Stop at Satisfied – Don’t Overeat!

Stop at Satisfied – Don’t Overeat!

One of my favorite exercises for weight loss are “table push-aways”. As soon as you feel satisfied, typically around 70% full, then “push-away” from the table and don’t return until you are hungry again. Overeating can not only lead to...
Fiber – Soluble, Insoluble and Fermentable

Fiber – Soluble, Insoluble and Fermentable

Health guidelines in America recommend a daily intake of fiber of 20-25 grams for women and 30-38 grams for men, yet the majority of individuals don’t even consume half this amount. In fact, less than 3% of Americans meet the recommended daily amount of fiber (1) ....
Are You Suffering the Effects of Ungratefulness?

Are You Suffering the Effects of Ungratefulness?

We have all been told at one time or another in our lives that we should be more grateful. While this will not only make others feel appreciated, it can also have profound effects on your health. A true win-win! Below are some of the many health benefits, be them...
Water – It Does the Body Good

Water – It Does the Body Good

Did you know that it’s quite possible that you are walking around deficient in one of the most essential nutrients known to man and don’t even realize it? That nutrient is water and some research claims that upwards of 75% of individuals are chronically...
Stressed Out? Maybe These Techniques Can Help

Stressed Out? Maybe These Techniques Can Help

Stress is completely natural and, biologically speaking, intended to be very beneficial. It is the body’s response to certain life demands or threats that helps you perform better. Like when you come upon a tiger and need to run away or when you are hunting...
The Dangers of Dairy

The Dangers of Dairy

The dairy industry, along with government institutions, have convinced us that not only is consuming the milk from another species completely natural, but also a necessity. This magical liquid is needed for adequate growth and good health because it is loaded with...
Fasting – The Holy Grail

Fasting – The Holy Grail

Fasting is voluntary abstinence from food and/or drink for a period of time. Fasting is not a new trend, but has been practiced by civilizations throughout history. It is very common for members of religious sects to practice fasting as a means to obtaining spiritual...
Early to Bed; Early to Rise

Early to Bed; Early to Rise

Are some people really programmed naturally to stay up late into the night? I don’t believe so. Everyone has an internal clock that cycles between sleepiness and alertness known as circadian rhythm. This sleep/wake cycle is controlled by the hypothalamus and heavily...
Fruit: Friend of Foe?

Fruit: Friend of Foe?

Just because Adam and Eve had a negative experience with fruit, doesn’t mean you need to fear it as well! Unfortunately, however, it appears that there is a very real fear of eating fruit these days. There are countless misconceptions about fruit mostly...