I saw the 2014 documentary Fed Up the other day which details the health crisis created by the sugar industry. And if you are able to see it (it is currently streaming on Netflix), it is such a powerful film. So much of what we are told about health and nutrition comes from people trying to make money, not from those looking to really help us lead long, fulfilling lives. This movie really exposes … [Read more...] about Sugar and Hidden Body Fat Dangers
It's a mistake to think that losing or gaining weight comes down to just calories. Many studies demonstrate the multitude of factors beyond what we eat that affect our weight. So the best way to assure a proper weight is to create balance on many different levels. And since the morning sets the tone for the entire day, a healthy morning routine will increase your odds of weight loss … [Read more...] about A 20 Minute Morning Routine For Weight Loss
Protein bars can appear to be the best of all worlds. They taste like a candy bar while seemingly supplying needed protein between meals or before vigorous exercise. Yet the question remains; are these modern protein bars really a nutritious snack, or just empty calories disguised as nutrition? Well, the answer isn't so clear-cut. To pick a good protein bar, you need to look past … [Read more...] about Tips for Choosing the Healthiest Protein Bars
I've been kind of obsessed with my dog this week. This started when I went with her to get an evaluation for obedience classes (sit and stay) and agility classes (running through mazes and hoops). Well, low and behold, my very food motivated dog overcame her shyness and conquered the agility obstacle. She got lots of treats and learned how to do a fun trick. And watching her put a big smile on my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Dogs Help You Lose Weight
Due to popular demand, this week's post will examine the different brands of probiotics. A few weeks ago I talked about beneficial bacteria and probiotics. If you haven't read my article on how supplementing with probiotics can improve your health, please click here. Quite a few people responded to that post by requesting some more detailed information on which brands of probiotics to choose. I … [Read more...] about Which Brand Should I Choose? Probiotics!