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
When I was growing up, I remember always getting a piece of parsley with restaurant dishes. And I considered parsley to be just some fancy decoration to brush to the side. Then one day I saw somebody put it in their mouth, chew, swallow and live! Parsley is edible? Who knew! And that was my introduction to edible and healing herbs. How can herbs help heal the body? While there are numerous ways … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Herbs Can Heal Your Body
Insomnia is a growing problem. And many are surprised, after years of luxurious sleep, to suddenly find themselves staring at the ceiling counting sheep. Insomnia is something that we are more at risk for every year that we live. If you find yourself unable to get good shut-eye, your doctor will most probably talk to you about stress. But you need to also investigate your diet. There are … [Read more...] about Insomnia Alert: Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed
Brain fog affects many healthy young and middle-aged people. And while there are many illnesses and medications that can contribute to muddled thinking, that isn't what I'm talking about today. I'm talking about otherwise healthy people who suspect that they are living under a cloud that compromises their mental clarity. They just don't feel as sharp as they used to. They are always thinking with … [Read more...] about Brain Fog: Does Your Brain Need a Tune-up?
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
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