So many of us have some type of device that counts the steps we take. It’s an incentive to stay moving and have a little fun at the same time. Here are some tips to meet your walking goals: CAR PARKING – Whether it’s at work or grocery shopping, park where you have to walk the distance of the lot. […]

I’m on a quest to swap out as many products as I can in my house that have harmful chemicals with ones that don’t cause impairment. I started a while back by getting into essential oils, and making some of my own products, but got distracted.  So I’m going to give it my best shot again and see what I can accomplish […]

I remember when chia was introduced as a ‘superfood’ and the trendy thing to buy. The truth is what goes around comes around. Chia dates back to about 2500 B.C. as a food source. It was looked upon as a great fount of energy; a food staple in the Aztec and Myan populations. Oh, and for those of us old enough to remember, let’s not […]

PEPPERMINT TEA INSTEAD OF CANDY “To counter a sweets craving, try mint tea (it’s the soothing version of brushing your teeth to redirect your taste buds).  Stock some at work and at home and always travel with a few bags handy — the airport can feel like a lawless society, nutritionally speaking,” Sugar is a preferred taste from birth because […]

DON’T EAT OVER THE KITCHEN SINK “If you’re tempted to gobble something while cleaning up from dinner, just take a minute and sit down.  You’ll digest better and bring more thought to what you’re putting in your mouth.  Likewise, try not to eat in front of the TV, and if you’ve brought home takeout, serve yourself a reasonable portion rather […]

At your local grocery store looking for a particular item? One look down the aisles can mistakenly make you feel like you have a bad case of vertigo. Stop! Don’t call the ENT doc just yet! It’s only going to get worse – or better – depending on how YOU look at it. Confession time, this past year was a […]

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BREAKFAST IS WRONG “Get away from fruit and grains in the morning –you don’t need that sugar and gluten.  A dose of healthy fats will start your day off right.  Have boiled or poached eggs with greens, sardines on gluten free crisp breads, or half an avocado — score it, spritz with lemon or olive oil, […]

  BREAKFAST IN A GLASS “If you’re not a big morning eater, have a tasty smoothie with protein powder and healthy fats.  A favorite is this blueberry-avocado-kale shake.” 4- 6 ounces of water, 4-6 ounces of coconut milk, 1 serving of whey protein or pea protein powder, 1 serving of greens powder, 1/2 frozen or fresh blueberries, 1/4 avocado, 1 cup […]

IS CHOCOLATE SERIOUSLY GOOD FOR YOU? “Only high-quality diary-free dark chocolate has significant health benefits (improving blood flow, reducing cholesterol, and helping to prevent cell damage). Most chocolate, though, contains milk (even most dark chocolate), which blocks your body’s absorption of its antioxidants. A few times a week you can treat yourself to an ounce or so of top-shelf diary-free […]

SKIP THE GRAINS; ADD MORE VEGETABLES “Most of us are in the habit of having “that third thing” at dinner with our protein and vegetables–and more often than not, that’s a grain.  But since every bite on your plate should be packed with nutritients, and grains just don’t compare, make that third item a satisfying starchy vegetable instead.  Carrots and […]