Nutrition and Sleep

Nutrition and Sleep… Is there a connection? Recently I was asked to contribute information and to be interviewed on the subject of Nutrition and Sleep.  The questions I was asked to cover were, is there is a connection between what you eat and the quality of sleep you enjoy, and is there a connection between your sleep and your overall health in general? While I’ve written a free report I will share with you, I wanted to highlight a few … Continue reading

Three Toxic Cleaning Ingredients – Check Your Cleaning Products for These…

Three Toxic Cleaning Ingredients to Watch Out For to Be Your Healthiest You I thought it might be helpful to discuss three toxic cleaning ingredients to watch out for to be your healthiest you.  These are ingredients you will often find in your regular cleaning products and personal care items. The first is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS.  This ingredient is what makes cleaning products and personal products foam.  If you love your shampoo or liquid dish detergent and all … Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products…do you know what they are?

The Health Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products So many people I talk with are trying to live healthier lives by changing their eating habits, but have you ever thought about your living environment and about the benefits of organic cleaning products? Everyone wants a clean living or work environment, but cleaning can be hazardous to your health if you use cleaners with harmful toxins. Exposure to these toxins found in cleaning products can worsen asthma and can cause allergic reactions. … Continue reading

Simple Tips for Time Management

Simple Tips for Time Management You may be wondering what time management has to do with health, so bear with me and read on.  The interactive world we live in allows for plenty of distractions. There are distractions by our coworkers or our spouses as well as family and friends. Then there are our own vices browsing through the latest sports scores or seeing which band is going to be playing at our favorite music venue.  Some of these distractions … Continue reading

Epigenetics…what does it mean?

Epigenetics…what does it mean? When I was studying to renew my Health Certification, I chose to study a book written by Dr. Jeffrey Bland titled “The Disease Delusion”.  Dr. Bland is the “father” of functional medicine; functional medicine is medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs. It looks at how the organs and systems function together rather than isolating each organ or system for analysis and/or treatment as our current allopathic or … Continue reading

Five Easy Tips to Enjoy Holiday Gatherings…without blowing your diet!

Five Easy Tips to Enjoy Holiday Gatherings without Blowing Your Diet! Most of us are invited to social gatherings during the holidays.  If you try to eat right and not overdo, these events can be tempting and can really derail any good work you’ve done during the previous months.  We all hear people talking in January about how they need to lose the weight they gained over the holidays.  Here are 5 easy tips to enjoy holiday gatherings and to … Continue reading

The 5 Second Rule -if you drop it, do you eat it?

The 5 Second Rule Do you worry about dirt and germs?  I’ve long maintained that all this “kills 99% of germs” advertising is just getting us to expose ourselves to dangerous chemicals in the name of profit for a few giant companies!  While it’s important to know how to clean safely, it’s also important to know which surfaces harbor the highest number of germs and bacteria.  That’s what I want to share with you today via a wonderful article by … Continue reading

Side Effects of Statins – here’s a scary one nobody’s talking about…

Side Effects of Statins – Here’s one side effect nobody is talking about… There’s a lot of talk about the side effects of statins.  I am definitely not a fan of these drugs…lipitor just about killed my husband, Rob.  He had almost every side effect they list (even in the teeny tiny mice type writing…you know, the side effects they really don’t want you to read)…from muscle tissue pain and weakness to elevated sugar levels to brain fog and so … 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

Diet, Exercise and Confidence are Connected

How Diet, Exercise, and Confidence Are Connected Do you struggle with not feeling confident? Diet, exercise and confidence are connected, and while therapy and coaching can help, it may also be of great benefit to address your diet and exercise schedules. When you eat well and exercise, it may very well help boost your self-confidence. Here are some thoughts as to why that may be true. * Body image – While exercising won’t necessarily result in the perfect body, it … Continue reading