Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

Who Does the Food Shopping?

Who Does the Food Shopping? I don’t mean when you go to the store with someone else.  I mean when you go by yourself, who is choosing what food to buy…who does the food shopping?  Is it the person you were as a child, is it the young person who ate with no cares about weight or about the affect foods can have on your health, or is it the person you are today? It’s important to think about how … Continue reading

My Favorite Diet Plan is…wait for it…no, on second thought read this…

My Favorite Diet Plan I am frequently asked by my clients and audiences what my favorite diet plan is.  While it’s a really good question, the answer is not so simple. I don’t believe in diets.  I think they scream deprivation, misery and “temporariness”, if that is a word.  Have you ever seen someone thrilled to be “dieting”, excited to be counting calories and starving themselves?  I haven’t… I believe an eating style is likely to be healthier and easier … Continue reading

How Do I Read a Food Label?

How do I Read a Food Label? This is a drum I beat constantly with my clients and audiences.  The food labeling practices are so deceptive, we are tricked into buying food we think is healthy all the time. Today, I want to share with you a few basics you should always follow to know the answer to the question “how do I read a food label?” The front of the package is advertising; it’s marketing.  By law, the food … Continue reading

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss Weight loss is the main reason people decide to exercise, but those who exercise regularly realize the benefits are much more than that. When you exercise, you’re releasing endorphins needed to be energetic and alert, so it’s accurate when we say, exercise- it’s more than just weight loss! When you exercise, you’re also helping to strengthen your heart muscle and improve circulation – two improvements that will help beat fatigue and energize your … Continue reading

Nutrition and Sleep

Nutrition and Sleep… Is there a connection? Recently I was asked to contribute information and to be interviewed on the subject of Nutrition and Sleep.  The questions I was asked to cover were, is there is a connection between what you eat and the quality of sleep you enjoy, and is there a connection between your sleep and your overall health in general? While I’ve written a free report I will share with you, I wanted to highlight a few … Continue reading

Getting Off Antidepressants

Getting Off Antidepressants As I get closer to finishing my book, which is the focal point of my work at the moment, I am on high alert for great information to pass along to you about depression including getting off antidepressants! If you have ever taken antidepressants as I have and have tried to get off them, as I have, you know it’s not an easy thing to do.  It takes some time, can be dangerous and gives you some … Continue reading

Why are We Overweight? 

Why are We Overweight?  Do you ever wonder why are we overweight as a nation… and so frighteningly overweight?  Allow me to begin by saying, “It’s not your fault”.  If you struggle with your weight, it’s not your fault.  It’s not your fault you spend money on diet foods and diet programs that promise you the moon and may help you lose weight only to let you down while you watch yourself gain back what you lost.  Most of the … Continue reading

What are the Different Types of Inflammation

What are the Different Types of Inflammation? These days we hear so much about inflammation.  Avoid it, reduce it, don’t do things that inflame the body and the mind.  But what exactly is inflammation, what are the different types of inflammation, is it truly harmful to our health, and if so, why is it so harmful? Very simply put, inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or tissue damage. Our bodies respond to send agents to the offended/damaged site in … Continue reading

How to Improve Gut Health – part 2 of 2

Five Steps to Good Gut Health – part 2 of 2 In the last post we talked about eating whole, unprocessed foods and identifying and eliminating food sensitivities and allergies… how to improve gut health. Here are steps 3 – 5 to help you along the way! Step #3 – Balance the Bacteria As previously mentioned, there are millions of bacteria in your gut and the vast majority of these bacteria are essential for your good health. When we’re in … Continue reading