Are Fish a Health Food?

I’ve discussed this topic recently in my article Fish Oil, Health & Immune Function, but the information and research in this video was too compelling not to share. As always, I want you to make up your own mind based on the evidence.

Why Whole Foods Focus

I’m continually sharing with you in other articles and the recipes I post about focusing on a diet that is primarily based on whole, plant based foods. The main reason for this is because these are the foods that are going to nourish and repair your cells in the optimal manner.

Have We Forgotten Respect?

I want to take the time to offer a suggestion. In the current political, ecological, and health climate let’s not forget respect. I’ve noticed a lot of people talking; many people have opinions about what they believe is right and how they think situations should be handled. What I’m not seeing is a lot of listening, respecting different opinions, and an attempt to try and see where differing opinions are coming from. I’ll share with you a bit more by using the example of the current health crisis, COVID-19, and the idea of wearing masks.

How Often Should You Eat?

There are many different opinions about what eating schedule works best. Should you eat something small? Maybe your success lies in intermittent fasting. Three square meals a day is all you need. Don’t snack. Snack often. Don’t eat after 3p… or is it 6p. The advice is endless and I’m sure each has worked for the person giving it. Let’s look into the most talked about eating schedule opinions, explore the science behind it, and I’ll give you my opinion, as always.

A Grounding Practice

Life can get extremely busy, hectic, and at times, overwhelming. In those times it’s important to take a short break to reset, reground, and find your center again. I developed this gentle yoga routine to accomplish the simple task of grounding, centering and focusing. I made this routine short. When life is busy it can be difficult to take even twenty minutes aside, but taking the brief break to find your focus again will make you feel more at ease as you tackle life’s challenges.

Animal Collagen vs. Plant Collagen

Collagen is one of the main proteins that makes up the human body. It has been advertised by supplement companies to be beneficial for everything from bone health to wrinkles. Most of the collagen we see on the market is from animal based sources. Let’s talk about what collagen is, why it’s necessary for healthy bodies, how you can get it, and finally, the difference between animal-based collagen supplements and vegan (made from plants) collagen builders.

Is Taking a Multi-Vitamin Necessary?

This is a very loaded question. There are so many supplements out there it can be mind boggling to decipher what is actually necessary for you personally. In addition to that, how do you determine quality in a market that is unregulated; even in the regulated market of supplements things aren’t drastically better. While I’d love to open this up to all supplements, for the sake of clarity let’s stick to my opinion on multi-vitamins for now. I’ll give you my opinion on if I think they’re necessary, how to determine quality, and the current debate about multi-vitamins. Hopefully, this will help you make a determination if taking a multi-vitamin is right for you and how to select one.

What I Learned About Phytic Acid

I learned something very interesting in my research and the result led me not to avoid phytic acid, but to use it gladly whenever the opportunity arises. After sharing with you a bit more about what phytic acid is I’ll let you know what I found.

Should You be Doing Cardio or Strength Training First?

I get this question a lot when my clients are starting to get serious about seeing results and the answer is based on you. What is your ultimate goal? What is the reason you started on your fitness journey in the first place? Based on your answers to these questions you can determine what the best plan for your cardio routine will be. Let’s dive in to some of the most common reasons for beginning a fitness journey and when you should do cardio based on them. If your goal isn’t listed below, let me know in the comments and I’ll help you address it.

You Decide…

The reason I am sharing this with you now is because it is directly related to our current pandemic situation. So many people have been living in a state of fear and confusion, which is extremely heartbreaking to see. Whether it’s fear from getting sick or fear and confusion as to how the bills are going to be paid; both are very real fears. We do need to come together as a way of understanding both types of fear and frustration with our current situation. How do we do that, though, when both fears need drastically different things to be dispelled? The truth is, you need to make that decision for yourself.

1 2