healthy living Tag

Sleep ranks in the top 5 habits of healthy people; its benefits extending far beyond just feeling good when you wake up in the morning.   Adequate sleep decreases stress levels, improves memory, and decreases inflammation which is associated with heart attack, stroke, diabetes and arthritis.  Getting good...

There are two words I often hear in my coaching.  They are used when a client is describing how well he or she managed to incorporate the food strategies I’ve shared with them.  It usually goes something like this; “Angela, I was so good for 5 days straight...

Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day?  Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them?  The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours.  It is...

Tips for Trick-or-Treating Success:  Fill Up the Bellies BEFORE  You Head Out: Take time to eat a healthy, protein and fiber-rich dinner.  A favorite of ours is a big pot of Chili with Gluten-free corn bread (made from scratch with organic, non-GMO corn of course!).  The protein, fiber and...

Health is not about perfection; it is all about progression.  Making one high-quality choice at a time and building on your daily momentum to achieve life-long health and happiness.   Our society presses us to be quick about everything; 30-second commercials, limited-time offers, pills and cleanses...

Stress impacts the whole body.  When a stressful situation occurs, the nervous system responds and immediately increases cortisol and adrenaline to prepare the body for emergency action.  Your heart rate and blood pressure increase, muscles tighten, you may feel nauseous, and begin breathing harder.  Although this is a natural response to...

Before catching a flight back home the other day, I decided to connect with nature on an hour-long walk.  The air was crisp as ever, and the sunshine lit up the blue sky.  I’m always inspired by nature, but today everything seemed raw, and stripped...

Brassicas are one of my favorite groups of vegetables, and they’re perfect for a hearty comfort-food meal this Fall!  These brilliant foods rank as the healthiest vegetables around. Brassicas are also known as cruciferous vegetables and they belong to the Brassicaceae family, more commonly known...

  A lot of excitement had built up to the day I received the lab results from food allergy testing.  I was desperate to heal my sick body and I knew that if I honored my new dietary guidelines, I’d soon find myself feeling better.  The...

Budgeting your time and resources is key to succeeding in all areas of life; and this is especially true when it comes to your health. What does your budget look like and how often are you preparing home-cooked meals versus eating out? Consider this food for thought...