Food is medicine. There's no doubt about it. Our bodies respond best when we consume our nutrients from quality food sources. However, for various reasons, many of us (myself included) use certain supplements. While there is much research on how supplementation can be beneficial, there is also a laundry list of reasons that they can be … Continue reading how to find quality supplements
Monday mornings. They can be a chaotic snap back into the work week for many families, especially after a fun-filled weekend. Rushing around with coffee in hand, many parents rush to get ready, make sure the kids are taken care of, and barely make it out the door on time! Breakfast is an afterthought. Many … Continue reading easy make ahead breakfast frittata
The Institute of Medicine recommends that the average man should drink 3.7 liters, and the average woman 2.7 liters. For many people I have worked with, this seems daunting (and if I am being honest, I would have to admit that I used to feel the same). Drinking plain water was very hard for me, … Continue reading take your water from plain to yummy!
Sometimes you just want a good, fun pancake to start off the day...actually, breakfast food can be yummy for dinner too....Either way, this is one of our go-to pancakes for days we don't feel like making the batter from scratch. For almost a year now, we have been experimenting with different flours and how they … Continue reading almond butter,bananas,pancakes,oh my!
It's almost officially the first day of Summe Summe Summertime! That means many berries are in season!!! Yay! Last weekend, Jeff and I picked FOUR POUNDS of blueberries (see phone video below for visual)! Wow.....They taste SO good. We found a local farm that allows the public to harvest every few months. There was live … Continue reading how to find a local pick-your-own farm
Years ago, during my first year of college, I sat in a Nutrition course completely dumbfounded by something the instructor had just explained. "The word natural is not currently defined by the FDA". Whoa! What? Can I get a repeat? Prior to this encounter, I imagined a food labeling world in which companies stood behind … Continue reading food label: what is “natural”?
This time of year brings such beauty in nature as blooms spring up to say hello. Yet, for many, allergies become a nagging issue and make the Spring less than enjoyable. I grew up in a valley area of Tennessee that seemed like a huge bowl for pollen collection
Confession. I used to visit the tanning bed regularly. It’s SO awful to think about now. I look back on pictures and wonder why I ever thought it was a great idea?! Thankfully, I have outgrown that bad habit, and I have learned the importance of taking care of my skin (including using sunscreen!). After … Continue reading 4 budget-friendly skincare hacks
Diabetes should not prevent you from reaching your health goals. In fact, many diabetics are amazingly fit, like the Type 1 diabetic triathlon athlete in this study. .....but you may have to put a little love into planning for your exercise sessions in order to perform safely! Here are a few considerations when planning your … Continue reading 4 safety checks diabetics considering an exercise plan
Red. Yellow. Orange. Green. No, I'm not talking about colors in a rainbow....This post is all about one of the food groups that puts pretty colors on your plate...vegetables! I know...I can HEAR the excitement and thrill through the screen. If we are honest with ourselves, many of us would say that we simply don't … Continue reading frozen, canned, or raw vegetables: does it matter?