Announcement: I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food If you’ve ever wanted to live large and make a difference, what I am writing here will speak to you. I accidentally discovered I could treat depression with food and felt strongly I had an important story to tell. I’ve made a decision not to live from fear, but to live from a place of openness so I can reach more people and attempt to help more people with their health … Continue reading

Tiny Steps for Big Changes – How to Change Your Eating Habits

Tiny Steps for Big Changes When I changed how I eat more than six years ago, I made huge sweeping changes very quickly.  I did it because my husband was on a statin drug that was not so slowly killing him.  By the way, if you take a statin, I suggest you review the possible side effects and be aware of rising glucose levels leading to Type 2 diabetes, memory loss, cataracts and so much more….but I digress.  I did … Continue reading

Roasted Veggies with Squash, Onions, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Print Roasted Veggies with Squash, Onions, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts Ingredients Butternut, acorn or delicata Squash 2 large white onions Carrots – (I like to use the multi-colored ones) Brussel sprouts – fresh or frozen Olive Oil Salt free spice White pepper Dried onion flakes Garlic powder (not garlic salt) Instructions Scrub squash – (I like to leave the skin on) then cut it into small bite-sized chunks Thinly slice the onions If the carrots are large, cut into 2 … Continue reading

How to Avoid Getting Old Before Your Time

How to Avoid Getting Old Before Your Time… How to avoid getting old before your time?  Don’t buy into advertising and programming. If you are approaching fifty or older, this brief article will connect the dots for you, and if you are younger than fifty, I hope you take careful notes! They are coming to get you, and I want to point out three things you need to be aware of.  Awareness is key, and you can decide not to take … Continue reading

Eating Healthfully is Impossible

Eating Healthfully is Impossible…Here’s Why We all have heard how important it is to consume good food to support our long term health and wellness…both mental and physical.  But what if eating healthfully is impossible?  What if the state of our food production is so compromised that we are incapable of eating healthfully? In an article in the Huffington Post this week, this very topic was discussed in detail.  Here is some of what really stood out for me that … Continue reading

Easy Salad Dressing!

Print Easy Salad Dressing! Ingredients Balsamic Vinegar Water Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 rounded teaspoons dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced garlic Instructions Get a Good Seasons salad dressing bottle. Throw away the packet of Good Seasons mix. There are lines marking the levels of each liquid ingredient. Shake and you’re done. Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin 5.0 https://thinstronghealthy.com/easy-salad-dressing/ Share this:

What is Processed Food, and What Should I Eat Instead?

What is Processed Food? You’ve probably heard about the dangers of processed food. So many health experts are telling us to eat more vegetables and fruits, and to avoid “manufactured foods”.  But what is processed food? Just about anyone can look at a chicken nugget and realize that whatever chicken might be present has gone through an extreme alteration.  By the time it gets to our plate, it doesn’t resemble the chicken it was intended to be. Some foods that … Continue reading

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs – Eliminate One Food and Your Joints May Stop Aching Today I want to revisit a subject I wrote about more than two years ago.  I decided to bring it up again as it’s become an issue for me recently.  The subject is inflammation, joint pain and eggs. I had written about my affinity for eggs and how, with my change in diet, I had been a bit challenged as to what to have for … Continue reading

Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk?

Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk? Because my own mother’s good health was destroyed by multiple strokes, I am particularly sensitive to and interested in this subject.  I want to know the answer to the question, “Does a Mediterranean diet reduce stroke risk?”  I also want to establish for you and for me what the basics are that comprise a Mediterranean Diet. There have been numerous studies done on the effects of a Mediterranean diet and our health.  Relative … Continue reading

Stress and Cortisol

Stress and Cortisol – Is stress killing you? We all know stress is not good for us.  Some of us are stress junkies though and feel we are only working to our optimum capacity when we’re feeling stressed.  It’s important to understand the relationship between and stress and cortisol and to know what they do to our bodies. Cortisol is a stress hormone; in fact, it is a key stress hormone. Having elevated cortisol levels is a slippery slope and … Continue reading