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

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

What is Processed Food?

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

Did you ever want to write a book?

Did you ever want to write a book? Many years ago, I wanted to write a book…specifically a mystery book.  Mysteries were always a favorite read for me, and I had a great ending in mind.  The trouble was, I couldn’t come up with a beginning or a middle, so I abandoned the project rather quickly. In recent years, the thought returned to me as I have been looking for ways to share my accidental recovery from chronic depression with … Continue reading

What Processed Food Tastes Like and How We Got Here

What Does Food Taste Like to Us, and How Did We Get Here? Yesterday I was food shopping, which I actually love to do.  My challenge was to find some sun dried tomatoes as my favorite brand seems to have vanished for the moment.  My usual brand has olive oil and not much else which I love.   It seemed everything I picked up had some kind of oil I won’t eat or sugar in it.  In fact, why would you … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas for substitutions for your favorite processed foods to illustrate how to get started with healthy eating.  I’m very respectful of how hard it is to change eating habits as the big food companies design their “food” to be addictive and hard to resist. We make clean eating promises to ourselves, and they might last a few days.   Then the cravings for bread, sugar, … Continue reading

Perseverance…in diet and in life…it’s everything

Perseverance The topic of this post is a bit different than what I usually share.  I want to address the topic of perseverance and share a recent personal story. Perseverance relates to all aspects of our lives including health and healthy eating.  Staying on track with the best food choices is not always the easiest or the most popular way to go.  I speak from personal experience as this weekend I attended a family event with great food, not all … Continue reading

Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

New TV Episode of Thin Strong Healthy…Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade

Cod Dinner with Tomato Tapenade You’ll definitely want to check this out! We focus on the benefits of eating fish, but more importantly I share an easy, delicious recipe you will love!  And…you can use the sundried tomato tapenade on more than just white fish! Take a look: Let me know if you try it and if you come up with other ways to use the tapenade. I can’t tell you how good it is in or on an ommellette!  … Continue reading