One of the easiest ways to improve your skin, digestion, nutrient absorption, cognition, and detoxification ability is by drinking pure, filtered water throughout the day. If this is so easy, then why is it so difficult to do? The top reasons I hear is: 1) I couldn’t possibly drink that much! 2) …Read More
Need a Mini Vay-cay? Here’s How to Take One
Sometimes we can’t physically get away when needed, but we should always be able to take a mini mental vacation. You’d be surprised how something so simple can rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. And, the best part is that you didn’t have to pack a bag or spend any money! Try it out today!Read More
How to Activate Your Rest and Digest Response
Deep breathing is something I am trying to get into the habit of more and more. Not only does it help calm me down when I’m feeling stressed, but it also provides more oxygen to my brain so I can think more clearly. Deep breathing can also improve digestion. It does so by taking us…Read More
How’s Your Attitude of Gratitude?
Focusing on gratitude takes a shift in attitude, in my opinion. When something goes awry, we have a choice. We can focus on the negativity or instead, have an attitude adjustment and change our focus to the many things we all have to be thankful for. Studies have shown that having gratitude can decrease depression,…Read More
How Will You Relax Today???
I grew up in a small town in MN that was predominantly of Mennonite faith. On Sundays, everything in town was closed, because Sunday was to be “the day of rest”. I hated it because the town was boring to begin with and this made it even worse. After getting married, my husband Rick and…Read More
When to Stop Eating
It takes about 20″ for the brain to receive messages from the stomach that food has arrived. When we eat rapidly, not only does it negatively affect our digestion, but it also makes us want more to eat as we may not be quite satisfied. Pushing the plate away when you first begin to feel…Read More
Fall off the Resolution Wagon? Here’s How to Jump Back on!
Research repeatedly shows that those who set New Year’s resolutions often fall off the wagon about mid January. Why? Because the individual didn’t have a clear cut, stepwise process formulated as to how he or she was going to reach that goal. Health goals continue to be #1 when it comes to setting New Year’s…Read More
My Healthy Plate for those with Diabetes
Thanksgiving Week Meal Plan
World Diabetes Day
According to The Diabetes Council, diabetes affects 537 million people, or 10% of the world’s population, as of 2021. The International Diabetic Foundation has determined that this number will increase to 643 million in 2030 and increase to 783 by 2045. These numbers do not include the 240 million plus people that have not been…Read More