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January 23rd, 2017

Can you feel like a new person in just 3 short days? Can you undo the damage you did over the holiday season? This 3-day plan can put your feet on the path to regaining your energy, looking like you’ve taken to napping and glowing with vitality.


Keep it simple; follow this plan for three days…just three days. It’s a nutrient-dense, easy to digest power plan that will restore your radiant glow.


The promise of such a difference in how you feel and look may seem too good to be true, but what do you have to lose? 3 days? You will experience…in just 3 days…dramatic...

January 18th, 2017

Every February we celebrate heart health and love. But we also celebrate Black History Month, paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society and to celebrate their amazing contributions to modern life. Their tenacity, inventiveness, achievements and ability to go high when society goes low teaches all of us valuable life lessons.


For me, Black History Month takes me back to a story that I love to tell and makes me smile to this day. It has nothing to do with history or February but for me,...

January 11th, 2017

I’m asked this question a lot: Can I eat soy if I take thyroid medication to regulate its function. So I put on my reading glasses and scoured the net for reliable sources of information to put together for you so you can understand the impact of soy on your health and wellness.


It’s mostly good news!


But before we get into all of that, let’s figure out what our thyroid is and does first, shall we? The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. This tiny gland has a mighty job. It produces tetraiodothyronine (T4) and...

January 6th, 2017


We all love our pets and want the best for them so when I received this blog from Jenny Holt about homemade dog treats, I just had to post it!



How to Make Homemade Dog Treats


Every pet owner wants only the best for their pooch including feeding them choice foods to ensure they get all the necessary nutrients and grow healthily. But there’s one thing that pets love above all – treats. These little delights are quick pick-me ups for your four-legged friends, they probably will put on their best behavior so they can be rewarded with these...

January 3rd, 2017

Each year, we make the same promises to ourselves. This is the year that you’ll get healthy, eat right, get fit, get more sleep and take care of yourself.


We dive in, all eager, earnest and well-intended and somehow, each and every time, our enthusiasm wanes. Life gets in the way of our precious self-care.


So how do we make changes that stick? Is it all or nothing? Not at all. Teeny tiny changes, small steps will get you where you want to be. It won’t be as dramatic as the “all in” method but who cares about drama? I want to see you get results that leave you...

January 3rd, 2017

Perimenopause and You

I get asked about this life condition a lot so I thought I would take the time to do some research and get you some good information on how to manage it.


Perimenopause literally means “around menopause” and indicates the onset of certain symptoms as your body transitions from childbearing to menopause. The name fits this life stage perfectly as everyone experiences is differently or at different times…or both! Some women begin perimenopause as early as their 30’s but most women begin to feel the changes in their 40’s and 50’s....

December 14th, 2016

I have a very specific opinion on smoothies. You may hate it; you may rant at me for it, but here goes.


We finally put kale…in all its crunchy, nutrient-dense glory…on the map and now? People blend it up with fruit into baby food and slurp it on the subway.


I get it. We are all busy, but this obsession we have with smoothies has left us wide open to be hoodwinked yet again by big food companies who just…can’t…wait to sell us one more thing that will leave us feeling less than spectacular.


For many of us, smoothies have become talismans of good...

November 10th, 2016

You’ve worked all week: shopping, cleaning the house, prepping ingredients, baking and cooking for the big feast that brings us together around the table to celebrate our gratitude for abundance, life…and this year, more than ever…each other.


The table is set; the candles lit, the wine opened or chilled. The house is fragrant with the perfume of foods cooking to perfection.


When I was growing up, my big Italian and Irish clan enjoyed the feast my mother and I had prepared with abandon, loosening their pants and taking...

October 5th, 2016

Every year around this time, the bombardment begins. Every expert pushes each and every one of us to get a flu shot like our lives depend on it. It starts to sound like carnival barkers: Get your flu shot here!


And yet it seems that millions suffer from the flu each and every winter. We see tons of advertisements showing miserable people suffering from extreme symptoms of cough, fever and runny nose.


I have elderly family members whose doctors faithfully administer their flu shots and every winter, they get the flu at least once.


Confused, I...

September 28th, 2016

My husband and I travel a lot for our work, as well as with family and for pleasure. We see a lot of sights…and stop at a lot of rest stops along the highways.


The other day, as we sat enjoying homemade sandwiches at a sunny picnic table, my heart broke at what I saw. Walking toward me was a group of people, all with large sodas in their hands. They could barely move. It appeared that each step was pure agony for them.


It got me to thinking and so here I am. I started to imagine what the health of humanity would look...