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The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

We all have some level of stress, right?   It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.   Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep?   All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately. [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

Oh, the words "blood sugar."   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections?   Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

Now that we are well into Summer (even though the weather might not be behaving exactly the way that it should be lol), let's talk about Vitamin D! Vitamin D is critical for good health but too many people simply don't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin." It’s not easy to get most of the [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

You know that you can have gastrointestinal symptoms when you’re stressed or nervous. I'm sure you've experienced that.  When I used to work for GoodLife Fitness and had to teach my Body Combat, Body Flow, or Body Jam classes I used to feel it BAD!!! I was always so nervous before teaching a class. But, [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, and [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 deficiencies (or "insufficiencies"). These may be due [...]

By |June 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?

Everyone seems to be talking about coconut oil these days. It's almost as if it is a miracle cure for everything! When I was a kid, my parents always used to tell me about how their parents used to use coconut oil to cook almost everything when they lived in Jamaica. It was just a [...]

By |May 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

If you've been avoiding snacks because you're worried they may cause weight gain, I have a bunch of great "weight-loss friendly" snack ideas for you. Ideas that can easily become "grab-and-go" options and are not only healthy but delicious. And, as usual, I’ve included a bunch of tips to help you get more of them, [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All About Digestive Enzymes

Last week we talked about your poop, so let's take a look at digestive enzymes. You may be taking (or considering taking) a digestive enzyme supplement. But, how do you know which one (if any) is right for you? Because there are just SO many enzymes out there, I break down the most common enzymes, [...]

By |May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments