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

Healthy TV Commercials

Healthy TV commercials?  If you see it advertised on TV, chances are it’s not 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 be good about them. 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 … Continue reading

Keep Your Brain Young

Keep Your Brain Young When you think about aging, your thoughts may wander to images of being less able bodied, slower and older in appearance and to physical health problems. Let’s discuss some ways to help keep your brain young! There is another side to growing older that is not thought about quite as much but can be even more devastating than physical challenges. That is the effect that aging can have on your brain. Just like your body, you … Continue reading

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet Today, I was asked if I had written a post addressing how I removed processed foods from my diet.  I hadn’t, so it seemed like a good topic for a few hundred words. The complete answer is longer than I can write in one post, which is why I am constantly creating content to help you do what I did along this journey, but I’ll give you the “Reader’s Digest condensed version” … Continue reading

Healthy Energy Bars – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars

healthy energy bars

Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars With so many nutrition bars claiming wholesomeness, how do you know which ones are good choices and which ones are basically junk food in a pretty wrapper? With so many choices, how do you know which are the healthy energy bars? Continue reading to learn more about which protein bars you should buy and which you are best to avoid. What to Look for in Protein Bars Most protein bars have about … Continue reading