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

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You!

Make some healthy lifestyle changes! Food, stress, lifestyle and mindset are part of a healthy lifestyle and are a great way to make sure you live a long and happy life. They are incomplete if you don’t get up and move. We’ve talked a bit about exercise already so let’s take a quick look at two more important elements of exercise. Physical Burn at least 1100 calories each week – Find an exercise program, team, or club that supports you … Continue reading

Make simple lifestyle changes for a healthier, longer life!

Healthy Lifestyle Changes There are some simple changes you can make to your lifestyle to extend your life and improve your quality of life.  Here are some easy ones to put in place. More magnesium please – French researchers have discovered that people with high magnesium levels in their blood may be up to 40 percent less likely to die of any cause. Magnesium reduces your risk of a heart attack and also reduces your risk of developing diabetes. In … Continue reading

Reduce Stress…to live a longer, healthier life

Reduce Stress Stay calm and be patient – Stress, particularly angry stress, can cause you to have a stroke. In fact, men who express anger frequently are more than two times as likely to have a stroke. Find ways to defuse your anger quickly and learn to let go. Your health depends on it. Chances are what you’re so angry about is not worth the price you’re going to pay. Embrace your creative side – Expressing your creativity in the … Continue reading