15 Ways to Have a Healthier Relationship with Food

Do you have a love-hate relationship with food?  Do you love to eat, but you are constantly battling all the tempting, not so good foods all around you?  You know you should eat healthy but find you are constantly sabotaging your efforts to eat healthy.  There is that party you want to go to, a holiday, an evening out with friends, or you stress eat.  Maybe you just eat for the pleasure of eating those rich foods full of sugar and fat.  Whatever the reason, does your eating habits often leave you with feelings of guilt, shame and regret?  If so, you are not alone as we all struggle at times… Read More

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Spring is a Perfect Time to Overhaul Your Diet

Spring is a perfect time to overhaul your diet.  That is because more fresh fruits and vegetables are available.  Food is medicine.  Taking a pill can’t replace poor lifestyle choices. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new pill or medicine that will ‘instantly cure’ your sickness, disease or health issue.  And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might be convenient and simple, maybe it’s really time to sit down and take a good, long look at what you’re feeding your body.  Are you truly giving your body the nutrients it needs to take care of itself?  Most of us find when we take a look… Read More

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6 Tips on How to Prevent the Flu this Season

6 Tips on How to Prevent the Flu this Season Every wonder why some people never get sick during flu season? Do you wonder why you never make it through the flu season without getting sick?  Some people seem to be ill all the time, and pick up every bug that’s going.  Every year thousands of people come down with the flu. This season be proactive.  Look at what is stressing you out and wearing your immune system down.  To help understand why you are getting sick, you first want to learn the six reasons that will increase your chances of getting sick in the first place.  Once you know what… Read More

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Do you want your fat to just melt off?

Do you want your fat to melt off?   I know I do? Is this what you hope will happen doing a detox? When the word detox comes up, too many people think it means some kind of rigid diet and drinking nothing but green drinks all day. Most would agree that it has some great health benefits, but because they associate it with something negative, they either won’t pursue a detox or quickly give it up. That misconception is a big mistake and because of that, they miss out on the great benefits of detoxing. One of these benefits is the reduction of unhealthy fat stores in the body.… Read More

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What Are Alkaline Foods?

Do you know what alkaline foods are? Are you eating enough of them? It is almost Easter. This is a time to get together with family for many. It is a time of Easter Egg Hunts and copious amounts of sugar for some. Not to crack your Easter Egg or fun, but all that sugar is not good for your health. Of course you probably already knew that. How about making a change? Did you know the average American consumes foods which are too acidic to effectively promote and maintain a healthy body. Some examples of these acidic sources we consume are refined sugars, dairy products, and meat, such as,… Read More

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Could your skin itching be due to histamine intolerance?

I am seeing an increasing number of people with complaints of persistent itching skin that won’t respond to any of the treatments their healthcare provider, dermatologist or allergist have given them.  They are frustrated and want answers because it has taken over their lives.  What is going on? A little known cause of persistent skin itching is something known as histamine intolerance.  Histamine intolerance can cause more than itching skin.  Do you suffer from anxiety, stomach cramps, hives, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, flushing, dizziness, menstrual irregularities, or high blood pressure?  These are just some the symptoms you may experience with histamine intolerance.  You likely have sought out help from your healthcare… Read More

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4 Tips To Help You Stick to Your Healthy Eating Goals

Did your diet get off track during the holidays?  If so, you are not alone.  Most people slip up or cheat at some point when trying to eat healthier particularly around the holidays.  Now that the holidays are over it is time to get things back on track.  It’s important to not let these instances discourage you and to focus on the things that will help you stick to your goals moving forward.  If you started to make healthy lifestyle changes before the holidays, be proud of what you started.  Don’t allow yourself to be wracked with guilt over where you may have slipped up.  That is certainly not healthy. … Read More

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7 Calorie Burning Tips to Jump Start Weight Loss in 2016

Do you routinely put on 5-10 pounds during the holiday?  Do you find it even harder to get the extra weight off after the holiday cheer is over?  Jump start your weight loss in 2016 with these 7 calorie burning tips.  Simply find out what steps you can start taking now.  These are simple steps you can apply not only after the holidays, but year round.  These are all small habits that can contribute to a big difference and increase your metabolism over time.  They can help make your make weight loss quicker and easier by increasing your metabolic rate and burning more calories. These are just a few habits… Read More

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May is Liver Awareness Month

Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Did you know that you or a family member may silently have fatty liver disease? This is a question I posted here a while back.  I thought that since May is “Liver Awareness Month” it was worth re-posting this earlier article I had written on the silent health care crisis of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a national epidemic not only in adults, but in children as well. Obesity and poor diet are known contributors to this condition. It is believed that as many as 20% of adults and sadly 6 million children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This not only increases your risk of developing cirrhosis,… Read More

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How to Overcome Emotional Overeating

How to Overcome Emotional  Overeating  Eating is a part of life and it is an emotional experience.  Always.  There is a crisis in people’s self-image of what they are to look like.  Girls as young as 8 years old have felt the pressure to stay slim and will start dieting.  When they can’t live up to what they see in images on television, magazines and even among their peers they can become frustrated and depressed.  What can result is an eating disorder root deeply in their emotions and feeling of self worth.  Sometimes we think of an eating disorder as only applying to conditions such as anorexia nervosa and binge… Read More

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