Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

Organic: What is it? How do we know if it’s organic? Why choose organic?

Chemicals enter the body through eating conventionally grown foods and these chemicals have been known to cause loss of brain function/development, cancers, respiratory issues and disease, thyroid disease

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Getting to the Good Part

Sometimes I find myself wishing the week(s) away just to get to the good part of my life. By doing this, I’m in fact wishing my life away; and if I do that, there will be no so-called good part. Every week brings some sort of discomfort for every one of us. We think about… Continue reading Getting to the Good Part

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Corn Syrup & High Fructose Corn Syrup; What’s the Difference?

Someone recently presented me with this question and as a food and lifestyle coach, it’s my job to find answers to everyday questions and share the information with you so you can make healthy choices in your journey. Corn syrup is made by extracting from the corn starch from yellow corn plant and made into… Continue reading Corn Syrup & High Fructose Corn Syrup; What’s the Difference?

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Great Blood Work Results Can Be a Side Effect of Eating Properly

Maybe you want to change your diet to lose weight, maybe that’s your only goal, or maybe you want to lower blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure. Whatever your goal is, it will happen when you are diligent in adopting new good habits. One of the first things that I have experienced happening with my… Continue reading Great Blood Work Results Can Be a Side Effect of Eating Properly

C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Stuffed Swiss Chard

I went to my favorite farm stand in town and picked up some great greens. One particular green I bought was Swiss chard; the leaves were enormous and crispy and bright. I used some in salad and other dishes but I still had a lot of large leaves left so I decided to stuff them… Continue reading Stuffed Swiss Chard

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Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

Energy flows where attention goes comes from the book “The Secret” and when I read that it made complete sense to me. I watch and listen to people everywhere and I see how this statement is true. Where you put your focus is where you feed your desire or your problem; so, after reading that… Continue reading Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

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Motivation

Motivation must come from within you. It’s not something that can be given or received. Motivators are simply tools to help you organize your thinking and organize your plans. When you feel unmotivated to do something it’s just a mindset that you’re in. You might be unmotivated because your task seems uninteresting to you, it… Continue reading Motivation

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Start from Where You Are; Do the Next Right Thing

You start something new; eating better, exercising, less sugar, less snacking, quit smoking, drinking etc. You start out strong and well-intentioned but one day during lunch you slip up a little and you talk yourself into feelings of failure & inadequacy, reminding yourself of all the times you’ve repeated this behavior in the past and… Continue reading Start from Where You Are; Do the Next Right Thing

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Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

With so many choices for foods to eat just about anywhere you turn, particularly if you live in an urban or suburban area, it’s no wonder many of us are in a constant struggle to lose weight, to feel better, to eat less, to sleep better, to not feel bloated, to have less stress and… Continue reading Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?

I use cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil less than I used to. I didn’t taste much difference between that and a light olive oil in stir-frying. My knowledge of coconut oil in the past was that it wasn’t very good for you so my curiosity in why that ‘claim’ is different today, is no surprise.… Continue reading Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?