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So Is Coffee Good Or Bad For You?

Coffee is one of those things that you either love or hate. I personally have never liked the taste of coffee. For me, I'd have to add so much sweetener to make it even semi-palatable, then it becomes too sweet and I don't like sweet things either. I also don't like the way it makes me feel. It leads to [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments

How Food Can Affect More Than Your Weight

Everyone knows that food can affect your weight. Eating too many calories or consuming a high-sugar, highly processed diet will likely cause you to put on some pounds. But did you know that what you eat can also affect many other areas of your health -- from your mood to how well you sleep to your ability to concentrate, even [...]

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tangy Mustard Chicken With Asparagus and Mushrooms

This tangy mustard chicken recipe is courtesy of my friend Erica at Revive and Renew You LLC, and it will also be featured in my new upcoming book Eating Worry Free: A Food Allergy and Sensitivity Survival Guide (scheduled to be released in December 2017). The book is meant to help people with food allergies to successfully change their diets [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

17 Simple Strategies For Making Healthy Habits Stick

Why is it so hard to make healthy habits stick? Contrary to popular belief, it is not because we lack motivation or willpower, or because we don't have any self-control. It's because we don't know how to create new healthy habits that become a permanent part of our lives. We don't know the proper way to stop unhealthy habits and replace them with new healthier [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|4 Comments

How to Make No Fail Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.  They contain many of the vitamins we need including vitamin A and D, phosphorus, selenium, the B vitamins, and many more. They also contain antioxidants that benefit eye health; they are high in quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids in the correct ratios; and they raise HDL (the good) cholesterol. [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|6 Comments

This Is Not Your Mother’s Pressure Cooker!

When I was growing up I remember countless summers when my mom canned green beans and tomatoes with her stove top pressure cooker. She always warned me to stay out of the kitchen while she was canning, because she said it could explode and burn me. I don't know if that was an exaggeration, or simply a tactic for me [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Favorite Things|11 Comments

Easy Sesame Beef, Broccoli and Carrots Stir-Fry

Here's a super easy beef, broccoli and carrots stir-fry recipe for two that you can throw together in a jiffy. You know I'm all about quick and simple meals. If it has too many ingredients, or complicated and time-consuming cooking instructions, then I probably won't make it. I can assure you that this recipe couldn't get much easier to prepare. [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |12 Comments

How Aloe Vera Juice Improved My Gut Health

Aloe is a powerful plant. When I used to hear the word aloe, I would automatically think of sunburn relief. While it is excellent for that use, did you know that aloe also helps to relieve intestinal damage in a similar way? It has nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world. It’s almost as if aloe vera was [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|6 Comments

One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus

This one-pan salmon and asparagus recipe is extremely quick and easy to make. With only five ingredients (excluding salt and pepper), there's almost no prep time, which is always a plus. The only thing worse than prepping food is the clean up. This dish makes cleaning up a breeze since you are only using one pan. This is a great [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Tips for Traveling Safely With Food Allergies

Traveling safely with food allergies can be tricky. You have to either make sure there will be food at your destination that you can eat, or pack your own food. As daunting as that may seem, you don't need to let a food allergy diagnosis stop you from enjoying life. With a little planning and research up front, you can [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , , |4 Comments