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Ways to Ditch Your Sugar Habits

Ways to Ditch Your Sugar Habits

       Most people typically don't have a firm grasp of how much sugar we consume on a yearly basis unknowingly.  It's been said that the average person consumes more than 40 pounds of sugar in a calendar year -- quite alarming when you think of it in pounds, right?          When...

Simple Ways to Stay Healthier This Winter

Simple Ways to Stay Healthier This Winter

       Winter can cause a yearning in your soul to warm up by a cozy fire and finally slow down.  I love that nature works like this, innately causing us to change with the seasons, have you ever noticed?  The winter brings the desire for warmer foods, connection with loved ones, and more...

Six Super Simple Ways to Eat Better

Six Super Simple Ways to Eat Better

The holidays are over and the new year is among us -- a special and exciting time where we make ambitious plans for our next twelve months and dream of the possibilities. The most popular resolution is improving health, and we usually are quite ready after the holidays. As tasty as the holiday tidings are,...

How to Prevent Stress Eating During The Holidays

How to Prevent Stress Eating During The Holidays

The holidays can be a great time of joy for many. But for others, they are filled with anxiety and stress. Sometimes, even for those that love the family get-togethers, the stress of holiday shopping, finances, and hosting relatives can tear them apart. When stress hits at this time of year, it’s easy to turn...

How to Effortlessly Add Healthy Benefits to Your Holiday Dishes

How to Effortlessly Add Healthy Benefits to Your Holiday Dishes

The holidays are here, and it is time to savor all the joy they bring -- friends, family, meals together, giving & gratitude. Of course, along with them are hearty dishes and sweets that can certainly wreak havoc on our bodies. Casseroles laden with cream, sugary cakes and cookies, and other tempting empty calorie bombs...

Giving Yourself a Break is Healthy & Necessary

Giving Yourself a Break is Healthy & Necessary

How to Keep a Slip-Up from De-Railing Your Health GoalsIt happens to us all -- you’ve been crushing your health goals, and things are going great. Until vacation rolls around, and the endless buffet on your cruise ship derails you...or so you think. We often feel shame afterward, and it’s common to let these “slip-ups”...

My Favorite Autumn Foods That Naturally Ground You

My Favorite Autumn Foods That Naturally Ground You

Autumn Foods That Ground You        Autumn has arrived, and the busy back-to-school season that’s quickly met with the hustle and bustle of the holidays is among us.  If you’re anything like me, this last part of the year flies by in a wink.  Because of this, it can feel like a time where your...

Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked - Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn't that critical for most people.Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral...

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars" like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few. Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin,...

Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

The Coconut Oil Craze - Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and...