Product Review: Swerve Brown

 

In my last post, I reviewed Swerve Sweetener. For details of what this product is exactly and my review on flavor and performance, check here.

As promised, I am reviewing their newest product, Swerve Brown. It is their version of brown sugar. Continue reading “Product Review: Swerve Brown”

Product Review: Swerve Sweetener -granular and confectioners

 

Who needs sugar when you’ve got Swerve?

Continue reading “Product Review: Swerve Sweetener -granular and confectioners”

Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.

 

So, you’re resistant to making healthy changes because you feel like it’s going to be depressing. It might be. Continue reading “Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.”

Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?

 

Stewardship is the responsibility of managing or taking care of something that belongs to someone else.

We are called to be Continue reading “Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?”

Building Muscle

 

It’s been shown that it’s never too late to start exercising. So I started. It’s been a while now and I was putting the effort in, but I wasn’t seeing much of a difference.

I’ve been working out regularly with dumbbells. I’m eating healthy food and avoiding junk food. I don’t see many muscles, I don’t really even feel that much stronger. But I still keep working at it. I want to build muscle to counter age related muscle loss, boost my metabolism and recover my bone density.

What am I doing wrong? Now I know. Continue reading “Building Muscle”

My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?

 

Whether you’re a man or woman, one morning  you may wake up and think, “Where did my metabolism go?” Has the fire gone out? Is it even possible to get the smoldering ashes to burn again? or is it an inevitable part of aging?

I recently had that conversation with myself. Continue reading “My Smoldering Metabolism…Can the Fire be Stoked?”

Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2

Updated June 2018

I’ve had my Fitbit for about 4 months now, so I thought I’d let you know how it was working out. Perhaps you are considering a fitness tracker. Should you bother getting one?

The Charge 2 tracks activities, health and food. You set your own goals and it will remind you to meet them and cheers you on when you do. Continue reading “Product Review: Fitbit Charge 2”

Holiday/Winter Weight Gain. Let’s Avoid It.

 

Did you know that most people report gaining about 5 pounds during the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day?

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine states that poundage is over estimated.  Continue reading “Holiday/Winter Weight Gain. Let’s Avoid It.”

Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)

“You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”  Matthew 23:23

What is Cumin?

Cumin seeds are yellow-brown, nutty, peppery seeds. A part of the parsley family, it is similar to but stronger than caraway. It is usually ground into a powder.

Don’t confuse Continue reading “Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)”

Weight Management Morsels

As I get older, it is more difficult to manage weight. Do you have this problem too? This can be due to inactivity, hormones, illness, slower metabolism, medications or other reasons.

For lasting weight management, whether it be losing weight or maintaining it, DON’T DIET. Continue reading “Weight Management Morsels”

Weight Control Tips That Work For Me

While this is not a blog about weight loss, I would like to touch on it. Weight loss can help improve many health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, fatigue, high blood pressure, etc.

It’s not that easy though, right? I was a yo-yo dieter for years. And once you lose it, it appears again – worse than before. From being chubby as a teen, to being anorexic in college, to gaining 62 pounds with my first pregnancy. It was a constant back and forth for decades. A never ending battle. Continue reading “Weight Control Tips That Work For Me”

How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels

“”I have the right to do anything,” you say- but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” -but not everything is constructive.”   1 Corinthians 10:23

In the previous part of this double feature (click here to review) we learned how riding on the blood sugar roller coaster can be bad for your heart, blood vessels, hormones, brain and other organs.

Blood sugar peaks 1-2 hours after eating and returns to normal in 3-4 hours.  The roller coaster involves extremes which are beyond the normal stable ups and downs of blood sugar.

That doesn’t have to be the case. It is possible to lessen the blood sugar extremes keeping our body in a happier place.

How can we do that? Continue reading “How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels”