Avocados are one of my first picks when fighting the melancholy blues because they are rich in tryptophan and folate ( one of the B vitamins) and are loaded with omega 3's, an important fatty acid that fights inflammation in the body and helps regulate our brain's neurotransmitters. In order for one's body to manufacture serotonin, which I call the "feel good" neurotransmitter, it needs plenty of tryptophan, a natural amino acid. Many studies are...
This summer, with temperatures reaching well into the 90's and humidity levels above 60 percent, staying well hydrated is important for everyone, especially when exercising. I have been trying my best to find the perfect re- fueling beverage for my post run recovery drink. Consuming enough water is most important but replacing lost electrolytes and getting the right balance can be a challenge for some. Too much sugar or sodium can cause some runn...
CELERY! Yes...People are talking about celery juice! As a health coach, my clients often ask me about health and nutrition trends they read or hear about on their various news feeds and digital reads. Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about celery juice, so I thought I’d provide you with a few of the latest reviews and research.
As always, please consult your physician or health practitioner before starting any new food, as some foods...
According to studies from the CDC, The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and many others, more than half of holiday travelers report health problems, with stomach or GI issues topping the list. For example, just by touching the escalator handrails at the airport or handling your shoes at security you can pick up a flu virus or bacteria. That’s why health practitioners recommend:
If you love the spiralizer tool, you’ll love this recipe for using it!
• 2 zucchini
• 1 summer squash
• ½ tsp olive oil
• ½ lb. washed button mushrooms
• 2 veggie burgers (your choice). My favorite is Hilary’s
• Tomato sauce (healthy store-bought or homemade). One of my favorite brands is Rao’s Tomato Basil. (Ingredients: Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh basil, salt, fresh garlic, black pepper, oregano).
I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t always have time to make a meal. But I know how important it is to make a lot of my own meals in order to live the healthy lifestyle I want. That doesn’t mean cooking has to be a chore, though! My favorite kitchen tools help me and my hubby make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks – faster and easier than we ever thought possible. I’ve listed them below and provided links for you to see the product. Please...
In the late 70s, eggs got a bad reputation because health practitioners discovered that high amounts of cholesterol in the blood could increase our risk of heart disease. Physicians of that era thought (incorrectly, it turns out) that eating high-cholesterol foods would significantly increase blood cholesterol, so they began advising their patients to stop eating foods high in cholesterol, like eggs, which has 200 milligrams.