Frozen Fish Dinner = Brain & Inflammatory Health

April 10, 2014

I am definitely a frozen meat to the table kind of person.  Raw meat, especially poultry…grosses me out. I buy meat portions that are individually, quick frozen so I can take them out of the freezer and immediately cook them. Typically I use the oven, but I decided to try the stove top the other [...]

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My Recipe for a Flat Belly…Fat…Yes, Fat!

April 1, 2014

It’s such a shame that for so many years the medical community has told us to watch our fat consumption for health reasons.  Remember the NO FAT craze of the 90′s?  Wow, was that wrong!  Maybe the box of cookies was fat free, but the amount of sugar was way out of control.  The health [...]

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My Go To (Brain Boosting) Smoothie

March 20, 2014

Smoothies have been a great addition to my daily menu.  They are fast, nutritious and portable. Mine contain large amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, folate and isoflavones, which are many of the ingredients for high energy. They have no added sugar and they are high in good plant fat and protein.  These three secrets [...]

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Paleo Pumpkin Almond Breakfast Bread…Yum!

March 11, 2014

Whoever decided that eating a high sugar, grain and milk laden breakfast was a good idea, should be shot. Does anyone really feel well after eating such? The sugar spikes your blood sugar, the “grain” has few health benefits because it is so processed, and the milk is gas producing.  So basically you walk around [...]

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Are you on acid? + new Yoga classes

March 7, 2014

No, I don’t know anything about acid, the mind altering drug, but I do know how your body becomes acidic.  It’s from processed, high carb foods, sugar, sugar and more sugar! Why is this important you ask?  Because diseases thrive in an acidic environment.  Yes, they love to multiply and become very aggressive the more [...]

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Eating for Success Starts with Low Glycemic Foods

March 5, 2014

Success…low glycemic foods…whaaaatttt? The glycemic index of a food measures how that food raises blood sugar.  So if you eat a low glycemic food then your blood sugar will rise minimally, and conversely if you eat a high glycemic food then your blood sugar will rise significantly. Why is this important? A “sugar roller-coaster” from [...]

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Fresh or Frozen Produce…Which is Healthier?

February 12, 2014

Fresh or frozen produce…which has more vitamins?  I get asked this question all the time. Fresh, if your produce is coming out of your backyard and frozen, if it’s not.  Of course that doesn’t mean eat everything frozen if you are not a gardener, it simply means frozen can be a nice time saver, money [...]

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3 Whole Foods to Help You Kick Your Processed Sugar (Heroin) Craving to the Curb

January 23, 2014

Try this experiment.  Eat 10 plain almonds, wait a few minutes, now eat one cookie.  Which one do you want to eat again?  Duh…the cookie of course. Your brain on sugar is the same as your brain on heroin.  Really!  Sugar and heroin affect the same dopamine hormone receptors in your brain which say “that [...]

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Constipated, Gassy, Overweight…Our Country Is Sabotaging Us

January 3, 2014

I was at one of my son’s ice hockey games recently and this is what the snack bar was serving.  Don’t you love their business name…Chubby’s?  And this was at the Naval Academy’s rink.  Yes, our tax dollars are paying for Chubby’s to be there and to make us all unhealthy and chubby! Of course [...]

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Tiny Chia Seed: 3 Huge Nutritional Benefits + Recipe

December 17, 2013

The chia seed is an amazing and ancient food originally consumed by the Aztec and Myan people.  It has become widely popular because if its nutritional value and you can find it in most stores.  I buy mine from Nutiva because their food is certified organic and I trust that they are putting out a [...]

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