How do you approach meal planning? Maybe you plan your menus weeks at a time while others may go for the day-by-day or meal-by-meal approach. Meal planning is essential when it comes to making sure you and your family are getting the nutrients ... READ MORE
Look around you. Wherever you are, your environment influences what you do, including what you eat or drink or how active you may be. All these things can impact your weight and your health. In a previous blog, Tips for Keeping the Holidays ... READ MORE
October 12th is World Arthritis Day. Arthritis is the "nation's #1 cause of disability." It "affects nearly 60 million adults and 300,000 children." (Arthritis Foundation, 2022). The CDC reports that "more than half of US adults with arthritis ... READ MORE
It is well known that plants and gardening can promote wellbeing. Most of you reading this are likely gardeners or plant enthusiasts who have first hand experience with the myriad benefits caring for our green friends can impart. Caring for ... READ MORE
Have you ever experienced just feeling “off” or not quite right? Ever said, “I’m fine - really, I'll be okay”, "I don’t have time to feel bad” or “I just don't have time to go to the doctor." Sometimes we get so busy in life, ... READ MORE
The holidays can bring tons of joy and cheer with friends and family. It can also bring a lot of high calorie and high fat, holiday foods, drinks, and treats that can derail us from our healthy lifestyle. Now is the time to decide where you’d ... READ MORE
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. My hope is that you will take a few minutes to read further to have a better understanding of the disease. I’ll also share about the “heart-head connection” and a list of resources that ... READ MORE
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy oils. Plant-based eating, also known as “plant-rich dietary patterns” or eating “plant forward” is “a style of ... READ MORE
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food?
“Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut ... READ MORE
Time to Celebrate!
As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while ... READ MORE