Let’s Brush Up to Detox

Dry BrushWhat methods are you incorporating as you pursue wellness? I would assume that you have changed your eating habits, increased your movement and exercise, and perhaps changed toiletries and household cleaning products in order to reduce chemical exposure.

How ’bout brushing? Not just your hair and your teeth, but also your body. Read more

Spring Clean(s)ing Myths

Spring CleaningWhen you hear the word “Spring” what comes to mind? Sunshine, flowers, and cleaning, perhaps? But when you think of a detox or cleanse, you may think of liquid diets, expensive supplements and deprivation.

The truth is, a cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of these – and if you cleanse in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve, lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health. Read more

Diet Working, or Not?

EvaluationI think you would agree that if you were to discover that a product you were using was not working as expected, you would consider alternatives. How do you determine whether your food is working for you or not? Your body is probably giving you the clues, if you know how to read them.

The true indicator of your diet’s success is how you feel physically, from head to toe, since the purpose of food is to fuel your body. Read more

Healthy on a Shoestring

Basket of ProduceThere is a common, though unfortunate, belief that health eating costs too much money. I’m here to tell you that eating healthy meals is entirely within your reach. Here are some tips to keep your grocery bill low.

Shop locally
Explore your local farmer’s market. Organic foods tend to be less expensive when bought locally. Foods that are in season are usually better quality and lower priced than out-of-season produce that is grown in hothouses. Read more

Age Prevention 101

ChoicesMen and women have searched for the secrets for delaying the aging process for centuries. Have you joined the hunt?

How many products have you purchased to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone, increase energy? You know the drill. I’ve been there and I recently cleaned out several jars and bottles from the bathroom cabinet that I realize aren’t going to be a magic fix. Read more

Keep Swapping!

Change is goodWhich of the food swaps that I recommended in the last newsletter have you put into practice? Just one would be a good start. I’d like to hear how it is going for you.

Swapping to gluten-free foods, stepping away from dairy, and trading your salt shaker contents will reduce your levels of inflammation, remove the influence of bovine growth hormones, and balance your body’s mineral and water balance.  Read more

Let’s Swap Foods!

Change AheadWe talked in my last post about ways to make your New Year’s Resolution effective. You don’t want to be in the 92% who abandon their resolution before it has any effect.

We also talked about selecting smaller changes to make on a consistent basis rather than trying to make a major change that you find unsustainable. I gave you some general ideas and would now like to explore some more specific ingredient trades for you to nibble on.
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A Resolution Sustained!

New Years ResolutionAll my life I’ve heard people making New Year’s resolutions … and the jokes about how long those resolutions hold up. I’ve made and abandoned New Year’s resolutions enough that I was reluctant to make them any more. And I was not alone. I’ve read that only 8% of people keep the resolutions they make at this time of year.

So why is it so difficult to keep the resolutions that we make? Is it because they are often made as brash statements without a plan to carry them out? Or because they are unsustainable?

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