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

Eating out healthy – What are the best choices?

Eating out healthy…What are the best choices? This is a perfect topic as I just returned from being away at a conference for about a week.  Although I had a refrigerator and ate breakfast in the room with my usual foods, dinner and lunches with the group were a challenge.  What follows are some thoughts and suggestions for eating out healthy whether you’re at a conference or just having a meal out with friends and family. First of all, you … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression I hope you began incorporating the first three of seven foods/nutrients that may help alleviate depression.  We now know diet and depression are often related, so here are 4 nutrients I want to share with you that may help ward off depression: #4: Tryptophan Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays a critical role in the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help, Part 1

Diet and Depression – The First 3 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression Having struggled with chronic depression for many years and having “disappeared” it from my life with food and supplements, I want to share with you some suggestions that may help your mood be brighter.  We truly are what we eat, and nutrition experts and researchers have found that diet and depression are often connected and what we eat can have either a positive or a … Continue reading

Are You Addicted to Yo-Yo Dieting?

Are You Addicted to Yo-Yo Dieting? Are you addicted to yo-yo dieting?  If you lose and gain, lose and gain and then lose and gain again, you may very well be.  This is called yo-yo-dieting, and so many of us deal with it on a regular basis. Part of the reason for this phenomenon is the very fact that we are dieting.  I counsel my coaching clients not to diet.  The very word “diet” screams misery and deprivation.  It also … Continue reading

Chia Pudding – delicious and easy to make!

When you hear the words “Chia Pudding”, what do you think? Probably few of you associate the words with something really tasty, but I have a surprise for you today.  In just a few minutes, you can make a delicious, refreshing chia pudding that is actually good for you! Did you know chia seeds help reduce high blood pressure?  They do, and that’s just one more great reason to try this quick and easy dessert. Here’s the video to show … Continue reading