Are You Ready for the New Normal?

Are you ready for the new normal? I’m not going to wait for everything to be back to normal. The old normal is gone, and in its place will be a new normal filled with challenges as well as tremendous opportunity for those willing to embrace it. The world has shifted dramatically in a speed of light sort of time. For the past five years, I’ve been learning and writing so I could share the changes I’ve been able to … Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate Pecan Turtles May 1, 2020 by Cheryl Major Cuisine Treats Ingredients 1 cup chopped 70% chocolate 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. In a skillet, slowly dry toast the raw pecans over medium heat being careful not to burn them. Place muffin papers in a muffin tin. When the chocolate is melted, spoon a small amount in each muffin paper. Add a few pecans to the top of the chocolate … Continue reading

Refuse To Be Lazy – Use This Time Wisely

Refuse to be Lazy I realize this pandemic, when many are quarantined at home, can be a time to do not too much of anything. My attitude is that it’s a great time to refuse to be lazy! Binge-watching Netflicks and doing jigsaw puzzles come to mind and have been confessed by friends, but today my challenge to you is to use this time and turn it into a gift of time. What is it you have wanted to do, … Continue reading

Garlic And Your Immune System

Garlic And Your Immune System Let’s talk about garlic and your immune system. Some people find garlic a bit pungent, and others love it! Regardless of your take on it, garlic is a very important herb you should be adding to your cooking or even eating raw, because of its many health benefits. It’s especially important when it comes to your immune system, and anything that supports your immune system now during our COVID-19 challenge is a good thing! Garlic … Continue reading

Focus On Food & Respect Your Fullness

Respect Your Fullness – Focus on Food! I’d like to share “The Blue Zones” with you. The Blue Zones are 5 areas in different parts of the world…there’s one here in our country in Loma Linda, California. In the Blue Zones, the people live to be easily more than one hundred years old.  They are not warehoused either!  They are active and engaged. Some of them still work. The author, Dan Buettner, has studied them extensively and has written several … Continue reading

19th Century Weight Loss Fad

19th Century Weight Loss Fad Have you ever heard of a 19th century weight loss fad? Do you accept the status quo and believe your health should deteriorate as you age, or do you demand more for yourself? Do you buck the system, that is, buck the Standard American Diet, and look for a better way to ensure your long-term health going forward? What do you want for yourself? What do you seek for yourself? What do you demand for … Continue reading

What is Stress Eating?

What is Stress Eating? Do you ever wonder… what is stress eating?  It’s a bad habit many of us have become accustomed to, where we eat bad foods, and we overeat them when we feel stressed. It might make us feel more comfortable temporarily and more in control of our life, but we are only hurting ourselves. Here are some things to know about stress eating. How Stress Eating Can Develop First of all, it helps to know exactly how … Continue reading

Hunger and Fullness Cues – Learn to Recognize Your Hunger

Hunger and Fullness Cues Binge/Restriction Cycle It’s tough to restrict your food intake and stay on a diet. Last week we discussed this. When you diet, you ultimately get to the point where you just can’t take it anymore and give in to the cravings for the foods you’ve been trying to eliminate. The odds are you will binge on them, get angry with yourself and just give up until the next diet comes along. It’s important to understand the … Continue reading

Body Tension Activities that Soothe Stress at Any Age

Body Tension Activities that Soothe Stress at Any Age When you’re under stress, you experience tension in your body, especially in your muscles. This muscle tension keeps them from relaxing in the manner they are designed to function. That why it’s important to find body tension activities that soothe stress. This is not a physical condition, but is a physical reaction to the emotional fallout that’s caused by stress. This is why you can have backaches when you’re stressed – … Continue reading

Canned Fish – Should You Include It In Your Diet?

Canned Fish I love including canned fish in my health eating world. It’s easy, affordable and always “at the ready” for a quick, healthy and delicious meal. Recently, a friend posted a link on Twitter to a Medium article I felt I should share, so here goes. Written by David Neimanis, this article gives a short chronicle of the author’s real introduction and embracing of canned fish as an integral part of his diet. Almost eight years go, I went … Continue reading