If done properly, juicing can be a nourishing source of enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber that aid digestion, enhance detoxification, cleanse the liver, strengthen immunity, boost metabolism, assist weight loss, and support overall health. [Read more…]
Our ancestors experienced short bursts of “flight-or-fight response” stress from running away from wild animals or catching the day’s dinner. With endless “to-do” lists, errands to run, family events and work deadlines, we’re constantly exposed to stress. This chronic stress releases hormones that increase blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. This type of long-term stress can take a major toll on your health by sabotaging weight loss efforts and contributing to numerous problems including hormonal imbalances and digestive issues. Incorporate the following tips into your routine to greatly reduce your overall stress. [Read more…]
With a little planning, a splash of color and a variety of nutrients, it’s easy to bring balance to your plate. No more boring or bland meals filled with processed products. It’s time to select healthy whole foods that create some contrast! Balanced meals that include a variety of healthy ingredients provide more energy, improve mental cognition, reduce illness, support weight loss and improve your overall health. [Read more…]
Whether you’re suffering from acne, allergies, constipation or other digestive issues, Candida, weight gain, brittle bones or poor immune function, kefir’s got your back to help you feel your best. Although taking probiotics can be helpful, kefir provides a delicious solution for repopulating gut flora for better health. [Read more…]
Good quality fats are not only helpful for losing weight but essential for sustainable fat loss and maintaining good health.
Unfortunately, fats got the bad rap from years of poor research. Many of the anti-saturated fat studies lumped healthy saturated fats into the same category as man-made hydrogenated and trans fats. Other studies were done with rancid fats, which should always be avoided, even if unsaturated. With faulty research and clever “low-fat” packaging, it’s easy to believe the myth that fat is evil. [Read more…]
Instead of taking a torturous approach to eating, learn to nourish your body and you’ll discover that healthy eating can, and should, taste delicious.
Many people think they need to feel deprived in order to be healthy and lose weight. They resort to counting calories and even give up some of their favorite foods. The problem is, this creates an unhealthy relationship with food. When you restrict foods or live with guilt, saying things like “I really shouldn’t eat ice cream or pizza,” you create a lot of unnecessary stress that negatively impacts your health. [Read more…]
The easiest and most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to focus on what you’re eating instead of how much you’re eating.
Ditch the fad diets and calorie counting. A restrictive dietary approach decreases your metabolism, prevents your body from burning fat and creates an unhealthy relationship with food. [Read more…]
Even without changing the foods you eat, this simple tip will have a big impact on your health and weight loss goals. When you improve how you eat, you’ll naturally improve what you eat. [Read more…]
The start of the new year is when you get excited to make this year your best year ever. You might set lofty and even unhealthy goals, especially when it comes to weight loss. But, why not ditch the resolutions and make every year your best? Whether trying to reduce body fat or simply eat better, below are 18 small daily changes to get started. Each tip focuses on making healthy living delicious and doable, so it’s sustainable. [Read more…]
An essential trace mineral, zinc is found in every tissue in the body and plays a role in over 300 metabolic reactions. Vital for countless functions, this extremely powerful antioxidant is especially helpful for supporting immune functioning, reducing inflammation, repairing DNA, preventing disease, balancing hormones, stabilizing blood sugar, preventing diabetes, elevating mood, improving memory, increasing strength, eliminating acne, speeding wound healing, supporting reproductive health, and preventing many different types of cancer (prostate, breast, ovarian, skin, and lung). [Read more…]