9 Simple Changes To Increase Wellness

9 Simple Changes To Increase Wellness

Take charge of your life in 30 Days! It’s been my experience that most people – myself included – often get overwhelmed when trying to make changes to their daily routines, even if they know those changes will be good for them. Perhaps it’s because we’ve forgotten how to delay gratification, or we’re more impatient, [...]

A Simple Trick To Reduce Calories

A Simple Trick To Reduce Calories

Swap out your dinner plate and salad plate. Don’t supersize me! I live in the United States. More specifically, I live in the Los Angeles area. Everything is super-sized here, from freeways to amusement parks to women’s mammary glands. And everyone wants more, more, more. Many of the restaurants here (think Cheesecake Factory) serve single [...]

Is Sugar Slowly Poisoning Your Family?

Is Sugar Slowly Poisoning Your Family?

Eating sugar less means more good health My mother is a health food addict. Growing up, if my sisters and I wanted something sweet, my mother gave us locally grown honey and carob. Our cookies were made with whole wheat flour, honey and raisins. So, time for a confession: one of my favorite memories is [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar for Insulin Sensitivity

Apple Cider Vinegar for Insulin Sensitivity

Even when it’s vinegar, an apple a day keeps the doctor away Almost as long as there have been apples, there’s been apple cider vinegar – apples gone bad! Vinegar comes from a French word, meaning “sour wine”. It has been used for over 10,000 years as a condiment, a preservative, for flavoring, as a [...]

Lemon Juice in Warm Water

Lemon Juice in Warm Water

Drink 8 ounces of warm water with 1/2 lemon Consider the lemon. No one quite knows where it originated, but it is ancient: there are depictions of citrus fruits from Roman Mosaics in Carthage, and frescoes in Pompeii. Lemons first grew in Southern India, Northern Burma and China, and are thought to be a hybrid [...]

Cranberry Juice and Psyllium

Cranberry Juice and Psyllium

Cranberry juice and Psyllium gets the job done The benefits of cranberries Cranberries grow in North America in cool bogs. Native Americans were the first to use cranberries as food, and introduced them to starving English settlers in Massachusetts – which may have saved them during the first winters. Cranberries have been popular for wild [...]

Eating After 7pm Will Make You Fat

Eating After 7pm Will Make You Fat

Stop eating early for better digestion and sleep According to Louis J. Arnone, director of the comprehensive weight control program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, eating late at night is the equivalent of eating an extra meal. It also elevates triglyceride levels, which are associated with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and heart disease. [...]

Apple and Almonds

Apple and Almonds

Dip raw sliced apples in raw almond butter Here’s a great healthy snack to substitute for those sugary ones to get your mid-afternoon energy boost. The health benefits of almonds include relief from: constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, heart disorders, anemia and diabetes. Almonds help your brain, your hair and your skin, and they contain protein, [...]

Lean Protein Salad

Lean Protein Salad

Have a lean protein salad for lunch daily Lean protein salads are a key to weight loss. The more vegetables, the better. Remember to add complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber (brown rice, beans, brussel sprouts) to keep your blood sugar level throughout the day. Pair those carbohydrates with healthy fats, such as olive [...]

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Have a berry smoothie for breakfast every day Fresh fruit smoothies are low in fat, high in fiber, and contain anti-oxidants. They’ll give you energy all morning long. They’re also fast and you can drink them on the go. There are plenty of great breakfast smoothie recipes. Just try to avoid dairy, substituting rice or [...]