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:
Tip #1: Frequent hand-washing during the holiday season – especially when traveling, and always before eating or preparing a meal. Al...
Here's a great way to pack a healthy lunch for work!
1. ½ cup fresh spinach leaves, torn into one-inch pieces
2. ½ cup kale, torn into one-inch pieces
3. 1 small tomato, chopped
4. ¾ cup chopped salmon OR egg OR chicken breast (optional)
5. ½ cup black beans, lima beans, or pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
6. ¼ cup chopped red or yellow bell pepper
7. ¼- cup chopped or shredded carrots and onions (optional)
8. ½ avocado, cubed
9. 1 handful raw walnuts~ turkey bacon is optional for those who want a cob salad
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...
You CAN look and feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and reduce or eliminate your food-related symptoms. Please click here to learn more about my online coaching programs or better yet, make an appointment for one of my upcoming Spring workshops, beginning April 8th at Community Park in Princeton at 9am. I will share important health tips and after the presentation, we will spend a few minutes walking or jogging and then enjoy a healthy picninc snack or lunch. Cost per Spring workshop: $15. To...
I’m not sure how chocolate and candy hearts became the symbol for Valentine’s Day, but I do know that the latest research continues to show us that sugar can be significantly harmful to our health. So harmful that in an April, 2011 article featured in the New York Times Magazine, titled "Sweet and Vicious, Is Sugar Toxic?," the president of Sloan Kettering is quoted as saying " I have eliminated sugar from my diet...Ultimately, it's something I can do to decrease my risk of cancer."
February is American Heart Month, and as a health coach, I appreciate the idea of focusing on our heart health instead of on heart candy! It’s especially important when you consider that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. for both men AND women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women die from heart disease each year. The good news is, you can take action to minimize your risk, even if you’ve already experienced heart issues. One suggestion this month: kick the candy habit and find other ways t...
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...
Here's a new recipe for the veggie burger. Instead of using brown rice, I opted for quinoa. Quinoa, a high protein vegetable grain, has less sodium and more zinc, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and calcium than wheat, corn, and barley. And, to top that off, it contains lots of fiber; just 1/2 cup of quinoa contains about 5 grams of fiber. This veggie burger recipe is very tasty, so much so, you won't be able to stop at one!
Ingredients ( makes 10 patties, depending on size you want ):
Instead of reaching for the store bought energy bars, reach for healthier ones made from home. Store bought energy bars are often leaded with preservatives and too much added sugar. Try this Carrot Cake & Cashew Bar recipe! Tasty and loaded with fiber and omega 3's!
Makes 8 bars
* ½ cup dates, pitted
* ¾ cup raw cashews (or a nut of your liking)
* ¼ cup finely grated carrot
* Dash sea salt - optional
* 1 cup warm water - optional
* 1/2 cup of raisins- optional or in place of dates
Having trouble getting your daily requirement of vegetables into your diet? Preparing soups is a great way to get in a few servings. Try this tasty kale and white bean soup. A big bowl of this hot meal will get you at least a couple of servings of your daily requirement. And, it's a great immune boosting recipe for the winter months. Remember, BeeFitters, food determines how we feel and heal!
• 2 TBSP olive oil
• 1 small finely chopped onion and carrot (optional)
• 6 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 leeks (white and light...