March 16, 2016

 

Running or jogging just may be the best-kept health secret today! It releases stress, reduces anxiety, helps clear your mind, increases blood flow, improves your energy, helps with weight loss, enhances your mood, and – along with a healthy plant based diet  -- can reduce or eliminate a host of symptoms, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and more! And springtime is the ideal time to put on your sneakers and go for a run!

 

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recommends 30 minutes of walking...

January 19, 2016

 

For some clients losing weight seems almost impossible. When clients approach me about losing weight, I often tell them that in most cases they have total control on how to lose those extra pounds- AND that it does not have to be done through starvation or a month long detox. Here are the steps I ask clients to follow when struggling with their weight. Often, after these are put into place for several weeks, they are surprised that the weight starts to come off. Give them a try, and I am sure you won't just lose weight you'll start t...

February 25, 2015

Working out is NOT just about looking good; it's also about feeling good. I have always been a big believer that exercising is good for the body, MIND, and soul. Whenever, I feel stressed or anxious, I increase the intensity of my running and weight routine. The vigorous workout does wonders for my mood and spirit. That is why I was not surprised when I read in the January 2014 issue of University of California at Berkeley's Wellness Letter that :

 

"Exercise can reduce depression in many people and may even help prevent it in the first...

February 21, 2015

As a plant based eater (85-90 per cent!), I only indulge on fish from time to time to get some additional protein into my diet. Today, I was craving a great tuna salad sandwich. Here's my healthy version.

 

Ingredients:

 

~ A large wrap made from plants and organic brown rice ( Gluten free and found at Whole Foods)

 

~ 1/2 cup of  light tuna lightly mixed with olive oil or Veganaise ( Veganaise is a great egg free option, tastes delicious, and is better for you!)

 

~ 1 Cup of rinsed organic kale

 

~ 1/2 sliced red vine tomato

 

~ 1/4 cup of chopp...

July 29, 2014

 

Good news! According to this month’s University of Berkeley’s Wellness Letter, an extra 7 ounces of fruit, especially citrus fruit, can reduce your risk of stroke by a whopping 32 per cent, according to the journal Stroke.  To get your daily 7- 8 ounces of fruit, try my juice recipe below.  It makes a delicious, refreshing summertime beverage by the pool or beach.
Ingredients:

  • One pink grapefruit, peeled and sliced into small pieces

  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries

  • One peach, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup of iced water

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