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COLLAGEN

Now here’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart.  Collagen is a protein made by the body and is in our skin, hair, nails, bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies – about […]

BOOSTING IMMUNITY

Our immune system is our very own built-in front line worker ready to defend 24/7. It’s sophisticated and efficient, but it sometimes falls short. There are a few steps you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. 1. […]

I’M ON A DIET

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this to myself or how many so-called “diets” I’ve been on. I’ve probably gained and lost hundreds of pounds over my adult life! Our obsession with dieting can be attributed to the industries […]

LET’S TALK ABOUT SPUDS

Over the years, fad diets have both glorified and demonized carbs, leaving us wondering – are carbs good or bad? Here’s the truth: carbs in the form of whole foods are generally good for us. The problems begin when we process these […]

MULTIVITAMINS

For years I fell prey to the supplement industries claim that we” need” a multivitamin for optimal health. The reality is that just like you cannot out-exercise a bad diet, you cannot multivitamin yourself into good health. Sadly the only multi-part of […]

SUGAR AND YOUR BRAIN

I’ve talked about the damaging effects of sugar on your overall health and recent studies show that sugar has a particularly devastating impact on the brain. In fact, Alzheimer’s is now being referred to by some as type 3 diabetes. High blood […]

IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE PREPARE TO FAIL

Like anything in life, preparation is critical. Waiting until you’re hungry to cook can lead to poor choices (especially if you have lots of packaged and processed foods lying around). Here are some tips to help ensure that you make healthy choices: […]

YOU ARE NOT A NUMBER

How many times do us women define ourselves by our age, weight or dress size? We need to shift our thinking, especially as we grow older. After all, there is no expiry date on living a vibrant and healthy life!  Shifts in […]

ACNE

Have you ever had acne? Growing up, I was literally the dairy queen – I ate ice cream by the buckets! By the time puberty hit, my skin was cystic and absolutely awful. As a teen, this was devastating. After years of antibiotics […]

IS QUINOA A GRAIN?

Known as the “mother grain” to the ancient Incas and today’s “superfood”, quinoa is actually not a grain but a seed! This nutrient-packed seed is gluten-free and a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it an […]