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Feeling overwhelmed?? I can help!

Have you ever left a doctors appointment feeling like you just went through a revolving door?  How much time did your doctor actually spend with you?  15 minutes?  Maybe 20 if you were lucky!  Did he/she have time to discuss your nutrition or lifestyle habits?  Did you chat about your activity levels or the amount

What are you hungry for?

I'm definitely one of those people who gets "hangry" when I go too long without food.  I get edgy and nervous and sometimes I feel like I'm on the verge of a complete meltdown.  Trust me, it's not pretty!  So you can imagine my reaction when I first heard about intermittent fasting.  Me....fast......are you crazy????  But the

Chia versus Flax: Which one will you choose??

Chia versus flax....that is the question.  Okay, maybe it's not THE question but perhaps you've thought about it at some point.  Have you ever wondered what's the difference between flax seeds and chia seeds?  Is one nutritionally better than the other?  Should you be including these seeds in your diet on a daily basis?  Let's do some comparison shopping

Let’s talk mushrooms!

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say mushrooms?  A topping for your pizza?  An addition to your omelet or veggie scramble?  While these are all  tasty ideas, when I think of mushrooms I not only think of the culinary variety, I also think of medicinal mushrooms.  These little gems are specific strains of wild edible

Are you alkaline or acidic??

Did you know that no matter what you do, your body continually strives for optimal health?  It's true.  Your body is on a non-stop mission to remain in balance and maintain a stable internal environment to keep you running smoothly.  One of the most important ways your body does this is by maintaining an optimal blood pH. 

Brrrrrace yourself…..it’s cold out there!

Tucson and freezing are two words that are rarely used in the same sentence.  However, if you were in Tucson last week, I am certain the word freezing rolled off your tongue at least once.  I know I said it A LOT!!  Not only did we have overnight lows hovering around 28 degrees, we also

Make this your New Year’s resolution!

As the year comes to a close and we begin 2019, what are your thoughts for the coming year? Are you thinking about starting the year off with some resolutions?  If so, you are definitely not alone!  January is the time when many of us declare our goals to eat better, lose weight, exercise more, meditate every day...the list goes on

Traveling for the holidays?? Check out my travel essentials.

Traveling during the holidays can be a mixed bag.  On one hand it's a blessing because you know that when you arrive at your destination you will be spending time with family and friends (hopefully that's a blessing!).  On the other hand, the logistics of actually getting there, especially this time of year, can sometimes be challenging.  So when

Here’s how I “adapt” to holiday stress!

I have to admit I really love the holidays.  I know it's a crazy time of year, but I love listening to Christmas music and looking at all the beautiful lights and decorations.  Watching Hallmark movies is my not so secret obsession and finding the perfect present for everyone on my list makes me super happy!  Even though these things bring me

A holiday dessert that everyone will love!!

Thanksgiving is just a week away which means one thing.....a day filled with family, friends and a whole LOT of food!! The turkey, the stuffing, all those great veggie side dishes.....my mouth is watering just thinking about it!! But, let's be honest.....the real star of any holiday meal is the dessert? And when it comes