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

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

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

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

8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods

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

What Is Naturopathy

What Is Naturopathy Exploring alternative medicine is a focal point for many of us today.  There are different practices and disciplines, so I thought it would be helpful to explore a few of them over the next few weeks.  I thought we’d begin with a discussion of naturopathy. Treating your body and enhancing your health naturally is an important goal for many of us. Naturopathy offers many options for natural remedies and preventative care that can be alternatives to conventional … Continue reading

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

Eating Healthfully is Impossible

Eating Healthfully is Impossible…Here’s Why We all have heard how important it is to consume good food to support our long term health and wellness…both mental and physical.  But what if eating healthfully is impossible?  What if the state of our food production is so compromised that we are incapable of eating healthfully? In an article in the Huffington Post this week, this very topic was discussed in detail.  Here is some of what really stood out for me that … Continue reading

What is Processed Food, and What Should I Eat Instead?

What is Processed Food? You’ve probably heard about the dangers of processed food. So many health experts are telling us to eat more vegetables and fruits, and to avoid “manufactured foods”.  But what is processed food? Just about anyone can look at a chicken nugget and realize that whatever chicken might be present has gone through an extreme alteration.  By the time it gets to our plate, it doesn’t resemble the chicken it was intended to be. Some foods that … Continue reading

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

Depression Recovery – It is possible for you?

Depression Recovery – Is it possible for you? Last week I shared with you that my new book about my depression recovery had gone to be formatted and was almost ready for Prime Time.  This week, I can tell you it is published and up on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!  While this has been a journey for me and I am proud to have reached the finish line, I’m most excited about the difference the book has the … Continue reading