Health Concerns

Posts in this section discuss specific links between certain health conditions and what you eat or consume. As a health coach, education is an important component of my approach -- though I stress that serious conditions always require the professional advice of a physician.

Summer Cookout Makeover

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Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

How to Energize Your New Year

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When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

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Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

Winter Kitchen Cures

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Winter can hit you hard with a host of minor aches and pains that colder weather brings on… if you’re looking for a quick home remedy, look no further than your pantry and fridge!

Easy Ways To Make Your Heart Healthier

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Considering that food choices have powerful effects on the body, it’s no wonder that eating better can also impact heart disease.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Oktoberfest Time

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When I think of Oktoberfest, I remember my trip to Munich where my husband and I drank from heavy glass liter mugs of beer, ones that I could barely lift while the Oom-pah band played merrily in the background.

5 Superfoods for Diabetes

Superfoods for Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Here are five superfoods that help diabetics improve their condition.