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5 Tips to AVOID Overeating During Holidays

5 Tips to AVOID Overeating During Holidays

  The most wonderful time of the year has arrived.  You know what this means… parties, gatherings, social events, business events, family get togethers leading up to the holidays.  And then holidays themselves.  And what is any holiday or gathering without delicious food?  Eating delicious food is part of our culture.  It is what we do.  BUT we do not…

3 Thanksgiving Recipes

3 Thanksgiving Recipes

  Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, attending as a guest, or spending a quiet day at home, here are 3 simple recipes that are sure to bring happiness to your table and to your tummy. 🙂 Gluten Free Stuffing Ingredients: 1 loaf “Millet Special” in freezer section at Food Works OR use any gluten-free bread of choice 5 ribs chopped…

5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin

5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin

  My favorite time of year is upon us again.  Sweaters, boots, fires in the fireplace, reading books while sipping hot cocoa, leaves changing colors and ah yes — pumpkins.   There is so much to do with this nutritional powerhouse of a squash.  We start to see them in September, then by November they are gone.  So get your…

6 Foods to Boost Libido

6 Foods to Boost Libido

  If sleeping excites you more than having sex in the bedroom, your libido may need a little boost.  Having a low sex drive at different points in life is a normal thing that happens for a variety of different reasons.  In fact, it has been shown that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire…

How is your POOP?

How is your POOP?

  Poop.  It’s not one of those things we are used to talking about and excuse me if this all sounds a little gross.  But the reality is that bowel movements are a critical part of digesting the food we eat.  Stool formed by our large intestine is the body’s way of getting rid of waste. I always recommend discussing…

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…