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

Omega-3 fatty acids – why are they so important?

Omega-3 fatty acids All this information about healthy fats and omega this and omega that can be so confusing! Research indicates omega-3 fatty acids may improve depression, and that they improve cognitive brain function.  Your brain is largely made of fat, so making healthy fat a regular part of your diet is critical to your long term health, both mental and physical. How do you get your omega-3 fatty acids and why are they so important to your health in our … Continue reading

Practice gratitude…it’s a wonderful way to begin and end the day

Practice gratitude Because eating well to live healthy is an ongoing learning process, I like to keep up with what others are doing and investigating. I received an email with a link to this post from another health blogger whom I follow and thought it was something you might enjoy reading.  It’s a basic, simple way to step back and appreciate where you are and what you have. It’s a fast read; please let me know what you think.  It’s … Continue reading

Processed food…don’t let them make the big bucks off your health

Processed food… It’s so inspiring when people who were resistant to eliminating processed food and to changing how they eat suddenly begin to get it. Maybe it’s a family member they trust or a TV documentary they watch, or both, but whatever starts the ball rolling for someone… I just love it! I have a friend who was probably the biggest “harrumpher” I know for the food and health information I share.   I just keep sharing and gently suggesting, hoping … Continue reading

All About Garlic – Learn from Lidia

Mmmm…Garlic!  In the video below, Lidia Bastianich gives us the run down on garlic.  It’s worth the minute or so to learn about this wonderful food from her. If you check out my recipes for main and side dishes, you’ll notice that most of them have garlic as an ingredient.  That’s because it’s so good for you! Lidia Bastianich is my favorite chef.  I’ve learned so much from watching her.  No drama, just great common sense cooking all the time. … Continue reading

The dangers of nail polish

The dangers of nail polish… Do you use nail polish? If you do, you may be subjecting yourself to a hormone disruptor known as TPHP. This is not good ladies!  Out of more than 3,000 nail products listed in The Environmental Working Groups’ Skin Deep database, at least half test positive for TPHP!  While some companies like butter London have indicated they have stopped using it in production, their nail polish for sale on the shelves still contains it!  Some … Continue reading

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Five Habits That Can Destroy Your Teeth Let’s talk about that big bright smile of yours and about how to keep it that way! Your smile says a lot about you. When you take good care of your teeth, it’s easier to feel confident smiling and laughing. You probably spend some time every day taking good care of your teeth. You brush, you might floss occasionally, and you may use products that strengthen and brighten your teeth. There are certain … Continue reading

The Role of Supplements When Eating an Alkaline Diet

The Role of Supplements When Eating an Alkaline Diet Supplements are one of the common components of an alkaline diet. In addition to reducing or eliminating your consumption of acid-producing foods like sugar, meat, and dairy, it’s wise to consider taking a few supplements. Let’s take a look at the most commonly recommended alkaline diet supplements. We’ll discuss why they’re recommended and what they do. Minerals Minerals are the most commonly recommended supplements for an alkaline diet. This is because minerals have … Continue reading