How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visits

By | 2017-08-18T22:15:08+00:00 August 18th, 2017|HEALTH|

Doctors are trained to listen to our problems, unfortunately two things happen in a visit that often deters from getting the best health advice: 1) Doctors are busy. They’re looking for our chief complaint and considering a plan of treatment. 2) We don’t prioritize our concerns and often leave out important information for the doctor [...]

Vitamin B12: Are you getting enough?

By | 2017-08-13T21:59:38+00:00 August 13th, 2017|HEALTH|

Most people absorb enough vitamin B12 from natural sources like eggs, fish, dairy products, and meat. But for women with gut problems such as IBS, Chrons, celiac disease, heartburn sufferers taking protein pump inhibitors, strict vegans and vegetarians might find themselves at risk for B12 deficiencies. Symptoms can increase quickly once they start, so will [...]

Sugar Free! Healthy? Opps!

By | 2017-08-05T18:16:11+00:00 August 7th, 2017|HEALTH|

We drink diet soda, replace sugar with sugar-free sweeteners and attempt to learn the myriad of names for sugar on labels to avoid compromising our health. I always wondered why some people who exclusively drink diet sodas and sugar-free snacks seemed to fight their weight more than someone downing pastries and syrupy sodas. Here’s the [...]

Know Your Heart Numbers

By | 2017-07-17T21:26:38+00:00 August 1st, 2017|HEALTH|

Keys to Heart Rate Training Regardless of your goals—weight loss, athletic performance, cardiovascular strength, or body transformation—monitoring your heart rate is key to your success. Following guidelines for your target heart rate makes the difference between achievement or failure. Your goal during a workout should not be to crank your heart rate as high as [...]

Sugar: Toxic, Addicting, and Deadly?!

By | 2017-07-17T16:06:44+00:00 July 17th, 2017|HEALTH|

Sugar: Toxic, Addicting, and Deadly You’d never impose heroin on your body. But what if I told you there is a substance out there more addicting than illicit drugs and is so abundant in our day to day living, we don’t see the dangers affecting us. We add it to our morning coffee or tea. [...]

Probiotics and Your Digestion

By | 2017-06-10T07:36:29+00:00 April 17th, 2017|HEALTH|

The definition of healthy in our food can be as wide and varied as there are brands. How do you know which foods are best for improving digestion? Probiotics can: boost your immune system, improve digestion which fights heartburn and ulcers balance inflammatory bowel disorders elevate mood and aid against depression increases nutrient uptake by [...]

Stop the World! I want off!!!

By | 2017-06-10T07:38:43+00:00 April 6th, 2017|HEALTH|

Stressed! Everyone experiences it, but not all of us manage it well. Here are a few ways to manage the monster of stress! Get Gutsy, try a few! Creating and following daily routines eases stress by creating familiar situations that require calm thinking. Schedules remove the elements of surprise and allows a feeling of controlling [...]

100 Calorie Snacks*

By | 2017-06-10T07:42:39+00:00 March 31st, 2017|EASY MEALS, HEALTH|

Grab-n-Go Healthy Snacks!   * Cheese and tomato. One portion (size of two AA batteries) of natural cheese such as cheddar or Monterey Jack with one sliced tomato. * Endive and tuna salad. One endive leaf with one tablespoon tuna salad, prepared with hummus in place of mayonnaise. Mediterranean Delights makes delicious, organic, low-fat hummus [...]

Nature’s RX

By | 2017-06-10T07:45:49+00:00 March 25th, 2017|HEALTH|

All too often, we’re too quick to reach for a prescription to treat problems that could be cured naturally. It takes some knowledge and patience but nature has provided remedies for common ailments. Although we shouldn’t ignore our physician’s visits and their wealth of information and resources, we do need to be our own health [...]