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How sleepy are you during the day? These are important questions to ask yourself when considering your risk for heart disease, diabetes and depression. Inadequate sleep, either too few hours or inadequate deep sleep, increases your risk for chronic disease. Additionally, lack of sleep leads to alterations in appetite-regulation hormones. During sleep deprivation, ghrelin, a hunger hormone is higher and leptin, a satiety hormone, is lower, resulting in increased appetite and hunger. Continue reading
When Sara said “Let’s make banana bread!”, I had to comply. What’s more fun that baking with your kids? Inspired by Elena’s Pantry Carrot Banana Muffins, I modified my Breakfast Cupcakes and came up with this fantastic banana bread. Traditionally banana bread is made with refined sugar, oils and flour, but that kind of baking doesn’t sound fun to me. However, creating Nourishing Banana Bread, full of healthy fats and powerful antioxidants, is very fun. It’s moist and just slightly spicy with a hint of vanilla. The girls had a great “Princess Snack Time” with their freshly baked muffins. Continue reading
What better way to say, “I love you” than to take good care of your heart? Continue reading
Plan ahead to allow this stew to slow roast for 2 and 1/2 hours. It’s worth it. This is another husband-approved favorite in our family. Don’t tell anyone, but there’s tons of veggies in it, so it’s nutritionist-approved too. Continue reading
We take our livers for granted. Our liver is constantly working to protect us against chemicals, pesticides, plastics, food additives, and all other toxins we are exposed to. Over time, an overwhelmed liver will become sluggish and less efficient. Living detoxified means maintaining habits that support liver health in order to avoid the poor health consequences associated with chronic inflammation and oxidation, such as weight gain, diabetes, fatigue, headaches, autoimmunity and depression. Take it step-by-step and work your way towards a detoxified lifestyle. Continue reading
In the January Challenge, New Ways for Weight Loss, I mentioned eating for enhanced detoxification. While detox diets are trendy, full of hype and tend to conjure up ideas of hokey juice fasts, the physiological process of detoxification is real and crucial to good health. “Diets” don’t work, neither do short-term detox programs, however, living a detoxified lifestyle is effective and necessary. Continue reading