The Truth about Gluten Free – are all gluten free products good for you?

What is the Truth about Gluten Free? If you’re wondering what is the truth about gluten free, I want to introduce you to Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite health gurus.  In fact, he is largely responsible for my freedom from the depression that haunted me for decades.  In addition, I lost 20 pounds without dieting.  A nice surprise! I received an article from Dr. Hyman that I absolutely have to share with you.  In it, he says: “Sugar … Continue reading

Sugar… is it really sweet?

Sugar…is it really sweet? I’m having a great time working on my new TV show!  It’s a challenge writing, producing and editing, but a great learning experience, and I have the control! In this latest edition of Thin Strong Healthy, I dig deep into sugar…why we love it, why it doesn’t love us back and much, much more.  Did you know sugar is as addictive as cocaine, if not more so?  It lights up the pleasure centers in our brains … Continue reading

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt Are you a salt lover? I wasn’t, but now I am, because I switched the type salt I was using.  It made all the difference in taste as well as in health value!  How much salt should you have every day; what is the difference between regular table salt vs sea salt; and why is one better than the other for you? Did you know the average American consumes 3,400 mgs (milligrams) of salt … Continue reading

Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen…do you know about this list?

Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen Have you ever heard of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen?? You’ve decided to eat a cleaner, healthier diet; that’s a great step!  But, how do you know where to start?  How do you keep the cost of food under control and still eat a healthy diet? How do you know what needs to be organic and what can be conventionally grown? These are all questions I faced when I decided to change … Continue reading

Coffee, good or bad?

Coffee, good or bad? If you’re a coffee lover but want to eat and drink to stay healthy, all the reports and information on coffee are so conflicting and confusing!  Some say drink it, it helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp, and other reports say to stay away…it stimulates the production of cortisol which causes inflammation and contributes to disease and premature aging.  So, the question remains…coffee, good or bad? Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite … Continue reading

Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers…It was a surprise!

Lentil Veggie Bean Burgers I love it when I discover something really easy and delicious, and it absolutely delights me when it happens quite by accident!  This time the accident turned out to be Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers that were “meaty” and delicious!! Last week I made a vegetarian mixture to go over Organic brown rice and quinoa pasta.  The result  was ok, but it was not my favorite creation, and I had quite a bit left over. The next … Continue reading

Happy National Olive Day!

Happy National Olive Day! Did you know today is National Olive Day?  It is, and I am so excited, because I love olives.  I love everything about them…all the different kinds, the delicious olive oil, and that they are sooo healthy for you! Do you have a favorite type of olive?  I think my favorite is probably the calamata olive, although I love the black oil cured ones, green ones…I guess I love them all. They are so versatile too!  … Continue reading

How Do I Replace Soda When I Need Something Refreshing to Drink?

How Do I Replace Soda? What do you do when you’re making healthy food and beverage choices and you just want something special? You’re probably asking…how do I replace soda? When you remember the not-so-good ole days when you’d reach for a can of soda when you’re thirsty, what do you do now?  The answer is easier than you think.  We’ll talk about three easy, healthy recipes you can make to treat yourself. First, let’s talk about refreshment.  Let’s say … Continue reading

How to begin eating organic without spending a fortune

How to begin eating organic I constantly hear people saying they would love to eat organic, but it’s so expensive.  I understand as I’m always watching prices and trying to shop smart myself.  From my perspective, if you think eating organic is expensive, try getting really sick and see what that does to your budget!  With that in mind, let’s talk about how to begin eating organic.  We’ll talk about three foods you can easily switch to begin your organic … Continue reading

Soda Stream…Water Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

I love my Soda Stream machine! I enjoy a really great drink that I make with a machine called Soda Stream. It’s called water. That may sound like a wise-crack, but hear me out.  Water is wonderful, and we all need to drink lots of it.  It’s good for us. Sometimes we wish we could spiff it up a bit; make it a little fancier…a little more fun. In our western food culture, we often think of soda as a … Continue reading