When we are under chronic stress and our adrenals are overworked it is very important to pay attention to our diets for two reasons. First when we are stressed we have a tendency to eat whatever is easy, which usually isn’t very good for us. Secondly stress depletes our bodies of nutrition. As I mentioned… Read More Give your stressed out body the nutrition it needs with an adrenal friendly diet.
I felt I was losing myself. I am normally a happy, silver-lining, glass-half-full kind of person. I began to have feelings of hopelessness and cry often without knowing why. That’s just “not me” and I felt like I was losing control. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I’m a strong woman, capable, intelligent,… Read More Is Stress Keeping You Off Balance?
If stress is controlling your life you’re not alone. Approximately 1 out of 75 people may experience panic disorder – National Institutes of Mental Health 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. And 42% say their co-workers need such help –… Read More Is stress controlling your life?
In 1747 Scottish naval surgeon, James Lind, discovered that an unknown substance in lemons, limes and several other fruits and vegetables, that prevented scurvy; a serious problem for sailors of that period. This nutrient would eventually become identified as vitamin C. One by one other scientists followed in Lind’s footsteps finding medical solutions by isolating… Read More Are You Feeling Tired, Run Down, and Listless?
There is a big trend, today, in healthy eating circles to eliminate foods from our diet. Eliminate everything “bad” and we’ll be left with only good. Sounds good in theory but in reality it leads to an imbalanced diet that may do more harm than good. Scientists seem to change their minds with maddening regularity… Read More 17 Guidelines of Healthy Eating the TCM Way
Three dietary / health concerns that are an issue for vegetarians and vegans are deficiencies in iron, B12, and iodine. When all three hit me I thought I was going to die. This is not hyperbole, I’ve never been so sick in my life. To say I was always tired seems a mild understatement. I… Read More Don’t Miss the Boat on Seaweed Nutrition
I first discovered Christina Pirello on her PBS show “Christina Cooks!” It soon becomes obvious Christina is an authority on natural and whole foods, as well as passionate about her mission to help others change their diets from standard, unhealthy, American fare to whole food, healthy cooking. She came by her mission, and her expertise,… Read More Christine Pirello is America’s Healthy Cooking Teacher
Did you know today was national “Eat Your Vegetables Day?” I’ve noticed over the years I can tell a lot about a person’s relationship with vegetables when I mention I’m a vegetarian. Sadly the most common response is “so you just eat lettuce?” Is that the only vegetable they eat? Frightening. I love vegetables, always have. I… Read More Is There a Superman in Your Salad?
About 3,000 years ago in China an approach to cooking was developed that provides full bodied flavors as well as important healthcare functions. According to the rule of five flavors sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty are combined in a meal to achieve balance and harmony. I have found they also make it easy for… Read More 5 Secret Flavors That Eliminate Food Cravings and Balance Your Health