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

Bentgo Boxes

Bentgo Boxes – You Want to Go Get This Now! One of my coaching clients, who is a very smart lady, has turned me on to something I absolutely have to share with you immediately!  Bentgo boxes! She asked me if I had heard about Bentgo boxes, and I had to confess I had not.  They are plastic, and I don’t pay any attention to plastic containers anymore unless they are bpa free because of the dangers of exposure to … Continue reading

Eating out healthy – What are the best choices?

Eating out healthy…What are the best choices? This is a perfect topic as I just returned from being away at a conference for about a week.  Although I had a refrigerator and ate breakfast in the room with my usual foods, dinner and lunches with the group were a challenge.  What follows are some thoughts and suggestions for eating out healthy whether you’re at a conference or just having a meal out with friends and family. First of all, you … Continue reading

Gluten Free Flatbread – it’s easy and delicious to make!

Gluten Free Flatbread If you’re trying to reduce or go gluten free, a quick and easy way to make a delicious gluten free flatbread is just the thing to add to your diet! Check out this series of videos that you can also find on my YouTube channel to see how easy it is to find a gluten free alternative to bread!  You can put it together in less than 10 minutes and then into the oven until it’s ready … 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

Are You Confused? How to Read Sugar Labels

How to Read Sugar Labels Let’s talk about how to read sugar labels.  Why is the DV% for sugar always blank on a food label? I always teach people to look for the truth about what’s in their food by reading the label on the back of the package.  Think of the front as a billboard.  That’s all advertising, and frankly, the manufacturer doesn’t have to necessarily tell the truth.  They can exaggerate or call out the buzz word of … 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

Cuisinart Work Bowl…my new kitchen toy is a great little machine!

Cuisinart Work Bowl I have to share my favorite new kitchen toy with you (my Cuisinart Work Bowl…)  Actually, it’s a great piece of kitchen equipment, but it’s also fun to use, so that’s where the “toy” part kicks in.  I do love my gadgets! I saw this one on Hubert Keller’s cooking show on Create a few weeks ago.   You know when something catches your attention, you’re suddenly aware of it and see it everywhere?  That’s what happened with … Continue reading