Diet is a Four Letter Word

“Diet” is a Four Letter Word Diet is a four letter word! How would you feel if you could believe you would never have to diet again? I wouldn’t lie to you, and I’m not kidding. A life without dieting is possible! Diets are temporary. Please let that sink in for a moment. Diets are temporary! You will not stay on any diet forever. The diet won’t last, and rarely will the results last. The reason diet failure statistics are … Continue reading

Is Metabolic Syndrome Inherited?

Is metabolic syndrome inherited? Epigenetics, your best friend or your serious enemy? Are you someone, or do you know someone who says, “Everyone in my family is overweight” or “Everyone in my family is diabetic”? Did you know, regardless of your gene pool, you have control over whether your genes manifest as disease or not based on your food and your environmental choices? Sometimes you end up with the tendency to develop metabolic syndrome through no fault of your own … Continue reading

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

For some reason, I had a hard time understanding what metabolic syndrome was when I first heard about it. Was it a disease, a condition? It seemed to be important, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. This is the reason I decided to create a series of articles in case you are a bit baffled by exactly what it is and what it means for your health, both today and tomorrow. Metabolic syndrome very simply is a … Continue reading

Plant-Based Diet

5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Will Improve Your Health and Lifestyle In recent years, eating a plant-based diet has come under scrutiny, and it’s become more apparent what you eat plays a significant role in your health and wellness. Heart disease, cancer, obesity – these are just a few of the health issues you are likely to face if you eat processed foods, sugary snacks and frequent the fast food drive-thru.  If you find your favorite foods in that last … Continue reading

7 Foods That Accelerate Aging

7 Foods That Accelerate Aging Just as food can heal your body, so can your choices also hurt and accelerate the aging process. Even though we are living in a time of unprecedented medical advances and healthy food options, we are also bombarded by foods that only pretend to be healthy for us. The truth is that many of them are very bad for your health. The chances are pretty high you’re including something on this list in your diet … Continue reading

Emotional Stress Eating

Do You Turn to Emotional Stress Eating? I was talking to a friend the other day, and I asked her what her biggest challenge was relative to healthy eating and keeping her weight under control. She didn’t skip a beat and immediately said, “emotional stress eating”. When she’s bored or worried or under stress, she finds she tends to grab a bag of chips or cookies without realizing it. If you tend to eat when you’re feeling down or stressed … Continue reading

Stress and Food Choices

Stress and Food Choices There is an aspect regarding managing stress that relates to food in a big way. Some stress actually originates from the foods and drinks we choose to consume. An awareness of which foods amp up your stress levels and which will pour balm on the stress waters will help you manage stress in a big way. It’s important to think about stress and food choices. When you’re under stress, you can eat too much or too … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Health Benefits of Walnuts I like walnuts although my husband does not. I had no idea about all the health benefits of walnuts! Because I do the food prep for both of us, going forward walnuts will be included; we’ll just hope they are an acquired taste! There’s an interesting article I came across I want to share with you from the Harvard Gazette about the health benefits of walnuts. They are impressively healthy little nuts, and it’s worth taking … Continue reading

Inflammation and Heart Health

Inflammation and Heart Health Inflammation affects just about every aspect of your health and wellness. Today I want to discuss inflammation and heart health. Very simply, inflammation is your body’s natural response when attempting to protect itself from injury or disease. When inflammation is acute, it can save you by protecting your body from infection. In the short-term, it rids your body of harmful intruders and restores you to health. It’s when inflammation stays with you on a slow burn … Continue reading