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

My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation

How My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation How would you feel if you flew 3000 miles for vacation and spent it watching your husband sleep off the side effects of a prescription cholesterol medication? It was 2012, and we had come out to California for my niece’s wedding. After the event, we headed down to San Diego to enjoy a few days vacation before heading back home to New England, but my husband’s cholesterol ruined our vacation. This one particular … Continue reading

3 Steps to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

3 Steps Everyone Can Take to Reduce Chronic Inflammation Do you know what the root cause of disease and premature aging is? It’s chronic inflammation, and the good news is you can do something to help control it. What follows is a list of 3 steps everyone can take to reduce chronic inflammation. Before we get to those three steps, I want to give you a quick run-down on inflammation. There are two kinds of inflammation; one can kill you … Continue reading

Reasons to Change Your Diet

10 Reasons to Change Your Diet So many people are feeling challenged this year, and many are looking at reasons to change your diet to improve things. Many thought “it” would be 2 or 3 months and then back to normal… Not so much, so how do you deal? One of the best approaches you can take is to use this time to transform yourself; to reinvent your health. Making a change, whether sudden or slowly over time, from a … Continue reading

Compare Nutritional Shakes – Which is Healthier for You?

Compare nutritional shakes Am I the only one who feels like it’s January again? I thought to myself: why not compare nutritional shakes in a post for you? Not because of the weather, but because of the number of diet programs advertised on TV lately. This makes me think too many people are packing on the pounds during this time, and who can blame them? It’s stressful out there, or in here, or wherever you happen to be spending the … Continue reading

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat You want to change how you eat to a healthier eating lifestyle. Good for you! What are some of the road blocks and challenges you are likely to encounter (both from others and self-inflicted) on this adventure as you move yourself to a healthier eating lifestyle? Several challenges of changing how you eat come to mind right away, so let’s address three of these right now. Let’s talk about peer pressure, … Continue reading

Inflammation and Positive Mindset

Inflammation and Positive Mindset These days my head swirls with thoughts that are scattered and sometime chaotic; full of fear and full of hope. Some days are better than others, and frankly, some hours are better than others. The words inflammation and positive mindset keep coming up for me. I fear for younger relatives over whom I hold no sway who are taking chances, feeling like they are invincible and putting themselves and others at great risk. History has taught … Continue reading

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting If you’re a fan of diet and fitness, you’ve undoubtedly heard of intermittent fasting. This is an eating plan that cycles between periods of eating and fasting. You already do this, even though you may not be aware that you do. You most likely sleep through the night without getting up for a snack. Conscious intermittent fasting plans prolong the period without food to promote improved health and wellness, and this includes weight loss. There are … Continue reading

Vegetarians and Immune Systems – Are Theirs Stronger?

Vegetarians and Immune Systems – Are Theirs Stronger? This is a topic that is itching for a good fiery debate! Our immune strength being top of mind lately, I thought vegetarians and immune systems was a good subject to discuss. Over the past few years, the idea of eating a vegetarian (or vegan) diet has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Some people do it because they believe it to be morally right, while others try it out … Continue reading

Five Immune Boosting Foods

Five Immune Boosting Foods We all know bacteria and viruses cause many illnesses. Your body has the ability to fight these antigens with your immune system. While different behaviors you include in your life affect your immune health, the food you eat is extremely important. The good news is that what you eat is something you have the most control over. Here are five immune boosting foods known to help support and strengthen your immune system. Fish Fish is an … Continue reading