Meal Plan and Prep For Busy People

Meal Plan and Prep For Busy People If you’re like most of us, you have such a busy life, that making homemade, healthy meals each day is a constant struggle. Instead of just giving in and going through the local drive-thru or ordering pizza three nights a week, why not give meal plan and prep for busy people a try? Here are some things to know about each of these options to help you save time, money, and still prepare … Continue reading

Can Happiness Improve Your Health?

Can Happiness Improve Your Health? I think especially today in the chaotic world in which we live, it’s important to ponder the question, “Can Happiness Improve Your Health?  Happiness is an important ingredient in any healthy life. Many studies indicate happiness does play a major role in your health, whether it’s living a healthy lifestyle or reducing the amount of chronic pain – happiness is the solution to many of our health woes. Encourages Healthy Living According to studies, happier … Continue reading

Do You Know What to Look for on Food Labels?

Do You Know What to Look for on Food Labels I’m always trying to make the process of learning to eat healthfully faster and easier for those around me.  What to look for on food labels is very important, so today, I want to share with you the three most important things to look for whenever you buy packaged food.. You do not want to pay attention to the front of the package. That is for advertising and marketing, and … Continue reading

What is Defensive Nutrition?

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What Is Defensive Nutrition? Have you ever heard of “Defensive Nutrition”? How is your diet these days? Do your meals center around the purpose of sustainment or the feeling of satisfaction? Are your meal plans focused on weight loss or consumed with calorie counts? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be missing out on key nutrition or defensive nutrition. But…What Is Defensive Nutrition Defensive nutrition is an eating lifestyle that not only focuses on … Continue reading

What Does “Glyphosate” Mean to You?

What does “glyphosate” mean to you? Let me ask that another way…If you found out you were eating the key ingredient in the week killer Roundup (known as glyphosate), would you care? I hope the answer is yes.  If you are eating many common breakfast cereals and bars, then you are ingesting glyphosate with your morning meal. I want to share with you an article I read today.  In it the author, Arman Azad of CNN writes: “In August, a jury … Continue reading

I’d Rather Wake Up to Coffee Cake and Good Food Choices

I’d rather wake up to coffee cake…I recently received an email from a very popular cooking show saying, “Wake up to coffee cake, apple fritters, etc.”  It made me realize that it truly is all about good food choices. I’ll be honest with you.  I would love to wake up to coffee cake and apple fritters, but then I would be depressed again, probably fighting the pounds and inviting a host of oncoming chronic illnesses that would make me miserable … Continue reading

Eye Area – Is yours in good shape?

How is your eye area…this isn’t just for the ladies out there… When we talk about skin care, the assumption is the subject is for women.  Increasingly however, men are taking better care of their skin including their eye area, and so it should be! One universal caution when buying any creams, lotions and/or cosmetics or any personal care products for that matter is to please keep in mind that your skin is your largest organ;  it’s critical to your … Continue reading

Getting Off Antidepressants

Getting Off Antidepressants As I get closer to finishing my book, which is the focal point of my work at the moment, I am on high alert for great information to pass along to you about depression including getting off antidepressants! If you have ever taken antidepressants as I have and have tried to get off them, as I have, you know it’s not an easy thing to do.  It takes some time, can be dangerous and gives you some … Continue reading

What are the Different Types of Inflammation

What are the Different Types of Inflammation? These days we hear so much about inflammation.  Avoid it, reduce it, don’t do things that inflame the body and the mind.  But what exactly is inflammation, what are the different types of inflammation, is it truly harmful to our health, and if so, why is it so harmful? Very simply put, inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or tissue damage. Our bodies respond to send agents to the offended/damaged site in … Continue reading

How to Improve Gut Health – part 2 of 2

Five Steps to Good Gut Health – part 2 of 2 In the last post we talked about eating whole, unprocessed foods and identifying and eliminating food sensitivities and allergies… how to improve gut health. Here are steps 3 – 5 to help you along the way! Step #3 – Balance the Bacteria As previously mentioned, there are millions of bacteria in your gut and the vast majority of these bacteria are essential for your good health. When we’re in … Continue reading