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

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt Are you a salt lover? I wasn’t, but now I am, because I switched the type salt I was using.  It made all the difference in taste as well as in health value!  How much salt should you have every day; what is the difference between regular table salt vs sea salt; and why is one better than the other for you? Did you know the average American consumes 3,400 mgs (milligrams) of salt … Continue reading

Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy…Did you know today is National Forget Me Not Day?

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Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy…Did you know today is National Forget Me Not Day? I love Forget Me Nots!  They’re so cheerful with that gorgeous shade of blue.  They like some yards better than others though, and unfortunately, mine is not one of the ones they love.  My father-in-law’s back yard was covered with them!  When they were in bloom, it was just a sea of blue, and I can tell you it was spectacular!  He had very sandy … Continue reading

Conquering Depression

Conquering Depression

Conquering Depression Did you know that in this country, over 20% of women over the age of forty are taking some sort of prescription drug for depression and/or anxiety?  You may be one of them; I was, too. Conquering depression was a huge victory for me! I lived most of my adult life as a depressed person.  Sometimes it was worse than others…fall was usually an awful time for me.  Everything freezes and dies, the leaves fall off the trees, … Continue reading

Gluten Free Pizza Crust with Almond, Quinoa & Garbanzo Bean Flour

Print Pizza Crust – Gluten Free with Almond, Quinoa & Garbanzo Bean Flour Ingredients 1 cup almond flour 1 cup quinoa flour 1 cup garbanzo bean flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 TBSPS olive oil 2 large eggs 3 TBSPS almond milk Instructions Heat oven to 400. Combine wet ingredients and add to combined dry ingredients. Work the dough into a ball and roll between two sheets of parchment paper to the desired pizza size and … Continue reading

Depression Signs and Symptoms

Depression Signs and Symptoms How do you know when you’re just having a bad day and are stressed and irritable or if it’s something more serious? When is it actually clinical depression? While a doctor is the only one who can make a qualified diagnosis, there are some signs and symptoms of depression that can signal you may need to take a closer look at how you are feeling. What follows is a list of some of those depression signs … Continue reading

Get in Shape by January 1st! Yes…you can do it!

How to Get in Shape by January 1st! When you want to double down and make the commitment to change your body, change your health and change your life…where do you begin?  Here are some tips to help you learn how to get in shape by January 1st! Begin by figuring out where you are now.  What are you eating?  Do you exercise regularly, or have you become a real couch potato?!  Take a few days and journal what you … Continue reading

Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen…do you know about this list?

Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen Have you ever heard of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen?? You’ve decided to eat a cleaner, healthier diet; that’s a great step!  But, how do you know where to start?  How do you keep the cost of food under control and still eat a healthy diet? How do you know what needs to be organic and what can be conventionally grown? These are all questions I faced when I decided to change … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Chia Pudding

Print Chia Seed Pudding Ingredients 6 TBSPS Chia Seeds 2 cups almond or coconut milk 2 tsps vanilla extract 3 tsps xylitol (Xyla brand is a good one…don’t use xylitol from China…) Optional – 3 rounded tsps Cocoa powder for a chocolate pudding Optional – 1/8 tsp cinnamon Instructions Stir the ingredients together. Wait a minute then stir again. Wait about 5 minutes and stir again. Stir again in another 5 minutes. Cover and let sit for at least an … Continue reading