Eat these foods instead of “Wheat”

wheat, gluten and inflammation

My number one suggestion for getting pain and inflammation under control is to eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of wheat and gluten you are eating on a daily basis. Initially this may sound a bit challenging for some people, so I’ve put together a few great tips to get started.

3 Things You Need to Know About Honey

Farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture provide increasing sources for locally grown, raw (unpasteurized) honey for many of us. But before you buy your next pot of honey (or maybe your first), consider the following information.

The Moody Foodies

Do you ever get the MOODY FOODIES? Or as I call them, Mo’s Hangry Woes. Hangry = hungry + angry. Feeling tired and sluggish, getting sick more than your fair share, dull looking skin, suffering from constant pain or lacking focus may often be the result of what you put in your mouth and belly.

10 Health Foods that Aren’t Healthy

No matter what foods you choose to eat it’s wise to read the labels before you make the purchase. Any food manufacturer can and will advertise that their food product is the healthy choice but it’s up to you to be sure those statements are true. Know what ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid.

Fructose Keeps You Hungry and Makes You Overeat

This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

Ingredients to Avoid for the Health of It

artificial ingredients to avoid

The majority of processed foods contain ingredients that are harmful and cause adverse health conditions and complaints. If you include processed foods in your diet, you MUST read the label and be aware of these ingredients.

Juicing for Super Health

Just one 16-ounce glass of real juice provides 4 servings of vegetables! One of the best ways to boost your health and begin to repair years of damage is with juicing.

5 More Reasons to Love Dark Chocolate

Alright, let’s just have some fun for a minute and reward ourselves for all the hard work we all do. Give yourself a treat, if no one else will, and indulge in a guiltless treat of dark chocolate. It might just be the ticket to a great day.

Eating a Rainbow

I am feeling SOOO inspired! I taught my first healthy cooking class through an incredible non-profit organization, Equitable Roots via Worksusa.org, to a group of teens last night and they were INCREDIBLE!

7 Seasonal Superfoods You Should be Eating this Summer

We often hear about the importance of eating seasonally, like the health benefits to be gained by eating food that hasn’t been sitting in storage for a year. But since our grocery stores are so good at making their year-old inventory look fresh, you may be wondering, like me, what really is in season?

Here are 7 healthy and maybe new-to-you foods to try right now.