We all have times when our digestive health could be better. Nobody is immune to tummy troubles. You might experience stomach discomfort. Or maybe you're bloated or nauseous. Picture courtesy of Claudia Crespo In some instances, underlying medical conditions or food intolerances may be to blame. So always speak with your doctor if you have new symptoms. However, diet and lifestyle changes … [Read more...] about Digestive Health: 5 Tips for Better Digestion
Bloating is something many of us experience at some point. But Shhh!!! Nobody wants to talk about it. It’s become just one of those suffer in silence kind of things. But it really is so common. So today I want to talk about some common things that cause stomach bloating. Let’s bring the topic back out into the open, where it should be. But first a disclaimer - There are many innocent reasons … [Read more...] about Bloating: Here’s What May Really Be To Blame
So you’re ready for the restful sleep You know...that blissful sleep you had as a kid. Aaaaah, those were the days! So get ready for the Restful Sleep Challenge. You’re gonna devote 7 days to luxurious restful sleep. Walking through life in a haze is not the way to go. And how many cups of coffee can you really drink? You’ve put time and effort into everything else meaningful in your life. … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep Challenge: 7 Nights To Blissful Slumber
I've always yearned to be trendy. When I was younger, I was captivated by the fashion magazines. I would practice applying makeup, salivate over the clothes I would probably never have and follow the cool lingo. But here's what I've learned about health trends. Sometimes it's actually really good to not be trendy. “What? Not be trendy? Impossible!!!” But even if your Instagram account rivals … [Read more...] about Health Trends: When It’s Better To Not Be Trendy
More Than Just Calories If you've read my blog for long enough, you might have noticed a trend. Almost every week I talk about some new key factor to gaining or losing weight. I mean, what gives? Am I just hopping every week on the next bandwagon? Or do I just keep changing my mind? And why don't I talk more about CALORIES? Confusing, eh? But trust me, there's a method to my madness. You're … [Read more...] about More Than Calories: A Diet Built Around YOU!
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
Gluten-Free Diets Have Exploded Onto The Scene There are new gluten-free products everywhere you look. So should you try this new trendy way of eating? And will it transform your health? People often give up gluten who will receive no health benefit. On the other hand, people who might benefit from this diet often have no clue. There are many who believe fiction over facts when it comes to … [Read more...] about Gluten-Free Diets: Fact vs Fiction
Ok, I'm probably not blowing your mind by telling you that fiber is an integral part of your diet. Yet there's probably a lot you DON”T know about fiber. And your need for it in the diet goes way beyond “old people” and prunes. Adequate intake can make you healthier, skinnier and stronger at any age! The first thing I learned in my early days of dieting was to add lots of vegetables to my diet. … [Read more...] about Fiber: A Key Ingredient For Weight Loss
You want to lose weight and you want to lose it now. And why not take the quickest route possible to get the results you want? You tell yourself that the crash diet is just the beginning. You know you aren't going to eat like this FOREVER. You'll just do it long enough to lose a little weight. And from that point, you'll start eating healthier. The problem is that even though people lose quick … [Read more...] about Your Crash Diet May Lead To Weight Gain! Do This Instead!
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