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

Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit…do you use Roundup??

Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit This is a really interesting article I wanted to share with you.  It’s about a widow who has filed a Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit. In part, it reads: “Teri McCall of Cambria, California, lost her husband of 40 years, Anthony “Jack” McCall, to terminal cancer in December 2015. For nearly 30 years on his 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm, Jack had used Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup. Now, Teri has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6

What are the Health Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 and How They are Different The health benefits of omega-3 and omega-6 are many! These essential fatty acids are not produced by the body and must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3 and 6 are used for growth and repair in our bodies as well as for making other fatty acids needed such as DHA. Very basically, mega 3 sources developed in the sea. Omega 6 sources are from plant seeds, … Continue reading

Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle

Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis BattleGlenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle This week, the dilemma of inflammation in our American diet and the damage prescription medications do to us on a regular basis was driven home by the Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle… by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey at the young age of 67. I loved the Eagles.  In the 70’s, I loved their songs and their harmonies; I loved Glenn’s voice, and I thought he was a hottie, so … Continue reading

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels?

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels? My next live event will be held this coming Wednesday.  The topic, by request from an attendee from my November event, is how to read food labels.  I thought it was a great topic as there’s so much confusion and misinformation about how to read food labels.  I wish I could say the confusion created by food companies is unintentional… The simple fact is that the front of a package is advertising.  … Continue reading