Monthly Archives: September 2017

your green juice needs this…

If you’re anything like me—overly busy, overly committed and aiming to keep some balance in your life and in your body, with hormones that are likely shifting because of your age, persistent stressors, or environmental or genetic triggers—then a tall glass of the straight-up green goodness may not be your ticket to sustainable energy.

There. I said it. And don’t be mad.

Sure, there are a million and one ways that your green juice is a better choice than your past afternoon pick-me-up, the chocolate chip cookie or pumpkin spice latte.

A green juice is certainly a step in the right direction…

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can you be bald, have a potbelly & still be sexy?

There’s a saying I once read in a Christiane Northrup book. It goes like this:

“Men and women will never be equal until a woman can be bald and have a potbelly and still be considered good-looking.”

That got me thinking about the connection between the way we women feel in our bodies and our appetite or passion for sex.

It’s a catch-22.

And at the root of it all is an army of hormones.

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which direction is your scale tipping?

Have you had this experience: You’re eating beautifully, exercising regularly, taking care of yourself in all the ways you know how and yet still the number on the scale is tipping higher and higher each time you step on its platform?

OR

Maybe you’ve tried several cleanses and detoxes and if you’re not starving yourself, you watch or listen to every single person around you boasting their weight loss successes and while, yes, you feel more clean and clear and maybe even a little less bloated, not a pound has been shed from your body?

These are some telltale signs…

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when life gives you lemons…

Since 2 major factors in both cancer prevention and living a long and healthy life are managing blood sugar and quelling inflammation, I decided to focus today on 2 recipes that include ingredients that target both those goals simultaneously while celebrating the benefits of the lemon.

And, since I’m often asked for healthy breakfast ideas, I wanted to provide you with recipes that you can easily use to start your day.

A good breakfast, within one hour of waking, is your best bet for maintaining balanced blood sugar throughout the day!

Try one (or both) of these options and bring a little lemony sunshine back into your morning…

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autumn gingered stew

Ginger is one of our anti-inflammatory heroes—great for those of us with any inflammatory, autoimmune or chronic health conditions!

And prolonged inflammation and consequent tissue damage—whether it be to the digestive system as in IBD or other organ systems, like the nervous system in MS or the thyroid in Hashimoto’s—are signature characteristics of autoimmune conditions.

With autoimmunity quickly on the rise, I advocate incorporating our culinary anti-inflammatory medicinals, like ginger, wherever and whenever we can.

But it’s not just the immune system that can be helped by this hero. Try this weekend stew and be sure to read on to glean all of ginger’s goodness….

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