Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite

Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Every Tuesday I email the people on my list who want to learn from me, and I send them “Two Tip Tuesday”!  This is a short email with two important tips for them to add to their healthy eating/healthy living arsenal.  This week, I sent them this advice…Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Your first tip today is to eat healthfully most of the time. Avoid sugary processed food and go for healthy salads … Continue reading

Healthy TV Commercials

Healthy TV commercials?  If you see it advertised on TV, chances are it’s not good for you… Seriously, think about these three things and what you see on television: food, drugs, personal care products. Let’s talk about them one at a time and see what might be good about them. Food…what do we see advertised on TV that is healthy for us to eat? Can you think of one thing? When I think of food on TV, I am hard pressed … Continue reading

The Blue Zones and Longevity

the blue zones and longevity

The Blue Zones and Longevity One of my current favorite authors is Dan Buettner who writes about the Blue Zones. If this is a new term to you, the Blue Zones are five areas around the world where people live to be one hundred years old or more.  And, they are active, healthy and social! In an article I discovered on getpocket.com, Andrew Merle writes about his discovery of Dan Buettner and his book The Blue Zones Solution.  The article … Continue reading

Stress and Cortisol

Stress and Cortisol – Is stress killing you? We all know stress is not good for us.  Some of us are stress junkies though and feel we are only working to our optimum capacity when we’re feeling stressed.  It’s important to understand the relationship between and stress and cortisol and to know what they do to our bodies. Cortisol is a stress hormone; in fact, it is a key stress hormone. Having elevated cortisol levels is a slippery slope and … Continue reading

Perseverance…in diet and in life…it’s everything

Perseverance The topic of this post is a bit different than what I usually share.  I want to address the topic of perseverance and share a recent personal story. Perseverance relates to all aspects of our lives including health and healthy eating.  Staying on track with the best food choices is not always the easiest or the most popular way to go.  I speak from personal experience as this weekend I attended a family event with great food, not all … Continue reading

Nutrition and Sleep

Nutrition and Sleep… Is there a connection? Recently I was asked to contribute information and to be interviewed on the subject of Nutrition and Sleep.  The questions I was asked to cover were, is there is a connection between what you eat and the quality of sleep you enjoy, and is there a connection between your sleep and your overall health in general? While I’ve written a free report I will share with you, I wanted to highlight a few … Continue reading

Three Toxic Cleaning Ingredients – Check Your Cleaning Products for These…

Three Toxic Cleaning Ingredients to Watch Out For to Be Your Healthiest You I thought it might be helpful to discuss three toxic cleaning ingredients to watch out for to be your healthiest you.  These are ingredients you will often find in your regular cleaning products and personal care items. The first is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS.  This ingredient is what makes cleaning products and personal products foam.  If you love your shampoo or liquid dish detergent and all … Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products…do you know what they are?

The Health Benefits of Organic Cleaning Products So many people I talk with are trying to live healthier lives by changing their eating habits, but have you ever thought about your living environment and about the benefits of organic cleaning products? Everyone wants a clean living or work environment, but cleaning can be hazardous to your health if you use cleaners with harmful toxins. Exposure to these toxins found in cleaning products can worsen asthma and can cause allergic reactions. … Continue reading

Simple Tips for Time Management

Simple Tips for Time Management You may be wondering what time management has to do with health, so bear with me and read on.  The interactive world we live in allows for plenty of distractions. There are distractions by our coworkers or our spouses as well as family and friends. Then there are our own vices browsing through the latest sports scores or seeing which band is going to be playing at our favorite music venue.  Some of these distractions … Continue reading

Epigenetics…what does it mean?

Epigenetics…what does it mean? When I was studying to renew my Health Certification, I chose to study a book written by Dr. Jeffrey Bland titled “The Disease Delusion”.  Dr. Bland is the “father” of functional medicine; functional medicine is medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs. It looks at how the organs and systems function together rather than isolating each organ or system for analysis and/or treatment as our current allopathic or … Continue reading