Need to soothe and calm those frazzled nerves? Hmm. Is your stress the short-lived type? Or, are you at risk for chronic stress? Chronic stress can contribute to numerous physical issues and mental disorders. It truly is a full-body response. Could you be at risk?... 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
You Can Handle It
If you want to maintain your muscle mass (why wouldn’t you?) then you need to develop a strength training routine to follow two to three times a week. Don’t worry. You can handle it. When you integrate strength training into your exercise program, you’ll discover the amazing benefits of creating resistance for your muscles to work against.... Read More
A Health-Boosting Diet and Lifestyle
Ditching highly-processed, extra-sweetened, overly-refined and hydrogenated foods is great for your health. And did you know that there is a way to eat long-term that is delicious and doesn’t feel restrictive? A diet (and lifestyle) that people can (and do) easily stick with? Find out how to eat (and live) for health in this latest post.... Read More
Red Wine: A Health-Optimizing Drink?
When you're stressed, overwhelmed or feeling anxious, it’s tempting to plunk yourself down on the sofa and have a glass of wine to relax. Or perhaps you’re inclined to have a glass of wine with dinner to unwind. Well, it just so happens that red wine has a boatload of antioxidants, but can it really be a healthful part of your diet, or is it more health hype?... Read More
Your Skin Can Reflect Your Inner Health
Your skin is your largest organ. And while it’s tempting to try to remedy skin issues from the outside, focusing inward is often key. This is why it’s important to know that certain foods and lifestyle approaches can improve all aspects of your inner and outer health. Too much stress, for example, can affect our whole body, including our skin. There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin…. Read More
How to Silence Your Inner Critic
Long-standing negative beliefs are not only stress-inducing and relationship-damaging, but they can greatly limit your potential for health and happiness. I'm talking about the negatives voices in your mind that tell you you're a bad apple or unlovable or you're lacking in some way. You can discover some ideas in this week’s blog post on how you can shift away from this damaging mindset and release yourself from self-limiting beliefs.... Read More
Key Foods to Reduce Inflammation
Chronic psychological stress can produce levels of inflammation that promote disease. In fact, inflammation plays a role in many diseases such as cardiovascular, asthma and autoimmune disorders, and it appears stress impacts them as well. Today’s post is about how you can cut disease-promoting inflammation with foods. (And, yes, it CAN be done.)... Read More
The Healthiest Tea — Green, Black or Blue?
Tea is not only soothing and delicious but it has some great health benefits, too. Its antioxidant abilities make it heart-healthy and reduce the risk of developing cancer and diabetes. But, does the type of tea matter? Is green tea that much better than black tea? Have you heard about or tasted blue tea yet? Today's post discusses green tea vs. black tea, and you'll also get the scoop on blue tea. And, of course, I let you know the healthiest way to drink your tea.... Read More
Do You Have a Leaky Gut?
You may have heard a lot about “leaky gut” these days. Today I want to share with you some of the latest information about it. Leaky gut can be linked to so many conditions, especially ones related to the gut and chronic inflammation. Stress can be one of a number of contributing factors. So I’m diving into those factors right after telling you a bit about what it is, how it occurs and what some of the common symptoms are.... Read More