Snack on Movement

Being sedentary is the new smoking.  Yes, not moving your body may be worse for your health than smoking.  On average, people spend three-quarters of their waking hours being in one place, such as working at the computer, watching TV, scrolling on the phone, or reading a book.  Not moving your body and not doing…

Wisdom from 1st Graders

The class is in session: your teacher, 1st graders.  There’s a lot you can learn from the actions of six and seven-year-olds.  Observing them throughout the years as a teacher, I’ve found characteristics that I, as an adult, would like to do more of, and if I did, I would be more healthy and happy….

Going Against the Grain

     Bread, cereal, tortillas, chips, pasta, and bagels.  These foods used to be staples in my diet.  Now, I hardly eat them, or if I do, I look for healthier alternatives (discussed in the last paragraph).  Here are three of the biggest reasons I don’t consume grains to the extent that I used to….

Energy Boosting Foods

Sorry, no candy bars, sodas, chips, or fast food happy meals made this list of energy-boosing foods.  Here are my favorite foods that provide lasting, sustainable, healthy energy.  Dark Chocolate: The list starts with my favorite, dark chocolate.  Dark Chocolate naturally contains caffeine.  A couple of pieces of dark chocolate is an excellent pick-me-up snack…

Fasting Saviors

Depending on what kind of extended fast you are doing, there are helpful things you can do to make your fast more pleasant.  Have a cup or two of Black Coffee/Tea Black coffee and tea won’t break your fast and can be an excellent go-to during a fast.  Besides providing your taste buds something different…

12-Hour Intermittent Fast

     An intermittent fast or abstaining from eating food for a period of time is a practice as old as humanity itself.  Hunters and gatherers did not know when their next meal would come, going days without eating any food.  Skip ahead 12,000 years to today, and the average human has an eating window…

Healthy Lessons From Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mom figures.  “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of a mother.”  I can attest and am forever grateful for mine.  Here are four lessons my mother has taught me throughout the years and, in turn, how it can help us all…

Pantry Purge

It may be overwhelming looking at the checklist of items above to remove from your pantry.  You may be thinking, “well, then what the heck do I eat (and drink)?”  The short and simple answer is real, whole foods—vegetables, fruit, 100% grass-fed meat, eggs, seafood, and poultry.  Also, the good news is, there are much…

You, The Cow, The Planet-The Meat You Eat Matters

     Meat is one of the most nutrient-dense foods around.  Pound for pound, it is hard to find a food source with more protein, iron, and specific vitamins and minerals in food than meat.  Like much, though, quality matters!  The quality matters for your health, the animal’s welfare, and the environment.  It’s why when…

Get Off The Complain Train

“Complaining is the ultimate form of self-sabotage,” wrote Eckhart Tolle in his book, The Power of Now.  15-30 times per day is how much the average person complains.  The weather, spam calls, traffic, prices, people, wi-fi, Mondays, the news, our job, our sports team, our aches, our house, etc.  The list of things we complain…