As a Health Professional and Nutritional Educator, I hear this all the time “Healthy Eating is Expensive.” I have to disagree. Ever since changing my lifestyle and cutting out processed food and decreasing the amount of dining out, our food budget has gone DOWN. The so called “cheap” food that is found in the middle aisles of the store is what is burning a hole in the pocket book of American families. When you look at the actual ingredients of what you are getting (toxic), the cost of the bright and colorful packaging (marketing and advertising), the cost of health outcomes and diseases stemming from a unhealthy diet (cancer, heart disease, diabetes), is very expensive.
Recently, I was asked quite seriously, “if weight loss isn’t a goal, what’s the point of fitness?”
It’s a valid question and one indicative of a culture that equates physical fitness with body fat percentage. But more than that, behind this question lies a lifetime of deeply destructive brainwashing – Continue reading “Built for Adventure”
Nooooooooo! Oh Yes! Greetings, Sister Tribe! It’s time to get real, down to Earth, and face the music… or rather… the incessant screaming and crying of little ones with an ear ache.
Fear not! Our Super Friends, Garlic and Onion, are here to save the day (and our sleepless nights)! Continue reading “The Dreaded Ear Infection?!”
The conversation usually goes something like this:
Me: True fitness is about health and personal power!
Her: Health… and what?
Me: Personal power!
Her: . . .Oh.
Much has been written, by me and others, on the quantifiable health benefits of regular cardiovascular activity and strength-training for women. A healthy heart, strong bones, mighty lungs, and increased mobility are all important outcomes of a quality fitness program. All of us would benefit from prioritizing the health of our bodies.
What about our minds and spirits? Continue reading “My Body, My Power”
Greetings Sister Tribe! The Fertility Vibe is continuing to flow! If any of you missed part 1 of “Reclaim Our Fertility”, you can read it first!
To be clear, m’Sisters… none of my writings are intended as a substitute for the advice provided by our physicians or other medical professionals.
However, I feel most passionately that it’s time we women trust our guts! If we feel like we need a doctor, listen to ourselves and go! Take charge of our health, Ladies! We only get one body in this life so treat it like a Goddess ❤ Continue reading “Reclaim Our Fertility Part 2”
How many times in your life have you said the words…
“I need to go on a diet”?
If you are a woman reading this, then chances are you’ve probably thought this at least 5 times in your life if not more. How unfortunate.
Its unfortunate for two reasons. Continue reading “Why “Eating for Weight Loss” Doesn’t Work”
Greetings, Sister Tribe! Women’s health and fertility has been entering my field of awareness quite a bit these past couple months.
I want to be all soft and huggy… you know… the kind, sympathetic type of compassion… to nod my head in understanding while expressing my condolences, but the fact is… I’m not. Not in this case… I’m fiery! Continue reading “Reclaim Our Fertility! Part 1”