Healthy Living

Healthy Living

  • 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.…

  • Reduce Blood Pressure
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Weight

    Bring That Blood Pressure Down With These Five Easy Choices

    I love to hear from people who read this column!  My goal with this writing and sharing is to make a difference in your lives and in your health. So, when I received an email from Joe this, I wanted to thank him and address one of the things he and his wife are working on: managing blood pressure.  Here are five tips to help reduce blood pressure. Because a significant risk factor for heart disease is blood pressure that is consistently higher than normal, this is important to monitor.  When your blood pressure is consistently high, your heart is forced to work much harder. Over time, this eventually weakens…

  • Complications Caused by Heart Disease
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    Complications Caused by Heart Disease

    If you have heart disease, your heart will be less efficient at pumping blood. The blood vessels throughout your body, which facilitate blood flow to various organs, may become damaged as well. Let’s talk about complications caused by heart disease. These conditions can have significant effect on your heart as well as your other organs. The harder your heart has to work to maintain the blood circulation to your body, the more likely it is that you’ll experience one of the major complications from heart disease. Heart Disease’s Major Complications Heart disease can cause serious health issues and events that affect your heart, events such as heart attacks and congestive…

  • Causes of Heart Disease
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health

    5 Major Causes of Heart Disease You Should Avoid

    It’s wonderful to have choices and so important to take to heart (pun intended) that many of the choices you make every day can impact your heart health. Choosing to exercise and eat right every day is a decision that helps keep your heart in good working order. Opting to lie on the couch and eat junk food doesn’t do you or your heart any favors. Despite how simple this may seem; you might not realize how much of an effect these decisions have on the health of your heart. It’s especially important for habits that negatively impact key risk areas; risk areas such as cholesterol and blood pressure. These…

  • What Healthy Eating Means to You
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    What Healthy Eating Means to You

    One of the biggest challenges when it comes to healthy eating really isn’t developing new habits. Before you work on changing habits, it’s important to define what healthy eating means to you. The truth is it’s going to be different for everyone, so before you begin adding new healthy eating habits, it’s a good idea to understand what healthy eating means to you. What Are Your Current Eating Habits? To figure out what you want your healthy eating to look like, begin with where you are now. How and what do you eat on a daily basis? Write down what you eat in a typical week, not just one day.…

  • 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…

  • working from home
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Self Improvement,  Weight

    Health & Wellness When Working From Home

    Positive effects can include having more control over your schedule. This can include reclaiming time for exercise because you don’t have to endure a long, stressful commute. When you don’t have to fight traffic every work day, you can use that time to move more. Just taking an early morning walk gets your blood flowing, clears your head and sets you up for a productive day. Another positive effect can be a reduction in overall stress. Certainly a commute comes into play, but too often we hear about office politics and gossip. If you’re not the one gossiping, being out of this dynamic can be foster a serious improvement in…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    Holiday Weight Gain

    Do you realize the holidays, with the eating challenges accompanying them, actual begin in October? With them come the threat of holiday weight gain. It’s true! Buying Halloween candy is in full swing long before the actual holiday. And with the purchasing of all the candy, too often comes the eating of all the candy. During the holidays, other than candy, what is and isn’t good for you to eat can be pretty confusing. You’ll hear a lot of mixed opinions and contradictory information, so let’s get a basic run down of what to eat and what to avoid. By creating a list for yourself of what foods you can…

  • Clean Eating,  Healthy Living

    Diet Tips for Metabolic Syndrome

    When you’ve been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, your health care professional will likely prescribe a few lifestyle changes to get you heading in the right direction. He or she may also prescribe medication such as low-dose aspirin to help with blockages and cholesterol-reducing meds to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. I hope your doctor also suggests some diet tips for metabolic syndrome. If you want to avoid medications and reverse metabolic syndrome, you can try changing your diet. However, do listen to your doctor’s recommendations. Here are some diet tips for metabolic syndrome that may help you course correct: * Eat a Low-Fat Diet – You don’t…