Are cleanses and detox diets healthy? What about juice fasting, elimination diets, laxative herbs or liver tonics? Are there benefits to a short term cleanse if your long-term lifestyle is not balanced? With dozens of companies offering pills, books, meal plans and advice, goal setting is your first priority. What exactly is your goal and is this just a short term thing? Do you really just wish to lose weight but still talk about it in ... Keep Reading >
Toxins in Food: Have You Eaten a Pinata Today??
I was looking at some crazy photos of pinatas recently, and I was struck by a great analogy about the toxins in food.... Our American diet is just like eating a pinata!! Here's how. 1). PASTE The paste for your pinata is made from flour and water. Sometimes boiled, sometimes not. And so our standard American diet is based on eating paste then, right?? Yep, that's what your breakfast cereal, bread, tortilla, cookies, pasta and more are - ... Keep Reading >
4 Foods to Avoid with Herpes or Shingles
There are several common foods to avoid with Herpes or Shingles. You may be eating these daily! Having personally struggled with both these viruses, I've learned my tolerance level of these foods when well and when stressed. Herpes viruses live in the nervous system, and when we're overtaxed, anxious or angry, inflammatory stress hormones and other substances suppress the immune system, allowing the virus to overwhelm our defenses. When ... Keep Reading >
Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau: PODCAST
The "Grass Fed Girl" (Caitlin Weeks) joins me to get personal about losing weight, breaking through the weight loss plateau, and learning HOW to keep fit and healthy. We talk about keeping a food journal, what amounts of carbs are OK to eat, and the importance of reducing your biggest stressors. Caitlin coaches clients on nutrition, fitness, and thyroid issues, based on her own experiences with Hashimoto's thyroid. Find her at ... Keep Reading >
Is It Bad to Cheat On Your Diet?
Planning a holiday? Ready to show everyone how well your new low-starch Diet and lifestyle choices are working? Are you already planning to cheat on your diet? Holiday time is NOT the best time to cheat on your diet! You're planning on having fun, right? So eating Mom's pumpkin pie made-from-scratch with flour, sugar, and milk is going to make quite an impact on your happy sugar-free, grain-free gut! I hear this so often from my Diet ... Keep Reading >
Exactly How Do I Change My Diet & Lifestyle: PODCAST
Are you ready for change but not sure where to start? What's the main reason you want to change? Maybe your child has Allergies. Maybe Dad has Diabetes. Maybe Mom is worn out worrying about everyone and is ignoring her own health. In any event, change is coming, so how do we make the most of it? What do we do first? And what happens if one person will change but another won’t? Is there an advantage to making a lot of changes at ... Keep Reading >