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Food, Mood & Lifestyle Happiness

I don’t remember where but I once read this line, “Your relationship to food mirrors your relationship to your life” and as I pondered it, I realized that it’s a pretty accurate statement. What does this statement actually mean? Well, I took it apart in ways that I personally had felt about the types food… Continue reading Food, Mood & Lifestyle Happiness

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Simple Habits for a Healthy Heart

I want to talk about a healthy heart..again – it’s that important!  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease (common cause is plaque buildup that can’t be cured, only treated), peripheral artery disease (calcium and fat buildup on artery walls) are common heart issues, followed by other heart issues not caused by dietary and… Continue reading Simple Habits for a Healthy Heart

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Diet & Disease

Diet is whatever you eat, it’s not something that you go on and go off of, it’s not cheating, it’s not depriving, diet is food. The foods you choose to eat can help keep you healthy or make you sick. Not all food causes disease and not all food stops disease. Food choices play a… Continue reading Diet & Disease

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Carb Wars

Carbohydrates are the enemy–quality and quantity is the enemy. Fast food, donut shops, cupcake bakeries, Frozen, boxed convenience foods found in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store, and boxed/canned dry convenience foods found in the middle aisles of your grocery store and chemicals disguised to look like food that’s the real enemy. We… Continue reading Carb Wars

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Low-fat & Chemical Free Meal Cleansing

The holiday season can pack on the pounds if you’re not careful of what and how much you eat. Not only that but being on the go day and night to get everything ready for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza…etc. & New Year’s Eve & Day can cause your body fatigue and exhaustion which is breeding ground… Continue reading Low-fat & Chemical Free Meal Cleansing

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Salt Cravings: Why You Get Them & How to Satisfy Them Safely

Whether you eat a lot of salt on a daily basis or you watch your salt intake your body craves salt from time to time largely due to activity level and hot weather. When this happens, you might reach for potato chips or another salty junk food snack, cheese, fast food or countless other convenience… Continue reading Salt Cravings: Why You Get Them & How to Satisfy Them Safely

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Food for Health Not Habit or Pleasure

Our health is all we have and our diet is one of the few things we can have complete control over most of the time. Once we neglect our body through diet we become dependent on dietary restrictions and it’s no longer up to us. One important thing we can learn from our parents and… Continue reading Food for Health Not Habit or Pleasure

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Protein, Carbohydrate & Healthy Fats Balance [in the simplest foods]

As I read through social media, newspaper and magazine articles and listen to news reports I hear an overwhelming amount of different diets out there. A big fad right now is low-carb to no-carb diets that boast a high amount of animal protein such as the Paleo diet. While each of us is different and… Continue reading Protein, Carbohydrate & Healthy Fats Balance [in the simplest foods]

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Hypertension/High Blood Pressure

Hypertension aka High Blood Pressure (HBP) puts strain on the heart – think of it as “hyper = excessive” “tension = Stretch/strain”. When there is excessive strain on the arteries and the heart it can lead to stroke, aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and is a cause of kidney disease. Some signs and symptoms of hypertension… Continue reading Hypertension/High Blood Pressure