Emotional Stress Eating

Do You Turn to Emotional Stress Eating? I was talking to a friend the other day, and I asked her what her biggest challenge was relative to healthy eating and keeping her weight under control. She didn’t skip a beat and immediately said, “emotional stress eating”. When she’s bored or worried or under stress, she finds she tends to grab a bag of chips or cookies without realizing it. If you tend to eat when you’re feeling down or stressed … Continue reading

Diet is a Four Letter Word

“Diet” is a Four Letter Word Diet is a four letter word! How would you feel if you could believe you would never have to diet again? I wouldn’t lie to you, and I’m not kidding. A life without dieting is possible! Diets are temporary. Please let that sink in for a moment. Diets are temporary! You will not stay on any diet forever. The diet won’t last, and rarely will the results last. The reason diet failure statistics are … Continue reading

Stress and Food Choices

Stress and Food Choices There is an aspect regarding managing stress that relates to food in a big way. Some stress actually originates from the foods and drinks we choose to consume. An awareness of which foods amp up your stress levels and which will pour balm on the stress waters will help you manage stress in a big way. It’s important to think about stress and food choices. When you’re under stress, you can eat too much or too … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Health Benefits of Walnuts I like walnuts although my husband does not. I had no idea about all the health benefits of walnuts! Because I do the food prep for both of us, going forward walnuts will be included; we’ll just hope they are an acquired taste! There’s an interesting article I came across I want to share with you from the Harvard Gazette about the health benefits of walnuts. They are impressively healthy little nuts, and it’s worth taking … Continue reading

Inflammation and Heart Health

Inflammation and Heart Health Inflammation affects just about every aspect of your health and wellness. Today I want to discuss inflammation and heart health. Very simply, inflammation is your body’s natural response when attempting to protect itself from injury or disease. When inflammation is acute, it can save you by protecting your body from infection. In the short-term, it rids your body of harmful intruders and restores you to health. It’s when inflammation stays with you on a slow burn … Continue reading

Improve Memory Function

Can you Improve Memory Function Once You Have Started to Lose it? It’s understandable to think that once you begin to lose your memory, you might not be able to improve memory function. However, in most cases there are practices or solutions for dealing with memory lapses, and you can actually improve your memory. You may want to consult your health care professional to receive an accurate diagnosis and a recommended treatment. A doctor may be able to determine the … Continue reading

The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Mood

The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Your Mood  If you struggle with bouts of sadness or depression, I have good news for you. There may be a simple solution to help you feel more uplifted and more positive. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and mood. Vitamin D is a vitamin your body actually doesn’t store. Each day you need a source of it or you will become deficient, and the odds are pretty good that … Continue reading

My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation

How My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation How would you feel if you flew 3000 miles for vacation and spent it watching your husband sleep off the side effects of a prescription cholesterol medication? It was 2012, and we had come out to California for my niece’s wedding. After the event, we headed down to San Diego to enjoy a few days vacation before heading back home to New England, but my husband’s cholesterol ruined our vacation. This one particular … Continue reading

Reasons to Change Your Diet

10 Reasons to Change Your Diet So many people are feeling challenged this year, and many are looking at reasons to change your diet to improve things. Many thought “it” would be 2 or 3 months and then back to normal… Not so much, so how do you deal? One of the best approaches you can take is to use this time to transform yourself; to reinvent your health. Making a change, whether sudden or slowly over time, from a … Continue reading

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat You want to change how you eat to a healthier eating lifestyle. Good for you! What are some of the road blocks and challenges you are likely to encounter (both from others and self-inflicted) on this adventure as you move yourself to a healthier eating lifestyle? Several challenges of changing how you eat come to mind right away, so let’s address three of these right now. Let’s talk about peer pressure, … Continue reading