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”
What is Protein?
Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.
Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”
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?”
What is This Kumbocha Stuff?
Kumbocha is fermented tea. It usually consists of tea, water, sugar and SCOBY. Continue reading “What is Kumbocha?”
Making healthier choices is about motivation. Maybe it’s about healthier eating, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, praying more, being more positive, more thankful, etc. The list can go on.
Here 3 motivation polls. Whether or not you are motivated to make healthier changes, share what makes you tick. No one will know, it’s anonymous. Continue reading “What’s Your Motivation?”
What is Fiber?
Fiber, sugar and starch make up total carbohydrates. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that does not get fully digested in the digestive tract and therefore it is generally not absorbed by our bodies. Continue reading “Fiber Explained”
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.”
What are you doing this weekend? If you or a loved one is living gluten-free or with other food allergies and if you are in the NY metro area, how about going to the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo? This event is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, in Secaucus, NJ.
It’s not too late to go!
Tickets are still available. I was already planning on going, but now I am delighted to be an official blogger of the Expo. But that’s not all… I have been blessed with the opportunity to give away 5 FREE TICKETS to this event!
Continue reading “2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo and…. FREE Tickets!”
Is your memory as bad as mine? There are days I can really feel the aging process, lol. I’m always looking for ways to improve/maintain my health and quality of life. The brain is an important part of that.
Last time we covered the nutrients your brain needs most. Before that, we covered the foods that damage your brain. (See here ) Today, I’m going to list 10 foods that will give your brain the biggest bang for its buck. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment”
Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”
The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.
Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?
Continue reading “You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain”