Category Archives: adult health

menopause_symptomsOne of the most common complaints I hear from clients is that they can’t lose weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. This is incredibly frustrating!

Unfortunately, it may have nothing to do with what YOU’RE doing.

It may be your hormones.

Hormone imbalances lead to difficulty losing weight and an increased risk of obesity and they can’t be solved by dieting alone. If you’ve been unsuccessful at losing weight chances are one or more the following hormonal imbalances could be the problem:

1. Inflammation

Digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmune disease, arthritis, asthma, eczema, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, depression … Read the rest

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pregnant250I think most would agree that maintaining a healthy body is an important goal in life.  But, when getting ready and trying to conceive, a healthy body is of the utmost importance.

A zinc deficiency by itself will not make your infertile, but it is an important mineral that nourishes parts of the reproductive system and it is often overlooked.  Zinc works with more than 300 different enzymes in the body to keep things working properly.  When zinc is in short supply, your cells cannot divide correctly and your balance of estrogen to progesterone can become imbalanced.

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cornfield200Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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Healthy Lunch IdeasIf you are trying to shed pounds and maintain a healthy eating plan, lunchtime can be a battle.  We have all suffered from hunger pangs that seem to hit in the afternoon causing us to reach for an unhealthy snack like a candy bar or chips.  If your stomach is rumbling, it could mean that you didn’t eat the right foods during lunch to keep you full for the rest of your afternoon until dinnertime.

Eating a healthy lunch is very important. Here are two big reasons why:

Energy—eating a lunch packed with nutrients helps you to avoid a … Read the rest

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yogurt-parfait200Remember what your mom used to say? “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And no…coffee is not breakfast.  There are mornings when you barely have time to brush your teeth, so eating healthy can be quite the challenge.  Luckily, eating well doesn’t need to take up a lot of your valuable time.  There are healthy—and quick—breakfast ideas to keep you feeling energized and have healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  And, when you eat a healthy breakfast, it leads to healthier food choices throughout the rest of your day. 

If you are a busy mom on the Read the rest

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