Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression I hope you began incorporating the first three of seven foods/nutrients that may help alleviate depression.  We now know diet and depression are often related, so here are 4 nutrients I want to share with you that may help ward off depression: #4: Tryptophan Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays a critical role in the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel … Continue reading

Popular Beauty Products Contain Suspicious Chemicals – are you using them?

Popular Beauty Products Contain Suspicious Chemicals If you use cosmetics, you really need to read this…  It’s titled “The 5 Suspect Ingredients That Could Cost the Beauty Industry $20 Million”, and it talks about how popular beauty products contain suspicious chemicals. Many years ago, I was looking through a TV Guide at my parents’ house, and noticed an “ad” talking about how rabbits were used for cosmetic testing.  I had no clue, and this was the beginning of me taking notice of cosmetics … Continue reading

Thin Strong Healthy…working on a guide for you to follow!

Thin Strong Healthy Getting Thin Strong Healthy can be challenging!  Maybe you need to lose weight and get in shape.  Maybe you’re in shape but need to drop a few pounds, and just maybe you don’t need to lose weight, but you’re in terrible shape! I am one of those descriptions.  My mission is to share how to become Thin Strong Healthy and stay that way by eating right, but it’s more than just about eating right! I realized that … Continue reading

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection – Are you depressed?

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection If you’ve never heard of Dr. Kelly Brogan, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her!  Dr. Brogan, who is well versed in the subject of depression and the gut brain connection, is a brilliant holistic women’s health psychiatrist whom I discovered by following my main man in the functional medicine world, Dr. Mark Hyman. The post I want to share with you today is about the subject that launched my career of … Continue reading

If You Hate to Diet, Check This Out!

Simple Ways to Detox the Body by Cheryl Major

If you hate to diet, read this There are a couple of recurring themes I hear from people when I try (and I always try) to impress upon them the importance to their long-term health and well-being of switching to a healthier, cleaner diet.  Those themes are: I hate to diet; I don’t want to give up the foods I love; and how do I get started…it’s so hard to change!  I’m glad you asked, because we’re going to talk about … Continue reading

Eat for Productivity- You’ll Be Surprised at the Difference it Makes!

Eat for Productivity Do you remember the song “Dem Bones” with the words, ”The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone; the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone” and so on?  It’s so true; everything is connected.  Your gut, your heart, your brain.  Food choices affect how your organs perform and ultimately, your food choices affect your productivity.  If you’re an entrepreneur, this is big news, and you want to pay close attention and be sure to eat for … Continue reading

Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers…It was a surprise!

Lentil Veggie Bean Burgers I love it when I discover something really easy and delicious, and it absolutely delights me when it happens quite by accident!  This time the accident turned out to be Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers that were “meaty” and delicious!! Last week I made a vegetarian mixture to go over Organic brown rice and quinoa pasta.  The result  was ok, but it was not my favorite creation, and I had quite a bit left over. The next … 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

Soda Stream…Water Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

I love my Soda Stream machine! I enjoy a really great drink that I make with a machine called Soda Stream. It’s called water. That may sound like a wise-crack, but hear me out.  Water is wonderful, and we all need to drink lots of it.  It’s good for us. Sometimes we wish we could spiff it up a bit; make it a little fancier…a little more fun. In our western food culture, we often think of soda as a … Continue reading