Relax and Decrease Stress in Your Life

3 Ways to Quickly Relax and Decrease Stress There’s no question that stress causes disease. It’s been directly linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease just to name a few. It also negatively affects your immune system and can make you feel grumpy, tired, and just plain unhappy. Unfortunately, in our fast paced world stress is a part of life. There are bills to pay, friends and family to get along with, and challenges to overcome. The good news is how … Continue reading

Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2014

Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2014 – part 2 By now you’ve had a few days to start incorporating the first 5 of your 10 new healthy eating habits into your daily routine.  Let’s take a look at the rest of habits you’ll want to adopt. 6. Watch the clock – Be aware of time management when it comes to healthy eating habits. Once you’ve finished dinner, you should be done eating for the day. Binge eating in the … Continue reading

Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2014

Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2014 We’re still early into 2014, so let’s talk about some healthy eating habits you can adopt this year. A habit can be either good or bad, so let’s make sure your new habits are healthy ones that will serve you well this year and beyond! When we view healthy eating habits as a choice and not something that’s been forced upon us, we become empowered and excited to incorporate those habits into our life style. … Continue reading

Gluten Free Diet – How Do I Start?

Gluten Free Diet – What’s on the Menu, What’s Not? Eating a gluten free diet can be a great way to improve your mental and physical health and lose some weight; sometimes a significant amount of weight. While statistics vary on how many people are allergic or sensitive to gluten, from my own experience and from people I talk to, I suspect it’s considerably higher than we think. Trying to adopt a gluten free lifestyle can be overwhelming and confusing. … Continue reading

Subway bread maybe not so fresh?

Subway bread contains a chemical used in making rubber soles. As if there aren’t already enough reasons to skip a “meal” at a fast food restaurant, here’s one more…and it’s a doozy! Did you have any idea that when you’ve been swinging by Subway to “Eat Fresh”, you’ve been getting a helping of a chemical that’s used in yoga mats, the soles of shoes and other rubber products?! It’s gross, but it’s true!! Subway bread contains a nasty chemical that behaves as a dough conditioner… azodicarbonamide.  … Continue reading

An Easy, Healthy Meal on the Run…think protein powder…

Did it ever occur to you we may be on a hit list?  Not a hit parade list, but a kill ’em off hit list? It’s occurred to me the more I learn about fast food, the FDA, health care and MONEY! If you think the fast food and the drug industries want you to be healthy, think again!.  There’s no profit for them in you being well; there’s no financial gain for big pharma in you healing yourself with … Continue reading

Clean Eating, Gluten Free, Sugar Free

Wow!  Did you ever get involved with something and find out you’re riding the crest of what is about to be a tidal wave? That’s exactly what  feels like!  The interest that exists and the thirst for knowledge about “clean” eating are amazing and heartening. I get emails from people who tell me they don’t know where to turn for good information on how to change their eating habits to change their health. I am so excited to share … Continue reading

Update on Eggs and Joint Discomfort – 6 Days Later…

Eggs and Joint Discomfort My last writing was about the fact that I suspected my sudden joint discomfort was a result of eating at least 2 eggs almost every day.  Well… I have good news and bad news…the good news is that I stopped eating eggs 6 days ago and my joints are feeling a lot better.  The bad news is that I stopped eating eggs and my joints are feeling better. Honestly, I am so bummed!  I love eggs … Continue reading

Eggs and joint pain…could it be the eggs???…

Eggs and joint pain…could it be the eggs…oh no! I love eggs…as an adult, that is.  As a child, not so much.  I liked the white, but the yolk was too heavy and strong tasting for my liking. With this journey of changing how I eat, one of the biggest challenges has been what kind of protein to have for breakfast to keep everything balanced.  How much smoked salmon can one person eat? And I haven’t eaten meat in almost … Continue reading

Top Ten Dieting Facts You Need to Know – Part 2

The Top Ten Dieting Facts You Need to Know started off with the fact that I personally don’t believe in “dieting”.  As I said, if you truly want to change your life and solve any weight challenges, a diet is not the answer.  A change in eating habits will serve you far better in the long run. Let’s take a look at the rest of the top ten dieting facts you need to know… Dieting Fact #5 –  Water hydrates you and aids … Continue reading