Interview: Empowering Health News and Views with Dr. Katherine Reid

I was recently delighted to discover that the brilliant researcher whose work I’d recently been introduced too, Dr. Katherine Reid is a fellow Santa-Cruzan, and further grateful still to have the opportunity to discuss her important findings mom-to-mom.  Dr. Reid’s groundbreaking work, which began several years ago when her youngest child began exhibiting autistic behaviors, led her to the discovery of an association between a common ingredient in the Western diet and chronic illness.Join me for this engaging 30-minute interview to learn:...more

The Miracle of Acceptance

Weight loss has been an open application in my brain since I can remember. The idea of losing 15-20 pounds has been constantly running in the background of my life through every phase I can remember including middle school, high school, college, vacations, family events, weddings, dating, and even girls night out on the town....more

Nutrition Label Reading for Dummies

Step into any grocery store and you’ll see lots of products with claims like “Multi-grain,” “Healthy,” “All-natural" or “Gluten Free.”  The trouble is, many of these so-called “health foods” contain some of the worst ingredients, including excess sugar, suspect chemicals and additives banned in many other countries.....(read more)...more

How to Know if Emotions Are Affecting Your Health

Life is full of stresses, surprises, challenges, and frustrations.  There are days when even the most optimistic and resilient people may feel pushed to their limit.  This stress is not only bad for your disposition, it can also have a detrimental effect on your health. I  believe it is very important to be able to determine if your emotions are having a negative effect on your health....more

Photo Contest: False Food Label Claims

Step into any grocery store and you’ll see lots of products with claims like “Multi-grain,” “Healthy,” “All-natural” or “Gluten Free.”  The trouble is, many of these so-called “health foods” contain some of the worst ingredients, including excess sugar, suspect chemicals and additives banned in many other countries....more

Do You Need a Workout Partner? Be Active Together!

I have a rather hectic schedule, and I work out at times when most of my friends are sleeping (to be honest, when most of the world is sleeping), and my motivation to get out running every day happens to be my dogs. If they don’t want to go out running in the bitter cold at 5am? I basically dig deep with every excuse to get out there, but there are days that I just am dead in the water and I really need some inspiration....more

USHealth Group: Helping the Health System Work Better for Everyone

If you've been having problems about American healthcare, you're not the only one. The health care system is undergoing numerous systemic changes, and consumers like us will occasionally be confused about their various options and possibilities. Previous medical plans may no longer apply, and customers are now asked to sort through a number of new plan options to choose health care coverage for themselves and their families. ...more

Protein from Veggies and Fruits

A flextarian diet is a diet that focuses on balancing plant-based foods with occasional meat (fish, chicken, beef, pork - whatever). Most people believe you have to have meat in your diet in order to get enough protein. Look at this great picture I found which clearly shows you can get protein from plant based foods.   Heather L Hurst...more