The following blog posts are categorized under Diets & Healthy Eating

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VIP Vitamix Discount

  If there’s one product I love, it’s my Vitamix, and I think you know this. If you want to not only eat lots of fresh produce, but also have…

Supplementing your health

  Want to know a semi-secret? I’m not a big supplement-pusher, and pills actually make me gag. And psssttt…in my search for solutions to my previous health problems, I consulted with what feels like hundreds of so-called experts who, instead of asking me about my diet, recommended hundreds of dollars worth of supplements. I used to have drawers full of vitamins, but it wasn’t until I truly figured out my Nutritional Style that I found relief from my health issues, lost weight and began to feel amazing again. When I became a Health and Nutrition Coach, I decided to do things differently. While I do recommend some selected supplements, because my clients sometimes have deficiencies or feel better with them, my focus is on food and how you feel. The time when I DO recommend supplementation is in the winter months, when local produce is scarce and when our bodies have to work harder to fight off colds, flus and defend itself against the cold and lack of sunshine. If you or your family seems to get sick often, maybe it’s time to supplement your nutrition. Here’s what’s on my personal supplement shelf now. Elderberry: This tasty herb is antiviral…

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. And yet venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body neutralizes in order to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to re-balance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods…

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Breakfast is served

  I find myself preparing more breakfast meals this time of year. There are kids home from school, our friends and family filling the spare rooms, and a need for…

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In My…Refrigerator

  Stick to your Nutritional Style™ by stocking your fridge with healthy staples. I’m a Modern Vegan, but my family is not, so you’ll find ideas for all Nutritional Styles…

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3 Ways to Transition Your Diet to Fall

  I’m staring out at the first hint of yellow leaves on the maple tree outside my window, and I turned the heat on last night; my white linen pants…

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Book First Look #4: It’s Food, Not Religion

  Discovering your Nutritional Style® will allow you to enjoy a bounty of foods and drinks that will sustain you for the rest of your life. It’s not religion, and it’s not scientific….

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Book First Look #1: The Bad Boys

Whether you are a Flexible Vegetarian, Modern Vegan or Healthy Omnivore (not sure? Click here to find out), one part of living with your Nutritional Style® is learning about the…

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Superfoods for all year long

  Like an artists palette, the hub and I use a variety of Superfoods everyday in our smoothies. It depends on our state of mind—and our body’s needs. I keep…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is good for you in many ways; it helps to balance your PH level because it’s alkalizing, it aids in detoxification, it fights candida and yeast,…

 
 
 
 
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