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8 ways to BOOST your IMMUNE SYSTEM

8 ways to BOOST your IMMUNE SYSTEM

We are right in the thick of it – coughing, sneezing, tissues, laryngitis, fever,  etc… Most of us if not sick already this season, know someone who was or is.  This year seems worse than ever with lingering symptoms that seem to last forever.  Did you know that the foods you eat play a significant role in whether or not…

Why are SMOOTHIES important for breakfast?

Why are SMOOTHIES important for breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Sometimes it just doesn’t fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energized or if we feel dragging with a lack of energy. What we put in our bellies is directly…

10 Tips to Better Digestion

10 Tips to Better Digestion

Do you feel like your food is just sitting in your stomach for hours after you eat? Or is the opposite happening, and you are running to the bathroom before you have even finished your meal? You are not alone.  Digestive challenges are on the rise.  It’s the kind of topic that many don’t really want to talk about.  It…

Does Cold Weather Make You Fat?

Does Cold Weather Make You Fat?

As fall comes to a close, most people are squeezing in as much shopping for the holiday season as they can to avoid the last-minute rushes at their local stores. It’s also the start of the holiday season, which means lots of calorie-laden foods, like egg nog, turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cookies. For many, this means weight gain. Many…

Don’t Skimp on Sleep

Don’t Skimp on Sleep

One of the things I remember most vividly about becoming a new mom was lack of sleep.  My 2nd child was the worst sleeper ever.  I would lay him down for a nap, salivating at the thought of 30 minutes to myself, then 5 minutes later I would hear “wwwwwaaaaaaaa!!”  This pattern carried through to the evening, then he would…

Bring on the snacks…

Bring on the snacks…

Let’s face it.  Americans love to snack almost as much as they want to lose weight.  My job is to help people see that they can actually do BOTH.  Sadly, there are a couple of common mistakes I see people making all the time that will hinder their ability to drop weight and keep it off.   The first, is that…

Balance is a waste of time

Balance is a waste of time

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” Charles Buxton Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a…

Why FORGIVENESS helps you heal

Why FORGIVENESS helps you heal

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it—have you noticed that sometimes when…

5 Not Boring Health Tips for FALL

5 Not Boring Health Tips for FALL

As much as I love summer and late nights at the beach, toes in the sand, lax schedules, swimming, cocktails on the patio etc… there is a special place in my heart for FALL. I look forward to those kiddos getting back into school and living on a schedule again. It is just about boot and sweater weather which makes…

Got Nut Milk??

Got Nut Milk??

In my opinion, it is a myth that one needs cow’s milk for calcium and strong bones.  It is easy to understand that the confusion about milk’s health benefits, stems from the fact that it contains calcium – around 300 mg per cup.  BUT  many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to cow’s milk…