Health & Fitness Tips and More

Managing Holiday Stress

Even if you LOVE the holidays, you are likely STILL feeling the pressure of juggling all the extras on your to-do list. It's a very emotional time of the year for many people too. If you're feeling stressed, lonely, sad or just plain wondering HOW you will get it all done this year...I made this video for YOU! Yours in health and ... Watch Video »

3 Flavorful Bone Broth Recipes to Soothe Your Achy Joints

It doesn't have to be flu season for you to want to amp up your immune system. I wanted to arm you with 3 of my favorite bone broth recipes! Why Bone Broth? Bone broth supports gut healing, joint health, boosts the immune system and many other benefits! And Why Does Your Gut Health Matter?  Many people don't know that: 1. 75-80% of ... Read More »

7 Quick Fixes to Restore Your Energy

These days, it seems like we're all trying to fit too much into our days. We’re working and working out harder than we ever have before. We’re trying to make everybody happy. And we’re not getting enough sleep. Add all those things up – or even just a few of them – and it leads to exhaustion. So, is there anything that can be ... Read More »

Why You Need to Start Exercising Now! (It’s Not All About Weight Loss)

When you think of what you need to do to lose weight, there’s a good chance that exercise is high on the list. But the reverse is not necessarily true. When you think about exercising, there are a lot more (and better) reasons to do it than just to drop a few pounds. There’s no question that moving your body helps you burn off calories. ... Read More »

5 Ways Your Body Benefits from Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the top twenty nutrient dense foods listed on the CDC website. The list includes the fruits and vegetables that give more nutrition per hundred calories. Top 5 Benefits of Eating Asparagus 1. A Powerhouse of nutrients Asparagus is high in Vitamin K, B vitamins like folate, B1, and B2. It is rich in minerals like selenium ... Read More »

How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain (and why it happens)

Are your winter clothes the same size as your summer clothes? Or do they run a size or two bigger, because you tend to gain a few pounds in the colder months? If so, you’re not alone. From holiday parties to not wanting to exercise in the cold, it’s easy to let yourself go a little bit when the winter months roll around. After all, ... Read More »

The AHA Got it Wrong on Coconut Oil

The American Heart Association's presidential statement on saturated fats is appalling. The AHA went after butter, steak and especially coconut oil with a warning. According to the AHA: Saturated fats from these sources cause heart disease. Lowering saturated fats and replacing it with unsaturated fats lower heart disease incidence. The ... Read More »

3 Steps to Create Your Morning Ritual (and 5 reasons to)

The way you begin your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. I encourage you all to create a "morning ritual" or routine that you fall in love with, that you can put into practice each morning. You might ask why this is important especially when you already have so much going on in the morning. I'd start by saying...THAT is exactly ... Read More »

2 Reasons to Eat Bitter Melon (and a warning)

We’ve all heard of foods and plants that have been used by native people as cures. Some of them have been used for hundreds or thousands of years. In most cases, they’re foods that we know and are used to seeing or eating. But every once in a while you come across something you’ve never heard of before. That’s definitely the case with bitter ... Read More »

6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness During the Holidays

Everybody goes through periods when they feel like they’re alone. But that’s a far cry from persistent loneliness and isolation. A recent article in Forbes magazine responded to a reader’s question: “I am feeling so lonely. Can I die from it?” The answer, sadly, was yes. Research has shown that loneliness and isolation has a ... Read More »