Can You Get off Antidepressants Safely?

Can You Get off Antidepressants Safely? What do you do if you want to get off anti-depressants?  Do you wonder…can you get off antidepressants safely? Because I’m not a doctor, I can’t give you medical advice, but I can share my own experience. I have been on and off antidepressants several times.  Getting off them is tricky, and you really have to be careful.  Consult with your doctor before you begin the withdrawal process. Whatever you do, don’t stop them quickly.  When … Continue reading

Fat Intake and Depression…is there a link?

Fat Intake and Depression Is there a connection between fat intake and depression? I often tell people I cured myself of decades of depression and lost 20 pounds by changing how I eat. One woman’s response was, “if I lost 20 pounds, I wouldn’t be depressed either!” I thought that was pretty funny, but had to tell her it went beyond just being psyched I lost unwanted weight.  It felt so good to no longer live with depression; to struggle … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6

What are the Health Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 and How They are Different The health benefits of omega-3 and omega-6 are many! These essential fatty acids are not produced by the body and must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3 and 6 are used for growth and repair in our bodies as well as for making other fatty acids needed such as DHA. Very basically, mega 3 sources developed in the sea. Omega 6 sources are from plant seeds, … Continue reading

Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle

Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis BattleGlenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle This week, the dilemma of inflammation in our American diet and the damage prescription medications do to us on a regular basis was driven home by the Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle… by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey at the young age of 67. I loved the Eagles.  In the 70’s, I loved their songs and their harmonies; I loved Glenn’s voice, and I thought he was a hottie, so … Continue reading

What is the Skinny on Fat? Here are 10 Facts about Fat…

10 Facts about Fat Confused about fat?  Who isn’t?? Don’t eat fat; do eat fat; don’t eat this fat, but that fat is good for you…I have a blog post to share (below) from one of the best functional medicine doctors with 10 facts about fat that will help you begin to understand. I’m sorry to say I bought into the low fat/fat free craze of years ago and am trying to make up for it now by eating good, … Continue reading

Diet Identity Crisis…Is your identity tied up with dieting?

The Diet Identity Crisis Did you know you can tie your identity up in dieting and not even realize that’s what you’ve done? You can create a diet identity crisis.  Every time you announce to your friends and family you’re starting a new diet, you identify yourself a little more with dieting. Your life revolves around the diet announcement. The seeking of approval that you’re going to lose weight, strive for that perfect number. What you don’t realize is that … Continue reading

Are you always on a diet?? How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life

Societal Pressure Is Running Your Life, or How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life! When everyone around you is doing the same thing, it can be hard to stand apart from the crowd. It’s more normal to be on a diet these days than it isn’t. You want to be accepted; that’s normal.  The dilemma is how to stop diets from running your life! Being the person who isn’t on a diet these day actually threatens that acceptance, so … Continue reading

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels?

Are You Confused About How to Read Food Labels? My next live event will be held this coming Wednesday.  The topic, by request from an attendee from my November event, is how to read food labels.  I thought it was a great topic as there’s so much confusion and misinformation about how to read food labels.  I wish I could say the confusion created by food companies is unintentional… The simple fact is that the front of a package is advertising.  … Continue reading

How to Avoid the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting

What are the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting and How Does Chronic Dieting Affect You? How does chronic dieting affect you and what are the health risks of yo-yo dieting?  Have you given this question any thought? When dieting becomes part of who you are, you’ll find yourself caught up in yo-yo dieting. Some people think yo-yo dieting is what happens when someone loses a lot of weight, gains it back and then loses it again.  Yo-yo dieting is actually … Continue reading

Chronic Dieting…has constant dieting become a part of your life?

Has Dieting Become Part of Who You Are?  Are you Addicted to Chronic Dieting? Are you addicted to chronic dieting? Has dieting become part of who you are? Everywhere you turn, you see advice on how to lose weight. You see tried and true diets touted from the front covers of magazines. Fad diets are heralded as the next new weight loss miracle. You see these things because we live in a diet culture. If you put twenty people together … Continue reading