How much sugar is in a Hershey’s bar? What about a Yoplait yogurt? So what do you think about a Cliff Bar? This is the question that faced those unwitting patrons who wandered over to my booth at the West Hollywood Health Fair this weekend. And there was something at stake for getting the answer right. One winner would be chosen at random out of the correct answers to win a free … [Read more...] about Test Your Sugar Knowledge
Vitamin water and alkaline water are part of a growing trend these days. As a society, we know that lifestyle changes are needed. Things like obesity, heart disease and cancer are affecting more and more people each year. For that reason, the popularity of health boosting drinks is growing. But before we invest hundreds to thousands of dollars in the next drink fad, do these supplemented … [Read more...] about Why I avoid Vitamin Water, Alkaline Water and other fad health drinks
We are getting less sleep these days than ever before in history. Many of us wear sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. Who here hasn’t at one point questioned whether they could be productive while luxuriating in a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep? Insomnia has become the new normal. We have a nickname for those who go to bed at a decent hour: old fuddy duddys. After … [Read more...] about Natural Insomnia Relief For The Most Decadent Sleep Ever
I absolutely love nuts. I really could nibble on them all day. People are often scared that nuts will make them fat, but I lost my last 10 pounds while including nuts as part of my daily regimen. So I thought, if I’m obsessed with nuts, others must feel the same way. Here are some tips to help you consume nuts in a way that will work with your body and give you the most nutrients possible. Nuts … [Read more...] about Tips for For Soaking, Sprouting and Eating Healthy Nuts
The New Year has me thinking about resolutions. This year I set a very simple but not so easily achievable resolution. I set myself the goal of finding happiness in whatever situation I find myself at a given moment. Since I set that resolution, I’ve felt lighter and more positive, so maybe the simple reminder to find happiness is enough to create a powerful mood change. The question is, for how … [Read more...] about Is your New Year’s resolution a ticking time bomb?
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!
Aah, coffee. How I love the smell of you. I know there are people who scatter satchels of potpourri around their houses. I would love satchels of coffee beans so I can be surrounded by coffee aroma at all times. One of my last waking thoughts at night is often of excitement over the next morning’s freshly brewed cup of coffee. Seriously, I am jealous as all hell at those who could be happy with … [Read more...] about An Ode to Coffee (I Love You Despite Your Flaws)
Ok, you know you want to eat healthy. You would just prefer to be able to do so without actually having to cook. With all the nonsense that fills your week, who has the time? It is takeout or frozen dinners because you don’t have the energy for anything more. Think you are doomed to clot your arteries? Well, while it is preferable to have healthy and fresh home-cooked meals, there is a way to … [Read more...] about A Healthier Way to Live in an “On The Go”, Takeout World
So you arrive at your favorite grocery store. You missed the festivities of your local farmer’s market so you are on the hunt for the freshest, best tasting, healthiest fruit and veggies. Before you just randomly start picking out your produce – stop! Do you have an action plan or a strategy? Then do not pass go, do not collect $100 and do not fill your shopping cart just yet. Did you know that … [Read more...] about An Action Plan to Master your Market’s Produce Section
Eating nutritiously can be a drag…well that is how it seems at first. You know you want to be healthy, but you also know that you don’t want every meal to be a tasteless, bland, unimaginative ordeal. Eating is one of the joys in life. So how do you balance being in tip-top shape with some type of joie de vivre? We often begin a diet after a period of less than desirable eating. With our … [Read more...] about The #1 Tip to Help you Eat Healthier