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The MOST important thing to keep your energy even throughout the day

Reposted from January 2022. The one thing that most assuredly will make your energy take a nose-dive during the day - unregulated blood sugar. If you have ANY of these symptoms: Read more

Here are 2 habits that will give you better sleep and more energy

Your body is always trying to keep things in balance. This is called homeostasis. When you let your body go too long without eating, your blood sugar dips too low and your liver compensates by dumping glycogen (2 sugar molecules bound together) into your bloodstream. This is like a fire hose... Read more

How to be my healthiest has been top of mind as I have been contemplating the last year of my 40’s

Last week, I turned 49…from quite a few, I heard, “Oh, to be 49 again!” Not what I was thinking - I didn’t realize how much that number was getting to me until my actual birthday, when I realized I had been having all of these unhelpful thoughts. For the last few months I have been having some symptoms that just weren’t going away. I started believing what I hear people often tell me when I meet them for the first time. “Oh, it’s because I’m getting older.” I was almost resigned to never feeling better. My response is usually, “Nonsense! You’ve got inflammation and we just need to fix it.” - I was feeling in a place of, I must be wrong, this must be what it’s like to be getting older. Ug! Not fun..... Read more

The best savory snack with a hint of sweet to keep your energy balanced all day

I've been eager to make this for quite a while. I had learned about it from a podcast a couple of months ago. So I tried it yesterday with some slight alterations. I actually had a frog this morning because I didn't have time for my usual breakfast. And I realized at 11am I hadn't even thought about food. Read more

6 Secret Superfoods For a Slimmer Body

While there is no official definition of a "super food," it's widely recognized that these foods pack in mega-doses of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other substances that your body needs! Super foods are known to reduce your risk of chronic disease, promote optimal health, and help you shed unwanted pounds (there's a reason why potato chips don't make the list!). Read more

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a great meal to incorporate into your weekly menu. Although it has a mild nutty flavor on its own, when you combine spaghetti squash with sautéed onions, olives and juicy tomatoes, it absorbs those flavors, resulting in a Mediterranean dish everyone will enjoy. This recipe makes a hearty, lunch or dinner.  Pair this dish with fish or chicken. Read more

Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in behavior and mental focus. This delayed reaction is called "food sensitivity" and is usually not life threatening. Read more

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, very little fat, and just 138 calories. Read more

Probiotics: Manage Food Allergies and Enhance Immunity

Listen to your gut. And make sure to protect it. A balanced gastrointestinal system plays a critical role in defending your body against illness. An imbalance in gastrointestinal (GI) flora can create health issues and is typically the result of poor diet, stress, use of antibiotics, illness and food allergies. Read more

Rainbow Trout: Good for Your Body & Your Brain

Among the top five healthiest fish to eat, rainbow trout makes a tasty entrée and is one of the more affordable seafood options. It's best to buy farmed rainbow trout because wild trout can be contaminated from chemicals like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Read more