5 Tips to Help End Nighttime Grazing

A very often-heard issue that I hear in my Health Coaching Practice is that of night-time grazing. It’s a tough habit to kick, for sure, because so much tension and tiredness from the day follows us into the evening, and well, what’s a person to do but have a snack, and another snack, and, sure,… Read more

Making the Case for Consistency

Who doesn’t remember the punchline to the tale about the tortoise and the hare? Let me refresh your memory. “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for slow and steady wins the race.” There is wisdom aplenty in today’s world for this age-old Aesop fable, and it provides a good springboard for a discussion about the… Read more

Could it Be Adrenal Fatigue?

Fast-paced daily living causes much stress, no doubt, which is not easy on the adrenal glands. Those two thumb-sized organs sit above your kidneys and are part of the endocrine system. They are involved in producing over 50 hormones that drive almost every bodily function. Many of those functions are essential for life. Adrenal glands… Read more

Good Food: Antidote for Depression

In this country it is estimated that 15 million Americans suffer from depression. I had a bout with it myself at one point in my life, and these days I don’t have to go far to meet others who have struggled or are now struggling with depression. The path to wellness and vitality is through… Read more

How to Add More Raw Foods to Your Diet  

In my last newsletter blog I wrote again about the benefits of a diet rich in raw foods, particularly fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  If you missed that one, or need to refresh your memory, click here. Today I want to address some of the “how” and “what, exactly” issues that sometimes hold people back… Read more

Raw Food Diet Revisited

Lots of water has flowed under the bridge of my life since I first dove into a very high raw food diet in 2006. Now, well into my 12th year of learning and living and experimenting with what works best for me, I am still a very high raw vegan eater, and not 100% either…. Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part II

It’s no secret that too much sugar in our diets can result in many health problems, most of them a good deal more serious than bad complexion or moderate weight gain. Over the past several decades, chronic disorders such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes have swept through our country, as well as… Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part I

Good health is all about balance, especially when it comes to blood sugar. Our brain relies on glucose (sugar) for fuel, and it is important to keep blood sugar balanced to feel good, have energy, and think clearly. Glucose requires insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, to carry it to the cells. While other… Read more

Inflammation?? Exercise Can Help!

Inflammation in the body continues to be a hot topic in the world of health improvement. While we are familiar with inflammation on the surface of our bodies which involves local redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Another kind of inflammation that is in our bodies is powerful and necessary for our survival. In fact, it is… Read more