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by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | December 9, 2013
Do you have a case of portion distortion? Are you economy sizing, value-mealing and supersizing? If so, read on.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Nearly 40% of U.S. adults are obese, along with 17% of children ages 2 to 19. Being obese or overweight raises your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol problems, stroke, and cancer. (1)”
While much of the obesity epidemic has to do with 24/7 access to nutrient-void and stripped yet calorically dense, highly processed, sub-foods, it often has to do with the portions we’ve grown used to over time. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | November 26, 2013
In a few days many of us will be sitting down to huge meals and afterwards rolling over to the couch. Here are some past blogs that will help you prepare for that big meal.
Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.
Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.
And if you are looking for an amazing cranberry sauce recipe, this one cannot be beat!
by Paula Gallagher | November 20, 2013
Many of my friends have raved about this chocolate and avocado blend – but I just couldn’t picture the flavors. That was until I tried this recipe. Traditionally, chocolate mousse is loaded with cream, eggs and sugar. This version replaces all of those with heart-healthy avocado without sacrificing flavor or the creamy texture you are used to. For those of you who may be skeptical, you have to just try it.
The key is to use almost overripe avocados to attain that light and airy texture a traditional mousse has.
Added bonus is that is you use dark chocolate (I used 70%), then you are also getting tons of flavanoids, antioxidants that help fight free radicals! (more…)
by Heather Gunn | November 13, 2013
I don’t know if you realize it or not, but adequate food sources of pure vitamin A have been missing in our diets for years now. This is in part due to a decrease in the amount of liver and organ meats consumed in the Standard American Diet. It can also be attributed to avoidance of butter, whole milk and egg yolk for fear of rising cholesterol levels. Vitamin A is an essential fat soluble vitamin that is vital for growth and development of all organs, but with a special affinity for eye health. It’s no wonder that science is now witnessing an increase in vision related disorders, with the most dramatic being diabetic retinopathy. At this time of year, vitamin A is also so very important in dealing with the cold and flu season. It’s time to boost your health by getting adequate amounts of vitamin A for good health. (more…)
by Margo Gladding | November 12, 2013
Maintaining optimal blood sugar balance is important for physical and emotional health. It can help with controlling food cravings, managing weight, stabilizing your mood, supporting memory, and balancing hormones. It can also reduce your risk for developing metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease. Here are six tips to help you balance your blood sugar levels.
1) Eat within 1 hour of waking and every 3-4 hours until bedtime.
2) Never skip meals. (more…)