“All disease begins in the gut.” That’s the infamous saying Hippocrates coined thousands of years ago, but current research is finding much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom! Good gut health is all about balancing the bacteria and promoting a structurally intact intestine, and your daily diet is a major determinant of a healthy microbiome.... Read More
Feeling Stressed or Off Your Game?
Have you been feeling a little stressed and off your game lately? Maybe you’re having trouble sleeping? If so, it could be due to a magnesium deficiency. And if you suffer from a magnesium deficiency, it could leave you feeling stressed, anxious and even moody. So how much magnesium should you be consuming? Where do you find it? What are some natural food sources of magnesium?... Read More
Fats for Your Health
Ever heard conflicting information on the healthfulness of different fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil and so on? You can find some clarifying information in today’s post as well as a list of my favorite cooking fats and a list of unhealthy fats that you’d be wise to ditch. And did you know that the most commonly consumed oil is a health-buster?... Read More
Are You a Woman for All Seasons?
Today I’m in contemplation mode. And I’m feeling full of the richness of life. And maybe when it’s winter, we appreciate being and feeling full more during this time of year. So how do changing seasons affect us on a deep level in almost everything we do both outwardly and inwardly? Discover the important factor that helps you to determine how you want to be, do, have and enjoy in life.... Read More
A Miracle Spice for Any Season
Turmeric is touted as a superfood and miracle spice. It's delicious, and one of its "active ingredients," curcumin, has been studied like crazy. It has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties and many other great health benefits. Curcumin is a popular supplement and for a good reason! Let’s consider its health benefits, how to get the most out of it and what to consider before jumping on the curcumin supplement bandwagon.... Read More
Are Your Hunger Pangs for Real?
If you always feel hungry, did you know that it’s not always a physical need for nutrition? It can be a psychological need or an emotional need as well. Sometimes we feel hungry because we’re bored, sad or stressed. So how do you know that your body actually needs food? Let's delve into my eight steps for figuring out if those hunger pangs are for real.... Read More
Too Much Sugar?
The question keeps coming up. How much sugar is bad for you? So here’s your answer: And it’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One is that they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either.... Read More
Take a Thought Break
Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation. But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it ... or does it? As a health coach practitioner, I recommend you explore doing it. And this post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start or continue doing.... Read More