A few weeks ago, I asked a simple question of my e-mail subscribers: What's your greatest struggle right now? And quite a few of you responded. Some of your replies tugged at my heart. They resonate with me, because in many cases I've been there. And in other cases, I still AM there. So with appreciation for you, I'm creating a series. Each day in October 2017, I plan to post something new … [Read more...] about 31 Steps to a Healthier You: 2017 Challenge
As we prepare to flip the calendar, are you making some resolutions for a new year? Maybe you're beating yourself up a bit for dropping last year's resolutions faster than the ball fell in Times Square. But certainly you made progress in some areas, didn't you? Are you ready to go even further in the new year? Then ditch the resolutions altogether. Create a lifestyle. Do you want to … [Read more...] about Resolutions? Forget Those and Create a Lifestyle
It is not uncommon for many of us to "blow it" over a holiday weekend, but Stretchy-Pants Week doesn't have to turn into an entire month. Want to get back on track? Then take a look at the list below. Here are 5 ways to refocus and recover after a holiday: Stop beating yourself up about what you ate, drank, said, did, or didn't do. It's a new day. Stop replaying the narratives. Forgive … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get on Track after a Stretchy-Pants Week
What’s your plan of action when you feel a cold or other illness brewing? In our home, we take a multi-faceted approach to boost our immune system. First, we have a mantra that we’ve said for years whenever one of us is feeling a bit run down and susceptible to a cold or virus: I am healthy, and I will remain healthy. This phrase is a mindset shift and positive self talk. It's also code to … [Read more...] about Got a Cold? Boost your Immune System this Winter
Low-carb diets long have been touted for weight loss. But today one also gains attention for its overall health benefits: the ketogenic diet. Doctors originally developed Keto, as it's commonly called, for people with epilepsy. They discovered that fasting helped epileptics control their seizures, but fasting cannot be done long term. They needed a way to trick their bodies into thinking they … [Read more...] about The Ketogenic Diet: Can it Help You?
When the FDA announced last week that it would be reconsidering a 22-year-old definition of "healthy," blogger Nicole Akers and I jumped at the chance to comment. She and I have exchanged blog posts a couple of times recently. Nicole's take on the FDA's news appears here, and the following is an excerpt of my article on her site. What does “healthy” mean to you? Or to your neighbor with … [Read more...] about What’s in Your Shopping Basket? (An Excerpt)