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What Diet is Best for You?

You probably know friends or family members that have lost weight on a popular diet. But you try it and don’t lose anything.  What’s up with that?  Simple-there is no such thing as a one size diet. Foods best for you are influenced by your personal history.  This may include…

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Stress and Chronic Disease

Let’s face it.  We all feel stress.  Some of us say we handle stress better than others, but the bottom line is stress is one of the main underlying causes of inflammation and many common ailments.  If you are chronically stressed, your body feels it’s affects whether you admit it…

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Optimizing Sleep through Lifestyle

Today I am going to delve into the importance of sleep and how diet and lifestyle choices may impact your ZZZ’s.  Sleep is an active process and essential for the body to rejuvenate and repair. There are two main stages of sleep:  Non-REM and REM.  Non-Rem repairs the body and…

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Goal Setting for a Healthier Life

In 1979 Harvard University conducted a study where graduate students were asked “have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” The results showed that 3% of the students had written goals and 13% had goals, but not in writing. Fast forward 10 years…

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How evil is it? May is Celiac Disease Awareness month and it is a good time to discuss what gluten is and who needs to avoid it.  First a couple definitions.  Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, rye and barley.  Celiac Disease is a genetically linked autoimmune disorder. …

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Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities are often terms used interchangeably, yet have very different meanings and symptoms.  Today, I’d like to clear up the confusion by explaining what they each are and how these conditions might affect you or your loved ones. Let’s start with the simplest one:  intolerances.  Food…

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