• Healthy Eating,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    Your Diet and Diabetes

    What about your diet and diabetes? If you take only one thing away from reading this, it should be that your diet is the single most important factor when it comes to your health. Exercise is of course important if you’re going to be as healthy as you can possibly be. However, fitness gurus, personal trainers and nutritionists will all tell you the foods and beverages you put into your body have the most significant impact on your health. Regular sleep, reduction of stress and staying hydrated also greatly influence your health. It cannot be overstated that as much as 60% to 75% of your overall fitness, mentally and physically,…

  • Prediabetes
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Sugar,  Weight

    You Have Prediabetes – How Terrified Are You?

    You’ve just been told by your doctor you have prediabetes. You’ve left his office armed with all the tools traditional medicine has to offer you. You have your test kit with your lancets so you can prick your finger twice a day and draw blood, your glucose meter and very likely a prescription for a drug like Metformin. Maybe this diagnosis explains why you’re fatigued all the time or why you’re suddenly drinking so much water or even why that cut on your foot just won’t heal. It could explain a host of other symptoms too like your blurry vision. You get home and get on the innerwebs to find…

  • Meal Delivery Reviews
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living

    Meal Delivery Reviews

    I hear from people all the time about how healthy eating is so much work, takes too long, they’re just too busy and so on. I get it. On my busiest days, it’s a challenge to get to the grocery store if I’m low on supplies, never mind cooking. Enter meal delivery kits to save the day and keep you from doing takeout or heaven forbid, the drive-thru! If you’ve ever considered a meal kit subscription, making a decision can be a bit daunting. There are a lot of programs out there, and they’re all trying to win your business! I thought it might be a good idea to review…

  • Diabetes and Prediabetes Symptoms
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Sugar

    Diabetes and Prediabetes Symptoms

    Did you know one of the most common diabetes and prediabetes symptoms is chronic fatigue? This is because diabetes prevents your body from using energy properly because it stores (glucose, your body’s favorite energy source) in your blood rather than letting it get to your cells where it is needed. When you have diabetes, it’s common to feel as though you never have enough energy. Even after pounding back a few cups of coffee and getting lots of rest, you may feel exhausted after doing very little or no even physical activity. Here are a few of the other more common symptoms of diabetes. Overweight and obesity Frequent urination You…

  • Meditation & Depression
    Alternative Medicine,  Depression,  Healthy Living

    Meditation and Depression

    Depression is a huge problem all around the world, so today I want to explore meditation and depression. More than 264 million people globally suffer some form of depression according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2020 In 2015, about 16.1 million US adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 Women are 70% more likely than men to have depression and about 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world (WHO, 2020) Depression is a mental health diagnosis where certain symptoms…

  • Healthy Productivity and Personal Growth
    Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Self Improvement

    Healthy Productivity and Personal Growth

     “In order to be knowledgeable in these changing times, we must pursue a constant program of self-improvement, a never-ending journey into new fields of knowledge and learning.” – Og Mandino Healthy productivity and personal growth can take many forms. These forms and focuses will change during our lives depending upon goals we set and challenges we experience along the way. Paramount for me, on more than one occasion, personal growth showed up in the form of healthy eating; first when I was twenty-eight years old and then again in 2012. When I wanted to write a post on healthy productivity and personal growth, I decided to invite a few friends…

  • Keep Self-Talk Positive
    Depression,  Self Improvement

    Don’t be Mean to You! 5 Tips for Keeping Your Self-Talk Positive

    There are things we do (or should do) every day without thinking. We need to be brushing our teeth and drinking enough water. We know it’s in our best interest to eat healthfully and make time to exercise. If we’re really on task, we might also be doing something to expand our minds or work toward a specific goal. We should also make every effort to keep self-talk positive. Consider this: of everything in your day, what would you say is the single most important thing you do? Chances have you answered something to do with sleeping properly or taking care of your physical health. Believe it or not, there’s…

  • different types of inflammation
    Clean Eating,  Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Weight

    Are You on Fire? What are the Different Types of Inflammation?

    These days we hear so much about inflammation.  Avoid it, reduce it, don’t do things that inflame your body and your mind.  But, what exactly is inflammation, what are the different types of inflammation, is it truly harmful to our health, and if so, why is it so harmful? Very simply put, inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or tissue damage. Our bodies respond the invader to send agents to the offended/damaged site in an effort to eliminate the problem and to heal your body. Inflammation in its true and intended form is a good thing; in fact, it is a protective mechanism design to protect you and save…

  • Healthy TV Commercials
    Healthy Living

    Are TV Commercials Making You Sick?

    Healthy TV commercials?  The unfortunate reality is if you see it advertised on TV, chances are pretty darn good whatever they’re advertising is not truly 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 or might not be good about them. Food 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 to come up with anything other than fast food, junk food and the like.…

  • Stay Focused on Sound Nutrition
    Clean Eating,  Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    6 Ways to Stay Focused On Sound Nutrition

    Let’s just admit it, in our world, gas stations offer more snacks and sodas than they have fuel for your car! It also seems there’s a drive-thru fast food place on just about every corner. It sure can be hard to focus on good nutrition. The temptation is everywhere! Time is short and you’re tired and stressed. It’s easy for all of us to give in and get fast food. Let’s talk about some simple ways you can stay focused on sound nutrition without obsessing! Make a plan Plan in advance when you go out to eat. Almost all big chain restaurants will have a menu available online to show…