Daylight and Depression…are you affected by the days getting shorter?

What about Daylight and Depression…The Days are Getting Shorter… Is there a link between daylight and depression? The days are getting shorter; are you finding yourself less energetic?  More apt to go home and get in your jammies, plop on the sofa and turn on the TV? If you are, you’re not the only one.  Many of us struggle with feeling less energetic, a bit blue and some of us get downright depressed when the seasons change, and we don’t … Continue reading

Depression and the placebo effect

Depression and the placebo effect If you’ve never heard of Kelly Brogan, MD, I have a great introduction for you!  Kelly Brogan is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist. She recently wrote a great post on depression and the placebo effect which I want to share with you. As someone who lived with depression for decades, in fact, for most of my adult life, I can tell you her work and her writing are though provoking and cutting edge.  She is … Continue reading

What is Stress Eating?

What is Stress Eating? Do you wonder what is “stress eating”?  It’s a bad habit many of us have become accustomed to, where we eat bad foods and overeat when we feel stressed. It might make us feel more comfortable temporarily and more in control of our life, but we are only hurting ourselves. Here are some things to know about stress eating. How Stress Eating Can Develop First of all, it helps to know exactly how stress eating develops. … Continue reading

Eating and Self Sabotage…is it a problem for you?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”  – Marianne Williamson I love this quote.  In fact, I have it on my wall in my office to remind me not to sabotage myself by unconsciously undermining my progress and my performance by, while desiring success…fearing it at the same time. This relates in a massive way to your diet, your weight and to your health. Let’s think about a … Continue reading

Sugar Addiction, and who in the world is Roger Mason?

Sugar Addiction, and who in the world is Roger Mason? I don’t always agree with everything Roger Mason writes. But…I do think he has some valid points, and I do take some of his vitamins and his mineral products.  They are affordable and well done! Today I want to share with you his latest article which is spot on about sugar addiction and sugar substitutes.  My favorite part is when he writes: “We have no need at all for sugar in … Continue reading

Eating and Exercising Challenges – I have them too!

Eating and Exercising Challenges I’m no stranger to eating and exercising challenges, but as frequently happens, I was in a group recently talking about diet and healthy eating; someone said to me, “Oh you’ve never had a weight problem.  This is easy for you…” I thought I would address this today.  It’s not always been easy for me, and I remember quite a few years ago, I was very unhappy with my job.  My solution was to go home and … Continue reading

Exfoliate and Nourish Your Skin with Food from Your Kitchen!

Ten Foods You Can Use to Exfoliate and Nourish Your Skin       This week’s article is for all you ladies out there… Do you ever wonder why a man’s face doesn’t seem to age as quickly as a woman’s?  Why do we fight the fine lines, and men just don’t?  It’s because they shave every day (well, most of them do), and they exfoliate their skin by shaving! Today I want to share with you ten foods you can use to … Continue reading

Super Smoothie!

Print Super Smoothie! Yield: 2 Ingredients Add to blender: 4 tbsps protein powder 1 ½ c coconut milk Fill with water 3 inches from the top Kale and/or spinach Celery Mushroom 1 large Strawberry Blueberry ½ ripe pear Ginger Lemon rind about 1 inch square Flax meal Hemp hearts Allspice Cinnamon Chia seeds Sesame seeds Add some crushed ice and continue blending Vanilla 1 tsp Avocado 1 tbsp Instructions Add ingredients in your blender. Remember, you don’t have to add … Continue reading

Jump-Start Your Metabolism Using These 3 Spices!

Want to Jump-Start Your Metabolism Using Spices? Speeding up your metabolism will help take weight off, and it will also help keep it off. While it’s true some people are born with a faster metabolism than others, just because you might not be one of those faster metabolism people doesn’t mean you can’t convince your metabolism to work faster by making good food choices!  As a matter of fact, just adding three spices to your meals can jump-start your metabolism … 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