Thursday, June 25, 2009


It use to be said that when a habit needed to be changed your should do it for yourself first...but sometimes when you can't do it for MUST do it for your children.
More and more research is finding that our children are getting diseases that were only thought of in older adults...type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, auto immune disease, etc. We have become a society of convenience and packaged/fast food eaters and our children are paying a high price for this. Children do not choose what they eat...parents provide it for them. What we are calling nutrition is often short of poison. Unless we as those who have been assigned as stewards over the lives of our children begin to set better example and lay a sound foundation for a healthier lifestyle...we will continue to see the alarming climb in numbers of sick & diseased children.
Let's face it, unhealthy adults raise unhealthy children who become unhealthy me..this seems like a cycle that can and must be broken.
Make a commitment to change...if not first for it for your children. Change does not have t be hard..if you approach it one change at a time...make it a habit and it can last for a lifetime.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Often when we experience weight gain we are quick to attribute it to “hormones” and actually we are not wrong…just the hormones we often think of…those produced by our thyroid gland are not the ones. The hormones leptin and ghrelin are the ones we should be thinking of. These two hormones help to control appetite, weight gain and weight loss.
What research has found is that lack of adequate sleep is responsible for the imbalance of these two hormones, which ultimately contribute to weight gain. Leptin is the hormone that signals to your brain to stop eating (appetite suppressant) while ghrelin sends the signal to continue eating (appetite stimulant). Individuals who are not getting an adequate amount of sleep have decreased levels of leptin and increased levels of ghrelin. This causes the individual to eat more during the day leading to weight gain.
So…if you are really looking for a great free weight loss aide…get your zzzzs.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Beauty…how does the dictionary define the word…“having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind. Looking at that definition it is clear…beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder…and that first eye should be your own.
How do you see yourself? Have you embraced your unique beauty? How you see yourself and perceive how others see you are directly related to how you feel about yourself. I have always said true beauty flows from within outward. When was the last time you just took a look in the mirror and said to yourself…”you are beautiful” to the reflection looking back to you?
The quantity of weight loss products online is enormous…it has to be one of the biggest money making industry’s going. Don’t get me wrong…there is a place for weight loss but often the reasoning behind why people are seeking to lose weight is all wrong. Most people are saying…”girl…look at how I look”…not look at how having these extra pounds are affecting my health. They are not saying…just think if began to exercise and loss twenty pounds it can help lower my blood pressure or if I modified how I eat, I can lower my cholesterol.
Fact…we need to learn how to love ourselves just as we are…we need to begin to feed those dark spaces of pain with some self love and affirmations…yes…I am beautiful just like I am…and because I love myself…I am going to live a healthier lifestyle. This can make a difference in that cycle of losing twenty pounds now only to gain fifty back later.
Food has to be what we use to nourish our bodies not our feelings. If you need to feed your feelings…while you are doing your grocery shopping pick up an inexpensive bunch of flowers for your table…now your basket contains something nourishing for not only the body but also to noursish the spirit.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009


Today...there is no trouble in finding the corner store that is packed with the cookies, the candy, the pop etc...but how many neighborhood stores are there that offer a healthy alternative for you and your family to eat? You might do better looking for a needle in a haystack.
Even in neighborhoods where you have weekly farmer's markets or co-ops people feel that healthier equals costlier so they opt for the $1 menu at the fast food establishments. Sadly, we can either pay now or pay later and the statistics are showing pay later is becoming earlier as the numbers are increasing in incidence of childhood hypertension and Type 2 diabetes...both which are totally preventable disease.
Processed People is a great documentary that addresses the need for change of what we eat in America.
What we eat has become a great never are really sure what is the "secret" ingredient. Have you look lately at some of the labels on foods. I is time for a change

Friday, June 12, 2009


If you are blessed to live long enough…and for some this event seems to sneak up on us far too early than desired…and female, more than likely you will experience difficulty with the regulation of your body temperature. Statistics say somewhere up to 85% of women face this condition which is most often due to the fluctuation of hormones as we age.

There are other condition which can be the catalyst to this problem (ie improper thyroid function, being overweight, stress, medication, pregnancy and some sleep disorders) but whatever the reason…it can become extremely problematic and add to ones inability to get a restful nights sleep. The key to finding a solution doesn’t have to be complex…one simple solution is to find sleepware that will wick away moisture from the body and aide in the evaporation process.

Cool-jams, offers a collection of sleepware for ladies that will do just that. Made from a micro-fiber yarn, cool-jams pushes moisture to the outside of the fabric, away from the skin, so your body never has that drentched feeling.
Cool-jams is a definite must for any lady that finds the need to change sleepware during the night and the fabric has a wonderful feel next to the skin.

There are also a variety of herbal supplements that aide in body temperature regulation and hormonal balance. I offer free consultations for anyone who request them.

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