The Power of Your Gut People are often unaware of the power of their gut. And just to be clear, this means your digestive organs like your stomach, your small intestine and your large intestine. Because how your food gets digested determines the nutrients available to nourish the body. It determines whether you're inflamed and sickly or vibrant and healthy. In fact, the digestive system is … [Read more...] about Your Gut is Where Your Health Transformation Begins
Why a healthy cleanse? We are exposed to more toxins today than ever before in history. And I'm not just talking about the toxins in the air, in food or in home products. I'm also talking about excess toxic stress. I'm talking about our on-the-go, 100-mile-an-hour lifestyle. And I'm talking about the sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and other foods that are toxic in our diets. For all these … [Read more...] about A Healthy Cleanse: The Benefits, The Protocol & Super Secret Tips!
My Reason to Hike Things that I crave in no particular order: the beach, rolling hills and calmness outside the bustle of my normal city life. The great think about hiking? It enables me to experience all three (though maybe not all at the same time!) Let's get one thing straight. I'm a health and diet coach who helps you heal your relationship with food. I'm certainly not a natural athlete. I … [Read more...] about Hiking: The Adventure Begins Here!
Those Last Stubborn Pounds There is no magic potion for weight-loss. You can't wave a wand and make it all disappear. Trust me, if I could have done this, I would still carry my magic wand today. But essential oils are a great tool for those last stubborn pounds. They help create balance in the body. The more balance, the less inflammation. The less inflammation, the less weight gain. And the … [Read more...] about Essential Oils: Say Goodbye To Those Last Stubborn Pounds
Your Feelings Matter Sticks or stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I'm sure you said that at least once before you had completed elementary school. But it's not true. Words can be extremely damaging. And your feelings can have affect your body in a way that literally hurts. Anxiety, sadness and depression are something that most of us experience these at some point in our … [Read more...] about Stop Your Feelings From Feeding Your Waistline
This has been a pretty stressful week in the world. The stock market is up and down, the world economy has a big question mark, and there is lots of chatter about the what the future holds. And, that's just what's going on in the world. What's going on in your life? And if you happen to notice that your shoulders are tensed up by your ears, you know that it is time to breathe and relax. I don't … [Read more...] about Relax! 30 Ways to Chill the (Bleep) Out!
Last week I talked about controlling inflammation for health and weight loss. But fighting inflammation is only half the battle. The second piece of the puzzle is managing the hormone insulin. You must make friends with this hormone before long-term health and weight loss will occur. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body store fat. But before you give insulin a piece of your mind, know that … [Read more...] about Insulin: The Fat-Storing AND Weight-Loss Hormone
Why do attempts to reclaim your health have to be so difficult? A healthy lifestyle means nurturing your body. I mean, what could be more indulgent than that? And while healthy living does require some level of discipline, it also requires a lot of self-care. And self-care feels just awesome. Not ready to jump into the deep-end with your healthy lifestyle? Try instituting some of these fun … [Read more...] about 10 Brilliantly Fun Ways to Reclaim Your Health
This is why I get so excited about maca. You don't want to wait until the onset of an illness to start making your health a priority. And while there is no way around a balanced, nutritious diet, there are some foods that provide “extra credit” for your health profile. Maca is a root that is a member of the radish family. It is native to Peru and has been used for centuries as natural medicine. … [Read more...] about 8 Healthy, Sexy Benefits of Maca
You might consider weight loss or just improving your health as one of your top aspirations. But what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your last attempt at healthy living or weight loss? If the first word that comes to mind is "failure", let's start to change that. If you can only maintain your healthy regimen for a week or two, you might just need to make some small … [Read more...] about 10 Daily Practices for Health & Weight Loss