Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Tips for getting back on track.

After taking a little time off I am getting back into the swing of things.  The holidays were nice. We spent the holidays with family and, unfortunately, the boys spent most of winter break battling sickness.  We didn’t follow a routine which was very refreshing, but it is hard to get back on track and Read more about Don’t Beat Yourself Up. Tips for getting back on track.[…]

Five Tips For Reducing Stress.

Many of us experience stress, some of us more than others.  Stress is a natural reaction to everyday life experiences.  The reaction to stress can be physical and/or mental.  Stress can be triggered from everyday responsibilities at home, work, school, etc.  Stress can also be triggered from serious life events such as the death of Read more about Five Tips For Reducing Stress.[…]

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving!  I wanted to let all of you know that I am grateful for you.    I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my weekly emails/blog posts.  My goal is to help as many people as I can to live a healthier lifestyle.  I know that the holidays can be a stressful Read more about 5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season[…]

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[…]

Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.

Leaky gut or intestinal permeability is a condition that affects the lining of the intestines.  It occurs when there is damage to the intestinal lining, which then allows toxins, microbes, undigested food particles and waste to cross the intestinal wall and enter the blood stream.  When this occurs it may trigger an autoimmune response, which Read more about Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.[…]

The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.

Do you have an autoimmune disease?  If you do not have an autoimmune disease you most likely know someone has one.  The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc. estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, and the number of people being diagnosed each year is on the rise1.  Autoimmune disorders are caused by genetic and Read more about The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.[…]

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.[…]

It Is Amazing What You Can Accomplish in 21 Days – My experience with the 21 Day Sugar Detox

When I first started the 21 Day Sugar Detox (21 DSD) I was nervous, 21 days is a long time, right?!  Going into week 3 I realized that 21 days is not a long time at all.  It is amazing what can be done in 21 days and how much can change in those 21 Read more about It Is Amazing What You Can Accomplish in 21 Days – My experience with the 21 Day Sugar Detox[…]

 My “go to” 21 Day Sugar Detox Products

I am finishing up the final week of The 21 Day Sugar Detox (21 DSD).   I’d like to share with you 5 of my “go to” products, in no particular order; GT’s Kombucha, you are allowed 8 oz. of kombucha (fermented tea) per day while on the 21 DSD. Consuming kombucha is said to have Read more about  My “go to” 21 Day Sugar Detox Products[…]