Xylitol - What's It All About?

Xylitol – What’s It All About?

Many people are using sweeteners other than ordinary sugar.  There are a number of sweeteners available that are not chemicals. Xylitol is one of those sweeteners.  Here is some helpful information to assist you in making an informed choice if you are looking for a sugar substitute. What exactly is xylitol? Xylitol is part of …read more

Deconstructing Cravings

Deconstructing Cravings

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of will-power or …read more

Top 10 Stress Busters

Top 10 Stress Busters

Did you know that a whopping up to 90 percent of doctor visits are stress-related? Stress, practically a 21st century epidemic, can wreak havoc on your health and happiness if you don’t learn coping techniques to keep it at bay—for good. In fact, some of the many detrimental emotional effects of stress include: Anger Irritability …read more

Beautiful Body Types

Beautiful Body Types

Almost all of us have a distorted image of our body, often due to the importance our culture places on outward appearance and the onslaught of media images of airbrushed models and celebrities. On a daily basis, we talk to ourselves in ways we would never speak to another. Imagine speaking to a child the …read more

Solve Your Energy Crisis

Solve Your Energy Crisis

Do you start your day wondering what happened to your ‘get up and go’? Are you feeling an energy crisis in your body that leaves you draggy all day long? Do you feel sleepy or exhausted in the middle of the afternoon? If so, you are not alone! So many of people feel a daily energy crunch …read more

Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise benefits your health in many ways—from cardiovascular conditioning and  weight-loss to toning muscles and improving mood. But did you know it also plays a crucial role in keeping your bones healthy? Like muscle, bone is living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. Those who exercise generally achieve greater bone mass than those who …read more

Get Slow

Get Slow

Who doesn’t feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up exhausted. Somehow these days full of duties, obligations and busyness have begun to build up and become our lives. We spend our time doing things we don’t really want to do, …read more

Digestion: Chewing Your Food

Digestion: Chewing Your Food

When it comes to increased health, it’s not just what we eat but how we eat. Digestion actually begins in the mouth, where contact with our teeth and digestive enzymes in our saliva break down food. But these days most of us rush through the whole eating experience, barely acknowledging what we’re putting in our …read more

Easy Health Tips

Easy Health Tips

  Small, gradual changes win!   Try to add just one healthy change to your diet or lifestyle each week.  Small, well planned, easily integrated changes will quickly add up and become permanent, and you will be amazed the great health benefits you’ll be experiencing!  One change per week = 52 changes per year!  Now that’s …read more

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load - the Facts!

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load – the Facts!

There’s no doubt that many people are aware of, have heard about or have read about, ‘Glycemic Index’ – but surprisingly few people know about ‘Glycemic Load’. And those who have heard of glycemic load (GL)  – likely assume that it is just another synonym for glycemic index (GI).  The fact is – they are two …read more