I Am Worth It – Challenge #1

If you’re in the habit of eating fast food regularly, we challenge you to go one week without it.  With a little bit of pre-planning and a trip to the grocery store at the beginning of the week, you can prepare your own “fast” meals and skip the junk food. Breakfast Get up 15 minutes …

Feed Your Brain

We normally think of food as nutrition for our bodies, without giving much thought to our brains.  The truth is that what you eat has a huge impact on your brain and …

Superfood! Turmeric

You’re probably familiar with the bright yellow spice used in curry and a lot of Indian foods, but you may not be aware of the amazing health benefits it offers.  The active …

Vitamin C – Why You Need It

With cold and flu season around the corner, it’s important to strengthen your immune system and build up your resistance.  One of the most well-known ways to do this is by upping …

Diet Report Card – Needs Improvements

A new study published in JAMA provides a report card on the American diet and shows that we have not learned our lessons very well.  We’re still eating too many bad carbs and more saturated fat than we should. In examining the diets of 44,000 adults over 18 years, it was found thaat 42% of …

Eat to Lose Weight

One of the basic truths about losing weight is that you need to burn more calories than you consume.  3500 calories equal approximately 1 pound of fat, so if you cut 500 to 1000 calories a day from a typical diet, you should lose 1 – 2 pounds per week.  There are many additional factors …

Vitamin D(efense)

Vitamin D affects nearly every cell in your body and its importance to your health is difficult to exaggerate.  Vitamin D plays a role in: Healthy bones, including preventing osteoporosis – it helps your body absorb calcium Lowered risk of diabetes – improving your body’s sensitivity to insulin, thereby reducing insulin resistance Reduced blood pressure …
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