Coffee, good or bad?

Coffee, good or bad? If you’re a coffee lover but want to eat and drink to stay healthy, all the reports and information on coffee are so conflicting and confusing!  Some say drink it, it helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp, and other reports say to stay away…it stimulates the production of cortisol which causes inflammation and contributes to disease and premature aging.  So, the question remains…coffee, good or bad? Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite … Continue reading

Increase Productivity Naturally…what are you eating today?

Increase Productivity Naturally I just read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s about how to increase productivity naturally. We all know food affects us in many ways. Our food choices dictate in large part our health, our longevity, and how we feel on a daily basis.  In this article, a study published just this month in the British Journal of Health Psychology was discussed; it really drives home how important our food … Continue reading

Are Antidepressants Deadly?

Are Antidepressants Deadly? I have to share this with you because it really resonated with me.  I’m not the only one who will identify with this I am sure.  The question is…are antidepressants deadly? When I was depressed, I never seriously thought about ending my life, but I did sometimes think those who were gone were lucky not to be dealing with the pain of being here and dealing with life. This is raw for me to admit, but because … Continue reading

The Deadly Truth Behind Antidepressants

I took these.  In fact, I took 3 different versions of them.  I can only remember Zoloft and Paxil.  The first prescription I took for depression is lost to my memory. I think it’s really important to understand the deadly truth behind antidepressants. I’m linking here to a very informative article by Dr. Micozzi on anti-depressants.  I want you to have the opportunity to read it for yourself. What I can contribute to his post is my own personal experience. I … Continue reading

How Do I Replace Soda When I Need Something Refreshing to Drink?

How Do I Replace Soda? What do you do when you’re making healthy food and beverage choices and you just want something special? You’re probably asking…how do I replace soda? When you remember the not-so-good ole days when you’d reach for a can of soda when you’re thirsty, what do you do now?  The answer is easier than you think.  We’ll talk about three easy, healthy recipes you can make to treat yourself. First, let’s talk about refreshment.  Let’s say … Continue reading

Diet, Exercise and Confidence are Connected

How Diet, Exercise, and Confidence Are Connected Do you struggle with not feeling confident? Diet, exercise and confidence are connected, and while therapy and coaching can help, it may also be of great benefit to address your diet and exercise schedules. When you eat well and exercise, it may very well help boost your self-confidence. Here are some thoughts as to why that may be true. * Body image – While exercising won’t necessarily result in the perfect body, it … Continue reading

Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit…do you use Roundup??

Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit This is a really interesting article I wanted to share with you.  It’s about a widow who has filed a Monsanto Wrongful Death Suit. In part, it reads: “Teri McCall of Cambria, California, lost her husband of 40 years, Anthony “Jack” McCall, to terminal cancer in December 2015. For nearly 30 years on his 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm, Jack had used Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup. Now, Teri has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that … Continue reading

Admitting Depression…it’s not that easy to do…

Admitting Depression One of the things I’m learning to do is to open up about my struggle with depression and let go of attempts to hide it or feel embarrassed or ashamed because it.   I’ve always been a very private person, so admitting depression has been a learning curve and a challenge; for me, it’s been a test of personal courage.  There are 3 reasons I am moving in this direction, and they affect you; so today I want to share … Continue reading

How to begin eating organic without spending a fortune

How to begin eating organic I constantly hear people saying they would love to eat organic, but it’s so expensive.  I understand as I’m always watching prices and trying to shop smart myself.  From my perspective, if you think eating organic is expensive, try getting really sick and see what that does to your budget!  With that in mind, let’s talk about how to begin eating organic.  We’ll talk about three foods you can easily switch to begin your organic … Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain…could they be sabotaging your diet??

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain I was told a long time ago by a holistic chiropractor that artificial sweeteners could bring on a bout of depression with just a couple of servings.  This resonated with me as I suffered from depression for decades.  I wouldn’t go near the stuff. But what about artificial sweeteners and weight gain? I thought it would be interesting to share a post written by one of my favorites, the integrative medicine guru, Dr. Mark Hyman.  … Continue reading