Why Diets Don't Work, and What Does

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Presenting exercise minutes over calorie counts?

What would you think about fast food/chain restaurants displaying the exercise times needed to burn off that cheeseburger and fries you just ordered? Would it dissuade some to order something with less calories if they knew they would have to walk 2 or 3 hours to burn the food off? ...more

The 2013 Dirty Dozen list is out!

Yep, eating healthy is definitely not as inexpensive as eating badly. You’re more likely to find a drive-thru offering a 99 cent burger than you will one that offers a salad at the same price....more

5 healthy habits that are making you gain weight

Most of us have been there: you’re doing what you think is the right thing in the food and exercise department but you STILL can’t seem to lose the weight. At least not as fast as you want. What’s going on? well, it could very well be that all of those right things you’re doing. They might still be right but your execution is off. Check this out...more

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