Plant-Based Diet

5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Will Improve Your Health and Lifestyle In recent years, eating a plant-based diet has come under scrutiny, and it’s become more apparent what you eat plays a significant role in your health and wellness. Heart disease, cancer, obesity – these are just a few of the health issues you are likely to face if you eat processed foods, sugary snacks and frequent the fast food drive-thru.  If you find your favorite foods in that last … Continue reading

7 Foods That Accelerate Aging

7 Foods That Accelerate Aging Just as food can heal your body, so can your choices also hurt and accelerate the aging process. Even though we are living in a time of unprecedented medical advances and healthy food options, we are also bombarded by foods that only pretend to be healthy for us. The truth is that many of them are very bad for your health. The chances are pretty high you’re including something on this list in your diet … Continue reading

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food I’ve written about mindful eating and food before. In fact, one of the biggest benefits to becoming a mindful eater is that you begin to improve your relationship with food. If you have a history of trying diet after diet to control your weight, a history of anxiety around the subject of food, or food fears (maybe you didn’t have enough to eat growing up), this is … 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

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

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?

defensive nutrition

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