Coffee My Lower Your Risk for Depression and Parkinson’s Disease

Coffee, Depression and Parkinson's

Coffee May Lower Your Risk For Depression and Parkinson’s Disease Coffee, depression and Parkinson’s…I love coffee, but have not been drinking it much for quite a while now.  Part of my “clean eating” regimen. I recently read, however, that coffee and other caffeinated beverages are believed to decrease your risk of depression. This was according to a research study published in the journal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. I also read where coffee may reduce your risk of … Continue reading

Does Sugar Make You Old?

Does Sugar Make You Old? Does sugar make you old? When sugar reacts with amino acids, AGEs (advanced glycation end products) are formed.  It occurs in the foods we eat and also in our bodies. It’s easy to remember as it contributes in a major way, along with oxidation, to disease and aging. Reducing AGEs is critical if you want to slow the development and/or progression of disease and aging in general. If you eat a typical American diet, did … Continue reading

Are You At Risk For Diabetes?

Are You At Risk For Diabetes? With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in our country, I read everything I can about preventing the disease.  For me personally, one of my great grandmothers was diabetic (hyperglycemia), and I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in my late twenties.  I am acutely aware that having hypoglycemia can lead to developing diabetes, so I am very careful. I am at risk for diabetes. Additionally, the impetus for me “disappearing” my chronic depression was … Continue reading

Topical Toxins and Inflammation

Environmental and Topical Toxins Environmental toxins as well as the types of foods we eat factor into the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases. Did you know your skin is your largest organ?  What comes in contact with your skin can make you or break you.  I’m talking about topical toxins found in your creams, soaps, shampoos, nail polish, laundry detergent, cleaning products in your home and so on. You can begin immediately to change your environment today, and you can … Continue reading

3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity

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3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity We’ve all experienced it – we set our alarm for 6 AM with the best of intentions to maximize productivity, but when the time comes, we hit the “snooze” button repeatedly, and our day starts much more slowly than we had hoped. Starting the day sluggishly sets a disappointing tone for the rest of the day.  It’s hard to feel motivated and upbeat when you start your day … Continue reading

Turkey Meatballs

Print Turkey Meatballs Ingredients Ground Organic Turkey Bread ¼ cup diced onions 1 egg ¼ cup veggie broth Salt Pepper Garlic powder Dried onion flakes Salt free multi spice (available in any grocery store) Instructions The ratio of turkey to bread should be 2/3 to 1/3, so you can make this in any quantity. Chop the bread finely, place in a large bowl. Add the broth and mix the two together until the bread softens. You may need to add … Continue reading

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

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I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food If you’ve ever wanted to live large and make a difference, what I am writing here will speak to you. I accidentally discovered I could treat depression with food and felt strongly I had an important story to tell. I’ve made a decision not to live from fear, but to live from a place of openness so I can reach more people and attempt to help more people with their health … Continue reading

The Basics of Clean Eating

Basics of Clean Eating

The Basics of Clean Eating If eating better is on your list of goals to accomplish this year, good for you!  Remember it’s a process and be patient with yourself. Before looking at meal ideas and other tips for a clean eating lifestyle, you should hone in on exactly what the basics of clean eating are going to do for you. The following information goes over clean eating, what is allowed and not allowed, and very basically… how it works! … Continue reading

On the Stove or Crock Pot Soup

Print On the Stove or Crock Pot Soup Ingredients 1 large onion chopped 4 large mushrooms, thinly sliced Minced garlic Dried garlic powder (you never have enough…) Dried onion flakes Dried dill 2 cans beans (you can choose the kind) 1 pkg chopped frozen spinach 1 pkg butternut squash 2 cartons organic veggie broth Chopped cauliflower ¼ cup white wine (optional) Salt & pepper to taste 1 can wild salmon and/or several egg whites (add egg whites just before serving) … Continue reading

8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods

What is Processed Food?

Here are 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods Most of us know that a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains is our best choice. But, many of us don’t know exactly why we should be cutting processed foods. I want to share with you the top 8 reasons for avoiding processed foods. Monosodium glutamate MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a form of salt which has been chemically changed and is used to enhance the flavor of … Continue reading