What is cholesterol? It is a type of fat made in the liver to help bile production. Your body makes some cholesterol on its own and is needed to help digest food, make vitamin D and hormones; sex hormones to be precise. Your liver will produce more cholesterol when you eat trans-fats and saturated fats;… Continue reading Cholesterol
1-2 fillets for each person depending on the size – place in baker/casserole/pan 3 small limes, juiced (buy organic so you can wash them and simmer the couscous water with the peel) 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1” fresh ginger squeezed through garlic press Salt & Pepper… Continue reading Mahi Mahi with Lime Couscous
Keep moving – never stop moving. Take the long way around, zigzag, take the stairs, park the car far away from the door, take a long walk, a short run. Take dance breaks, let everyone join in, take time to play, test your limits, let it go, spend time alone, walk in the woods, hear… Continue reading Take A Hike!
Breathing Space for Healthy Lungs Fall weeds and molds, winter dampness & closed indoor allergens, spring pollen and the pollution from daily living can wreak havoc on your lungs. The pollution doesn’t stop there; electronic gadgets such as computers, TV, tablets, e-cigarettes, space heaters affect the air quality. Then there are toxic cleaning supplies, pesticides… Continue reading Breathing Space for Healthy Lungs
Which of these words or phrases apply to you? Full mind, off-track, focus issues, multi-tasking, not finishing things, loss of interest, loss of motivation, easily distracted, feeling flighty, unsatisfied, going through the motions, auto-pilot, not remembering how you did something or got someplace…and there are probably a large number of other descriptions of feeling disconnected… Continue reading Mind, Body, Spirit Pause
Your thyroid’s function is to control how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to its other hormones. Your thyroid might be challenged if you’ve been feeling tired, anxious or jittery/fidgety, depressed, in a brain fog, low sex drive, increased or decreased appetite, dry skin, low or excessive… Continue reading Support Your Thyroid Naturally
Here’s a light, healthy, satisfying and filling stew that will help you feel more grounded. Lentils help cleanse and purify your blood, sweet potatoes add fiber, potassium and helps kick cravings for sweets. Recipe makes about 6-8 servings. *Add spinach or kale about 5 minutes before serving to add extra healthy goodness. 3 Tbs. Olive oil 4… Continue reading Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew (simple & quick)
You’ve probably heard it before, chewing is important. Do you know why you should chew your food well? There are several reasons so let’s get right to it. 1 – Chewing is your first step in proper digestion. 2 – Proper digestion breaks down your food so that your body can absorb as many nutrients… Continue reading Chewing: Do you truly taste what you eat?
Spring is right around the corner and it’s a perfect time to renew and re-energize all parts of our lives. The first thing I urge you to do is to clean out your refrigerator, cabinets and pantry. Don’t just toss things out to start over – not just yet. The following steps will help you… Continue reading Pantry & Refrigerator Clean-Out
Whether you want to lower your blood pressure or maintain a good blood pressure, a few simple changes can help. What causes your blood pressure to be too high? Being overweight, smoking, alcohol, stress, salt, caffeine, sleep apnea & other sleeping disorders such as insomnia, thyroid disorders, inactivity & family history. You can lower your… Continue reading Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure