• Healthy Eating Resolutions
    Detoxing

    Healthy Eating Resolutions and Why They Don’t Last Long…

    Healthy eating resolutions, and especially New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition for many of us. One of the most popular resolutions is to decide to eat healthier. Many people find their good intentions don’t last very long though, and they give up their healthy eating goals in just a few weeks. Why is this so common? One of the main reasons people give up on healthy eating is because they try to make too many changes at once. When people decide to eat healthier, they often try to do it all at the same time and begin by cutting out all of their favorite foods, or by drastically reducing…

  • Overweight or Obese
    Detoxing

    Overweight Or Obese, Is There A Difference?

    Many of us don’t have a clear understanding of the difference between the terms “overweight” and “obese”. These two terms are often used interchangeably, however, do the terms overweight and obesity really mean the same thing? Overweight or obese, is there any difference at all? If you’re overweight, does it mean you’re obese as well? To define both overweight and obesity, BMI, or body mass index, is used. Your weight and height are what’s used to calculate this. Someone with a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9 is considered to be overweight. Once you pass that BMI of 29.9 and have a BMI of 30.0, you will be medically diagnosed with…

  • Stay Focused on Sound Nutrition
    Clean Eating,  Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    6 Ways to Stay Focused On Sound Nutrition

    Let’s just admit it, in our world, gas stations offer more snacks and sodas than they have fuel for your car! It also seems there’s a drive-thru fast food place on just about every corner. It sure can be hard to focus on good nutrition. The temptation is everywhere! Time is short and you’re tired and stressed. It’s easy for all of us to give in and get fast food. Let’s talk about some simple ways you can stay focused on sound nutrition without obsessing! Make a plan Plan in advance when you go out to eat. Almost all big chain restaurants will have a menu available online to show…

  • Are Your Nails Poisoning You?
    Detoxing,  Healthy Living

    Are Your Nails Poisoning You?

    The dangers of nail polish… Do you use nail polish? Let’s talk about the dangers of nail polish. If you do use it, did you know you may be subjecting yourself to a hormone disruptor known as TPHP? It’s true! This is not good ladies!  Way too many of the nail products listed in The Environmental Working Groups’ Skin Deep database still test positive for TPHP! I discovered even some of the colors of my former go-to polish by BWC (Beauty Without Cruelty) had tested positive for it! Here are some of the other brands that still sell nail polish that contains TPHP:  Sally Hansen, Essie, OPI, Butter London, Revlon…

  • inflammation, joint pain and eggs
    Clean Eating,  Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living

    What If Doing This Helped Your Joint Pain? Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs…

    What if you eliminated one food and your joints stopped aching? I want to revisit a subject I wrote about more than two years ago.  I decided to bring it up again as it’s recently become an issue for me.  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 protein for breakfast.  I was eating smoked salmon occasionally, but with the smoking process, you don’t want to go overboard with that either. As an adult, I love eggs.  I didn’t as a child though.…

  • Detoxing,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    Learning About Your Heart

    We know knowledge is power, and you can help prevent heart disease by learning about your heart. Your heart is directly involved in supplying all your organs with the oxygen they need to function properly. If you develop heart disease, your heart is no longer able to perform its primary function with the same efficiency, and this is why it’s so important to take good care of your heart. Learning more about the anatomy and functions of your heart can help you understand not only the role it plays in your overall well-being but also how you can take better care of it to avoid heart disease and the health…

  • Detoxing

    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 sentence, not only is your diet lacking in fruits and vegetables, but you consistently fill up on foods that have zero nutritional value. Do you wonder why you have no…

  • Detoxing

    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 without realizing it’s not serving your present and future good health. Preserved Meats Though grass fed, humanely raised meat may be a better choice for you when eaten in limited…

  • Detoxing

    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 a wonderful practice to add to your life. You Appreciate Food for What it is The first way mindful eating helps with your relationship with food is by helping you…

  • Detoxing

    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 and one can cure you. The inflammation that can save your life is “acute inflammation”, and that occurs when you injure yourself or when your body is attacked by an…