• Detoxing

    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 in San Francisco ordered Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who argued that the glyphosate-based weed killer caused his cancer. A judge on…

  • Detoxing

    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 now and in the coming years. If coffee cake and fritters aren’t on the breakfast menu, what in the world is?  Delicious food and good food choices, that’s what!  I’ve…

  • Detoxing

    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 long term health that you use products made with good quality ingredients on your skin.  A general rule of thumb I use for myself is to note if it is…

  • Detoxing

    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 nasty side effects along the way. I have a friend who has been on them for decades and cannot get off them.  She has tried repeatedly and has not yet…

  • Detoxing

    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 our mother’s uterus, we’re free from bacteria. The process of being born immediately exposes us to bacteria. Scientists believe that the first few months of life essentially set the tone…

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    Losing Weight

    What about losing weight and Hara Hachi Bu? You need to know what I know…I don’t say that to be arrogant.  I say it because I desperately want to help so many people. First of all, I don’t like to talk about losing weight.  Losing is associated with finding.  Too many of us find the weight we lose and then often find even more of that weight.  I want to help you “release” your unwanted weight so it’s gone…so you know how to live and to eat so you don’t find it again!  Hara Hachi Bu. What does that mean, and how can it help? Hara Hachi Bu is a…

  • Depression,  Detoxing

    Taking an antidepressant? You’re one of millions!

    Taking an antidepressant? More than 30 million people in this country, 1 in 7 women, and 20% of women over the age of 40 are taking an antidepressant. We are told depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain; but what if that is not always the case?  What if the root cause of our depression is often something we have complete control over?  What if it’s caused by inflammation triggered by our diet, our environment and our lack of movement? I sense two results if the preceeding question is true.  First, we have tremendous power over how we feel mentally and physically, which is very exciting; and…

  • Detoxing

    Gluten…Evil or Not?

    Gluten…Evil or Not? Ah gluten…it gives breads, cakes and cookies such great texture.  Lately though, there has been a lot of negative press about gluten.  I decided to address this in my latest TV show on Thin Strong Healthy.  This edition is titled Gluten…Evil or Not? I hope you’ll take a look! “] Helping You Achieve Major Wellness! Cheryl A Major, CNWC Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant I’m Cheryl A Major, and I work with people of all ages and challenges to help them understand how and what to eat to get healthy quickly and deliciously. Download your 10 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget, and get started right…

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    What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common?

    What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common? Here’s a scary fact for you to ponder… When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up. Sounds pretty, scary, doesn’t it? But what does the similarity between sugar and cocaine actually mean for your brain and your overall health? First of all, sugar is truly addictive. What that means to you is that consuming sugar will alter your brain chemistry, and over time you will start to crave more and more sugar. The urge for your next sweet “fix” comes more frequently,…

  • Detoxing,  Healthy Eating

    Green Tea – here’s a great tasting way to enjoy it!

    Green Tea Green Tea tastes terrible!  Or at least that’s what a client of mine told me the other day.  So…I decided to write a post and share it with all of you about how I used to agree with her, but now I’ve learned to make a delicious rich hot cup of green tea that you just might love! I’ll tell you how I do it in a minute, but first, I want to extol the virtues of green tea. It’s amazingly good for you.  Did you know that arthritis doctors say one serving of green tea can help ward of an attack of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?  In fact,…