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

Healthy Energy Bars – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars With so many nutrition bars claiming wholesomeness, how do you know which ones are good choices and which ones are basically junk food in a pretty wrapper? With so many choices, how do you know which are the healthy energy bars? Continue reading to learn more about which protein bars you should buy and which you are best to avoid. What to Look for in Protein Bars Most protein bars have about … Continue reading

Food and Depression – They Are Related!

Food and Depression Yesterday, my sister sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal on food and depression that is so good, I just had to share it with you. From personal experience, I have known for years that food and depression are related.  That’s how I “disappeared” my own decades long struggle with it; I changed my diet. In this article, titled, “The Food That Helps Battle Depression”, Elizabeth Bernstein says in part: …later this month in Los … 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

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

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

What Is Naturopathy

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

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

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