Do You Read? A Whole World is Waiting for You!

Do you read? Do you read may sound like a strange topic for a column on health, but hear me out. There’s a world of information out there just waiting for you to take hold, explore and learn. Even if you don’t like to read or believe you don’t read well, there are audible books you can enjoy anytime…even while you’re folding clothes or commuting to and from work. Here’s the connection to the health part. The way I got … Continue reading

Becoming a Better Listener

Negative-Thinking and Becoming a Better Listener Negative thoughts bombard your life. They are all over the television. The news or your favorite television shows expose you constantly to negativity. You face it at work and even at home. You see enough of it online as well. They invade your life! You can find ways to combat negative thoughts, and along the way, you can practice becoming a better listener. What if you could picture your brain as a factory that … Continue reading

Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite

Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Every Tuesday I email the people on my list who want to learn from me, and I send them “Two Tip Tuesday”!  This is a short email with two important tips for them to add to their healthy eating/healthy living arsenal.  This week, I sent them this advice…Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Your first tip today is to eat healthfully most of the time. Avoid sugary processed food and go for healthy salads … Continue reading

Five Tips to Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Five Tips to Help Reduce Blood Pressure I love to hear from people who read this column!  My goal with this writing and sharing is to make a difference in your lives and in your health. So, when I received an email from Joe this week, I wanted to thank him and address one of the things he and his wife are working on: managing blood pressure.  Here are five tips to help reduce blood pressure. Because a significant risk … Continue reading

Sugar Blues

You Probably Have Sugar Blues I’ve been re-reading the classic book, “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty.  This book, written in 1975, remains the definitive crushing indictment of sugar every one of us should read and read again. We should read it to save ourselves and our families, to help solve the challenges of weight gain, cancer, depression, other mental diseases, diabetes and so on. Last night I was reading in the book about Dr. John Tintera who, in the 1940s, … Continue reading

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In When you’re ready to adopt a lifestyle change where you’re using food to fuel and heal your body instead of to comfort you and fill emotional needs, it means you want to look at what’s going into your body, what needs to be eliminated from your diet, and what you can add going forward for better health. You’ll be focusing on nutritional health! There are really two steps to this process. First, … Continue reading

Premeditated Eating…how much do you think about what you eat?

Premeditated Eating Just as I love classic cars, I love classic TV.  One of my favorites is Perry Mason. His job was, more often than not, to prove premeditated murder committed by one of the suspects.  The planning and execution of the crime reminds me of how I eat and how I counsel my clients to plan their eating regimen…but in a good way… I call it “premeditated eating” and it truly is just that. I always make it my … Continue reading

Eat to Beat the Blues

Eat to Beat the Blues Is it possible to change your mood by changing your food? Can you eat to beat the blues?  I mean can you really affect a significant change? My answer would be a resounding “yes” as I am living proof that you can absolutely do this! That is why I teach and write and now have a membership website devoted to guiding and helping people do what I did more than six years ago. I “disappeared” … Continue reading

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body It’s important to understand how artificial sweeteners affect your body. They have several undesirable effects, so let’s discuss what they are and what they do.  Artificial sweeteners are additives to food and drinks that make them taste sweet without adding to the sugar or calorie content. From diet soda to protein bars, you can find these sweeteners in just about anything labeled “sugar free”, “diet” or even “low carb”. For people who consume products … Continue reading

Healthy TV Commercials

Healthy TV commercials?  If you see it advertised on TV, chances are it’s not good for you… Seriously, think about these three things and what you see on television: food, drugs, personal care products. Let’s talk about them one at a time and see what might be good about them. Food…what do we see advertised on TV that is healthy for us to eat? Can you think of one thing? When I think of food on TV, I am hard pressed … Continue reading