Eat for your Health

Learn how to eat for better health – from reading food labels to recognizing the difference between whole food and synthetic supplements, learning about healthy foods like flax seed and even water, these articles will help you live a healthier life. Learn more about what’s in our food, how to avoid toxins and how to be a smarter consumer.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Harms Your Brain, Appetite

High Fructose Corn Syrup Harms Your Brain, Appetite

There’s a good reason why high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — the stealth ingredient found in most processed foods — is fueling the epidemic of obesity and harming the health of countless Americans. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association discovered how the presence of HFCS in foods can affect…  » Read more »

The Hidden Dangers of Energy Drinks

The Hidden Dangers of Energy Drinks

The 7 Questions You Need to Ask Have recent media reports citing the hidden dangers of energy drinks made you think twice about consuming them? If you believe energy drinks are no more dangerous than consuming a cup or two of caffeinated coffee, think again. Over the past four years, the FDA has received consumer…  » Read more »

Corn is NOT a Vegetable!

Corn is NOT a Vegetable!

Think you’re eating healthier than ever by adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily diet? NOT if that list of healthy-for-you foods includes corn. I can’t recall a day when a client, friend or co-worker didn’t tell me they loved vegetables, and ate corn all the time. It’s not hard to understand why….  » Read more »

Fresh vs Frozen Vegetables

Fresh vs Frozen Vegetables

vs Canned Vegetables – which is best? Hardly a day goes by when I don’t have a client ask me to compare the nutritional value of fresh vegetables versus frozen or canned ones. I’m often asked, “Which is better for me?” or “Am I sacrificing nutrition by going the cheap route and getting canned foods?” Fresh…  » Read more »

Support Your Local Farmers Markets

Support Your Local Farmers Markets

Now that spring is fast approaching, I want to encourage everyone to support your local farmer’s market. Supporting local farmers, (particularly if they are trying to grow organic produce), is healthy not only for you and your family, but also helps to support your community. In some cases, our food can typically travel more than 1,000…  » Read more »

Common genetically modified foods

Common genetically modified foods

or, What’s In Your Corn? A 2009 episode of the CBS series CSI: Miami (Bad Seed, 10/19/09) centered around two people who had been poisoned. Turns out, both had been exposed to bacteria. One person had eaten bacteria that was exposed to E-Coli and the other had eaten genetically modified organisms (GMO) corn that had been produced with bacteria…  » Read more »

Enriched and Fortified Foods Are Detrimental To Our Health

Enriched and Fortified Foods Are Detrimental To Our Health

Have you ever seen the words Enriched or Fortified on a cereal box, a loaf of bread or flour? Have you stopped to think about what they mean? This article is going to define these words and the detrimental impact they have on our food supply. Enriched foods You’ll see this label most commonly on flour, breads, tortillas…  » Read more »

Pick Your Own Vegetables and Fruits

Pick Your Own Vegetables and Fruits

It seems like you can’t read a magazine or newspaper or listen to the news or a talk show without being told by someone to eat your fruits and vegetables. Of course, I’ve said more than my fair share about that as well on this website. As a Naturopath and Health Coach, Eating More Vegetables…  » Read more »

Hidden Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup

Hidden Mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup

Are you eating mercury unknowingly? I’m sure most of you have heard about mercury poisoning and how it is definitely damaging our health. The most common ways to get mercury toxicity is from amalgam (silver) fillings in our teeth; consuming too much seafood or fish; and from vaccinations. However, now new research is coming forward…  » Read more »

Whole Food vs. Synthetic Supplements

Whole Food vs. Synthetic Supplements

I’ve already discussed the importance of taking natural supplements to support your body and immune system. But which supplements do you take, and how do you know which supplements are the best ones? Americans spend billions of dollars every year on supplements, and it’s very important to understand that not all supplements are created equal….  » Read more »

Why Do We Need Supplements?

Why Do We Need Supplements?

It happened again recently when I met a new client coming in with lots of health problems… One of the biggest misconceptions people have when visiting a Natural Health Practitioner is that they will only get one or two “medicines.” Their other mistaken belief: They might only need these “medicines” for a month or two…  » Read more »

Health Benefits of Golden Flax Seed

Health Benefits of Golden Flax Seed

One of my favorite additions to my smoothie recipes is fresh ground Golden Flax Seed, jam-packed with tons of nutrition and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It’s the healthy lignans and the high quantity of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA, the Omega-3 fatty acid) contained in flax seed that make it so special and can help with a…  » Read more »

The Hunger Level Scale for Weight Loss

The Hunger Level Scale for Weight Loss

For those of you trying to lose weight, one of the more important things you must learn is how to listen to your body. That means identifying how hungry and full you are. Before each meal, you should take a moment, take a very deep breath and try to identify how hungry you are. With that…  » Read more »

Eating Simple Foods for Better Health

Eating Simple Foods for Better Health

As most of you know, the food we put into our body is considered fuel to our body and helps our body function. Unfortunately, most of us are putting the wrong types of fuel into our body and then, we’re putting too much food!  If you are suffering with indigestion, reflux, heartburn, and/or constipation, this is…  » Read more »

The easiest way to improve your health

The easiest way to improve your health

Clients and friends are always asking me what is the number one thing I recommend for them so they can start on their quest for better health. Becoming healthier is a journey, not a destination. Achieving and sustaining good health will be something that is ongoing throughout your life. Working toward and achieving a better level of health…  » Read more »

The Health Benefits of Drinking Water

The Health Benefits of Drinking Water

One of the best things you can do for your health — drink plenty of water — is one the easiest and most important too! Because our bodies are made up of 70-75 percent water, it is extremely important to replace it every day. On average, your body loses approximately 10 cups of water every…  » Read more »

The Importance of Reading Food Labels

The Importance of Reading Food Labels

One of the things I try to stress to my clients is the importance of reading the ingredient labels on the foods they are consuming. Obviously, the more you eat natural, whole foods — lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds — the better it is for your health. But if a portion of your…  » Read more »