Health Benefits of Walnuts

Health Benefits of Walnuts I like walnuts although my husband does not. I had no idea about all the health benefits of walnuts! Because I do the food prep for both of us, going forward walnuts will be included; we’ll just hope they are an acquired taste! There’s an interesting article I came across I want to share with you from the Harvard Gazette about the health benefits of walnuts. They are impressively healthy little nuts, and it’s worth taking … Continue reading

Inflammation and Heart Health

Inflammation and Heart Health Inflammation affects just about every aspect of your health and wellness. Today I want to discuss inflammation and heart health. Very simply, inflammation is your body’s natural response when attempting to protect itself from injury or disease. When inflammation is acute, it can save you by protecting your body from infection. In the short-term, it rids your body of harmful intruders and restores you to health. It’s when inflammation stays with you on a slow burn … Continue reading

Improve Memory Function

Can you Improve Memory Function Once You Have Started to Lose it? It’s understandable to think that once you begin to lose your memory, you might not be able to improve memory function. However, in most cases there are practices or solutions for dealing with memory lapses, and you can actually improve your memory. You may want to consult your health care professional to receive an accurate diagnosis and a recommended treatment. A doctor may be able to determine the … Continue reading

The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Mood

The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Your Mood  If you struggle with bouts of sadness or depression, I have good news for you. There may be a simple solution to help you feel more uplifted and more positive. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and mood. Vitamin D is a vitamin your body actually doesn’t store. Each day you need a source of it or you will become deficient, and the odds are pretty good that … Continue reading

Getting Processed Foods Out of Your Diet

Tips for Getting Processed Foods Out of Your Diet If you‘ve been paying attention to just about anything written in the past thirty to forty years, you’ve no doubt heard repeatedly that processed food should only be eaten very occasionally if at all. This is because researchers have studied the effects processed foods have on your body, and their conclusion is very simply that they are not good for you. This knowledge moves many to avoid these foods, so if … Continue reading

Get Your Eating Back on Track

Get Your Eating Back on Track Are you feeling challenged to get your eating back on track? I know I have been, so I decided to share my thoughts on the subject with you. It’s not that I’m doing the fast food drive through, but I know I’m eating more chips and bread and cheese lately. These are foods (especially the gluten and dairy) that don’t help me feel well or think clearly. Lately, thinking clearly and being productive have … Continue reading

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food I’ve written about mindful eating and food before. In fact, one of the biggest benefits to becoming a mindful eater is that you begin to improve your relationship with food. If you have a history of trying diet after diet to control your weight, a history of anxiety around the subject of food, or food fears (maybe you didn’t have enough to eat growing up), this is … Continue reading

My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation

How My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation How would you feel if you flew 3000 miles for vacation and spent it watching your husband sleep off the side effects of a prescription cholesterol medication? It was 2012, and we had come out to California for my niece’s wedding. After the event, we headed down to San Diego to enjoy a few days vacation before heading back home to New England, but my husband’s cholesterol ruined our vacation. This one particular … Continue reading

3 Steps to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

3 Steps Everyone Can Take to Reduce Chronic Inflammation Do you know what the root cause of disease and premature aging is? It’s chronic inflammation, and the good news is you can do something to help control it. What follows is a list of 3 steps everyone can take to reduce chronic inflammation. Before we get to those three steps, I want to give you a quick run-down on inflammation. There are two kinds of inflammation; one can kill you … Continue reading

Reasons to Change Your Diet

10 Reasons to Change Your Diet So many people are feeling challenged this year, and many are looking at reasons to change your diet to improve things. Many thought “it” would be 2 or 3 months and then back to normal… Not so much, so how do you deal? One of the best approaches you can take is to use this time to transform yourself; to reinvent your health. Making a change, whether sudden or slowly over time, from a … Continue reading