Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep and Storage In the past two weeks, we’ve discussed meal planning and have begun talking about the prep work. This week we’ll continue our discussion of meal prep and storage, and I’ll share ideas for making your life easier when it comes to magically producing a meal on the table. Containers to use When you are prepping meals, you want to be mindful of the types of containers you use. These containers are not just storing the ingredients … Continue reading

It’s not just about food…check your cleaning products too!

It’s not just about food… It’s not just about food…It’s about what you put on your skin, what you wash your clothes with and what you use to clean. This became no more certainly apparent than this past weekend when the manager of a pub in the neighboring town of Burlington, Massachusetts was overcome with toxic fumes and died as a result. He was a thirty-two year old man, a new father and his life was snuffed out by toxic … Continue reading

How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans

How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans Once you’ve started noting down some meals you would like to make during the week, try to be as detailed as possible. If you think you will have leftovers from a chicken dinner in order to have lunch for 2-3 days, note that in the plan! Let’s talk about how to be detailed in your meal plans. This will help you reduce how many lunches you need to create from scratch, which … Continue reading

The Best Sweetener To Use

What is the best sweetener to use? People ask me all the time what is the best sweetener to use, and it is one of the most important health questions you can ask. The sugar we are eating in this country and now in the world is destroying our health, making us sick, fat and old before our time when we don’t need to suffer like this. I have a few suggestions for you today if you’re interested in this … Continue reading

Do You Read? A Whole World is Waiting for You!

Do you read? Do you read may sound like a strange topic for a column on health, but hear me out. There’s a world of information out there just waiting for you to take hold, explore and learn. Even if you don’t like to read or believe you don’t read well, there are audible books you can enjoy anytime…even while you’re folding clothes or commuting to and from work. Here’s the connection to the health part. The way I got … Continue reading

Becoming a Better Listener

Negative-Thinking and Becoming a Better Listener Negative thoughts bombard your life. They are all over the television. The news or your favorite television shows expose you constantly to negativity. You face it at work and even at home. You see enough of it online as well. They invade your life! You can find ways to combat negative thoughts, and along the way, you can practice becoming a better listener. What if you could picture your brain as a factory that … Continue reading

Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite

Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Every Tuesday I email the people on my list who want to learn from me, and I send them “Two Tip Tuesday”!  This is a short email with two important tips for them to add to their healthy eating/healthy living arsenal.  This week, I sent them this advice…Words to Eat by…Enjoy Every Bite! Your first tip today is to eat healthfully most of the time. Avoid sugary processed food and go for healthy salads … Continue reading

Sugar Blues

You Probably Have Sugar Blues I’ve been re-reading the classic book, “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty.  This book, written in 1975, remains the definitive crushing indictment of sugar every one of us should read and read again. We should read it to save ourselves and our families, to help solve the challenges of weight gain, cancer, depression, other mental diseases, diabetes and so on. Last night I was reading in the book about Dr. John Tintera who, in the 1940s, … Continue reading

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In When you’re ready to adopt a lifestyle change where you’re using food to fuel and heal your body instead of to comfort you and fill emotional needs, it means you want to look at what’s going into your body, what needs to be eliminated from your diet, and what you can add going forward for better health. You’ll be focusing on nutritional health! There are really two steps to this process. First, … Continue reading

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body It’s important to understand how artificial sweeteners affect your body. They have several undesirable effects, so let’s discuss what they are and what they do.  Artificial sweeteners are additives to food and drinks that make them taste sweet without adding to the sugar or calorie content. From diet soda to protein bars, you can find these sweeteners in just about anything labeled “sugar free”, “diet” or even “low carb”. For people who consume products … Continue reading