  This edition is titled Gluten…Evil or Not? I hope you’ll take a look! “] Helping You Achieve Major Wellness! Cheryl A Major, CNWC Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant I’m Cheryl A Major, and I work with people of all ages and … Continue reading

Bentgo Boxes

Bentgo Boxes – You Want to Go Get This Now! One of my coaching clients, who is a very smart lady, has turned me on to something I absolutely have to share with you immediately!  Bentgo boxes! She asked me if I had heard about Bentgo boxes, and I had to confess I had not.  They are plastic, and I don’t pay any attention to plastic containers anymore unless they are bpa free because of the dangers of exposure to … Continue reading

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common?

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common? Here’s a scary fact for you to ponder… When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up. Sounds pretty, scary, doesn’t it? But what does the similarity between sugar and cocaine actually mean for your brain and your overall health? First of all, sugar is truly addictive. What that means to you is … Continue reading

Supplements and Tools for Depression – Here are some that may help you!

Supplements and tools for depression

Supplements and tools for depression I admit I was on and off antidepressant medications a number of times.  I initially expected they would make me feel happy; It was disappointing when I realized it doesn’t work that way.  What the medication does is level you off so you can cope better with your life and with its challenges.  Each time I was on the medication, I became dissatisfied with how I felt and opted to get off the medication.  I … Continue reading

Depression and Toxins – what may be causing your depression…

Depression and Toxins Have you ever wondered if there might be a connection between depression and toxins? When dealing with depression and trying to find answers, it’s important to look for causes and not simply go for a medication that simply suppresses your symptoms.  One of the most concerning things for me is that my doctors did not look at what I was eating, nor did they ask me what I was being exposed to in my day to day … Continue reading