NURTURING YOURSELF THROUGH NUTRITION

Wait, What? With all the talk of self-empowerment, positive self-talk, and self-nurturing, has anyone thought about this from a food standpoint? Let’s think about this for a minute- “Oh, I had a really hard day, I deserve this dessert.”  “What a crazy meeting, it’s time for happy hour.” “I am not going to get throughContinue reading “NURTURING YOURSELF THROUGH NUTRITION”

Is That Cocktail, Dessert, Coffee, Nacho Plate- You Fill In the Blank-Really Worth It?

So, over the Christmas holiday I did something that  I do not normally do, I indulged through January 2. Well, lets be clear, indulging for me is making and eating gluten free dairy free desserts, eating/drinking after p.m., eating whatever was at gatherings I attended (which were not many), stopping my intermittent fasting.  But still,Continue reading “Is That Cocktail, Dessert, Coffee, Nacho Plate- You Fill In the Blank-Really Worth It?”

After the Cleanse

Hello.  How many of you out there have ever done a detox?  How many of you have ever put thought into the detox BEFORE you began?  I mean a well thought out “What are my intentions going into this?”, “What will I be doing differently once I am done to stay feeling as fabulous asContinue reading “After the Cleanse”

The 2nd Half of Your Life

When does the second half of your life begin?  When you are 50?  When you become an ‘Empty Nester”?  When you retire?   Do you have to wait to be “older” in order for the second half of your life to begin? What do you want to do with the second half of your life?Continue reading “The 2nd Half of Your Life”

Eating for Ethics vs. Eating for Health

I had a very interesting conversation with a colleague tonight.  It was about the choice of eating a plant based lifestyle and whether people will stick with it more for ethical reasons or for health reasons.  I was first introduced to plant based eating as a moral/religious choice when I was a child.  We hadContinue reading “Eating for Ethics vs. Eating for Health”

Are You Keeping Yourself Tuned In?

Good Afternoon!  How are you  doing today?  I have to say for myself vacillating between pretty good and fabulous.  I’m asking you this question because we have a tendency to tune ourselves out when we really need to be listening inwards. What are you talking about Adrienne?  Glad you asked.  I came across this thoughtContinue reading “Are You Keeping Yourself Tuned In?”

Appetite – Things that Make You Hmmmmm

Appetite is ‘the longing for a preferred food substance and is associated with conditioned reflexes such as salivation and secretion of stomach juices.’,  according to Howard F. Loomis in the book Enzymes The Key to Health Vol. 1 The Fundamentals.  I bet you wonder where I get my inspiration, he is one of them.  HeContinue reading “Appetite – Things that Make You Hmmmmm”

If I Eat Out It Doesn’t Count, Right?

Here’s the greatest concept in the world!  If you eat it outside your home, or if you don’t personally make it, it doesn’t effect your health the same way as if you are eating at home or made it yourself.  Right? How do I know this way of thinking?  Because I have done it too.Continue reading “If I Eat Out It Doesn’t Count, Right?”

We are What We Eat or Reversing the Aging Process Through What We Put Into Our Bodies

Wow, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?  Hah!!!  I just made a funny 😉  Okay, this can be joking type of thing, but it is a very serious thing also.  I’ll be completely honest with you – I am into health (duh), I am into practical health, and I am into raw foods also.  Now IContinue reading “We are What We Eat or Reversing the Aging Process Through What We Put Into Our Bodies”

Food Antagonists – Or How to Turn a Negative into a Positive

I have been having some interesting conversations with people lately about their health and food.  Or rather the relation of food concerning their health conditions.  Now, I am full blooded Sicilian, so you CANNOT tell me food isn’t important.  Heck, since I began teething and my parents gave me chunk of salami to gnaw onContinue reading “Food Antagonists – Or How to Turn a Negative into a Positive”