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 …

Antioxidants: Cell Defenders!

When your body turns food into energy, it produces chemical byproducts called free radicals.  These are also formed when you exercise, are exposed to air pollution, chemicals or even sunlight.  If they …

Superfood! Chia Seeds

Tiny, but mighty, chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse.  They’ve been used by the Aztecs and Mayans since as far back as 3500 B.C. and the word “chia” in Mayan actually means …

Food for the Eyes

We all know that when a meal looks appealing, we enjoy it that much more.  What we probably don’t think about very much, though, is how important what we eat is to …

Live Long and Well

What you eat plays a tremendous role in how long you live and how well you live and whether you remain fit mentally and physically.  Your diet has to be the main component of a healthy lifestyle that includes being active, social and mindful. You should aim for a plant-based diet, letting animal products occupy …

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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