So you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Join the club. So now what? A common reaction from a few days of eating in excess is to balance the body by skipping meals and greatly restricting calories. Think that is the best way to get your body re-balanced? Let me tell you what happens to the body after a high dose of alcohol and comfort foods. The bodily signals that are responsible for storing … [Read more...] about How to Balance your body after you ate like crap for Thanksgiving
Ok, I do belong to a gym. Yet workouts are hard and I’m not a huge fan of sweat. But I do it because it is important for so many reasons. It helps osteoporosis and bone preservation. It is also can help delay the muscle loss that starts at age 30. Exercise burns calories, but more importantly it strengthens the hormonal communication that keeps a person feeling full and stops them from storing … [Read more...] about My Guide to Breaking a Sweat for the Uninspired
So I was on Facebook this morning and a friend of mine posted a story about a report that shows that antioxidant supplements aren’t as protective as we think. This surprising report claims that supplements may actually increase your chance of cancer. I’ve seen this story all over the internet for about a month now. The post got a plethora of likes and a few snide remarks about the wasteful … [Read more...] about Extra, Extra! The Truth Exposed about Shocking Health Based Headlines!
Ok, I spend a lot of time talking about food as nourishment which is all well and good. At the end of the day though, food isn’t just a conglomeration of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber. In truth, food is a representation of our social customs and traditions. It marks certain occasions, comforts us in cold or hot weather and creates a space around which families often gather. Summer … [Read more...] about Summer Iced Tea Spritzer
So it is raining here in Los Angeles. And when I say rain, I mean a very slight drizzle. But hey, my fellow Los Angelinos can attest, drizzle is for us what a downpour is to most other parts of the world. We see rain here so rarely that when it happens, it is often the top story on the news. Reporters will do man on the street interviews to discuss local resident’s experience of the treacherous … [Read more...] about A Plea for Rain, Hay and Plentiful Avocados in California