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3 New Summer Recipes

3 New Summer Recipes

  One of the things I love about summer, is that my body is always craving salads.  According to Chinese medicine, when the weather gets hot, one of the best ways to balance the heat is to consume cooling foods.  Sounds simple – doesn’t it?  When we ignore what our body wants and needs,  this is when sickness can occur.…

Tips to buying Sweeteners…

Tips to buying Sweeteners…

  I may be a health coach but I still have a huge sweet tooth.  (“Sweet teeth” as my daughter says.) Growing up, I was the biggest junk food junkie.  I lived on candy, ice cream and soda – obviously before I knew any better.  We now know of course that excessive amounts of added sugar can lead to diabetes,…

How Good Nutrition STRENGTHENS your Bones

How Good Nutrition STRENGTHENS your Bones

  Never did I think about my growing bones as a kid while my mom forced me to drink a cup of milk each night at dinner GAG.  But now as a mother of 2 growing children,  not only am I thinking about their growing bones, I think about keeping my aging bones strong and healthy as well. Building and…

Follow your Gut…

Follow your Gut…

  Have you ever had a “gut feeling” about something?  Have you ever been asked to “follow your gut”?  These phrases may mean more than you think.  Science is discovering that there is a primal connection between our gut and our brain.  We’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making a difficult decision.  Where did this come from?  This…

3 New Springtime Recipes

3 New Springtime Recipes

We all could use a little variety in the kitchen – especially once the season changes.  Whether you don’t cook a lot, or even if you are a seasoned chef in front of the stove each night – when we move from cold weather to warm, we need to change our diets.  According to Chinese medicine, one of the best…

Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea

Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea

Dandelions have some great redeeming qualities. That’s why they have been used in plenty of folk medicine for quite some time now. While talking about dandelion tea there are two different types of beverages that are popular. First being the infusion made from the leaves of the plant. And the second one is the roasted dandelion roots. These both are…

Why a Sugar Detox is Beneficial

Why a Sugar Detox is Beneficial

With summertime coming up, everyone is on the lookout for a fresh start.  Doing a Sugar Detox is a fabulous way to get your body and mind ready for the warmer season. Spring is the best time of the year to detox our bodies.  If you have any inclinations to clean closets, dust away cobwebs, organize drawers or do what…

Is your Snack Bar a Candy Bar in disguise?

Is your Snack Bar a Candy Bar in disguise?

  Let’s face it – we all like to snack. Snacking has become a huge part of the American diet that goes hand in hand with our fast pace lifestyles. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish the difference between a healthy snack that will give you energy and the junky snack that belongs in the candy aisle at Walmart. When…

Top 10 Spring Foods

Top 10 Spring Foods

Spring is almost here. The days are getting longer and we are trying to get ourselves into a good mood here in the northeast – despite the crazy snow, more predictions for snow next week, oh and did I mention more snow? And more snow? No worries. The warmer, sunny weather will come – eventually. This is a special time…

Why I became a Health Coach…

Why I became a Health Coach…

It was an experience I had with my daughter that led me to become a health coach.  She was less than 1 year old and developed an issue with chronic constipation.  Our pediatrician – who I love and trust, advised me to place her on the laxative Miralax.  I felt reluctant to do so being that she was so little,…