Have you had those moments where you waited too long to eat, and then struggled through a blood sugar crash where that hangry mood takes over. You felt lightheaded, shaky, and generally unwell. Not only will keeping your blood sugar stabilized throughout the day avoid this rough situation, it is a great way to have sustained energy, feel vibrant, and keep your body functioning optimally. Read more
I’m certainly no stranger to the occasional urge to rip open a chocolate bar, go through the drive-thru window, or dive into a bag of my favorite chips — and I’ll bet you aren’t. The occasional indulgence isn’t anything to be alarmed about, but if you find yourself licking the evidence off your fingers on a regular basis, you need to add some tools to help you. Read more
Does scheduling exercise into your busy calendar feel like trying to put a puzzle piece in where it doesn’t fit? If you have read my materials for any length of time, you understand that exercise is quite necessary for wellness; yet it can seem challenging to fit it in.
Part of your frustration may be based in the expectation that you have to spend an hour at the gym in order for it to qualify as exercise. Not so! What is important is movement of your joints and resistance for your muscles. And this can be done anywhere! Read more
Stress. It would seem that its presence in our lives is a given. Even still, that doesn’t mean you have to yield to its effects without recourse.
Why the concern about stress? Because, we can’t escape its effects on our bodies and our health. Read more
Do you often find yourself in a low-energy rut? It may be a lack of sleep that’s the culprit, but even if you’re getting your Zzzzs, you can fall into a vicious low energy cycle. Before you know it, you’re making frequent stops at Starbucks to “kickstart” your day, which can lead to further downward spiral.
Rather than reach for short-term fixes that often cause long-term problems, you can make a few simple tweaks to increase your energy naturally. Read more
I believe that it is safe to say that most of us recognize the need to eat well, and I daresay many of us have purposed to improve our choices and support our bodies with better food.
How is that going for you?
Because chemicals are sprayed on our foods that damage our ability to detoxify and get rid of those very same chemicals – and other toxins. A downward spiral for certain.
One of most concerning of these chemicals is glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up herbicide. This best-selling herbicide is used on GMO crops in order to increase yields, and on non-GMO crops to ease the harvest process. But at what price? Read more
We all know someone who has been sick in the past month – perhaps you, a family member, or a friend. The media is touting this as an especially bad flu season. What should you do to protect yourself?
Despite all the encouragement to get the flu shot, I do not recommend that as your primary strategy. The flu shot can actually hinder your immune system, as it comes with a nasty dose of mercury that is dangerous to your body. Read more
By now you know that sleep is NOT overrated. High-quality sleep is vital for both healing and sustained wellness. Though the body seems inactive during sleep, it is actually quite busy on the inside.
During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process toxins, repair damaged tissue, general vital white blood cells, eliminate the effects of stress, and process heavy emotions. You might even say that you get more done during the night than during the day. Read more
The holidays have begun. It’s a time of year that is know for its busy nature that can contribute to stress levels beyond the norm. You likely have several party invitations collecting on your counter, a long list of people on your Christmas card list, and the daunting task of braving crowds as you shop for gifts for your loved ones.
And all of this is added to your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least!
As my gift to you, I want to share Read more
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