Diet

Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Here in Florida, this Sunday will be one of the busiest days of the year at our wonderful local restaurants, so most of the time, we celebrate brunch or dinner at home, and love every minute of it! This year I’d like to share a favorite recipe with you – one that’s sure to please everyone, including…

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

We’re long past the New Year by now, and your resolutions to get healthy, eat well, and exercise might have faded into the past. The allure of sweets, the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and the taste of a hearty pasta dish are often too much to overcome. Despite everything you KNOW to be true—that a high-carbohydrate diet is one of…

Simple Holiday Tradition Recipes – From My House to Yours

Simple Holiday Tradition Recipes – From My House to Yours

I’ve certainly noticed over the years that traditions vary, family to family. I’d like to share two of my favorite simple holiday tradition recipes with you here. In our house, rather than turkey or ham at Christmas, we opt for beef. And often, instead of potatoes, we choose butternut squash. If your dinner choices aren’t quite set, I’m hoping you’ll…

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

With the holidays upon us, we are more likely to encounter events that serve alcohol. But if you’ve been following my Skinny Gut Diet or any number of low-carb diets—or if you’re about to begin—you might be wondering if you can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but not all alcohol is equal. Here are some tips for enjoying alcohol…

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Every year the holidays approach and you swear you won’t succumb to the usual temptations—food, alcohol, and shopping. You tell yourself that this year will be different, and that you won’t overindulge, losing control. But come January, you’re 15 pounds heavier, your credit cards are maxed, and let’s just say that you don’t remember the last couple hours of your…

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

We have all experienced gas and bloating to some extent, but many of us experience it on a regular basis. The trouble is, gas and bloating are symptoms of a wide range of digestive conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, Candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, indigestion, and food sensitivities are common causes of gas and bloating. But how can you tell…

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue? What You Should Know

When someone asks, “How are you?” do you respond the with standard, “SO busy!”? Most of us do. It’s our new way of life. If we’re not overbooked and always on the go, we don’t feel like we’re successful. What most of us mean when we say we’re so busy is that we’re over stressed. If getting out of bed…

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

We usually think of skin conditions as being affected on the outside—after all, our skin comes into contact with so many different substances throughout the day, how could it not be affected by all that? While it’s true that your skin can react to what you touch, it’s far more likely to respond to what happens inside your body. In…

The Great Beet Cover-Up

The Great Beet Cover-Up

Today I’d like to share a truly remarkable immune boosting drink that includes two of my favorite, and somewhat unlikely companion ingredients, beets and basil. For some reason many people aren’t excited about incorporating beets into their daily food choices. Perhaps some holdover from childhood. However when you read the many healthful properties they offer, you’ll see why I’m offering…

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

I’m focused on immunity this month because if we wait until cold and flu season hits to work on building up our immune systems, it might be too late. The best way to fortify your immunity is to identify the ways you might be weakening your immune system in the first place. Then you can make changes to reverse those…