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Should Diet Soda Be Banned?!

We have been hearing for years that diet soda is bad for us, yet I know several people who still drink several cans daily. YIKES! I’m hoping this blog post will help them make the switch away from soda today. According to a study that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, daily…

Yummy Curried Coconut Chicken

This recipe is from my friend Dr. Mark Hyman’s bestselling cookbook “The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.”  The fat from coconut is very healthy and carries the flavors and aroma of the curry. I love cooking with coconut oil and this is one of my favorite recipes from Mark’s cookbook. Ingredients:  2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil…

High Intensity Interval Training Is FUN!

Did you ever have one of those days when you want to do so much, but can’t figure out how to fit it all in, and end up just feeling discombobulated?! Well, today was one of those days for me. I wanted to get some outdoor exercise, but I also wanted to walk down to…

Safe Summer Grilling

Much has been written about grilling your meat, chicken, etc. on high heat, however, that’s the way to get those lovely grill marks and that delicious charcoal taste, right? Well, the problem is that the high temperatures convert proteins in red meat, pork, poultry, and fish into heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs are chemicals that have…

Fabulous Summer Smoothies!

When Mother Nature pours on the heat, there’s nothing I like better than a cool, refreshing smoothie! I know some of you would rather have an ice cream cone, but give this smoothie a try before you give up on them completely and run out to the “Ding Dong cart.” This smoothie uses frozen banana…

Hamburgers And Coconut Milk?

I have been putting coconut milk in several recipes lately, enjoying coconut milk ice cream, and using coconut oil for cooking, but I would never have thought of adding coconut milk to hamburgers! Dr. Carolyn Dean did though, and her recipe is here. Dr. Dean is a medical doctor, naturopath, herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, lecturer, consultant,…

What is an Accountability Partner?

One of the things I recommend in my coaching programs is having an accountability partner. So far, no one I have mentioned this to has any idea what this is, but everyone who has tried this system, loves it! An accountability partner is a friend, coworker, or relative (not a spouse) who also wants to…

Spring into Fitness!

It’s the first week of April! Here’s a workout I put together for myself to get my abs, arms, legs, and upper body in shape for shorts and tanks season. Please join me; we can keep each other accountable! Let me know if you have questions about any of the exercises. I have photos, descriptions,…