A little over a year and a half ago I began writing on a regular basis as an outlet for the new material I was learning in the nutrition world as I was taking classes to become a Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC). I have written on a variety of topics, trying to teach people about how their body works, good food choices and some lifestyle management pointers. On occasion, mostly during a holiday season, I have addressed deeper topics like, how our minds work, our purpose on the planet and our eternal destiny.
We all love our sweets. For some, it’s a daily fight – that urge to consume sweet things. It can be so hard to limit these items in our everyday eating plan. Throw in carefree summer days, holidays and special occasions and our sweet-tooth can become so strong we give in regularly. Who can resist ice cream cones on hot summer days… donuts fresh from the bakery… iced coffees, lattes or frappes just because they are so good!
But the over-consumption of sugar is not to be taken lightly.
Spring has finally sprung here in the Adirondacks! It is always amazing how quickly the landscape changes from brown and dead to green and lush.
Once the flora begins to receive sun, wind and rain- life abounds! Leaves bud and grass grows at such a rate it almost seems visible to the human eye. Birds are chirping. Frogs are peeping.
Nature is awakening from its slumber. Are you?
Easter is upon us! Are you ready for church, dinner, family, egg hunts and whatever else you have planned? We typically have an Easter dinner after church on Sunday.
My husband grew up eating lamb with mint sauce and assorted vegetable sides. This was foreign fare to me.
Bacon has gotten a bad rap. In all foods there are good, better and best choices. In the world of bacon there is cured commercial bacon full of nitrites, nitrates and growth hormones; there is uncured commercial bacon with no nitrites, nitrates or growth hormone; and there is locally grown, pasture raised bacon naturally cured by a farmer.
Right now, I shoot for the second or third option.
Whether it’s the neon colored Peeps, the egg hunt, Aunt Gertrude or the celebratory meal itself, Easter can present difficult terrain to navigate. If you are trying to make better food choices for yourself or family looking ahead to an Easter gathering can be just plain overwhelming. Many of us throw up our hands in surrender because we simply can’t imagine better options to the old favorites.
To round out our heart health discussions from a couple weeks ago I couldn’t resist bringing up another hot topic. If the cholesterol debate wasn’t heated enough, let’s throw some salt in the mix to really spice it up!
Low-salt and low-fat diets have gone hand in hand in the fight against heart disease for decades. But
We are in Part 3 of our Diet-Heart series. I am super excited for this week’s topic because it brings such hope. When you are at your doctor’s appointment and receive bad news it can feel very lonely, confusing and hopeless. This is why I love helping people move forward with nutrition, lifestyle and mindset changes that will improve their whole life! There are no gimmicks or expensive products. It is basic science, education and support.