The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been developed jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), to provide recommendations based on current scientific knowledge about how dietary intake can reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The most recent publication was released in 2015 (they come out every 5 years). It's … Continue reading Key Recommendations for Healthy Eating Patterns
Have you heard the buzz this week trending in the coffee conversation? Are you an active coffee drinker and lover, or have you left it behind, due to controversial info out there on if it's good for our health or not? Earlier this week, two new studies were published SUPPORTING the health BENEFITS of … Continue reading Is Coffee Good for us?
Many people come to me and ask me for meat alternatives to still get the amount of protein that they need for their body. "Meatless Mondays" are a thing, and there are a host of other reasons that people are turning to meat-alternatives for their protein source, whether it be one day per week, some … Continue reading “Meatless Mondays” and Meat Alternatives
Happy Independence Day weekend! 🙂 I wanted to share about a "secret weapon" of mine that I have practiced/used for sometime now - journaling a gratitude practice. So, you may have heard the "buzz" on gratitude these days, and also perhaps on journaling. Perhaps you have wondered, "what's the big deal?" Well, my question to … Continue reading The Power of Journaling & Gratitude
Is buying organic really better, and if so, by how much? First of all, what qualifies a food as "organic?" Today, all certified organic foods are grown and processed according to strict national standards set by the USDA. These standards include: No conventional pesticides (including herbicides) No synthetic fertilizers No sewage sludge No bioengineering No … Continue reading Is Organic Always Better?
Let's talk about fish today. From conflicting sources, and across the internet, supportive as well as critiquing, whether wild-caught fish is better for us. Better, as in, higher quality, more nutritive, and less loaded with the chemicals we don't want to put into our bodies. The question is, is this true? Sure, it sounds good. … Continue reading Wild-Caught or Farm-Raised?
What is one of the most prominent markers for success, and, on the flip side, one of the most painful markers of regret and pain? Here's another question for you - when do you feel like to are really at your best? As in, you are totally 100% engaged in what you are doing, putting … Continue reading Go ALL In!!