Tips For a Strong Immune System and How to Combat The Cold And Flu

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us.  Has your house been hit yet?  During the winter months we tend to spend more time indoors.  Spending more time indoors means more exposure to germs and not as much vitamin D.  Our immune system is weakened during the winter months due to these factors.  In turn, we Read more about Tips For a Strong Immune System and How to Combat The Cold And Flu[…]

Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?

Did you know that dietary cholesterol or the cholesterol that is found in foods, such as egg yolks and butter is different from the cholesterol that is found in your blood?  The cholesterol that is found in your blood is produced in your liver.  According to Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD., author of Fat and Cholesterol are Good Read more about Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Health?[…]

Diabetes has Become an Epidemic in the United States

In honor of November being national diabetes month, I thought I would share a little information on diabetes and help bring awareness to the disease.  Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high.  Glucose is a type of sugar that you get from the food you consume.  Your Read more about Diabetes has Become an Epidemic in the United States[…]

5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons.

5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons: Eat a whole food, nutrient dense diet. Your body needs many nutrients such as vitamin A, C, D and E along with important minerals like selenium and zinc for immune support.  Eating a whole food nutrient diet, focusing on Read more about 5 tips to boost your immune system as you prepare for the cold and flu seasons.[…]

What To Do If You Are Struggling To Reach Your Goals?

Recently, I shared with you three things you should know about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle; it’s not about perfection, don’t live with regret, and do what makes you feel good and happy.  These three things always hold true in my mind.  These three concepts are great, but what do you do if you Read more about What To Do If You Are Struggling To Reach Your Goals?[…]

How To Live A Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle: 3 Things you should know.

As a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified personal trainer and health and wellness coach my goal is to help individuals and communities learn to live balanced healthy lifestyles.  Health and wellness is something that I have been interested in for as long as I can remember.  I also have a strong desire to help people, and Read more about How To Live A Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle: 3 Things you should know.[…]

Tips for Reading Food Labels and Checking Ingredients

When making food choices and trying to eat a healthy, nutrient dense diet one of the most important things you need to know and start doing is reading labels and checking ingredients. It goes beyond looking at the front of the box and seeing deceiving words like natural, organic, heart healthy, whole grain, low sugar, Read more about Tips for Reading Food Labels and Checking Ingredients[…]

Don’t let the holiday weekend keep you from reaching your health goals.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, including an extended three day weekend, with celebrations often times including unhealthy foods and alcoholic beverages. Holiday weekends can make it more difficult to stick with your nutrition plan and exercise program. Do not let this holiday weekend set the tone for the rest of the summer. Read more about Don’t let the holiday weekend keep you from reaching your health goals.[…]

Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue seems to be everywhere these days.  I read articles about it online, see Facebook posts, listen to podcasts; but what is it and why should I care? Adrenal fatigue is a fatigue caused by overworked, or poorly working, adrenal glands.  It frequently occurs in individuals who are under a lot of mental, emotional Read more about Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?[…]

My Favorite Health and Wellness Blogs and Podcasts.

I am writing this post from sunny Florida.  We decided to book a last minute spring break vacation to the sunshine state.  I wish I could stay in Florida until it was warm and sunny in Wisconsin.  We have been enjoying the beach and pool daily.  No agenda, just fun and sun, I could get Read more about My Favorite Health and Wellness Blogs and Podcasts.[…]