Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

I was over the moon excited to write this post because the recent discoveries on how the gut affects our mental health is so incredibly hopeful and refreshing. Let's face it--for most people, mental health has been a revolving door and for many it has been that case for years, even decades. The idea that … Continue reading Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

Clearing the Carb Confusion

There is a lot of confusion about carbs these days. Carbs are a widely debated topic. Some say they are evil, others say it's a fad. I believe it was the Atkins diet that sparked the initial carbohydrate confusion. Many people are still wondering if carbs hurt or help us. Are they making us fat … Continue reading Clearing the Carb Confusion

Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

Now that I am past the worst part of my sugar detox I thought I would share what I came across in Dr. Mark Hyman's book 'The Blood Sugar Solution'.  Dr. Hyman explains that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. I saw evidence of that the other day when my daughter, who has … Continue reading Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Did you know that sugar literally feeds cancer cells and that one tablespoon of sugar weakens the immune system for a minimum of six hours? This is why researchers state that many of us are walking around with immune systems that are only operating at 50% of their capacity because many of us knowingly or … Continue reading The Not-So-Sweet-Side of Sugar

Fats: A Big Fat Lie

Have you ever wondered why you crave fried, fatty foods after a night of drinking? It’s because alcohol depletes your body and brain of fat and it wants it back! As a result you end up craving any kind of fat. Usually we end up opting for french fries, burgers, or hotdogs—the greasier the better. … Continue reading Fats: A Big Fat Lie