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Will you eat your way through the stress of the holidays? healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Nov 21, 2021

If you’ve done any shopping recently or strolled down the business district wherever you live, you know that the “holiday season” is upon us.  Stores are selling “must have” gifts and festive decor items, holiday music is playing, children are SO excited as they...

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Holiday Sweets and Treats Without the Sugar Overload! healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Nov 14, 2021

It's that time of year!  Temperatures are dropping, snow is in the forecast, nights are getting longer, and the holiday season is almost here.  And while it can be a wonderful time of year with friends and family, social interaction (safely, of course) and lots of celebration, that also...

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Essential Foods for a Healthy Body healthy eating healthy living real food resilience sugarfree Oct 23, 2021

You’ve heard me say it many times:  Just Eat Real Food!

And while this is true at any age, it is especially true as we get older, and we begin to take more seriously the importance of protecting our health.  Usually this happens as we start to feel aches and pains, or perhaps...

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Processed Foods and Your Gut! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Oct 18, 2021

It’s true: Your gut doesn’t love processed, convenient, fast foods

We know that processed foods, sometimes known as “junk,” “fast,” or “convenience” foods, are not exactly health foods. Consuming too much can increase your risks for cancer and heart...

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Announcing ~ Simple, Delicious, Healthy Dinner Series! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Oct 18, 2021

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert, I am on a mission to educate YOU about why it’s so important to ditch the foods that may be harming your body, such as processed sugar and carbs plus other inflammatory “food products”, because I know from...

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7 Strategies to Enhance Your Natural Immunity healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Sep 26, 2021

Part A - But first of all - what is Immunity?

The human body is a marvellously complex, biochemical system that evolved over the past 200,000 years or so.  It is an organism that relies on homeostasis, which is a self-regulating process by which each of the biological systems maintain...

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Eat The Rainbow--of Veggies and Fruits That Is! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Sep 19, 2021

From a young age we’ve been told “eat your veggies” and that’s even more important as we age.  Why is that?

Many of us are used to paying attention to the macro-nutrients we eat--protein, fat and carbs (especially the starchy ones)--but did you know that the...

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Small Habits, Big Results! healthy eating healthy living meditation phoenix rising yoga therapy real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Sep 13, 2021

I’ve been writing for a few weeks now on some of the food and lifestyle habits and practices we can all follow to create a more resilient life - full of health, vitality, energy, adventure, connection -- all the things that can become more elusive as we age.

But how do we make those healthy...

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The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis: What you need to know for brain, gut and overall health healthy eating healthy living meditation morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Sep 05, 2021

Until recently, we didn’t know how much our gut and brain interacted. Some people thought that our brains (that tissue between our ears) controlled everything we did, consciously and subconsciously.

They were wrong!

Some of us have a sense that there is a connection between gut and brain...

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Fight the one-two punch of inflammation and aging - Inflammaging! healthy eating healthy living meditation morning practice real food resilience sleep sugarfree Aug 29, 2021

Imagine yourself 10 or 20 years from today. How do you feel? Is your life happier, healthier and more fulfilling than ever? What personal goals have you reached? How many lives have you touched? Perhaps you’ve been able to spend more time with friends and family? Maybe you’ve finally...

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Top Twenty Proven Sleep Strategies for Better Health and Resilience (Sleep, Part 2) healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation real food resilience sleep sugarfree Aug 22, 2021

 

Did you miss Part 1? Check it out here!

 

The one thing you may be missing in your daily routine for greater health and wellness is restful, restorative, resilient SLEEP!

More and more research shows that sleep is the one thing that can help you feel better, get better, and stay...

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Blood Sugar Creeping Up? Get It Under Control by Doing These! healthy eating real food resilience sugarfree Aug 15, 2021

Blood sugar is literally that: the sugar in your blood. Your blood contains all kinds of important nutrients and other substances that we need to be healthy. Including sugar. Blood is the liquid transporter that distributes these compounds to all parts of our bodies - a critical task!

Sugar (a...

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