Free Radicals - What You Need to Know

Free Radicals – What You Need to Know

There is a lot of talk about free radicals and how they are harmful to our health. Let’s talk about the basic details of free radicals and what we can do about them. What are free radicals? They are unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which makes them chemically reactive. What causes free radicals? The …read more

Good Sleep - Important for Everyone!

Good Sleep – Important for Everyone!

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very interesting lecture by Dr. Chris Carruthers, an expert on sleep disorders.  Dr. Carruthers herself has had a sleep disorder, overcame this disorder and has made it her mission to help others obtain healthy sleep to improve their health and their lives. Currently Dr. Carruthers works with …read more

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. …read more

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