Improving Your Gut Health – Step #1- Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods

Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods to Improve Your Gut Health Busy lives mean that many of us turn to foods that are quick and easy to eat. We eat sugary cereal, frozen pizzas and boxes of food that come ready to eat. These foods are highly processed and are seriously devoid of the micronutrients our bodies need to be healthy and fully functional. They contain unhealthy kinds of fat and large amounts of sugar and chemicals that are added to them … Continue reading

Your gut health…how you can improve it…an introduction

Let’s spend some time talking about what you can do to improve your gut health! Over the next week or two, we’ll discuss five different steps you can take to improve your digestive health also known as your gut health. Each of these steps will have a significant impact on your overall mental and physical well being.  Your mental and physical health are intricately linked.  Remember; you are what you eat! Attempting to adopt all the steps into your lifestyle … Continue reading

Gut Health…How Your Digestive System Works

Gut Health…How Your Digestive System Works We’ve discussed how important your gut health is to your entire well-being.  Too often, modern medicine gives us the impression we can eat anything we want with no consequences as big pharma will have a pill to fix everything.  Not true!  We are responsible for our health as a result of what we eat, so let’s take a look at the digestive system to have a basic understanding of how it works. Your digestive … Continue reading

Gut Health…Why is it Important?

What Is a Healthy Gut and Why Does Gut Health Matter? I know it seems like the subject “du-jour”, but you truly are what you eat.  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates, (c.430 BC).  Words to live by, and words to live well by.  There is a huge movement afoot of people who are realizing they can change their lives by changing what they eat, and what they eat affect their gut health.  I am one of … Continue reading

Eating well on vacation…it’s not as hard as you may think!

Eating well on vacation It’s one thing to go on vacation with your husband (you can eat the way you want). It’s entirely another challenge when you go on vacation with another couple who in no way eats the way you do! We just had a terrific time in Florida with our friends Warren and Kathy. They eat very differently than we do, however, so we knew that would be a challenge. We were their guests at a house they … Continue reading

Eating well in the airport…airport food is usually pretty bad for you…

Eating well in the airport How do I make sure I am eating well in the airport while I’m waiting for a flight? Actually I did pretty well. Because it was very early morning flight, I had gotten up at 3 AM. It was a little early to face eating breakfast, so I hadn’t eaten very much before I left the house. I had a slice of Socca (recipe below) with raw almond butter on it and half a cup … Continue reading

FLC Syndrome…I’m suffering from it, and it’s my own fault!

FLC Syndrome…I’m suffering from it, and it’s my own fault…why? When I was working on the last section of my book, “Eat Your Blues Away”, I titled it “How to Prevent a Back Slide”.  It focused on the problem of how you keep yourself eating clean and avoiding the temptation of a donut now and then (my all time favorite!), a piece of crusty white Italian bread with Gorgonzola cheese, or something else that used to be an irresistible treat. I’m currently coming out of a few … Continue reading

Big Business is banking on you and me screwing up… (Fast food, fitness…?)

Big business is banking on you and me screwing up…Fast food companies, fitness establishments etc. are counting on you and me not keeping our commitments to ourselves and not achieving our health and fitness goals.  What do I mean by this? Here’s a great example for you.  Gyms and fitness companies plan on you and me buying a membership, showing up for a while, and then giving up on getting in shape.  How do they plan for this?  They oversell memberships; … Continue reading

What exactly is GMO food?

What exactly is GMO food? So much of the food we eat has been corrupted by GMOs. What exactly is GMO food?  It’s a plant or meat product that has had its DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of alteration is experimental and not found in nature. Here’s a frightening example for you; genetically modified corn has been engineered in … Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Diet for You

How to Choose the Right Diet for You Which diet is the right one for you? The truth is, I think dieting is not the best way to lose weight.  To be on a diet implies it’s for a finite period of time which invites the yo-yo effect of weight loss, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain… and so it goes. Most people think it’s simply a matter of trying many different things and then choosing what works. Even more importantly than choosing what … Continue reading