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Virtually every disease we know of, especially the chronic ones, begins with inflammation. Then a combination of genetics, environment and nervous system function play a role in the resulting symptoms and disease. That’s why the most knowledgeable coaches, consultant and doctors begin a holistic approach with an anti-inflammatory diet. It’s also why two people can have the same diet, for example a married couple, yet one might have heart disease[…]

(sorry if you opened an email sent yesterday that inadvertently published too soon) Ever feel confused about what to eat to maintain health? Who hasn’t? Ever wonder where some recommendations come from and who you should trust? I know, even as a lifetimes healthcare provider and proverbial health nut, sometimes I, myself have been confused. The thing is, there are standard and straightforward answer for much of this stuff. The[…]

Simple Life Lessons from Cycle-Touring Last month, my husband & I went a 2 week bicycling trip in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts; starting in Bangor, Maine and ending in Southern Massachusetts. Yes; just us, our gear & bikes; no car, fully contained. This was the first tour we have been on in many years and it gave me a chance to re-connect the incredible feelings of freedom & power[…]

Five More Simple Answers to More Energy NOW: In my last blog, we talked about starting your day right and other simple changes. Here are a few more: Make sure you’re drinking enough water. Dehydration can make you feel tired.Many formulas for ‘enough’ exist. However, it’s pretty well-recognized that we can lose up to 8 cups of fluid per day through normal metabolism. Therefore, I usually suggest 64oz. to up[…]

5 Simple & Healthy Answers to More Energy NOW Drag yourself out of bed; stumble through the morning routine till you get that cup of coffee (or 2 or 3 for some). Then you’re ok till about 2pm when you need the quick sugar rush to get to the day’s end. Does this sound like the basis of your work-a-day life? It’s a reality for far too many of us;[…]

Chocolate: Minimum 70% Raw Cacoa Salmon: A 3 ounce serving Green Tea The Latest News about Good-for –You Foods Chocolate: Wondered if all the hype about chocolate being good for you is true? Well, for sure the cheap milk & sugar laden kind isn’t but a REAL study at Loma Linda University show EEG proof that chocolate (minimum 70% raw cacoa): reduces stress and inflammation Improves immunity, memory and mood […]

  Which of the above images is you and can you change it? What’s the relationship between stress & health? Stress is a part of everyday life for most of us but I’m also going to argue that stress is necessary to health! “What???” I can hear you asking. I would argue that stress in your life means there are things that are important to you that are out of[…]

Of all the things we can & should do to improve our health, the one people consistently have the hardest time with is not diet but consistent exercise. Even I have to admit that I often struggle to fit regular exercise into my life on a routine basis. Granted, I’m no couch potato and I do get an hour or more in usually a couple of days per week but[…]

In my last post, I discussed several oils that can be used internally to enhance metabolism and increase weight loss. Today, I want to talk about using oils topically for detoxification & weight & fat loss. The three topical applications one can use are: Detox baths, body wraps and massage. Any of these methods are applicable for any of the oils I’ll discuss. Using oils topically is a great adjunct[…]

We all know that healthy eating and exercise are long term keys to maintaining weight. Still, as we get older, we find it more & more difficult. Most of us have heard of things like the grapefruit diet and many others; some healthy, others; not so much. Well, it turns out that grapefruit is just one of many essential oils known to have a positive effect on metabolism and therefore,[…]