Recipes

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…

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…

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…

Fat – Good or Bad?

Fat – Good or Bad?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a recipe rut?  Are you a victim of making the same old stuff day after day?  Sometimes, our bodies respond well when we switch things up a bit.  Try a few of my new summer recipes to please your pallet and keep your body strong and healthy.   Mineral Boosting Juice…

Bloated?  This may be your answer…

Bloated? This may be your answer…

Have you ever felt as if you were working so hard to make the right food choices, but for some reason, cannot seem to lose those few inches hanging over the top of your jeans? You eat well all day, resist the temptation to snack, drink adequate amounts of water, but that notorious bloat is getting the best of you. …