Why Healthy Gut Bacteria Is Important

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know much about why it’s important to balance your bacteria? Do you know why healthy gut bacteria is important? Do you struggle to lose fat, even though you’re eating a healthy, clean diet and getting plenty of exercise? If … Continued

How To Keep Muscle As You Age

Reading Time: 3 minutes Keeping your muscle as you age is ESSENTIAL! I don’t use the word ESSENTIAL very often, but in this case I’d yell that first line I wrote from the rooftops. Maintaining muscle will keep you healthy, fit and functional, and I guarantee the … Continued

Fat Loss Tips For Vegetarians

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was talking with a nutritionist who specializes in counseling vegetarians and helping them lose fat. I asked her for three valuable corrections to a vegetarian diet if someone wanted to lose fat, and then realized they are good pieces of advice for … Continued

Why Is Acid/Alkaline Body Balance Important?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m going to ask you to go way back, and for some of us that’s WAY back, to science class in school. Let’s recall what we learned about acid alkaline body balance. Do you remember using litmus paper in science … Continued

Use Urgency To Achieve Your Goals!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Listen up! I have an urgent message. I’ve noticed there’s one thing that all people who are successful at creating abundant health have in common. A sense of urgency. They use urgency to achieve goals! Why Does A Sense Of … Continued

Got Stress? Try This For Stress Relief!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stress…….we all have it and we all feel it. And the effects of stress will take a toll on your life. We all need stress relief. Why? Stress doesn’t just damage your mind. It harms your body, too. Best Ways … Continued

Chickpeas: Healthy, Affordable, Versatile

Reading Time: 3 minutes I can’t think of a more versatile legume that is healthy, affordable and always in my cabinet ready to be called into service. A standing ovation, please, for chickpeas! Let’s take a look at the many benefits of chickpeas and … Continued

Top 4 Ways To Take Care Of Your Feet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you have “bad feet”? Have you often wondered if it’s genetic? It can be. I read a recent report that supports this claim, particularly if you have bunions or high arches. Some researchers believe that foot function and mechanics … Continued

Boosting Brain Health Is Easy When You Know How

Reading Time: 2 minutes More and more good news keeps coming out about boosting brain health for seniors. I think it also applies to the rest of us, which is why I pass this information along to you. Tips for brain health are easy … Continued

What Are Gluten-Free Grains?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people must avoid gluten because of Celiac’s disease. However, even if that’s not the case for you, it’s fun to learn about and experiment with these gluten-free grains and know your options. Nutritionally, these grains add more benefit to … Continued

Do Daily Activities Cause You PAIN?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do your daily activities cause you pain? Let’s take a look at what that might mean. Time spent standing, sitting and even sleeping can be causing you pain. It’s the cumulative hours you spend in these positions that can lead … Continued

SALT: Is It Healthy Or Unhealthy?

Reading Time: 2 minutes To salt or not to salt? That is the question, and it’s a good one at that. Is salt in the diet of concern to you? To some folks, salt is a four letter word. However, for centuries it’s been … Continued

Mindfulness Benefits Brain Health

Reading Time: 2 minutes More and more studies are confirming that mindfulness practices increase gray matter. These studies measure neurological changes in the brain. It’s exciting to know that mindfulness benefits brain health! How Mindfulness Benefits Brain Health Participating in a mindfulness based practice … Continued

Benefits Of Taking A Nap

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you ever tempted to curl up in the middle of your daily chaos, wherever you are, and take a nap? Is that a silly question or what? Well, rest easy! For a while now science has been giving the … Continued

Dancing To Movie Music Is Great Fun!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week I have a fun article for you. I may be dating myself a bit, but so what! Dancing to movie music is just good ol’ fun! And dancing for exercise can’t be beat 🙂 So going along with … Continued

Tea: Most Common Questions and Answers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people ask me about tea, so here are some answers to the most common questions about tea. We’ll also take a look at the benefits of drinking tea. 1. What’s the difference between black, green, and herbal teas? Strictly … Continued

5 Tips For Eating Your Way To Beautiful Skin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is eating your way to beautiful skin possible? I think it is. Eating a healthy diet definitely makes for healthy skin. After all, your skin is your largest organ and its health is an inside out job, despite the myriad … Continued

Five Tips For Getting Energy-Boosting Sleep

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you want the kind of sleep that will boost your energy and slow the aging process down (and who doesn’t right?), you need to build your sleep from the BED up. Here are 5 tips and tools for 8 … Continued

3 Ways Blinkist Helps Me Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m wondering if you’ll agree with me or not when I say that you can’t manage time. But you CAN craft it so that you have a better relationship with time going forward. Understanding the difference between managing and crafting … Continued

How To Get Rid Of Afternoon Energy Slumps

Reading Time: 2 minutes With so many of us leading demanding nonstop lives, it’s difficult not to peter out as the day goes on. Here are some ideas to get rid of and outsmart your afternoon energy slumps. How to Get Rid of Afternoon … Continued

4 Best Ways to Get Rid of Brain Fog

Reading Time: 2 minutes I turned on the defroster in my car the other day and I thought to myself, “Sure would like to have a DEFOGGER for my brain today!” I just felt like my mental edge had gone to sleep. So here … Continued

What Are The Health Benefits of Licorice?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you think of licorice as candy or as a cure? Do you even think of licorice at all? If not, I’m hoping this week’s article will change that. There are many health benefits of licorice so let’s take a … Continued

How To Make Easy Homemade Granola

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m always on the lookout for a better and healthier way to create a bowl of cereal. Homemade granola is delicious. Here are some granola recipe ideas. Remember to check the calories and serving size of your cereal portion. A … Continued

3 Tips For Better Nutrition and Health

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are some tips for age-proofing your body, protecting your heart, and saving your sight! 1. Here’s an easy way to age-proof your body. Eat vegetable soup! Eating two cups of soup made by simmering chopped tomatoes, green bell peppers, … Continued

Kale Health Benefits You Need To Know

Reading Time: 2 minutes Popular from Europe to Japan, and getting more popular in America as well, kale is hardy, tender and HEALTHY! There are so many kale health benefits, so let’s take a closer look. Kale, a yellow-green vegetable native to the Mediterranean, … Continued

Best 4 Ways To Detoxify Your Body

Reading Time: 2 minutes Detoxification is an interesting, important topic, so I thought I’d tell you about 4 ways to increase your deep-tissue detoxification. Knowing how to detoxify your body helps you stay healthy! From pesticides, pollution, plastics, fragrances and other sources, our bodies … Continued

3 Best Vitamins to Take Every Day For Healthy Living

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the “Big 3” supplements that experts say would be wise for nearly everyone to supplement with? Even experts who don’t usually talk about the best vitamins to take every day seem to be talking about these, so … Continued

3 Ways To Fight Dementia

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are ways to fight dementia. Want three ways to hedge against dementia? Who doesn’t, right? Three studies presented in July at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference pointed towards exercise, tea consumption, and vitamin D as promising to keep dementia … Continued

Best Exercises When You Don’t Have Time To Workout

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Sure, I know I should be working out, but I just can’t find the time”. I hear it all the time. How about 15 minutes a week, though? Don’t tell me you can’t find 15 minutes a week! How about … Continued

Tips For How To Cut Back on Added Sugar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems like I’m always talking about and looking for ways to cut back on sugar. I recently read that for the past 100 years in the United States, blood pressure has been rising. Today, 30% of American adults are diagnosed … Continued

3 Easy to Use Health and Nutrition Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some assorted health and nutrition information for you this week! There are many benefits of eating yogurt, so let’s dig in and learn more. ** Yogurt may be one of the greatest foods on Earth. The bacteria in yogurt break … Continued

Benefits of Meditation and How To Meditate

Reading Time: 5 minutes What would you answer if I asked you this question? What is the #1 exercise in the world that you can do in 12 minutes? Let me give you a hint. You can practice it most anywhere and anytime: in … Continued

What Is Cherimoya and What Are The Health Benefits?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Almost every time I write an article with suggestions about eating healthier, eating more fiber, or eating less sugar, I receive dozens of emails asking me for some recipes. Since it’s been a while since I wrote you with some recipe ideas, I … Continued

5 Simple, Easy Workout Tips

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are five simple easy work-out tips. When you think you have no time or energy to workout, try these tips. 1. Spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen? Hold two 14-ounce cans, one in each hand, palms … Continued

Why Are Sweet Potatoes A Superfood?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I thought this week we’d take a look at sweet potatoes. Saluting a superfood like sweet potatoes is easy, they deserve it. Why? Keep reading about the health benefits of sweet potatoes to learn more. Why Are Sweet Potatoes So … Continued

Why A Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dangerous

Reading Time: 2 minutes A sedentary lifestyle can lead to costly chronic diseases and has many other costs as well. Do you feel like you’re getting enough exercise? When I see surveys that look at different states in the U.S., across the board the … Continued

Four Myths About Bone Health

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s take a look at four bone myths. Good to make sure you know how to take care of your body and have the best bone health possible. Four Bone Health Myths 1. “Milk builds bones.” False Women with the … Continued

How To Keep Produce Fresh, Longer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever wonder why one box of salad greens lasts for two weeks and another one spoils in 48 hours? I do. Here’s what the pros have to say about their tricks of the trade to keep produce fresh, longer. How … Continued

16 Ways to Be More Successful in Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Success leaves clues. You’ve probably already noticed that. I thought I’d share these 16 tips for greater success. There are clues and action steps you can take. Some do’s and don’ts of success, you might say. Use them and make … Continued

10 Tips For Living With Less Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you use the words stress and overwhelm when someone asks,”How’s it going?” Do you feel like there are times when your life is OUT of balance? Finding stress relief tips is so important to your health and well-being. To … Continued

Best Yoga Pose To Do After Exercise

Reading Time: 2 minutes After exercise, Yoga can give you a leg up on recovery. Yoga is great for exercise recovery! Whether you’ve been out for a long run, long walk, bike ride, or gone skiing, hiking, or golfing, your legs have taken quite … Continued

Why Is Fiber So Important For Health?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past few weeks I’ve received a few questions about the use of fiber products. When you ask, I listen and then I write! Knowing about the health benefits of fiber is important. Most nutrition-conscious people today are aware … Continued

How To Care For Your Knees

Reading Time: 3 minutes A client of mine was telling me this story about his knees. He thought he did take care of his knees, but apparently not. He was having knee pain so he went to a doctor. I know it sounds like … Continued

Super Duper Smoothie Recipe

Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter how you label yourself, raw vegan to heavy meat eater, here’s a super duper smoothie recipe that is abundantly healthy and delicious too. A daily shake or smoothie is an easy way to incorporate more plant-based whole foods … Continued

How to Use Your Brain-Based Supergirl Powers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ready to come on a Supergirl journey with me? Forget Superman, we’re Superwomen! Your brain: that’s what’s going to turn on your Supergirl powers. It’s all about why your self-talk matters. Shelli, what are you talking about and how’s your … Continued

How We Spend Our Time Determines Our Destiny

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been thinking about the choices we all make and how they determine our destiny. One of the main choices we make, and maybe the most important one, is how we spend our time. How we use time management determines … Continued

How to Stop a Headache Quickly and Naturally

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s simple and easy to feel better every day when you use these tips. Here’s a potpourri of useful suggestions for how to stop a headache, improve your mood, and increase your energy. Want to stop a headache in its … Continued

How to Get More Energy Anytime and Anywhere

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wouldn’t you love to have energy on demand? Particularly in winter time when we often lack both physical and mental energy? It’s simple to boost your energy when you know how. Four Tips to Boost Your Energy Here are four … Continued

How Road Trips Can Be Habit Forming!

Reading Time: 3 minutes The traffic lights got me thinking! As I drove during a recent car-trip holiday, there were just a few traffic lights along a rural two-lane, tree-lined route. You could see the lights hanging far in the distance, and there weren’t … Continued

Goal Setting Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutes How’s the year been for you so far? Is it off to a great start? You have all these things you want to accomplish in the New Year, right? You’re done setting goals. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Eat better or … Continued

Best Way to Beat Afternoon Fatigue

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is there anything you can do about your mid-day or afternoon fatigue? If you are falling asleep around 2:00 p.m. each day, you are not alone. Many, if not most of us, go through a period of post-lunch listlessness. Knowing … Continued

Krill: What It Is and Health Benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know much about krill oil benefits? I’ve got a multiple choice question for you. What’s Krill? a) The character from the movie Krill Bill. b) The newest hip hop dance step. c) A shrimp-like crustacean. I knew you’d … Continued

How to Eat and Buy Organic Food on a Budget

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is buying organic food always the best choice? Is it really healthier for you? When it comes to making food choices, I’m often touting the slogan, “Eat locally, organically when possible.” After saying that, the next comment I get is, … Continued

Brain Exercises and Neurobics Keep You Mentally Sharp

Reading Time: 4 minutes I know you’re doing aerobics, but there’s a new aerobics kid on the block: neuron aerobics. Neuron aerobics and brain exercises for health might just be more important for your well-being than your typical aerobics. So, if you’re not doing … Continued

Why All The Hype About Cold Showers?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you heard about how cold showers, and actually cold exposure in general, can be good for your health? This topic floats in and out of the media. In recent years, cold body therapy has gained serious popularity, because it … Continued

7 Tips For Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you struggle to maintain weight loss long-term? It’s not easy to maintain a healthy weight. While fad-diets might help you drop pounds, keeping weight off is challenging. Research shows that 95% of dieters regain lost weight within one to … Continued

How to Declutter Your Home: Most Popular 7 Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Close your eyes and imagine the area around you in its most inviting and peaceful state. Maybe the lights are slightly dimmer or there’s some nice music playing. What does it smell like? Are you there alone or are others … Continued

How to Get the Most Benefits From Meditation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Marie Kondo may help you get your spring cleaning done and organized, but today we’re talking about a different kind of deep cleaning. We’re talking about a deep clean for your brain! When it come to decluttering your brain, nothing … Continued

What’s So Special About Mushrooms?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Truffles are like gold! They are sought after and treasured. Truffles are a hardy, healthy alternative to meat. That might be one of the reasons for their rise in popularity, even among us regular folks. In part that’s due to … Continued

Does Wearing Shoes Damage Your Feet?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What’s your relationship with your shoes? Does that sound like a strange question. Maybe you never think about the shoes you wear, maybe you’re totally obsessed with your shoe choices or maybe you’re somewhere in between. I’d say I’m on … Continued

Fitness Strategies Not Working? Try This!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes what you’re doing either with working out or nutrition just isn’t working. When one strategy doesn’t work, you’ve got to try another and keep changing fitness strategies until you find the one that DOES work. While this sounds simple … Continued

Why Stress Causes Aging: What You Can Do About It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oxidative stress is one of the primary causes of conditions related to aging. The link between stress and aging is real. Stress is linked to not just outward signs of aging but also cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and atherosclerosis. It stresses … Continued

Fear: My Humorous and Thoughtful Take On It!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Warning: this article contains a humorous yet thoughtful look at overcoming fears! We hate to admit it but most of our fears are irrational. And I’ll even admit that most of my fears are irrational. On one hand, everyday life … Continued

Can Sunlight Make You Skinny?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if the sun makes you skinny? Maybe you’re read something about this online. A woman recently asked me an interesting question. She had seen something online and wanted to know if the sun makes us skinny. … Continued

Should You Take A Multivitamin? Maybe, maybe not!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think it’s necessary to take a multivitamin? I’m often asked whether or not I think taking a multivitamin is a good idea. In other words, is it necessary? It’s a good question, and one that deserves an answer, … Continued

Are You A Busy Beaver Or An Otter?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was reading about the difference between otters and beavers the other day, and it got me thinking. Otters are said to be the most playful of all animals. Life for them is one frolic after another, sunbathing on a … Continued

Is It Necessary To Drink Milk And Eat Dairy Products?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is drinking milk and eating dairy products a mistake? The answer can be confusing. You’ll be better able to decide for yourself when you have accurate information, so let’s see if we can get clear on some Milk Matters! What … Continued

Sweets and Breast Cancer: What’s The Connection?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if there’s a connection between eating sweets and breast cancer? This topic comes up in the media every now and again. Let’s go over some of the information so you’ll be able to better grasp the … Continued

Top 9 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Healthy Living

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you up for success? I sure hope so! Here are some tips for setting yourself up for  healthy living. How Our Environment Influences Us We are all influenced by our environment when it comes to our levels of physical … Continued

Is the Oprah Syndrome a Good or Bad Thing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s something I call the Oprah Syndrome. Maybe you call it the Dr. Oz Syndrome. Whatever you call it, the syndrome has the same effect on people. Let me give you an example to illustrate the Oprah Syndrome. What is … Continued

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alzheimer’s is defined as a progressive deterioration within the brain that can occur in middle or old age. However, It’s preventable and not a normal part of aging! The name itself refers to the German psychiatrist and pathologist Dr. Aloysius … Continued

Walking For Health:19 Tips and Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can get in great shape simply by walking. Yes, walking! You can walk your way to fitness. It can serve as the base for building up an aerobic base for health and fitness. Walking for health is simple, inexpensive, … Continued

6 Best Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

Reading Time: 2 minutes A great diet is necessary for optimal brain and memory function. Eating the best brain foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants helps your body, brain, and memory stay young. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, which include many fruits and … Continued

How To Build A Better Brain At Any Age

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can prevent brain dysfunction and grow your brain if you know how. Scientists now know that stimulating the brain through the senses of eyes, ears, touch, smell, and taste trigger new connections between the brain and body and within … Continued

What Is Hara Hachi Bu?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hara hachi bu is a Japanese term meaning “Eat until you’re 80% full.” It originated in the city of Okinawa. People use this advice to control their eating habits. Interestingly, Okinawans have one of the lowest rates of illness from … Continued

Stevia: Overview, Uses, Benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes During an outing with a friend last weekend, he started telling me that one of his neighbors has this fantastic plant growing in his yard. He said, “It’s a new kind of plant that grows a sweetener. Have you heard … Continued

Negative Affects of Sugar on the Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you much of a soda drinker? Do you drink sugary sodas on a regular basis? If you have an addiction to sugary sodas or know someone who does (and I think we all do), please pay careful attention. Sugar … Continued

Nature vs. Nurture: How Exercise Changes Your Genes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever thought it’s my genetics! That’s why I’m overweight, obsessive compulsive and/or can’t stay away from chocolate, and my brain always feels so fuzzy. Come on now, be honest. I don’t know anyone, including myself, who hasn’t thought … Continued

7 Tips To Add More Walking Into Your Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you one of those people who thinks you don’t have time for exercise? Exercise is so important and benefits us in so many ways. Yet it’s very easy to shrug it off, skip it, and think you’ll get to … Continued

Why Strength Training is Good for Your Brain Function

Reading Time: 2 minutes Getting stronger from strength training benefits both your body and brain function in so many ways! Are you regularly practicing strength training? If not, why not? OK, I can already hear some of you saying “but I hate going to … Continued

10 Easy Tips to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have the best of intentions, but ultimately struggle when you want to eat more fruits and vegetables? Do you get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Don’t worry, you are not alone. … Continued

Creating Brain Healthy Habits That Stick

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever felt excitement when you adopted a new healthy habit? Part of that excitement comes from your brain loving and responding to newness, especially new healthy habits. After all, if your brain isn’t on board with your new … Continued