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, 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
The phrases “living healthy” or “healthy choices” often are associated with deprivation or denial. We know that we should make choices in our lives that strengthen our bodies, improve our health and increase our potential for longevity. Unfortunately, we often think of living healthy as giving up all the “fun stuff” to do things that are “good for us”. Blah! Yes, any healthy lifestyle includes … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits that you Will Actually Look Forward to
So, I watched a marathon of Girls season three this weekend. Previously I saw a bit of season two, but this was my first real encounter with this much-discussed show. It was also my first encounter with the most talked about topic of the show: Lena Dunham’s liberal exposure of her naked, very normal, “non-Hollywood” physique. I put the terms Lena Dunham’s nudity in quotation marks on Google and … [Read more...] about The Lesson that Lena Dunham’s Naked Body Taught to Me.
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
I strive to do less. Can this be me talking? I never thought I would hear those words come from my lips. I’m the epitome of the type A personality. I have to be creating, achieving or embarking on something at any moment in time or I feel lazy and time negligent. I am always striving towards something far in the future that I need to have, and only my hard work will bring it to me. I have … [Read more...] about The Beautiful Art of Doing NOTHING
Want to do something super supportive of good health? What if I told you there was something you could do that involves no deprivation and would not only make you feel wonderful but also improve your health? “Sign me up right now!”, you scream! Ok, great! I want you to close your e-mail, hide your smartphone, put your textbooks away, get someone to watch the kids and…. You still with me? Great … [Read more...] about The Health Essential Benefits of Leisure Time
I would like to think of myself as an adventurer. You know, the type of person who doesn’t let what they’ve done in the past limit what they can do in the future. I would like to be the person that sees a challenge and decides to march confidently into the unknown. I firmly believe that limiting your life by only focusing on your known strong points limits your potential. Doing so can dull … [Read more...] about Living Outside Your Comfort Zone for a Healthier You
How often when you look at your reflection do you feel like you are looking at one of those fun house mirrors? There are days when I look in the mirror and I’m not really sure what I see. Do I look fat, thin, ugly, pretty, put together, unkempt? As far as I know I have 20/20 vision. So why is it so difficult to see myself accurately? How many of you have been there? … [Read more...] about Being Good to that Person Inside the Mirror
What the heck is a food coach anyway? Seriously, we’ve eating solid food since we were in diapers. So what is the point of having someone looking over our shoulders telling us how to eat? Well, since you asked, here is a little list I put together. It is my top five reasons to work with a food coach: 1) Ever … [Read more...] about Top five reasons to work with a food coach