Jul 31

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

By Jane

Artificial sweeteners, those witches disguised behind delicious sweet smiles that hide a menacing intention to totally mess with your health. Most of us are aware of the negative effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars”, the kind you find in fizzy drinks, sweets, baked goods, and many commercially-available kinds of cereal. Hiding in […]

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Jul 24

Blemish-Free Skin: The Natural Way

By Jane

Whether you are dealing with one or two spots or a full-blown acne breakout, natural skin-care routines can put you on route to blemish-free skin. The expensive scrubs and chemicals so many turn to in their fight against acne often don’t work in the long run and can be hard on your skin, exacerbating the […]

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Jul 20

The Pro’s of Postmenopause: Embracing The New You

By Jane

So after years of cramps, bloating, and PMS – you finally bid farewell to your period. But, before you can even complete a sigh of relief, you are reminded that you now face a variety of health risks such as Diabetes, Hepatitis C, Gout, and Osteoporosis. Can’t a woman get a break? Well, while the […]

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Jul 10

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

By Jane

When you are making an effort to lose weight it can be difficult to find weight loss friendly snack foods. Generally snacking when you are trying to lose weight is a no-no. But weight loss should be about what you get to eat not what you don’t. Hunger and deprivation is your enemy if you […]

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Jul 03

How To Improve Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles

By Jane

Do you have weak pelvic floor muscles? I love a good laugh as much as the next person and when my sister comes to stay we do a lot of laughing. Lately, though I find I must walk away. Laughing and peeing has become a problem. Visions of me being identified the minute I enter […]

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May 18

Two Recipes With Ingredients That Help Reduce Stress

By Jane

I have a special treat for you this week. Two ingredients that help reduce stress in super easy and delicious recipes. These two recipes are made with ingredients that are known to contain nutrients that will help you fight stress, they also delicious which definitely helps! Avocados A healthy source of fat, these creamy green fruits […]

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May 15

Decreasing Stress And Cortisol Can Help Women Slow Aging

By Jane

STRESS!!! Decreasing stress is crucial for your health. Does doing your finances cause heart palpitations and cold sweats? What about the kids taking their absolute sweet time in the morning, every morning and somehow leaving within minutes of the bus coming, leaving total chaos in their wake. Ooo! I know what about when you just […]

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May 08

Lactose Intolerance Or Allergy Explained

By Jane

Do you suspect you could suffer from lactose intolerance? A while ago Peter and I went to dinner at a friends place. I always enjoy these gatherings with like-minded women and their partners so I was really looking forward to it. Not long before going I started to suffer from gas and bloatedness which ended […]

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May 01

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

By Jane

Weight loss advice is everywhere. It seems to me every second site on the internet is dedicated to a new weight loss solution. There are competing opinions everywhere. Let’s try to forget “who’s right” so we can focus on “what’s right.” Because you want results and I am here to help you achieve that I […]

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Apr 27

How to Read Nutrition Information Tables

By Jane

The nutrition information table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make informed nutrition decisions. If you can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, then you are better able to choose products that fit […]

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Apr 25

Cauliflower Tortillas And Cauliflower Brownies Recipes

By Jane

Have you ever wondered what cauliflower brownies would be like, well now is your chance? I love to find healthy alternatives to tried and tested recipes which have been used for years. Cauliflower is so often the replacement for the grain. It is such a versatile vegetable and will take on any flavour. It is […]

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Apr 20

How To Improve Your Gut Health

By Jane

We are now leaning how important our gut health is to our overall health. Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a greater role than we initially thought in many diseases. The issues that can […]

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Apr 19

5 Fermented Food Recipes Rich In Probiotics

By Jane

These 5 fermented food recipes are brimming with gut-boosting benefits. I know this is one of my pet subjects but it is important enough to get a regular mention. The gut has more neurons than the brain. To keep it healthy and in balance, you need to look after it. This balance is important as the gut […]

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Apr 10

Three Quick Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Boost Metabolism

By Jane

These are three super quick healthy breakfast recipes to boost metabolism which will aid in weight loss. Always, eat a good breakfast to get your blood sugar balanced first thing. You will also be less likely to make bad food choices later in the morning when you are so ravenous your arm starts to look tasty. […]

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Apr 06

Why Is My Metabolism Slow?

By Jane

Why is My Metabolism Slow? Perhaps you have been feeling more tired than usual lately.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. Your skin feels dry and you’ve been craving sugar. These are all signs of metabolic weakness or a slowing down of your metabolism. Let’s dive into how this can happen What can […]

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Apr 03

Selenium-Rich Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

By Jane

This chocolate chia seed pudding is rich in selenium so besides being delicious it will support your thyroid function. What other dessert does that? Oh yeah, the Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut and Coconut Bars by Marks Daily do. What is Selenium and why do we need it. Selenium is a mineral needed by the body […]

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Mar 30

How Does Bad Sleep Affect You And Your Health?

By Jane

How does bad sleep affect you and your health and what can you do about it? Do you have bags under your eyes that are so big you could pack them for a weekend away? I occasionally do but then mine are Prada so they are designer which means they were expensive and they can […]

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Mar 22

Two Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

By Jane

A salad without a salad dressing would be like Bonnie without Clyde, Batman fighting for truth and justice minus his offsider, Robin, Maxwell Smart less his brains, Agent Ninty Nine and well, I think you get my drift. A salad needs a dressing or it’s just, well, naked salad. The following two dressings are a […]

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Mar 21

Low Carb Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

By Jane

My motto when it comes to cooking is, keep it simple, keep it super easy and when it comes to chicken, well winner, winner chicken dinner. My kids love chicken so no complaints and that also goes a long way to improving my mental status, big plus there! In my last post, I talked about […]

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Mar 20

5 Cholesterol Myths Exposed

By Jane

Cholesterol myths can be confusing leaving you not really sure what is true and what isn’t. Let’s try to debunk some of the common ones. Cholesterol. One of those topics talked about in hushed tones while checking back over your shoulders for anyone listening Some are obsessed with it, some go all ostrich and bury […]

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Feb 27

Find Your Perfect Diet To Lose Weight and Gain Energy

By Jane

Let’s talk about the truth of why most diets don’t work… and let you in on 10 ways for you to start discovering the perfect diet to lose weight and gain energy. You’ve probably heard the statistic that 95% of dieters can’t keep the weight off, and when they gain it back they often gain […]

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Feb 20

What Is Metabolism And How Can We Impove It?

By Jane

What is Metabolism? The word “metabolism” is tossed around a lot these days. Especially in all things health. We often see articles that offer solutions on: How to speed up your metabolism, how to boost your metabolism, what vitamins to take to improve your metabolism, how to stop your metabolism from slowing down. But why […]

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