Best Way To STOP Cravings!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you ever find yourself CRAVING certain foods? Of course, we all do, right?Recently I was reviewing a plan with a client and she wrote, “I want to stop craving sweets.” The previous night while watching TV her appetite started … Continued

Stop Drinking Juice!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently I conducted a survey asking my friends, students, clients, and anyone else I came in contact with, which juices, if any, they had in their refrigerator. So now I’m asking you. If you’re not sure, please go take a … Continued

Best Spices To Use For Fat Loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to spice up your life AND burn some fat? Who doesn’t, right? Not only can spices save an otherwise boring, though healthy meal, it turns out certain spices can help with fat loss and help you burn body fat … Continued

Optimizing Brain Health Means Eating Without Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do people ask you about what you eat? If you asked me that question I’d say YES. What I eat seems to be a subject people are curious about. For years when it comes to nutrition, people have been trying … Continued

What Is Sea Salt?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although I mention salt often, I recently received a good question: “What’s the difference between sea salt, kosher salt, and table salt?” Salt has become very trendy, yet we also receive messages about reducing sodium intake. Confusing, right? Chemically speaking, there is little … Continued

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

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

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

Eggs: Your Questions And Answers

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been reading these newsletters for any length of time you know how I feel about eggs. I love ’em! So let’s take a look at why. Are eggs good for you? As I’ve said before, I’m not sure … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eat Apples To Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trying to lose a few pounds? Eat a plate of apple wedges before each meal. Eating a bit of high-fiber fruit such as apple or pear before each meal is a proven weight-loss booster. Here’s what you need to know … 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

What Are The Benefits Of Lecithin?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are not familiar with the benefits of lecithin and why it’s such an important nutritional ingredient, you will find the following facts interesting. Lecithin is found in every living cell. Its highest concentration is in the vital organs: … 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

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 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

Learn To Love Healthy Fats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learn to love healthy fats. It’s as simple as that. Why? Because there are so many benefits of healthy fats! There are 3 types of fat – saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. Forget about that old “eating fat makes you fat” … Continued

Why Green Tea Boosts Your Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that green tea boosts your metabolism? However, when your body adjusts to the active ingredients, the boosting effect stops. What can you do? How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism Try cycling your green tea intake. Drink it for … Continued

How What You Eat Affects Sleep

Reading Time: 2 minutes If your brain is too excited, you’ll likely have trouble falling asleep. One of the things that may be happening is that your brain is excited from TOXINS. This may also be the case if you have trouble staying asleep. … 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

Will Exercise Help You Lose Weight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There was an article in Time Magazine some time ago that many people ask me about, so I thought I’d throw my two cents into the mix. It declared that “Exercise won’t make you lose weight.” It was written by … Continued

Benefits of Chicken Soup: Fact or Fiction!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the scoop on chicken soup? Is it healthy for you or are the healing benefits of chicken soup pure myth? I personally love chicken soup, and a few weeks ago I went on this kick of eating my homemade … 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

How Food Additives Affect Your Sleep

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you too excited to sleep at night? Maybe you’re having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? The culprit may be additives in your food. How Food Additives Affect Sleep Aspartame, MSG, artificial coloring, nitrates, and even soy contain “excitotoxins.” … 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

Fad Diets Don’t Work! Here’s What DOES Work!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the world’s best diet? Yes, there is one that experts have been ranking BEST for years now. Studies show it does everything, including helping you maintain a healthy weight, improving your heart health, and reducing symptoms of … 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

Best Six Foods That Help Fight Colds and Flu

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve all been told “chicken soup” when we’re under the weather, but there are other foods that are known to help your immune system fight off those nasty cold and flu bugs, too. Here are the top six foods to … 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

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

Pre-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat Before A Workout

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think much about what to eat before you workout? Whether it’s from my yoga students, personal training clients or runners I’m coaching, it’s a common question people ask me. So let’s take a closer look at pre-workout food … 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

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

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

What is the Difference Between Fat and Muscle?

Reading Time: 3 minutes True stories from the trenches are the best! What happened recently is a good teachable moment for us all, so I’m sharing it with you. Do you understand the difference between fat and muscle? A woman wrote to me asking … Continued

Are Acai Berries Good For Your Brain?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’re thinking, “Should I believe all the marketing information about Acai berries?” Maybe you’ve even asked people who keep up on the healthiest foods what they think about Acai berries? Many people are calling it a wonder cure. … 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

Is Garlic Good For The Brain?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you enjoy garlic? I sure do. It not only pleases my palate but it has a long list of health and brain benefits as well. Garlic’s properties may indeed be good for your brain. Let’s take a closer look. … Continued

Why Sugar is Bad for Brain Health

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sugar is sugar is sugar……or is it not as simple and sweet as that? Just me mentioning sugar will either set you up for a craving or put you in a defensive I-never-touch-the-stuff mode. For most of us though, we’re … 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