Food ideas, Holidays

Healthy Yummy Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving is one of the easier holidays to keep healthy, so long as you plan ahead. Here are some festive, delicious, healthier menu ideas: Toasted pumpkin seeds, sprinkled on a salad, perhaps with pomegranate seeds or sliced pear and lowfat feta cheese Steamed green beans with garlic, toasted sesame oil, tamari sauce and toasted sesame… Continue reading Healthy Yummy Thanksgiving Treats

Food ideas, Holidays

Smarter Halloween Treats, Part 1

Happy almost-Halloween! Before you dive into the Halloween candy, consider these spooky findings: Sugar is addictive. Every time you eat candy, you strengthen the addiction, making cravings stronger and making it harder to quit. Sugar depresses mood, after the brief high. It's like borrowing happiness from the future, which you'll have to pay back with… Continue reading Smarter Halloween Treats, Part 1

Food ideas, Gut health, Habit hacks

Why summer is the easiest time to give up sugar

If all the latest reports of how sugar is truly addictive, feeds cancer cells, causes dysbiosis (bad balance of gut microbes), raises cholesterol, inflammation and risk of depression--just to name a few--has you thinking you need to ditch it once and for all, then consider doing it NOW. Here's why SUMMER IS THE BEST TIME… Continue reading Why summer is the easiest time to give up sugar