Category Archives: health and nutrition

Super-Green-Detox-Drink250Intuitively you know it’s time to pick up your health game. Everyday, or most everyday, you wake up feeling tired before your day even begins. You experience a chronic cough. Maybe stiff joints.

Perhaps lower back pain or belly bloat. Maybe even moodiness, brain fog and/or poor concentration… and it’s impacting your productivity at work, in your life, in your relationships and at home.

Feeling less than great is your new normal and you don’t like it. You want to feel energetic again. You want to be able to exceed the results you once were able to consistently produce.

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food-desert250Picture a dry, barren, parched Saraha desert, no water for sights only sand surrounding you for miles around. You picture an oasis but instead it’s a mirage. This is the image we typically get when we hear the word ‘desert’. In the 21st century there is a new concept I’d like to introduce to you-food deserts. Food desert is defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores … Read the rest

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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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Changing your diet to improve your health doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Here are some ideas for healthy alternatives. Make these tiny tweaks to your diet and you’ll eliminate those calories today!

Whole Wheat instead of White Bread
Whole wheat and grain helps to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Nuts instead of Crackers
Nuts can lower the risk of heart attacks and reduce bad cholesterol.  But eat sparingly since they are relatively high in calories.

Wheat instead of White Pasta
Whole wheat pasta contains soluble fiber which can help to lower cholesterol and help to make you feel … Read the rest

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30 Minute MealsLooking for a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less? Life is hectic and it is often easier to grab a frozen dinner or takeout instead of cooking a meal from scratch.  There is a healthy alternative. Prepare your food the old fashioned way—at home in your own kitchen. Incorporate some of these less than 30 minute meals into your weekly routine!

Breakfast
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Ready In: 5-10 minutes
Yogurt contains probiotics, a good bacteria that can help with digestion.  It also contains calcium which strengthens bones.  There are so many different variations of the yogurt parfait—just … Read the rest

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