Are you one of those people that as soon as the days stay lighter longer, you’re sweeping under couch, shaking out rugs and vacuuming who-knows-what that’s accumulated behind the dryer? AND, you're anxious to get outside and clean out the gardens to make room for spring daffodils and tulips to pop up and bloom? Spring-cleaning may indeed be biological in nature. During the winter, our bodies produce more melatonin, a hormone known for inducing sleepiness. On the other hand, w
The New Year is upon us! Have you had time yet to reflect on last year and contemplate your goals for 2017? If not, over the next week or so, consider asking yourself these questions: 1. What were 2016’s positive highlights for you? ( Note: this answer usually helps you get back on track if you need to for the future! )
2. What were your biggest challenges?
3. What made you happiest in 2016?
4. What is one goal you want to achieve in 2017?
5. What bad habit do you want to
I don’t know how or why or even when it happened, but it seems like everyone I know is super busy. The number-one reason people tell me why they don’t eat well or exercise is lack of time. When I share my quick-meal tips with clients, they come back to tell me that using this advice actually saves them time, while helping them look and feel their best. So why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing to lose (except maybe a few pounds) and more time to gain! 1. Cook once, eat twi
Yes...Popeye had it right when it comes to eating vegetables, especially leafy green spinach! Food science studies continue to show that eating spinach helps improve health and reduce the risk of many health issues, from cancer to memory loss to strokes. Here’s just a short list of what makes Spinach a SuperFood! • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes • Protects against the occurrence of cancer, including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian, prostate,
Just tried this recipe and it's bee-licious! The juice leaves me feeling energized and less bloated! It is a great springtime treat! Makes 2 servings (one for you, one to share, or one for later!) Ingredients: 6 leaves of kale or 1/2 cup of baby kale 1 big handful of spinach 1 cucumber, peeled 6 baby carrots 1 celery stalk chopped ( optional ) 1 lemon or lime 1 grapefruit, peeled 1 thin slice of ginger root (dime size) 1/2 green apple ½ orange, peeled (optional) Directions: P
Let’s talk organic! You can reduce the amount of toxins you eat by buying organic fruits and veggies whenever possible to avoid consuming pesticides. Buying organic may cost more, but it is an excellent investment in your health. Still, organic is more important for some fruits and vegetables over others. Take the lists below with you when you grocery shop! The Dirty Dozen Food guru Dr. Andrew Weil, among other leading health experts, recommends that we buy organic for the fo
To compliment yesterday's post here is a delicious ( or should I say bee-licious :-) ) smoothie recipe! Ingredients: 1 cup of one of these: water, coconut water, almond milk, or cashew milk 2 bunches of organic kale 1/2 cup of arugula ½ - 1 frozen banana ½ - 1 cup *blueberries 2-3 organic pitted dates 2 TBSP chia or flax seeds 2 TBSP Vegan protein powder (optional) Ice Directions: Pour liquid into blender. (I recommend a NutriBullet or Vitamix to ground leaves and seeds.) Add
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? What a perfect time to start thinking Spring and putting into action your plans to get healthier, just in time to "bee" in shape for Summer! Here are my TOP FIVE steps to ensuring a great day everyday. Nutrition is not just about the food we get on our plates, so here you go! ~ Get up and start your day with a glass of lemon water. And continue to drink water throughout your day. It helps wash out impurities and stops cr
Good news, Bee Fitters! According to Women's World, there is research from Harvard stating that if you have a family history of cancer, you can cut your risk by 32 per cent or more just by eating a variety of bright colored fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids, the pigments that make kale green, oranges and carrots orange and tomatoes red, are responsible for helping break down harmful toxins in the body before they can wreck havoc on our cells. You don't have to prepare a big
Did you know that when certain foods are eaten together, their respective health benefits are exponentially increased? Throughout the weeks ahead, I am going to introduce the most powerful food combinations that will supercharge your health in ways that wouldn't be possible if they were eaten separately. Today’s "super couple" is avocado and tomato. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid. Carotenoid has been shown to reduce cancer risk