Announcement: I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food If you’ve ever wanted to live large and make a difference, what I am writing here will speak to you. I accidentally discovered I could treat depression with food and felt strongly I had an important story to tell. I’ve made a decision not to live from fear, but to live from a place of openness so I can reach more people and attempt to help more people with their health … Continue reading

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs – Eliminate One Food and Your Joints May Stop Aching Today I want to revisit a subject I wrote about more than two years ago.  I decided to bring it up again as it’s become an issue for me recently.  The subject is inflammation, joint pain and eggs. I had written about my affinity for eggs and how, with my change in diet, I had been a bit challenged as to what to have for … Continue reading

Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk?

Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk? Because my own mother’s good health was destroyed by multiple strokes, I am particularly sensitive to and interested in this subject.  I want to know the answer to the question, “Does a Mediterranean diet reduce stroke risk?”  I also want to establish for you and for me what the basics are that comprise a Mediterranean Diet. There have been numerous studies done on the effects of a Mediterranean diet and our health.  Relative … Continue reading

Stress and Cortisol

Stress and Cortisol – Is stress killing you? We all know stress is not good for us.  Some of us are stress junkies though and feel we are only working to our optimum capacity when we’re feeling stressed.  It’s important to understand the relationship between and stress and cortisol and to know what they do to our bodies. Cortisol is a stress hormone; in fact, it is a key stress hormone. Having elevated cortisol levels is a slippery slope and … Continue reading

Depression Recovery – It is possible for you?

Depression Recovery – Is it possible for you? Last week I shared with you that my new book about my depression recovery had gone to be formatted and was almost ready for Prime Time.  This week, I can tell you it is published and up on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!  While this has been a journey for me and I am proud to have reached the finish line, I’m most excited about the difference the book has the … Continue reading

10 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

10 Tips

10 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Although some health organizations maintain there is no link to depression and increased suicide rates at holiday time, many people do experience sadness and amplified loneliness at this time of year. It’s important to realize there are some simple things you can do to help yourself feel better whether it’s holiday time or any other time of the year that your mood is feeling challenged.  Here are 10 tips for avoiding holiday depression: Spend … Continue reading

Coping with Holiday Depression

Coping with Holiday Depression It’s not always “the most wonderful time of the year”.  In fact, for many and for a variety of reasons, coping with holiday depression can be pretty challenging.  Depression is a huge problem at any time of the year, but at holiday season, it can be particularly painful. This is the time of year when the marketing and advertising media tell us we should be skipping through the snow with our loved ones, getting excited over … Continue reading

Did you ever want to write a book?

Did you ever want to write a book? Many years ago, I wanted to write a book…specifically a mystery book.  Mysteries were always a favorite read for me, and I had a great ending in mind.  The trouble was, I couldn’t come up with a beginning or a middle, so I abandoned the project rather quickly. In recent years, the thought returned to me as I have been looking for ways to share my accidental recovery from chronic depression with … Continue reading

What Processed Food Tastes Like and How We Got Here

What Does Food Taste Like to Us, and How Did We Get Here? Yesterday I was food shopping, which I actually love to do.  My challenge was to find some sun dried tomatoes as my favorite brand seems to have vanished for the moment.  My usual brand has olive oil and not much else which I love.   It seemed everything I picked up had some kind of oil I won’t eat or sugar in it.  In fact, why would you … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas for substitutions for your favorite processed foods to illustrate how to get started with healthy eating.  I’m very respectful of how hard it is to change eating habits as the big food companies design their “food” to be addictive and hard to resist. We make clean eating promises to ourselves, and they might last a few days.   Then the cravings for bread, sugar, … Continue reading