Did you know that an unhealthy diet can actually worsen your response to stress? Well, we can tell you that a healthy diet actually gives your body sustained energy and the nutrients it needs to recuperate, regenerate, and repair! Make breakfast important; it will set the tone for how you feel, physically and emotionally. Eat small and frequent meals throughout the day. Experts … [Read more...] about Moods and Foods
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While it has become a fad to shun this protein found in wheat and barley, is it right for you? Those with a clear medical reason, like celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must go gluten free; however, it’s not the healthiest way for those that simply want to lose weight. This fad diet can lead you to miss out on important nutrients found in whole grains, which have been linked … [Read more...] about Gluten Free? Think Twice.
While there is no specific nutrition prescription for Alzheimer’s disease good nutrition is still very important, so here are a few recommendations. 1. Watch and limit distractions that can interfere with food intake, (like eating with the TV on). 2. Avoid too many items on the table to prevent confusion. 3. Only serve a few (1-2) items at a time. … [Read more...] about Caring for Our Elders
Help your body achieve a normal inflammatory response by consuming foods with High-omego-3 fatty acids, such as cold water fish, flaxseeds and walnuts. And foods with high levels of antioxidants such as vegetables, citrus, fruits, cherries, garlic, onion and tea. And of course, spices, like ginger, garlic, rosemary, turmeric (curcumin), oregano, cayenne, clove and … [Read more...] about Fill Up on Healthy Foods
Spring is a great time to get rid of, well, things. You know, those things that have been collecting dust or simply taking up space. Have your kids gather the toys they haven’t played with in the last few months, while mom and dad collect the clothes they haven’t worn much lately too. Your clothing and toys are always in need by your local charities. Know that your in-kind … [Read more...] about Out with the Old, In with the New