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

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

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

Does What You Eat Affect Your Appearance?

Does What You Eat Affect Your Appearance

Does what You Eat Affect Your Appearance? When you look at your face, what do you see and what should you see?  Does what you eat affect your appearance, does it cause inflammation? First and foremost, not all inflammation is bad.  The inflammation that helps a sprained ankle heal is a good thing.  That is called “acute inflammation”, and to survive, you need that type of inflammation.  It helps you heal an injury and fight off an infection.  When you … Continue reading

Tiny Steps for Big Changes – How to Change Your Eating Habits

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Tiny Steps for Big Changes When I changed how I eat more than six years ago, I made huge sweeping changes very quickly.  I did it because my husband was on a statin drug that was not so slowly killing him.  By the way, if you take a statin, I suggest you review the possible side effects and be aware of rising glucose levels leading to Type 2 diabetes, memory loss, cataracts and so much more….but I digress.  I did … Continue reading