Daylight and Depression…are you affected by the days getting shorter?

What about Daylight and Depression…The Days are Getting Shorter… Is there a link between daylight and depression? The days are getting shorter; are you finding yourself less energetic?  More apt to go home and get in your jammies, plop on the sofa and turn on the TV? If you are, you’re not the only one.  Many of us struggle with feeling less energetic, a bit blue and some of us get downright depressed when the seasons change, and we don’t … Continue reading

Depression and the placebo effect

Depression and the placebo effect If you’ve never heard of Kelly Brogan, MD, I have a great introduction for you!  Kelly Brogan is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist. She recently wrote a great post on depression and the placebo effect which I want to share with you. As someone who lived with depression for decades, in fact, for most of my adult life, I can tell you her work and her writing are though provoking and cutting edge.  She is … Continue reading

Meal Delivery Service – is it a good option for you?

Meal Delivery Service What is a meal delivery service and is it a good choice for you?  I know we’re all busy.  I know we all get overstressed and overtired.  Meal delivery services have become very popular of late, and if you’re trying to go from a fast food diet to a healthier life style, a meal delivery service may be a good tool for you to use…at least in the beginning. Because my followers ask me about these services, … Continue reading

Today is National Food Day

Did you know today is National Food Day? Perfect! Today is National Food Day…right up my alley, as they say.  I didn’t used to be a foodie.  Eating was necessary, but I didn’t really eat with enthusiasm.  I didn’t realize I just didn’t like the foods I was raised on.  Steak, white rice and potatoes and vegetables boiled until they were gray…  My mom was a terrific baker, but the cultural background and the food she and my father were … Continue reading

What May Cause Depression

What may cause depression is a great question to ask if it is something that plagues you. I lived with depression for decades, and only five years ago made changes in my life that lifted my depression.  At the time, I didn’t understand what helped me as I had made the changes to help my husband get off the statin medication that was giving him terrible side effects. Some of what I changed is included in this video.  I hope … Continue reading

What is Stress Eating?

What is Stress Eating? Do you wonder what is “stress eating”?  It’s a bad habit many of us have become accustomed to, where we eat bad foods and overeat when we feel stressed. It might make us feel more comfortable temporarily and more in control of our life, but we are only hurting ourselves. Here are some things to know about stress eating. How Stress Eating Can Develop First of all, it helps to know exactly how stress eating develops. … Continue reading

Gluten Free Quick Bread

Print Gluten Free Quick Bread Ingredients 2 cups (225 g) almond flour. 6 tablespoons (48 g) arrowroot starch. 4 tablespoons (40 g) golden flaxseed meal. 2 tablespoons (15 g) tapioca starch. 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt. ¾ teaspoon baking soda. ½ cup water 2 TBSPS olive oil 2 TBSPS apple cider vinegar 2 eggs, lightly beaten Instructions Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients Bake for 1 hour or until edges begin to pull away from the pan 350 degree oven … Continue reading

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Print Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions Ingredients 1 medium to large onion sliced 4 large mushrooms, thinly sliced Minced garlic 2 cloves or to taste Olive oil Sea salt Pepper dried dill or parsley 1/4 cup white wine 1 tin capers rolled with anchovies (optional) Instructions In a skillet, heat the olive oil and sautee the onions on medium heat Add sliced mushrooms and continue to sautee. Deglaze with some of the white wine Add minced garlic Add the entire tin … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Print Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Ingredients Brussel Sprouts Olive Oil Salt Pepper Dried Parsley Garlic Powder Dried Onion Flakes Instructions Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the brussel sprouts evenly Drizzle with olive oil Shake the seasonings over the vegetables evenly Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 mins Turn the brussel sprouts and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until tender and browned Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin 4.20 http://thinstronghealthy.com/oven-roasted-brussel-sprouts/ Share this:

Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Print Sundried Tomato Tapenade Ingredients 2/3 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped 1 TBPS Garlic, chopped 2 tsps Capers 3 TBSPS Green Olives, chopped 1/2 tsp anchovie paste (optional) 1 TBSP white wine Instructions Combine all ingredients and store in a glass container in the refrigerator. Use within a week. Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin 4.20 http://thinstronghealthy.com/sundried-tomato-tapenade/ Share this: