Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk?

Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Stroke Risk? Because my own mother’s good health was destroyed by multiple strokes, I am particularly sensitive to and interested in this subject.  I want to know the answer to the question, “Does a Mediterranean diet reduce stroke risk?”  I also want to establish for you and for me what the basics are that comprise a Mediterranean Diet. There have been numerous studies done on the effects of a Mediterranean diet and our health.  Relative … Continue reading

Stress and Cortisol

Stress and Cortisol – Is stress killing you? We all know stress is not good for us.  Some of us are stress junkies though and feel we are only working to our optimum capacity when we’re feeling stressed.  It’s important to understand the relationship between and stress and cortisol and to know what they do to our bodies. Cortisol is a stress hormone; in fact, it is a key stress hormone. Having elevated cortisol levels is a slippery slope and … Continue reading

Coping with Holiday Depression

Coping with Holiday Depression It’s not always “the most wonderful time of the year”.  In fact, for many and for a variety of reasons, coping with holiday depression can be pretty challenging.  Depression is a huge problem at any time of the year, but at holiday season, it can be particularly painful. This is the time of year when the marketing and advertising media tell us we should be skipping through the snow with our loved ones, getting excited over … 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

Another New Fad Diet – What is the Military Diet

Another New Fad Diet – What is the Military Diet? I was reading an article about a new fad diet called “The Military Diet”.  I’m not sure why it’s called that as it has nothing to do with the military or anything to do with how they encourage military members to eat.  It’s probably just a name designed to catch your attention as it did mine. I was curious what a “military diet” would look like and read about it, … Continue reading

Coffee, good or bad?

Coffee, good or bad? If you’re a coffee lover but want to eat and drink to stay healthy, all the reports and information on coffee are so conflicting and confusing!  Some say drink it, it helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp, and other reports say to stay away…it stimulates the production of cortisol which causes inflammation and contributes to disease and premature aging.  So, the question remains…coffee, good or bad? Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite … Continue reading

Increase Productivity Naturally…what are you eating today?

Increase Productivity Naturally I just read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s about how to increase productivity naturally. We all know food affects us in many ways. Our food choices dictate in large part our health, our longevity, and how we feel on a daily basis.  In this article, a study published just this month in the British Journal of Health Psychology was discussed; it really drives home how important our food … Continue reading

Are Antidepressants Deadly?

Are Antidepressants Deadly? I have to share this with you because it really resonated with me.  I’m not the only one who will identify with this I am sure.  The question is…are antidepressants deadly? When I was depressed, I never seriously thought about ending my life, but I did sometimes think those who were gone were lucky not to be dealing with the pain of being here and dealing with life. This is raw for me to admit, but because … Continue reading

The Deadly Truth Behind Antidepressants

I took these.  In fact, I took 3 different versions of them.  I can only remember Zoloft and Paxil.  The first prescription I took for depression is lost to my memory. I think it’s really important to understand the deadly truth behind antidepressants. I’m linking here to a very informative article by Dr. Micozzi on anti-depressants.  I want you to have the opportunity to read it for yourself. What I can contribute to his post is my own personal experience. I … Continue reading

How Do I Replace Soda When I Need Something Refreshing to Drink?

How Do I Replace Soda? What do you do when you’re making healthy food and beverage choices and you just want something special? You’re probably asking…how do I replace soda? When you remember the not-so-good ole days when you’d reach for a can of soda when you’re thirsty, what do you do now?  The answer is easier than you think.  We’ll talk about three easy, healthy recipes you can make to treat yourself. First, let’s talk about refreshment.  Let’s say … Continue reading