Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

You totally want to ditch your scale, don't you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.   I mean, it doesn't define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let's look at your waist circumference (well...you look at yours and I'll look at mine). Waist … Continue reading Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45

Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they're just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”.  It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you're getting older it can very well … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45

How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

"Leaky gut" is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It's been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues … Continue reading How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

Hungry For More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing – Physical Or Emotional?

Contrary to today’s diet culture, it’s OK to be hungry!  It doesn’t mean that you don’t have the willpower to stay away from unhealthy foods. It’s just the body’s natural signal that it needs food for energy and fuel. This is physical hunger - the signal that is sent via the vagus nerve from your … Continue reading Hungry For More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing – Physical Or Emotional?

Resveratrol – Do You Really Need To drink Red Wine Everyday To Benefit From It?

So, you’ve heard that drinking a glass of red wine a day can be good for your health - or bad, depending on which day it happens to be in your news feed!  Health experts have attributed this to the polyphenol RESVERATROL. Incidentally, when the media references this substance, they’re talking about trans-resveratrol. In case … Continue reading Resveratrol – Do You Really Need To drink Red Wine Everyday To Benefit From It?

Are “Organic” Packaged Foods Better For You?

Well, we’re pretty sure you already know the answer to that, but just to hit it home for you -- real, whole foods straight from nature should always be your first choice. But, we also get that life’s busy and it may be necessary to top up with some pre-packaged foods here and there.   … Continue reading Are “Organic” Packaged Foods Better For You?

Eating out without sacrificing your goals

I’ve seen it before and I’ve been guilty of it myself… Thinking it’s splurge time when we go out to eat.   I’ve heard it all… “I should enjoy it since I’m spending extra money!” “I don’t want to be judged for being the salad eater.” “I just don’t know what to order!”   I’m … Continue reading Eating out without sacrificing your goals

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Yes, while I always say that it's better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don't get enough of.  And they're absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available … Continue reading 3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?   Well, maybe…   Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat.  … Continue reading Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired