Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

When someone is eating a low fat diet, often times that means that they are eating a high carbohydrate diet, because the calories that would have come from fat sources are now replaced by carbohydrates due to the fact that a lot of proteins come with fat included (like meat and dairy items). This high … Continue reading Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health

Backyard Remedies

    One of the things that I have loved the most about living on land out here in the country is the availability of resources for healing I can find just by simply stepping off the back porch. After researching about some of the plants and trees I was seeing a lot of on … Continue reading Backyard Remedies

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ … Continue reading Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

There are certain products that I find myself using every single day that I love and wouldn't want to do without! I thought I would share a bit about each of them and why I use them and find them helpful in supporting a healthful lifestyle. 1.  Nutritional Yeast Okay, okay, I know that some … Continue reading These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

The Many Benefits of Zinc

Zinc deficiency is common nowadays due to the fact that a lot of our soil is depleted of the minerals and nutrients it once had in abundance. According to a review by Wayne State University School of Medicine, “During the past 50 years, it has become apparent that deficiency of zinc in humans is prevalent. … Continue reading The Many Benefits of Zinc

Digestion Begins in Your Head

When the word digestion is mentioned, most people begin to imagine their stomaches, or perhaps even the intestines or other organs that make up the GI (gastrointestinal) tract. In thinking about the process that takes the food that we put in our mouths and goes through the length of our torso, supplying nutrients and fuel … Continue reading Digestion Begins in Your Head

Good, Bad, Clean, Dirty…The Morality of Food

There was a time where food was just food. It was sustenance, an energy source, fuel utilized for a functional purpose. Before the industrialization of agriculture and processed foods, you were pretty limited by your locale, climate and season as to which foods made up your daily diet. Back then, people ate to simply fuel … Continue reading Good, Bad, Clean, Dirty…The Morality of Food

Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

  We watched a fair amount of the  Winter Olympics at our house in 2018 and it was quite obvious to see that the male competitors often had more strength, speed, and generally easily outperformed their female counterparts in each sport. These facts are not contested and are well known; world records ranging from the … Continue reading Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

Kids and Nutrition

At family mealtimes it is not uncommon for my kids to ask things like, “Does this food item have the “good” bugs in it?”, “What vitamins are in this ingredient?”, or, “Is this a food that the “good” bugs in our gut like to eat?” This occurs mostly due to the fact that we try … Continue reading Kids and Nutrition

Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes

Have you been trying to lose weight but not having much success? If so, you’re not alone, as approximately 50 million Americans try to lose weight every year and just 5 percent report keeping the weight off, according to the Colorado State University Extension. A lot of women attempt to lose weight while unknowingly making … Continue reading Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes