Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
The value in restful sleep Most of us do not get restful sleep these days. Why does this happen? Gosh let me think. Here's a brief list of some of the many, many possibilities. We're too stressed We've wired from hours spent on our electronics We carry our work into the bedroom on our laptops, tablets and phones We eat too much stimulating sugary foods and foods that turn into sugar … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep in Just 10 Minutes!
Detox has become a trendy catch phrase. But detoxification is serious business. And given that we are eating, absorbing and breathing many more toxins that any other generation in history, we all need a little help with detoxification. Toxic build-up can cause inflammation, depression, allergies, weight gain and serious illnesses. So implementing ways to detox daily is essential for good … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Detox Daily
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
The sugar habit is one of the toughest to quit. And the food industry isn't trying to help us out. They add sugar to everything which can be addictive both physically and mentally. In excess, sugar can contribute to disease and an expanding waistline. So how do you kick the habit? Here are my favorite tips for getting over sugar cravings and dropping the sweet stuff habit for good. Eat … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Abolish Toxic Sugar Cravings
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