What if I told you “all diets are simply bogus except for...?” Stay with me here for a second! We know good nutrition is one of the main keys to a healthy lifestyle. There are many arguments about which diet is best for you. If you are anything like me, you are super confused because there are hundreds of diets out there! Which one should you choose for long-term health benefits? With that said, I'm going to give you my exact road map to eat foods that you love in order to li
Since fruits are high in water, fiber, and vitamins, they are known to be the healthier option than other high sugar foods. If you're looking to have more energy, lose weight for good, or cut back on sugar and carbs, you would do well to limit the number of high sugar fruits you eat. When you eat any type of carbohydrate, your digestive system breaks it down into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream. Not all carbs are the same, as different types can have unique effects o
You've probably seen wheatgrass popping up everywhere! From juice bars to health food stores, what’s all the hype for exactly? Did you know that wheatgrass is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant known as Tritium aestivum? Research suggests that wheatgrass can help detoxify the liver and overall improve immune functions. Studies also show that wheatgrass is an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in vitamins
I had the pleasure of recently being interviewed by a well known author, speaker, and spiritual mentor- Sunny Dawn Johnston, (or “SDJ”). During an hour-long interview, I answered the most common hormone questions and discussed three natural ways to balance hormones, increase energy, and improve healthy aging. These powerful tools that I shared will help you improve any of the following that you are currently experiencing: Hot flashes Low energy Diminished libido Weight gain
I get asked often which vitamin or supplement is the most important to take daily throughout the year to increase energy, boost the immune system, and improve overall health. It’s not surprising that Vitamin D is essential to keep your bones, muscles, and immune system strong. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient, which impacts your muscles, energy, sex hormones, bones, kidneys, and mood. This essential vitamin is not the only one your body needs to function optimally, however
A little while ago I discussed four categories of fats and their specific roles they play in your health. By now you should know that not all fats are healthy, so it’s time to discuss simple ways to balance good and bad fat ratios. You've probably heard about the importance of Omega-3s, and you've most likely seen them advertised on food labels or written in headlines on the cover of health magazines. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for your body to function optim
The most common question I've been getting is, "What's the best sugar alternative that does not have an immediate effect on blood sugar?". In this article, I am going to share with you two well-studied natural sugar substitutes, which do not seem to have a great impact on sugar levels . The most important thing I want you to get out of this article is that sugar is "poisonous" to your body, so it's vital that you pay attention to sugar and carbohydrate intake especially if yo
Photo by Massimo Rinaldi on Unsplash I've been getting a ton of questions about intermittent fasting (IF) so I thought I provide you with the latest news on IF – whether you are thinking to get started with IF or are already following this way of eating. Recent studies show that 3 days fast can boost the immune system, help with weight loss, better cardiovascular health, improve endurance, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. A more recent data, which I'll get to in
Image credit Marco Verch, license We know there are certain foods that release either more acidic or more alkaline chemicals into your body as they are digested, but it's difficult to know exactly how much these chemicals influence your body's internal pH levels. Studies show that eating too many acidic foods can lead to an acidic internal environment, which depletes the immune system and creates a disease thriving habitat within your body. For instance, viruses and cancer gr
[Photo credit: Dialysis Technician Salary] Your liver is like the maid of your body, cleaning up all the toxins you put into it. The gallbladder is the right hand of the liver. Its main function is to store bile, release bile for digestion, and aids the liver to eliminate toxins. These days the liver needs all the help it can get. The Standard American Diet (SAD), our environmental pollutants, and our increasing dependence on toxic personal care products have put our liver on
Ginger is widely used food as medicine due to its ability to “cleanse the body by stimulating digestion, circulation, and sweating. Its digestive actions may serve to cleanse the build-up of waste and toxins in the colon, liver, and other organs.” Ginger root is an amazing food that should be part of our diet daily. Ginger root has been used for thousands of years as a medicine for treating a variety of medical problems. Health benefits of Ginger: Improve digestion Boost immu
I've been thinking of you lately, especially since this time of the season is where most people complain of seasonal allergies. Today I want to share a simple and easy tip to help alleviate seasonal allergies, help you lose weight, and detoxify your liver. Before we get into that, I want to break down what happens to your body during allergy season and why it reacts the way it does. Seasonal allergies, also known as Allergic Rhinitis, are short-term inflammatory conditions ca
The liver is not only one of the hardest working organs in the human body; it’s also one of the most amazing, too. Is detox needed for optimum health? Our bodies are wonderfully effective at warding off the toxins that we encounter every day. We are being constantly bombarded by toxins of all kinds. Harmful chemicals are found everywhere, in the water, in the air, and in foods. If you’re using products to smell good, soften your skin, or shave, then you have a higher chance o
Is the current situation keeping you indoors? Do you find yourself indulging in ice cream and popcorn this season while watching your favorite show? Needless to say, chances are everything has conspired lately to make you feel more bloated, heavier, and sluggish. The good news is that I am going to share with you my simple step-by-step process to make things work in your favor. Especially to help you improve your mood, gain energy, and lose weight without spending hours at th
These days everyone has been raving about the Ketogenic diet, and probably you're giving this diet a try yourself to: Balance hormones. Lose weight. Build muscles. Increase energy. Seizures. Cancer. I will start by sharing with you the good news first. The good news is that Ketogenic can work to improve your overall health for any above reasons, as long as you know what you're doing. The bad news is that the Ketogenic diet is not for everyone. The ugly news is that if you are
Have you made a New Year’s resolution in the past that you actually stick to?
If so, you are the world's champion!
If NOT don’t worry because I feel just as guilty...
Studies show that over 75% of the population fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Every year, millions of Americans make resolutions such as losing weight, getting exercise regularly, stop smoking, or live a more energized and happy life. Only a fraction of those actually chose to take actions to shed o
Did you know the more you take control of your health decisions the quicker you are likely to reach your health goals? Or... Are you one of those people that just go with the flow? Whatever the media or government dictates, you tend to go with it? If you’ve ever had to believe in yourself and your symptoms, even though you felt that no one did, there’s a good chance you know how to be an effective self-advocate. Along with trusting in yourself and how you feel, you may need t
Most likely when you were growing up, you drank as much milk as possible, often straight from the carton while standing in front of the open fridge. You were told that dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese are good sources of calcium to maintain bone density and to reduce the risk of fractures. I get it, you're lost in today's internet rapid information that can increase both the possibilities of getting good and bad information. You're most likely drowned in a boundle
I get asked frequently, how come every time I eat sugar, I notice the very next day joint pain?
That's because you already have unhealthy joints. Each time you consume processed sugar, pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines are released from your body, which leads to pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints.
Arthritis is a general term covering conditions that share joint pain and inflammation. There are several types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, ost
Do you feel tired and worn out all the time, even though you're getting plenty of sleep? Do you have the energy to get things done?
Are you gaining weight despite eating clean and exercising regularly?
It can seem like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you're irritable, the next minute you're angry, and all of a sudden you feel anxious and depressed to the point you don't enjoy life.
Conversely, you feel wired and tired at night. It is difficult to shut down your mind