• Clean Eating,  Weight

    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 so startling is because of all the promises diets make and all the hope they give you. They promise to change your life, to make you happier, to make you healthier. They promise fast results, but they rarely promise you a lifetime…

  • 7 Tips to Nurture Your Mind
    Self Improvement

    7 Tips to Help Nurture Your Mind

    When it comes to a discussion about health and wellness, people often think about their physical health. They switch up their diet, add exercise to their routine, and make sure they stay hydrated by drinking enough water. All this is so important for your health and vitality, but it’s important to remember your mental and emotional health as well! It’s important to nurture your mind! Where do you begin if you realize you’ve not been including this in the vision you have for your excellent health? I’m so glad you asked! Here are a few helpful tips for nurturing and nourishing your mind as well as your body!   Being…

  • Powerhouse Veggies
    Healthy Eating

    Powerhouse Veggies

    Easy-to-Grow Nutritional Powerhouse Veggies It’s so wonderful to eat well, and growing your own vegetables can be an exciting and rewarding experience! I asked Master Gardener and super nice all-around person, Kim Nelson, to share some of her expertise with you here. I know you’ll enjoy what she has to share!   Life is fast-paced, and it might seem logical to let limiting beliefs of time, space, and knowledge control your choice not to grow vegetables. If you do, you’ll miss out on the tastiest, least expensive, and most nutritious veggies you might ever eat. Growing herbs and vegetables does take time, but not that much. The benefits of investing…

  • What is Holistic Health
    Alternative Medicine

    What is Holistic Health?

    We hear advances in holistic health have been helping people achieve the right balance in their lives, but, what is holistic health? It’s important to understand how holistic health and wellness have made significant contributions to anti-aging and to discover the role holistic wellness can play in your future. It’s also important to read, research and then apply what you learn. I suggest you set clear goals for your holistic wellness utilizing the valuable information in this and other articles I will share. Special cautionary note: Don’t try to achieve everything at once – holistic wellness is a gradual journey.   The Foundations of Holistic Health Holistic health, an approach…

  • Dump your diet and lose weight anyway

    How to Dump Your Diet and Lose Weight Anyway

    I know, I know, you want to lose weight, but you’re tired of dieting. I get it, and there’s some good news to share! The good news is there are healthier and more effective ways to slim down. In fact, you can dump your diet and still lose weight! Diets typically help you lose 5 to 10% of your starting weight in the first six months. The first week or two are usually easy to get through. You lose weight at first, but then you hit the dreaded plateau. What diet programs don’t share is that the first surge of weight loss is actually water weight. They don’t teach you…

  • 3 Tips for Great Sleep
    Alternative Medicine,  Depression,  Healthy Living

    3 Tips for Great Sleep

    3 Tips to Make Sure You Get All the Sleep Your Brain Needs to Stay Healthy It seems insomnia is a modern epidemic. Whether you deal with insomnia or you are chronically sleep-deprived, it’s likely that poor sleep is affecting your performance both personally and professionally. These 3 tips will help you modify your sleep practices and help you feel rested and refreshed! Let’s face it, sleep deprivation feels terrible. You will have noticed if you’ve had a bad night’s sleep, you feel sluggish, heavy, and slow, as though you’re trying to walk through syrup. You’re clumsy and confused, you feel older than your years and nothing seems to go…

  • Is it Sadness or Depression?
    Depression,  Healthy Eating

    Is It Sadness or Depression

    Is it sadness or depression? In our world, the terms “sadness” and “depression” are often used interchangeably, but especially for anyone who has lived with depression, they signify very different experiences. Understanding this difference can go a long way in understanding our own mental health as well as in understanding how we can support those around us.   Sadness or Depression Sadness is a natural human emotion, typically triggered by specific situations or events, such as a disappointment, a death or other kind of loss or a frustration or disappointment in life. It’s characterized by feelings of unhappiness, tearfulness, or a heavy heart. The key aspect of sadness is that…

  • Alternative Medicine

    Alternative Medicine – Is It a Good Choice for You?

    I’m a big proponent of alternative medicine and have turned to it many times in my life. I especially like to investigate what might help with any health issues I’m having before I turn to a prescription drug. Sometimes, I’ve turned to alternative health practices after traditional ones have failed me as was the case with my battle with chronic depression. Today, I’d like to explore with you three topics around alternative medicine you may find helpful.   What is Alternative Medicine Alternative medicine is a general term for various treatments and therapies that are not considered part of conventional medicine. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as…

  • Is Organic Really Healthy?
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living

    Is Organic Really Healthy?

    We think of organic food as healthy, but is organic really healthy? It offers certain advantages for sure, but if we believe it to be universally “healthy”, we’re being a bit naive. Much of food labeled “organic” is still processed food, so here are several reasons why organic foods may not necessarily be a guaranteed healthy choice. First of all, what’s the definition of organic? Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It usually means the food or the ingredients in the food have been grown without synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge (yes really! gross, but true!!), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation. In…

  • Health Dangers of Seed Oils
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Heart Health

    Are You Making Yourself Sick with Seed Oils?

    Unveiling the Health Dangers of Seed Oils. Often promoted as healthy alternatives to traditional fats like butter and lard, seed oils are found everywhere in our modern diet. Extracted from various seeds, such as soybeans, sunflower seeds, canola, and corn, seed oils have gained popularity due to their high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and low levels of saturated fats. Recent research, however, is now shedding light on the potential health dangers of seed oils. Let’s look at the risks associated with these oils and explore alternative choices for a more balanced, health-conscious diet. The Composition of Seed Oils: Oils:                   …