Burnout – 3 Ways to Manage Work-Life Balance

Burnout – 3 Ways to Manage Work-Life Balance

With the lines between work and home ever blurring, it’s easy to lose nights, weekends, and family vacations to the job—and those minutes add up! But an on-call 24/7 work mentality can do more than eat up your time; it also takes a toll on your health and well-being. Even if you love your job, …read more

Boost Your Immune System - Naturally!

Boost Your Immune System – Naturally!

Being sick stinks! But just because the temps are cooling off that doesn’t mean it has to happen to you… You can dodge the seemingly incessant flow of germs that are freely passed around in the fall and winter months by taking extra steps to support your immune system. Here are 9 simple, all-natural ways …read more

The Blood Sugar Balancing Act

The Blood Sugar Balancing Act

Do you spend your day feeling like you are riding an erratic energy rollercoaster? Bursting with vitality after you eat something carby, sugary, or caffeinated only to crash an hour later feeling more lethargic than you did before you ate? If so, you can join the millions of Americans who need to address inconsistent blood …read more

Gout - Causes and Management

Gout – Causes and Management

  Gout, a very painful inflammatory type of arthritis, has been on the increase over the past two decades. Recently someone asked me about gout: what causes it and what can be done to prevent or manage it?  Are there other treatment options besides anti-inflammatory medications?  Here’s what my research turned up… Gout is caused …read more

Why Weight? Diets Don't Work

Why Weight? Diets Don’t Work

  You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with North America’s hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises …read more

Feed Your Skin

Feed Your Skin

When it comes to nourishing and protecting your skin, what you eat is as important—if not more so—than what you put on it. Assuming you don’t smoke, a well-rounded, healthy diet that steers clear of many of the staples in the Standard American Diet should repay you with a fresh, glowing complexion that makes you …read more

The Importance of Drinking Water

The Importance of Drinking Water

Did you know that water comprises about 60% of our body weight?  And did you know that almost every system in our body requires water?  It’s true! Nine functions that water performs in our body (a partial list): maintains fluid balance important for nerve impulses transports nutrients and  oxygen to our cells helps with muscle …read more

The Truth About Carbohydrates

The Truth About Carbohydrates

  There seems to be so much hubbub and confusion about carbohydrates (carbs)… low carb, no carb, high carb, good carbs, bad carbs – on and on it goes.  So what are the true basic facts about carbs, anyway?  What exactly are carbs and why do we need them? Are carbs good for us, or …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

Food Additives - Are They Dangerous?

Food Additives – Are They Dangerous?

  I recently heard a lecture by Michael Jacobson PhD, who is the co-founder of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, an independent consumer advocacy organization that conducts innovative research in nutrition and health.  He was talking about three particular food additives that are very common in our food supply, and the health …read more