I’m Not Anti-Doctor!

I want to clear up something – I’m not against doctors! …or medicine for that matter. BUT I do think that we have the responsibility to take control of our own health.  I post a lot about that.  🙂 So I just wanted to share this quick post about why I share more about healing our bodies with food and less about what doctors to go see/medicine to take.

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Help, They Are Sabotaging My Weight Loss!

You have decided to make healthy changes in your life.  You are eating right and exercising regularly, and the people that you thought would support you the most are actually sabotaging your efforts!  You know the ones – the friends that tell you to “just have a little piece, you only live once!”, or that family member that says “don’t be rude, eat some of aunt sally’s pie.”, and those co-workers that just love to poke fun at your efforts “hope you’re enjoying your lettuce over there while I eat my fries.” We all have these people in our lives, and if getting healthy isn’t hard enough on your own, they certainly don’t help!  So how do you “battle” these people without hurting their feelings? After all, it’s usually the ones closest to you, so you can’t just avoid them.  There’s always a work lunch, or a family get together, or a baby shower, or a night out with the guys, or a girls night out to attend…How can you stick to your new habits and reach your goals with all these people working against you? Continue reading “Help, They Are Sabotaging My Weight Loss!”

Mint Tea

Start with a large bunch of fresh mint. I used mint straight from my Tower Garden, washed and cut up into mugs (one handful per). Add boiling water and steep for 3-7 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea flavor (covering your mug will allow it to steep). Add just a touch of honey and enjoy! (You can drink with tea leaves in or use a slotted spoon to remove them) Mint has SO many health‬ benefits – this tea is great for digestion and/or nausea.

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Multivitamins – Who needs them and who doesn’t?

Multivitamins – Who needs them and who doesn’t?

This is a subject that I am asked about often.  What multivitamins should we be taking, and who needs them?  I have a very short answer!  None and no one.  But if you want the long answer please keep reading. 🙂

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Why I’m a Selfie Queen and You Should Be Too

Why I’m a Selfie Queen and You Should Be Too

Look around at any given location and I can bet that you’ll see someone taking a selfie (and most likely it’s me! 😉 ). We are definitely seeing the selfie generation! Have you seen the story about the sorority girls at the baseball game? The announcers just couldn’t wrap their heads around why they would be taking selfies and not watching the game. (I love the girls’ response by the way) And for as many selfies as I see posted online, I see just as many people screaming for us to stop (just like those baseball announcers). Continue reading “Why I’m a Selfie Queen and You Should Be Too”

Smoothies!

We all know that we need to increase the amount of fresh fruits and veggies in our diets, and today I want to talk about a super fun way to do just that – the smoothie!  Think about your day yesterday…how many servings of greens did you get? What about your kids? I know if you have picky eaters in your house then it’s a struggle to get any greens into them at all. Enter the smoothie! 🙂 Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrition, and they are delicious! You can even get in a couple servings of greens in a way that those picky kids will love (and, shhhhh, they’ll think it’s dessert!).

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