If You Hate to Diet, Check This Out!

Simple Ways to Detox the Body by Cheryl Major

If you hate to diet, read this There are a couple of recurring themes I hear from people when I try (and I always try) to impress upon them the importance to their long-term health and well-being of switching to a healthier, cleaner diet.  Those themes are: I hate to diet; I don’t want to give up the foods I love; and how do I get started…it’s so hard to change!  I’m glad you asked, because we’re going to talk about … Continue reading

Increase Productivity Naturally…what are you eating today?

Increase Productivity Naturally I just read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s about how to increase productivity naturally. We all know food affects us in many ways. Our food choices dictate in large part our health, our longevity, and how we feel on a daily basis.  In this article, a study published just this month in the British Journal of Health Psychology was discussed; it really drives home how important our food … Continue reading

BPA and you…this is a crucial read for your future health!

BPA and You BPA and You…If we tested you for BPA, would you test positive?  93% of us would! Can you believe it? 93% of us!! If you think that’s not important, allow me to put that into perspective.  BPA (bisphenol A) is an endocrine-disrupting industrial chemical.  In the vernacular, that means BPA messes with your hormones.  Let’s discuss what BPA does to us and who should avoid exposure to it, how BPA is used and what products contain BPA, … Continue reading

In memory of Geoff Hoff…

Geoff Hoff

In Memory of Geoff Hoff… I knew Geoff Hoff longer than I’ve known anyone else online. He led the “Red Group” I was in when I signed up for Pat O’Bryan’s course:  “Wow! This is Easy!” back in 2010 or thereabouts… Along with learning, Wow!…this isn’t easy… it’s a lot of work, I also learned that Geoff was a remarkably patient, earnest and caring person. Later, I reconnected with Geoff through Connie Ragen Green.  I joined his Wednesday night call … Continue reading

Change Your Mindset to Relieve Stress… and live a longer, healthier life

 Change Your Mindset to Relieve Stress Laugh – Laughter reduces stress and helps keep your heart healthy. It improves blood flow, reduces inflammation in your arteries and may actually reduce cholesterol and blood clot formation. If you don’t laugh much, make a point of laughing. Check out Youtube for some old Dean Martin Roasts (which are hysterical…I dare you not to laugh! Just watching those guys laugh cracks me up), find a humor website to follow, call a silly friend, … Continue reading

Change Your Diet to Live a Longer, Healthier Life!

Change Your Diet to Live a Longer, Healthier Life! During this series of blog posts, I’ll share 36 ways to increase your life span. Many of these steps require diet and lifestyle changes. In order for these changes to be effective and to truly become part of your day-to-day routine, you’ll want to take it slowly and tackle one change at a time. Lifestyle experts suggest that it takes two to three weeks to create a new habit. As you … Continue reading

How Turmeric May Fight Breast Cancer

How Turmeric May Fight Breast Cancer I’ve been taking Turmeric Curcumin as a daily supplement for a while now. I began using it for back pain as a substitute for ibuprofen which, I have discovered, is as dangerous as acetaminophen! Who knew? The link to the article below gives you many more reasons to take curcumin, but its cancer preventative properties are especially interesting. Not only does it apparently help prevent cancer, but if you have cancer, it has been … Continue reading

Easy healthy meals…it’s not that hard!

Easy healthy meals…it’s not that hard! In an effort to support you in your quest for easy healthy meals, I have this to share… This morning, it was cold out.  I mean really, really cold; it was -13 F.  For us, that’s cold. I wanted to take my lunch with me to work, and I really wanted soup so I could have something hot.  I didn’t have any soup left in the refrigerator, so I made some in 5 minutes! … Continue reading

Medical Marijuana! This is shameful…

Medical Marijuana!  This is shameful… In California, the use of medical marijuana is now legal.  Many veterans use it as their drug of choice to control pain.  They choose it over opiates in some cases, and in cases of extreme pain, sometimes use it in addition to opiates. One person, Director Jeffrey T. Gering has decided…in spite of the law… that his personal opinion of medical marijuana should take priority; he is denying veterans access to this medicine. According to … Continue reading

Avocados are a Wonder Food!

 Avocados Really are a Wonder Food! I’ll admit I was really lukewarm about avocados.  It seemed a California thing to me somehow; not very New England where I live.  Besides, I thought they were kind of weird both in taste and texture; that is, no taste and waxy in texture.  Quite frankly, they never did much for me. I even remember the first time I tasted avocado.  I was visiting a friend in New York City.  We went out for … Continue reading