Category: Health & Wellness

Metabolism, Metabolism, Metabolism…

April 18th, 2011, No Comments

Are you trying to boost your metabolism? MSNBC and Men’s Health have 15 suggestions on how you can do just that! Here are some: Don’t diet! Go to bed earlier Eat more protein Get up, stand up Rev up in the morning Fight fat with fiber Read More… Download your FREE copy of my eBook: [...]

Brain Responses to Food, Drug, and Alcohol Addictions Are Similar

April 8th, 2011, No Comments

In his highly acclaimed DVD, Eating Well for Optimum Health, Dr. Andrew Weil says, “Treating food addictions are much harder to treat than alcohol and drug addictions because we need food to live.” New research suggests that, even though most of us eat food to live, those of us with addictive eating behaviors have brain [...]

Did You Know That Today is National Start! Walking Day?

April 6th, 2011, No Comments

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates Have you gone for your walk today? Why Start Walking? It’s more than a program. It’s a movement… Heart disease is this country’s No.1 killer, but by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk. That’s what the Start! Movement is all about: [...]

Why? Why?

April 1st, 2011, No Comments

Hungry for Health: A Journey Through Cleveland’s Food Desert – A Documentary, begs to ask two questions: If Willa Sparks can do it, why can’t you? Why does Willa Sparks have to?   Hungry For Health: A Journey Through Cleveland’s Food Desert from Theresa Desautels on Vimeo. Hungry for Health features a day in the [...]

Sleep, Stress, and Weight Loss

March 30th, 2011, No Comments

If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more [...]

Use Scale as a Weight Loss Tool, Not a Judge

March 16th, 2011, No Comments

Should you weigh yourself every day? Should it be once per week, [a month] or never at all? The advice about weighing can be as confusing and conflicting as the advice about eating eggs or drinking wine. Some experts say that weighing should be kept to a minimum so that we don’t get obsessed; others [...]

Slim Down Secrets: Maximize Weight Loss by Avoiding these 5 Top Diet Myths

March 4th, 2011, No Comments

Having trouble getting the most out of your attempts to lose weight? We’ve all heard about the dangers of carbs, wonders of diet foods and side effects of the saltshaker, but are the rumors for real? Registered dietitian and chef Michelle Dudash shares five diet myths to watch out for in order to stay on [...]

March is National Nutrition Month!

March 2nd, 2011, No Comments

The American Dietetic Association is encouraging everyone to Eat Right with Color What exactly does that mean? Michael Pollan writes in his wonderful book Food Rules, “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” “The colors of many vegetables reflect the different antioxidant phytochemicals they contain – [...]

Eat More Fiber?

February 28th, 2011, No Comments

The results of a recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the American Association of Retired People (AARP), suggest that, “Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases….” But, according to Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, and author of the book Diet Simple, this [...]

High-fiber Diet May Cut Risk of Premature Death

February 25th, 2011, No Comments

People who eat a lot of fiber every day may be less likely to die prematurely from a range of illnesses — including heart disease, cancer and infection, according to a U.S. study. The benefits of fiber in weight loss, lowering cholesterol and protecting against heart disease have been well established by previous studies, but [...]

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