Black Beans & Other Legumes

Black Beans & Other Legumes

  Legumes are a group of vegetables that encompasses peas, lentils and beans.  There are many different types and sizes of legumes such as: black beans, kidney beans, fava beans, garbanzo beans (chick peas), adzuki beans, black eyed beans, pinto beans, lentils, split peas, lima beans – to name a few.  They are a healthy and versatile choice …read more

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Is it true? Is chocolate really a health food?  Yes! Chocolate really IS a health food!  It can be a breakfast food, and it can be helpful in reducing weight! But before I explain why it is so healthy and all the wonderful health benefits of eating chocolate – I have to clarify one, itty bitty …read more

The Effects of a High Glycemic Lifestyle

The Effects of a High Glycemic Lifestyle

  The topic I am exploring here is a big one – it’s a tough one to get a handle on.  At first it seems like all bad news, but I want to assure you there is a wonderful silver lining, a positive side to this.  A high glycemic lifestyle can be totally stopped by making …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

Stealth Health for the Holidays

Stealth Health for the Holidays

When was the last time you exercised, ate well, and lost weight over the holidays? It’s a tall order, and one that many simply write off as the holiday season is designed for indulging, entertaining, and relaxing! The downside: Once the month-long celebration passes, you can end up feeling sluggish and heavier than ever. Well …read more

Food as Medicine - Really??

Food as Medicine – Really??

“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.”  Hippocrates Was Hippocrates right when he made this bold statement?  Modern research is now starting to show us how right he really was.  In a recent lecture by Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone and many other nutritional books – it was stated that …read more

The Body's Acid-Alkaline Balance - Important??

The Body’s Acid-Alkaline Balance – Important??

There seems to be more and more information in health care literature these days about our body’s acid-alkaline (pH) balance. This is a relatively recent topic that most of us know very little about, so it could easily be viewed as the next health info ‘fad’. It’s something I’ve been curious about, so I have …read more

Cold Sore Relief: All Natural Options

Cold Sore Relief: All Natural Options

If you occasionally get a cold sore, take solace in the fact that you are by no means alone! By adolescence, 62% of Americans are infected with HSV-1, or herpes simplex virus 1, the main cause of the painful and unsightly sores, which normally last anywhere from 7 days to two weeks. HSV-1 is a …read more

Coconut Oil Controversy

Coconut Oil Controversy

  There is so much information swirling around coconut oil  – much of it contradictory.  So what is the real truth about coconut oil – is it beneficial or is it harmful?  That’s a good question – I’m so glad you asked!  I’ve done some research on the subject so let’s take a closer look …read more

Fats: Good or Bad??

Fats: Good or Bad??

Are you confused about which fats are ‘good fats’ and which fats are ‘harmful fats’?  You’re not alone! There is so much media hype these days about all types of fats – it’s hard to keep the facts straight!  While all fats, even good fats, need to be used in moderation – here are the …read more