MyPlate Introduces New Food Recommendations

The Food Pyramid was considered the standard for healthy eating for almost 20 years.  First Lady Michelle Obama , the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin created an updated visual infographic and it’s called MyPlate....more

Diurnal Fasting: What Is It and Why You Should Try It

Traditional fasting reduces the risk of numerous chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. However, most people find it quite difficult to completely abstain from foods and beverages for an extended period of time. Those who do abstain often enter starvation mode, which is associated with extreme hunger, cravings, and in some cases, binge eating upon completion of fasting. If you’re interested in taking full advantage of the health-enhancing effects of prolonged fasting, but are afraid that you won’t be able to adhere, diurnal fasting is an excellent alternative....more

4 Supplements You Need During Menopause…and a Few You Don’t

Menopause: It’s every woman’s favorite M-word. Most women rarely think about this period of life (pun not intended). They have enough worries with their current monthly M-word. But when menopause finally hits, it can be all-consuming....more

Spears Speaks - Health - Based Education Podcast Series

Certified Clinical Nutritionist with specialty areas that include:Weight Management • Diabetes • Heart Disease • Chronic Fatigue • Autoimmune Disorders • Anxiety • Depression • Family Health • Allergies • PMS Recovery • Hormone Restoration • Digestive Problems • Behavior NutritionPodcast -  http://kayspearsnutritionist.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T09_27_41-08_00...more

Junking, Paul Anka,and A Spot of Tea

“I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”~Lady Grantham -Downton Abbey My guilty pleasure (along with Hagaan- Das, Anthropologie, and laying in the sun) is thrifting. One of my friends calls it junking and another calls it ‘antiquing’...more

5 Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding is widely known as the most healthful way to feed a baby.  Unfortunately, there are still many controversies about women breastfeeding in public.  First time moms can get very nervous about nursing in front of other people and often see it as a huge barrier.  Every mom has a right to feed her child in any public area.  New moms can follow these tips as a guide to successfully breastfeed in public:...more

Keeping a healthy brain with good food

Riva Greenberg, a diabetes advocate, author, speaker and coach discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the foods we choose to eat and how they affect our brain health. Studies have revealed that the brain shrinks as one becomes obese. Yet, on the other hand, it appears that foods -- such as processed foods -- are addictive and stimulate the pleasure center of our brains. One of the big trigger foods that almost makes it irresistible to stop eating these types of foods is sugar....more

Fitness/Love/Life This is where it began...

My name is Ashleigh.. I am 27, a divorcee and since have found the love of my life and he has   three completely amazingly wonderful teenage girls!...more

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens,What is so good about them?I think that the place to begin both for health and weight loss is leafy greens. Why? Everyone always says, or has always said, " eat your vegetables", This is the message that we hear from childhool, so again, why? And better yet, why haven't we been listening?...more

First Blog Post

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