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How to Love Yourself

How to Love Yourself

What does it mean to love yourself? It means to accept yourself exactly as you are – to acknowledge the aspects of yourself that you cannot change. It also means to have a positive self image and self respect. To love yourself means to NOT be arrogant, conceited or think you are better than anyone else. It means having a…

3 New Winter Soups…

Hearty Barley & Root Veggie Soup 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion chopped 2 leeks thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup organic pearled barley 8 -10 cups homemade broth (your choice which kind) 10 thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1 large celery root, peeled and chopped (sometimes called celiac) 1 pound parsnips, peeled and chopped Salt…

10 Reasons you are NOT losing weight

10 Reasons you are NOT losing weight

You wrote out your goals, set your intentions, changed your mindset, but still – – – the weight isn’t coming off yet. It may not be 100% your fault. As we age things change. What you did 10 or 20 years ago to lose weight may not work for you today. Here are my top 10 reasons why you may…

Top Slimming Foods

Top Slimming Foods

While there is no magic recipe for weight loss, there are however certain foods that can help you reach your weight loss goals faster than others. The one common denominator these foods share is that they are high fiber, which helps you stay fuller longer. Add some or all of these foods into your weekly meal planning and you may…

What to do if you get the FLU

What to do if you get the FLU

According to recent reports, this flu season is the worst seen in over a decade, and the death rates are climbing.  We know as a fact that the flu vaccine is less than 20% effective against the current strain of flu (H3N2 – Hong Kong Flu). This is the same strain of flu that killed over one million people in…

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.…

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…