Ready to achieve optimal wellness? Here you will find simple strategies, ideas and tips that’ll help you build healthier habits, stress less and start living a more balanced life.

Seven Food Labeling Tactics That Are Making People Sick

For well over 20 years the eyes and ears of dieters, health enthusiasts and the general public have been continuously bombarded with confusing and oftentimes misleading packaging and labeling information courtesy of the food and beverage industry.…
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Citrus Honey Glazed Golden Beets

Beetroot (beet) is a beneficial source of countless essential nutrients. It's also an incredibly rich source of important antioxidants like betaine and beta-carotene, which have been shown to enhance liver health and protect against heart disease…

Osteoporosis: What It Is and How to Prevent and Treat It

I recently overheard an older African-American woman tell a group of her friends that she "doesn't drink milk or eat yogurt because [she] isn't worried about osteoporosis". While it might've sounded funny to some, I was actually quite alarmed…

Dietary Sugar: The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary

Sugar is by far the most widely used additive in foods and beverages across the nation. If you're like many people, you may be taking in way more sugar than you realize. In fact, the average American consumes about three pounds of sugar in a…

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

You've probably heard a lot about the many benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. But, do you actually know what they are and why they're so beneficial? Also known as omega-3s, these essential fatty acids collectively include alpha-linolenic…

What You Need to Know About Being "Big-Boned"

Ever heard the statement: "I'm not fat, I'm just big boned?" Perhaps you've even said it yourself. Unfortunately, the "big-boned" theory is one that's all too commonly misconstrued by people as justification for being overweight or obese when,…

Eight Super-Simple Ways to Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Like many folks, I used to hate vegetables and then, oddly enough, I became a vegan. Now, that was well over a decade ago. While I'm no longer a vegan, my past adoption of this lifestyle truly changed the ways in which I approached and embraced…

Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your Grocery List

If you're trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management, disease prevention and overall good health, it's important to eat a wide…

The Nutritional Power of Eating Chocolate

Chocolate is by far one of the most popular and sought after indulgences worldwide. In addition to being a valuable source of essential micronutrients like iron and magnesium, chocolate contains powerful all-natural chemicals that prevent disease…

Nutrition Basics: Your Daily Protein Intake

Protein is for everyone, not just athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. It's one of three vital macronutrients and is primarily responsible for building, repairing, and maintaining virtually all cells in the body. Protein is also an…

Quick and Easy Ways to Snack Smarter

As one who diligently follows an intermittent fasting regimen I'm personally not a big fan of snacking. But, every once in a while I'll have pesky hunger pangs that just won't go away without some sort of nourishment. Funny enough, a little…
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Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken, Steak and Shrimp Kebabs

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, I can appreciate the nutritional value of a good kebab that supplies healthy portions of veggies, seafood and lean meat. Here's one of my hearty and absolutely delicious homemade kebab recipes…

A Working Professional's Guide to a Better Back

With so many working professionals sitting in chairs and in front of computers these days the back has become one of the most vulnerable areas to pain and muscle injury. This holds especially true for the lower back, a complex structure of vertebrae…

5 Simple and Delicious Low-Sugar Smoothie Recipes for People with Diabetes

Whether you're constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies generally make great meal replacements. However, if you have diabetes, chronically elevated blood glucose (sugar) levels or are just trying to control your…

Couch Potatoes Don't Have A Long Shelf Life: Get Up and Do Something

In order to clock in extra steps, I typically park my vehicle far away from every destination. However, on one particular morning I didn't. This was the day I made a decision to never, ever do it again. It was about 10:00am during which…

Drinking Smoothies with Diabetes: What You Should Know

A while back I met with a long time client who was extremely excited about her new hobby, making "healthy" smoothies. For the sake of privacy, I'll call her Karen. Over the course of my consulting with Karen, she had successfully lost…

A Deliciously Creamy Spinach and Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

High-protein smoothies are commonly touted as the best thing since sliced bread, especially among weight loss and fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, many people view a "high-protein smoothie" as one that's primarily comprised of protein powder,…

How to Make a Traditional Conch Salad from Scratch

If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting any one of the 30 or so inhabited islands of the Bahamas, you have likely either had or heard of conch salad, as it's indeed their signature dish. A good conch salad is one that's packed full of…

East-West Curried Seafood Stew

Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I'd actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I've always been quite the foodie. Now, I'm somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type of…

Getting Off the Couch and Into a 5K

Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery, or charity, participating in 5K races has become the thing to do. This is a good thing, as training for such a race requires a great deal of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise training. Cardio…