Hard-wired for Health

Why am I so WIRED today?  Well, it wasn’t from too much coffee. It definitely wasn’t from energy drinks (NEVER!!!!). It wasn’t even from a rush of adrenaline…  It was in fact, literally being wired-up to check my heart health!

This wasn’t the topic I was going to write about this week, but after I left my doctor’s office today I was thinking about how often I’ve seen posts & articles about how women often miss the signs of serious health issues.  I’m not gonna lie… I’ve pulled the old “oh, I’m sure it’s nothing,” or “it will pass,” routine more than once in my lifetime. Continue reading “Hard-wired for Health”

A Calorie is a Calorie… wait, what???

Common Weight Loss Myths …   XX   Busted   XX


Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. And let me be the first to say that what works for one person may or may not work for another person. As I often share with my clients/students “we are all made from the same stuff, but we are all put together differently.”


I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. Continue reading “A Calorie is a Calorie… wait, what???”

Deciphering the Nutrition Facts Table…

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables


The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing.


The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right?


Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay! Continue reading “Deciphering the Nutrition Facts Table…”

Gut Health – Does it really matter & what does that mean anyway..?

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”

And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD, etc. We’re talking about all kinds of issues like allergies, pain, mood disorders, and nutrient deficiencies.

There are a lot of reasons for this. Continue reading “Gut Health – Does it really matter & what does that mean anyway..?”

It’s Not as Simple as just “Good” & “Bad” 5 Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead


Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right?


Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Continue reading “It’s Not as Simple as just “Good” & “Bad” 5 Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead”

Your Waist or Your Weight? Why Your Waist Circumference Matters More Than What You Weigh

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you?

(I did it a few years ago & man oh man, did it feel good!!!)


You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.


I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously).


What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Continue reading “Your Waist or Your Weight? Why Your Waist Circumference Matters More Than What You Weigh”

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