• Cruciferous Vegetables
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Recipes,  Weight

    Cruciferous Vegetables

    Cruciferous vegetables give you a ton of health benefits! Encompassing a broad variety of nutritious foods, the cruciferous family is recognized for its exceptional dietary and therapeutic qualities. You may be wondering which veggies are cruciferous. They include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, watercress, mustard greens, and kohlrabi, to name just a few. Power Packed, They Have Tons of Benefits! These power-packed vegetables are rich in essential nutrients and provide a wide range of vitamins, such as Vitamin A, C, E, and K, and minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, and zinc. They are also excellent sources of dietary fiber, which aids…

  • Fatty Liver Disease
    Detoxing

    Fatty Liver Disease

    Do you know what Fatty Liver Disease is? This past Friday, I went to see my nurse practioner, who is a great guy! Time for my yearly physical which I hadn’t had in 2 years! That comes under the heading of do as I say, not as I do. When I see David, we talk about a bunch of different things. He brought up the Blue Zones which he has recently discovered and told me he and his wife are going to Sardinia, one of the Blue Zones, for vacation. He’s a very cool guy. Part of our discussion was about fatty liver disease, how it’s becoming an epidemic and…

  • Adopting a Healthier Diet
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Sugar,  Weight

    Adopting a Healthier Diet

    Embracing Persistence: Overcoming Challenges in Adopting a Healthier Diet Embarking upon a journey to adopting a healthier diet is a commendable decision as it promises long-term benefits for your overall well-being. However, your transformation will not be without its challenges. It requires persistence—a steadfast commitment to making positive dietary changes despite the hurdles that may arise along the way. In this article, I want to share with you the importance of persistence in changing to a healthier diet and to shed some light on common obstacles you may face on your journey. Understanding the Significance of Persistence When it comes to adopting a healthier diet, persistence will serve as the…

  • Food and Mood
    Clean Eating,  Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Weight

    Food and Mood

    8 Foods That Can Help Improve Your Mood Your food doesn’t just impact your waistline, it can also affect your mood. Consider that everything you eat is broken down and absorbed by your body. Of course, it can certainly have an effect on your mood. The food you eat impacts how you feel, so let’s dig into food and mood. Just to give you an example, consider for a moment how eating a piece of chocolate impacts your mood differently than eating a plain baked potato. Pretty different, right? See how what you put into your body matters to your body and your mind: Fermented foods – Fermented foods are…

  • 5 Ways to Improve Hair and Nail Health
    Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Self Improvement

    5 Ways to Improve Hair and Nail Health

    Concerned about your hair and nail health? Healthy hair and strong nails go hand-in-hand. Both your hair and nails contain the same tough protein “keratin” which is responsible for creating the fibers which make your nails and hair grow and stay strong and healthy. If you take steps to improve your hair health, there’s a good chance you’ll boost your nail strength too. If you’ve ever worried about losing your hair or have issues with thinning hair, committing to caring for it is a good idea. It’s a good idea to be particularly cautious about hair care if you chemically treat your hair in any way: coloring, straightening, etc. Healthy…

  • Brain Health and Diet
    Detoxing

    Brain Health and Diet

    The hallmark signs of Alzheimer’s are sticky beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles in your brain, so let’s talk about Brain Health and Diet. How would you like to have “almost 40% lower odds” of having enough plaques and tangles in brain tissue to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? How would you like to discover a delicious diet that can actually reduce your risk of Alzheimers Disease? It is possible, and ongoing research is supporting this. I don’t know about you, but the minute I can’t remember a name or a word, I get totally on myself about my brain health. Both my parents suffered with dementia. My Dad’s was with Parkinson’s…

  • Eating Out of Boredom
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    Eating Out Of Boredom

    Have you ever gotten mid-way through a snack, only to realize you’re not actually hungry – just bored? Scientists have explored the concept of boredom eating for some time, suggesting it could stem from a range of factors, including the sense of pleasure we get when we eat. But, how do you stop eating out of boredom? When we’re bored, we may eat out of habit or in an effort to fill an emptiness we feel inside. It’s pretty common for most of us to reach for food when you don’t have anything else to do. While eating out of boredom from time to time isn’t necessarily something to worry…

  • The Best Substitutes for Gluten in Baking
    Clean Eating,  Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Recipes

    Substitutes For Gluten

    What are good substitutes for gluten and why are they important? If you enjoy baked goods – bread with a crispy crust and a pulley chewy center; cookies that are short and cakes that are moist, you no doubt enjoy eating gluten whether you know it or not. Gluten is an ingredient you’ll find in a huge range of common foods around the world. It’s packed into your cookies and cakes, as well as various breads, soups, pastas, and more. While it’s delicious, it’s been shown to have health implications, both mental and physical for many of us. Not everyone responds well to gluten. In recent years, there’s been a…

  • Tips to Help Relieve Depression
    Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Self Improvement

    Tips for Natural Ways to Help Relieve Depression

      I’d like to share with you some basic tips for natural ways to help relieve depression. Then we’ll dig a little deeper into supplementation and hydration. But first, my collaboration with my friend, Pam Hamilton continues on. At the end of this post, you’ll find a link to her newest post answering the question “How do you recognize when you need to change your mindset?” She talks about how everybody has off days. But, there are a few signs that you’re having more than just an off-day. There are signs that you need to change your mindset so you can actually move forward. It’s important information I’m privileged to…

  • Food Mindset & Transformation
    Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Self Improvement

    Food, Mindset and Transformation

    I want to talk about food, mindset and transformation. I have long avoided the subject about which I probably am the most informed and the most able to share life changing information. It’s about depression, and I’ve avoided it because well, it’s just too depressing. My friend, Pam Hamilton and I decided to have a cross-blog conversation to help you with food, mindset and transformation. Pam’s done a lot of important work with mindset and has really good information to share! She knows if you change your mindset, it will change your life, so read on. I’ll share more about Pam in a bit. The truth is that after 10…