I’d Rather Wake Up to Coffee Cake and Good Food Choices

I’d rather wake up to coffee cake…I recently received an email from a very popular cooking show saying, “Wake up to coffee cake, apple fritters, etc.”  It made me realize that it truly is all about good food choices. I’ll be honest with you.  I would love to wake up to coffee cake and apple fritters, but then I would be depressed again, probably fighting the pounds and inviting a host of oncoming chronic illnesses that would make me miserable … Continue reading

Eye Area – Is yours in good shape?

How is your eye area…this isn’t just for the ladies out there… When we talk about skin care, the assumption is the subject is for women.  Increasingly however, men are taking better care of their skin including their eye area, and so it should be! One universal caution when buying any creams, lotions and/or cosmetics or any personal care products for that matter is to please keep in mind that your skin is your largest organ;  it’s critical to your … 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

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

Losing Weight

What about losing weight and Hara Hachi Bu? You need to know what I know…I don’t say that to be arrogant.  I say it because I desperately want to help so many people. First of all, I don’t like to talk about losing weight.  Losing is associated with finding.  Too many of us find the weight we lose and then often find even more of that weight.  I want to help you “release” your unwanted weight so it’s gone…so you … Continue reading

Salmon Burgers- Quick and Delicious!

Print Salmon Burgers Yield: 4 Ingredients 6 oz. can of wild salmon 3 mushrooms 1 small onion ½ can beans (I use a chili bean combo) ½ c chopped spinach 1 egg, whisked 1 tsp capers 2 tsp mustard (I use mustard with horseradish in it) Spices to taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried onion flakes Instructions Saute mushrooms and onions In a large bowl, rough mash the beans and add the mushrooms and onions and the salmon Mix well … 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

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

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