The Sugar Dilemma: Good, Bad, & How to Decide

Did you know our bodies need glucose to feed our cells? Without it, we die. Naturally occurring sugars found in whole fruit provide fiber for the slow release of sugar in the body as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, added sugars, refined sugars, processed sugars, or sugar substitutes are not the same thing. …

Do We Have To Get Sick As We Age?

I used to live with the fear that once I hit “old age,” life would be a ticking time bomb of surprise health scares and problems. We all know someone who has diabetes. Heart problems. High blood pressure. Cancer. How about mental health issues, like Alzheimer’s? Sadly, this reality exists. Are we powerless against it? …

Healing Ashwagandha Latte

I quit coffee 1 year ago. Gasp. I know. Going from 2 double shot lattes per day to none, and having to pack my beloved espresso machine away, you would think I did it kicking and screaming. Truth is, as much as I loved the taste, the aroma, the warm cup/hug, I wasn’t crazy about …

Is Your Food Hurting or Healing You?

The lie most people believe about food is that it can’t hurt you. If it tastes good eat it. If you crave it, have it. The truth is, everything you eat either heals you or hurts you. It’s not a matter of opinion or belief. Countless studies show that a diet high in processed foods …

Why Disease Prevention Has to Start Right Now

My grandma died 7 years ago at the age of 72. She had a heart attack. For a long time she was on a plethora of medications just to keep her blood thin enough to pass through clogged arteries and her heart able to function. She even had heart bypass surgery to replace damaged arteries. …

New Routines: No More Stressing

I propose we find 30 minutes every day to be intentional about changing our pace and mental stimulus. Take a stroll, sit on a park bench, lounge on a blanket under a tree, enjoy a latte or cup of tea while taking in a beautiful view. Read a devotional. The Psalms always lift my spirits. …