Benefits of Common Kitchen Herbs

Salt and pepper are a classic, reliable seasoning combo. Unfortunately, they aren’t that great for you. In fact, high intakes of sodium (in the form of table salt) are largely responsible for the ever-growing problem of high blood pressure in Americans. To drive this point home, a 2010 report from the Centers ...Read More

Learning How to Say “No” – Part 2

In my younger years, there were plenty of situations in which I was offered food that I did not want. As a young child, it didn’t matter. My food decisions were made by my parents who acted in my best interest. When I was a little older, it still didn’t matter. No ...Read More

Getting to Know Your Protein

Some turn to protein for weight management, others are looking for extra support after adopting a vegetarian/vegan life-style, while others still are looking to rebuild lost muscle. The truth is that the spotlight on protein has extended further and is not only a nutrient targeted for gym goers and body builders. With ...Read More

Broccoli and Cheese Bites

Broccoli and cheese go so well together that it is even featured as a soup. Broccoli is not only delicious but quite nutritious too!   A cruciferous veggie Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family along with bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and cauliflower. These are rich in carotenoids, vitamin ...Read More

Benefits of Coconut Oil

  With over 100 different possible uses, it’s no wonder that coconut oil has the reputation it does. All the health benefits it’s believed to have is enough to make you go out and purchase a jar (or 2). Coconut oil contains mostly saturated fat and it has traces of unsaturated fatty ...Read More

Learning How to Say “No” – Part 1

I’m not very good at saying “no.” At least I wasn’t. Too often I faced an over-packed schedule that conflated exciting events with tasks I didn’t really want to do. “I have to go to yoga.” “I have to cover a shift for someone else.” “I have to go to a happy ...Read More

Coconut and Mixed Berries Oatmeal Squares

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day with its yummy endless possibilities! One of the typical healthy ingredients in breakfast dishes are the oats and for a very good reason. Oats are usually linked to being heart friendly. They contain a type of fiber known as beta-glucan, which research shows ...Read More

New Study: Pizza is a Major Player in Childhood Obesity

It’s fairly unlikely that anyone ever thought of pizza as a “health food” – particularly if you have children or teenagers. However, it is likely that the cheesy food is a common feature in their diet. And many parents do not fully realize the impact that this prevalent food could be having ...Read More

Advice to New Yogis From A Teacher Who’s Been There

I spend several hours each week taking, planning, and teaching yoga classes. Yoga has been a big part of my life for many years now, but I can still remember what it was like to be a new yoga student. Even more than other forms of group fitness, yoga can be intimidating ...Read More

The Bread Pudding Dilemma

One night my best friend and I went to a restaurant to celebrate the end of a tough college semester. The meal was massive. We ate more than we planned, but it felt good to indulge in a “just a few more bites.” After all, we deserved this. When the dessert menu ...Read More