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

Five Immune Boosting Foods

Five Immune Boosting Foods We all know bacteria and viruses cause many illnesses. Your body has the ability to fight these antigens with your immune system. While different behaviors you include in your life affect your immune health, the food you eat is extremely important. The good news is that what you eat is something you have the most control over. Here are five immune boosting foods known to help support and strengthen your immune system. Fish Fish is an … Continue reading

Are You Ready for the New Normal?

Are you ready for the new normal? I’m not going to wait for everything to be back to normal. The old normal is gone, and in its place will be a new normal filled with challenges as well as tremendous opportunity for those willing to embrace it. The world has shifted dramatically in a speed of light sort of time. For the past five years, I’ve been learning and writing so I could share the changes I’ve been able to … Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate Pecan Turtles Category: Recipes Cuisine: Treats Ingredients 1 cup chopped 70% chocolate 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. In a skillet, slowly dry toast the raw pecans over medium heat being careful not to burn them. Place muffin papers in a muffin tin. When the chocolate is melted, spoon a small amount in each muffin paper. Add a few pecans to the top of the chocolate and top with … Continue reading

What is Stress Eating?

What is Stress Eating? Do you ever wonder… what is stress eating?  It’s a bad habit many of us have become accustomed to, where we eat bad foods, and we overeat them when we feel stressed. It might make us feel more comfortable temporarily and more in control of our life, but we are only hurting ourselves. Here are some things to know about stress eating. How Stress Eating Can Develop First of all, it helps to know exactly how … Continue reading

Canned Fish – Should You Include It In Your Diet?

Canned Fish I love including canned fish in my health eating world. It’s easy, affordable and always “at the ready” for a quick, healthy and delicious meal. Recently, a friend posted a link on Twitter to a Medium article I felt I should share, so here goes. Written by David Neimanis, this article gives a short chronicle of the author’s real introduction and embracing of canned fish as an integral part of his diet. Almost eight years go, I went … Continue reading

What Does Food Taste Like

What Does Food Taste Like The biggest challenge we face today in reclaiming our health (mental and physical), losing weight, gaining brain clarity, increasing productivity and practically anything else you can desire is the challenge of learning: What does food taste like? We no longer expect food to taste like real food.  The processed food companies have schooled us to expect our food to taste like sugar, highly processed flour, salt and bad fat.  They have taught us “food” should … Continue reading

No Carb No Sugar Diet – Look and Feel Younger in Seven Days!

No Carb No Sugar Diet While I’m not a fan of the concept of a diet (I prefer a more permanent lifestyle eating change), some diets are so good for you, it’s as though they turn back the clock. The No Carb No Sugar diet is one of those diets! People who follow this diet look younger than they actually are, and that’s because certain diets can help your body heal inflammation and protect your telomeres. By the way, telomeres … Continue reading