New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education

New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education I was running an errand yesterday and was listening to NPR while I was driving. The discussion was about a new law in New York State that requires mental health education in school curriculum.  They definitely had my attention. Did you know that among teens and young adults, suicide is second only to car accidents as the number one cause of death?  Stunning!  Also, they said that one in five teens will … Continue reading

What Does “Glyphosate” Mean to You?

What does “glyphosate” mean to you? Let me ask that another way…If you found out you were eating the key ingredient in the week killer Roundup (known as glyphosate), would you care? I hope the answer is yes.  If you are eating many common breakfast cereals and bars, then you are ingesting glyphosate with your morning meal. I want to share with you an article I read today.  In it the author, Arman Azad of CNN writes: “In August, a jury … Continue reading

Perseverance…in diet and in life…it’s everything

Perseverance The topic of this post is a bit different than what I usually share.  I want to address the topic of perseverance and share a recent personal story. Perseverance relates to all aspects of our lives including health and healthy eating.  Staying on track with the best food choices is not always the easiest or the most popular way to go.  I speak from personal experience as this weekend I attended a family event with great food, not all … Continue reading

Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss Weight loss is the main reason people decide to exercise, but those who exercise regularly realize the benefits are much more than that. When you exercise, you’re releasing endorphins needed to be energetic and alert, so it’s accurate when we say, exercise- it’s more than just weight loss! When you exercise, you’re also helping to strengthen your heart muscle and improve circulation – two improvements that will help beat fatigue and energize your … Continue reading

Why are We Overweight? 

Why are We Overweight?  Do you ever wonder why are we overweight as a nation… and so frighteningly overweight?  Allow me to begin by saying, “It’s not your fault”.  If you struggle with your weight, it’s not your fault.  It’s not your fault you spend money on diet foods and diet programs that promise you the moon and may help you lose weight only to let you down while you watch yourself gain back what you lost.  Most of the … Continue reading

New TV Episode of Thin Strong Healthy…Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade

Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade You’ll definitely want to check this out! We focus on the benefits of eating fish, but more importantly I share an easy, delicious recipe you will love!  And…you can use the sundried tomato tapenade on more than just white fish! Take a look: Let me know if you try it and if you come up with other ways to use the tapenade. I can’t tell you how good it is in or on an ommellette!  … Continue reading

Gut Health

Five Steps to Good Gut Health – Part 1 of 2 I want to share five different steps over the next two weeks that you can implement today to help you enjoy good gut health. Each of these steps independently will have a significant impact on your overall mental and physical well being, as they are intricately linked. Attempting to adopt too many steps into your lifestyle at once can feel overwhelming. My experience with my coaching clients is that … Continue reading

Becoming Gluten Free

Becoming Gluten Free Me So many people have concerns about how gluten affects them.  I hear from many of them, and one of the threads that comes through all the time is how confusing it all is.  They’d like to reduce or eliminate gluten, but they don’t know who or what to believe and where to begin.  To that end, I am teaching a simple two module course that will help answer questions and clear up a lot of this … Continue reading

Addicted to Junk Food?

Are You Addicted to Junk Food? Are you addicted to junk food? No? Let’s try a little experiment: double bacon cheeseburger … pepperoni pizza with extra cheese … doughnuts … ice cream …extra-large order of french fries … potato chips… soda…your favorite cookies… candy bars… If just reading that list of nutritionally deficient foods got your mouth watering and had you searching for your car keys to run out and grab a quick fix, you just might be addicted to … Continue reading