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

Dealing With Fatty Liver

Dealing With Fatty Liver

Fatty liver….. what exactly is that?  Maybe you’ve heard of it, or perhaps you’ve even heard your Doctor mention it – but you’re not clear on the details, particularly how it happens or what can be done about it. I had the good fortune to attend a very informative Lunch and Learn Session about Fatty Liver Disease …read more

Digestion & Blood Type

Digestion & Blood Type

Within the field of health care and wellness there are many theories about digestion. One theory put forth by Peter D’Adamo is that blood types affect the digestive system and other aspects of our health such as exercise, and how susceptible we are to various diseases. Each blood type has its own traits, and the genetic qualities …read more

The Benefits of Low Glycemic Eating

The Benefits of Low Glycemic Eating

  There are a huge number of health benefits to having a dietary lifestyle consisting of foods with a low glycemic load, generally termed ‘low glycemic eating’.  How do I know what the benefits are?  Personal and powerfully life-changing experience!  Both my husband David and I were able to completely turn our health around by changing to …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

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