IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR HEALTH, YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING!

“If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” Those were the words my dear father in law always said to me, and you know, he was right. My father in law was a sweet man, maybe too sweet. He helped others more than himself. Throughout his life he acquired many health issues. He was hypothyroid from a young …

6 THINGS EVERY PERI MENOPAUSAL WOMAN SHOULD DO

Feeling rather hopeless, Marcy came to me for help. She had been experiencing weight gain, bloating, heavy periods, insomnia and a bad case of the grouchies. “ I just don’t feel right” she said. “One minute I’m fine and the next I’m moody and having a hot flash, and now I have fibroids. I just want my old body back”! …

FLIP THE FOOD PYRAMID

Years ago I took my daughter to a hospital Dietitian before she left for college. She was worried about gaining the “Freshman 15” and I just wanted to be her mom, not her nutritionist. After watching the nice woman show us plastic foods, fake boxes of factory foods, (grains and sugars), and a picture of the food pyramid, my daughter …

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DRINKING CAFFEINATED SUGARY DRINKS?

        We’ve been told over and over that sodas are bad for us, but how bad? Many of us don’t even drink sodas. What about other sugary drinks such as our fancy coffee drinks, Red Bull®, Monster drinks® and other Energy drinks? We are experiencing energy crashes in our workplace, schools, and home. I see kids walking …

HORMONES, EXERCISE, WEIGHT LOSS and MY PET PEEVE

For the past few months, I’ve been observing a woman close to my age (postmenopausal), exercising at the YMCA with a young male personal trainer as her coach. The exercises he has her doing are long, high intensity and completely running her ragged. I want to say, “Stop this madness”! These types of workouts may be effective for a 20-something …