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”

The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar

One of the most common complaints I get from people who are changing to a healthier eating lifestyle (or are looking for an excuse not to…) is that it is sooo expensive. There is some truth to that, but it doesn’t have to be that significant.

Eating healthy is not as expensive as being sick, however, it can be pricier than eating the “Standard American Diet”. Making the most of your income is always a concern, Continue reading “The Cost of Healthy Eating: Tips for Stretching Your Dollar”

Healthy Changes 101

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Many people don’t consider working toward better health until they become sick. We think were doing just fine, until a serious illness strikes. That’s when we decide we need to make changes. Wouldn’t it be better to get healthy first, and then perhaps we’ll have an easier time controlling that illness or better yet, maybe we won’t even get it. Continue reading “Healthy Changes 101”

Phytonutrients. A Rainbow of Foods.

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”  Genesis 9:13

Phytochemicals are plant foods that contain natural chemicals that help protect the plant. They also help us prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly. There are more that 10,000 known phytonutrients. Continue reading “Phytonutrients. A Rainbow of Foods.”

Mediterranean Lifestyle: What’s It All About?

“One of the healthiest diets scientists have been ever been able to identify.” Subjects have the least disease and live the longest. Continue reading “Mediterranean Lifestyle: What’s It All About?”

Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Habits

“Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31

Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s immune response.

Acute inflammation is good. It is caused by conditions such as a cut, bronchitis, a stubbed toe, broken bone, the flu, etc. It is your body mounting an attack against something that shouldn’t be there. When it’s gone, the inflammation subsides.

Chronic inflammation is bad (aka systemic or silent inflammation). This is inflammation that doesn’t go away. Your body can’t turn it off. Chronic inflammation is also referred to as a silent killer. (click for more on this) Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Habits”

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Don’t go it alone. People with a support community are twice as likely to reach their goals than those with no support. This applies to all sorts of goals-spiritual, financial, personal but since this is a health blog we will discuss health goals. Continue reading “Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support”