Adequate rest and sleep are paramount to your good health and, at the core, to basic survival. When we are not sleeping well, during the day we may experience: Fatigue Restlessness Unease Melancholy Anxiety Irritability Depression Overwhelm Lack of motivation Over-sensitivity to stressors Poor work performance Daily tasks seem unusually difficult Headaches Digestive problems While having a poor night’s sleep isn’t fun for anyone, it generally isn’t a reason for concern. Not sleeping well does become an issue, however, if waking up tired every morning becomes the norm. In today's blog I discuss some of the underlying reasons you may have trouble sleeping and what you can do to improve your sleep.
Charcuterie boards, that often include prosciutto, are definitely a lot of fun to design and I don't always wait for a special occasion to whip one of these up. I will often prepare a plate-for-one. :) But what is prosciutto? How do you eat it? How much is too much? In today's blog I share with you some helpful insights into prosciutto and some fantastic recipes on how to use this Italian ham.
Detoxification is a way to help keep our main organs of elimination running efficiently. I however advocate a gentle and ongoing lifestyle approach to detoxification, and one that is unique to your body’s specific needs. It is important to make sure that you’re cleansing correctly. Keep track of your results and ensure that any supplements you take are of the highest quality and appropriate for you. In this week's blog I discuss the different types of detoxes to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and help steer us away from chronic disease.
When it comes to the Holidays and desserts, we don't have to live in deprivation and isolate ourselves while others partake. We can find healthy ways to indulge that are more optimal for our health so we can still enjoy the fun of the season and what it has to offer without 'deprivation' and without negatively impacting our health. Check out my latest Blog Article where I discuss this in more detail and share a Decadent Truffle recipe, just in time for the Holidays.
There is a general understanding that getting older means developing health complications. Osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline, hearing loss and decreased stamina are often associated with aging. The question that remains is, is this physical decline inevitable? The answer is not necessarily. When it comes to healthy aging, lifestyle plays a role and although we may not be able to change genetics or random chance, a preventive lifestyle can make a big difference.
It must be December! I don’t know about you, but I 100% believe in gingerbread during the holiday season. It is a timeless tradition during the holidays, whether you eat it or just use it for decoration. I am known for BOTH… bring on the Gingerbread house-making competition! Gingerbread is typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar, or molasses. So the question begs to be asked; can your gingerbread cookie be good for you?
It is important that while you are busy shopping, planning during the holidays, making sure your kids have enough activities to do, and you are getting all your cooking done, you still take time for yourself. By finding time to yourself that doesn’t involve anything to do with the holidays, you will relieve some of that holiday stress that is overwhelming you. Here are some simple ways to reduce your holiday stress.
I love to host a good party and have definitely missed it over the last few years. However a big contributing factor to added stress during the holiday season is party planning. It can get a little overwhelming, especially if we already have a full schedule. But have no fear... if you want to get back into hosting your holiday party this year, consider asking for some help & delegating! Here are some tips for delegating party planning tasks. PLUS I have included my strategies for Surviving The Holidays and top 100 healthy holiday recipes so you can stay on track with your health this holiday season.
The immune system is the body’s natural defense network. It is comprised of many organs, cells, and proteins that work together to protect against outside viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted invaders. When functioning correctly, the immune system identifies which cells are yours and which are foreign. It then organizes to kill any invaders that could cause the body harm. Your immune system does this complex work naturally, but, like anything, it requires a healthy environment in order to thrive. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help bolster your immune system.
My first time having a leek and potato soup was back in early 2000... I'm thinking 2001 maybe. It was a weekend trip to Old Montreal. A cute & quaint restaurant, with some amazing old-fashion charm, presented me with a soup to warm my soul on a cool Autumn day. To this day I still remember the experience. I'm happy to share with you my Leek & Potato Soup Recipe and all the amazing benefits leeks can have to your health. Enjoy the savory soul soup.