We are all individuals with our own likes and dislikes. My sister has hated cherries since childhood while I love them. Today I’m taking a look at some of the healthy plant foods that taste good and can make you feel good. If I mention one that you don’t like, consider new ways to cook it or other examples of the food group to substitute.Read More
Here on the blog, I’ve shared quite a few recipes in the last 6 years. Personally, I prefer eating simple meals using real food. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy eating out occasionally, or that I don’t like short cuts in the kitchen. Unlike many people, I cannot live on take out. In the US, 60% of households order takeout weekly. With talks about America’s eating habits reaching unhealthy levels, there are ways to turn things around. This includes cooking from scratch and being responsible for what goes into your home-cooked meals. Indeed, you may not be able to cook all the time, and that may require eating out or ordering takeout. However, you benefit more when your meals are cooked from scratch. It can even help bring families together. Having everyone sit at the table and share your evening meal builds strong bonds. Today let’s discuss the main reasons for cooking from scratch.Read More
When it comes to your health, you’ve probably heard everything in the book. On the blog we’ve discussed what foods you should eat, how much daily exercise you need, how many hours of sleep you need, and what you can and can’t put into your body. Basically, there’s this whole long list of what you should and should not be doing to your body and some of it actually contradicts itself. In theory, staying healthy is easy. But of course, it’s not that easy in practice.Read More
Looking after your teeth can affect your general health. Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Having a great smile can also boost your confidence. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases. You can keep your teeth and gums healthy for your lifetime. Here are 3 of the most effective tips and tricks you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth.Read More
Winter is here and sometimes the weather is crazy. I hope everyone is staying inside safe and warm. A friend is down with the flu and feeling low. This time of year it’s hard to avoid illness with the weather and flu season. Today I’m looking back at my past suggestions for dealing with the threat of colds and flu and hopefully presenting some new ideas for staying healthy.
During the pandemic we’ve gotten used to certain behaviors: making coffee, reading the news, playing a game on a phone, checking our email. These actions now account for nearly half of the average person’s daily activities, according to research by Wendy Wood, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California and author of Good Habits, Bad Habits. “We do the same thing in the same context almost every day,” she says. “And we do it without thinking about it.” Intentionally or not, we’ve spent the past year or so creating new, often unhealthy habits.
Many of us are paying more attention to our health after living through the last two years. I’ve always been interested in ways to help support good health, but this is especially true now. It is impossible to avoid every illness or prevent every disease, but there are steps you can take to improve your health and lower risks. Today I want to talk about a few reminders that most of us already know.
The last year and a half has been tough on everyone. Fear of disease or even death, isolation, restrictions, and loss have put an enormous strain on our mental health and happiness. While the pandemic isn’t over, most of the world is no longer in lockdown. People are venturing out. While the past 18 months were about surviving, now is the time to plan for thriving. Only you can make this happen, though, and this is the opportune moment.