What’s in Your EVOO?

In recent years, we’ve heard much about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Olive oil consists mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), healthy fats that may help lower your risk of heart disease, lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and even help control blood sugar and insulin levels. [1] These healthy MUFAs […]

DIY Kale Chips

When you get a craving for a crunchy, savory snack, don’t reach for potato chips. Don’t pay a ton of money for a tiny bag of kale chips at the health food store, either. Kale chips are so easy and inexpensive to make at home, you can whip up a batch anytime you want. They’re […]

More Than Just Beauty Sleep

Are you proud that you sleep only a few hours each night? Do you think you’re the model of efficiency because you “only need four hours of sleep?” Maybe you know you need more sleep, but don’t make it a priority because you don’t know how critical it is to your health. We know that […]

Food is Medicine: Where to find the best

Food can be the best medicine or the slowest poison.  Most of what is in your local supermarket isn’t what I or your great-grandma would call food, and the remainder is full of pesticides, herbicides and other additives that have no place in our bodies.  Fortunately, organic foods are showing up on supermarket shelves, but […]

Leaky Gut and Leaky Brain

In the last article we learned about leaky gut and its health consequences. But wait, there’s more… Gut/Brain Connection Last week I mentioned how one potential source of gut damage is brain trauma. You may also recall that leaky gut plays a role in brain issues, including depression and brain fog. So how does this […]

Stress and Your Gut – Part 2

Last week we learned how stress can affect your digestion.  That’s just the beginning of the story of what stress can do your intestines. Stress can come from within, as a reaction to everyday pressures, which raises our levels of stress hormones.  As I mentioned in the first post in this series, chronic high cortisol […]

Stress and Your Gut (Part 1)

Last week we learned about the role of your adrenal glands in keeping up your energy so you can keep up with life. Did you know that these two little glands are important to our overall health in lots of other ways?  Having weak adrenals often affects our digestion and our gastrointestinal health. Your ongoing […]

Stress and Your Energy

Has your tolerance for stress dwindled lately?  Are you unable to function without coffee?  Do you feel burned out? You bad attitude and lack of energy may not be all your fault — it may be your stress hormones. We have two adrenal glands, which are walnut-sized organs that sit on top of each kidney.  […]