Would you be surprised to hear that there really aren’t any health goals you can achieve without it? The above question may seem extreme, but the simple truth is, you just cannot get healthy without eating healthy. You can exercise from the time the rooster crows until the cows come home, but if you make a run through your local drive-through afterwards, you just are not going to get anywhere fast. Food is the big ticket to good health. If you eat garbage, your body will show it. If you eat whole, healthy and fresh foods, your body, skin and soul will glow with health that gives you endless energy. But what is Clean Eating? You may of heard also sorts of conflicting statements about Clean Ea
I know, I know it seems like everyone these days is sensitive to gluten, or going gluten free. I truly thought nothing of gluten until we removed it from our diet due to my sons tummy and asthma issues. Soon I noticed my joints weren't as sore, I wasn't as tired (even though I was sleeping the same number of hours), and my headaches (which I thought were due to stress were gone). To be honest I didn't put two and two together until we re-introduced it and less than an hour later I was rushing to the toilet! But here is the thing, gluten now is not the same as gluten our ancestors ate. Genetic engineering to make it grow faster and cheaper has change it - and not in a good way! Like me, most
It can happen to all of us! Are you doing everything right, eating well, exercising but the weight or inches just aren't budging? Check out these 3 tips below .... 1) Change up your fitness routine Do you do the same fitness routine day after day, week after week? Your fitness results comes down to one simple fact: The more you do something, the easier it becomes. It doesn’t matter if it’s running 10Ks, performing weight, or holding Warrior I without shaking. During exercise, you’re putting a stress on your body, and during your recovery, your body is improving its ability to handle that stress. The result: You burn fewer calories and build less calorie-torching muscle with every workout.
So a few years ago I had never heard of quinoa before, let alone cook with it! Now it is a big part of our diet, and given its health benefits I am glad! Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah – I am telling you this as I had no idea) is an edible seed that is loaded with many important nutrients. It is naturally gluten-free and using it instead of typical gluten-free ingredients can increase the antioxidant and nutrient value of a gluten-free diet. Most gluten-free products are made up of corn, rice or potato flour are lacking in the nutrients that products incorporating quinoa can provide. Researchers at Columbia University's Celiac Disease Center found that the nutritional content of gluten-free die
Lower back pain can be debilitating! These days we all sit too much, often hunched over a keyboard or a smart phone. Doing these 7 stretches daily can really help. Hold each of these stretches for 30 seconds. 1) Hamstring Stretch Lie on your back, with your spine in a neutral position, legs bent and feet on the floor. Raise one leg upwards towards the ceiling. With both hands reach behind your hamstring (or your calf if you are more flexible) to feel a stretch through the back of your leg (hamstring). Don't worry if your leg isn't straight, as your flexibility improves you will be able to straighten it more Repeat with the other leg NOTE: If you have diastasis recti, make sure you go down on
You are going out for dinner tonight and instead of being excited you are in tears .... Has this ever happened to you? This has happened to me so many times. I have stood at my wardrobe looking through all my clothes in tears because nothing will hide the bulge in my tummy. You see with Diastasis Recti no matter how much weight you have lost, you can still look pregnant with a "mommy tummy". In fact often the more weight you lose the worse you look! It can be heart breaking! You know it isn't your fault, but that doesn't help you find clothes to wear out to dinner TONIGHT! I know how you feel! I have collated different styles of clothes and tips that can help you feel sexy but still hide tha
Sleep – we all need it, but sometimes we are all so busy that we start burning the midnight oil and don’t get enough! But how does that affect our health? Well for one, according to the research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine sleeping less than seven hours per night can reduce and/or undo the benefits of dieting. SAY WHAT!!!!!! Hmmmmm, let me think about this........... I suppose it all starts out innocently enough. When you are sleep deprived and running on low energy, you automatically go for a bag of potato chips, chocolate or other comfort foods. Did I mention chocolate? The immediate result? You get a small burst of energy that helps you overcome that sleepiness for a litt