Nutrition

Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people.

Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s antioxidant properties. These properties are from its flavonoids known as “catechins.” Flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and have a range of health benefits that I talk about in this post.

Green Tea vs. Black Tea- What’s The Difference?

What do green and black teas have in common?

Why All Disease Begins In the Gut

Why All Disease Begins In the Gut

Why All Disease Begins In the Gut 

You may have heard or seen this quote from Hippocrates: “all disease begins in the gut” . It’s said that he used those words thousands of years ago, and current research is finding there’s much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom.

If you think your intestinal tract is only responsible for digestion and waste elimination, think again… your gut also plays a big role in immune system function, the synthesis of essential nutrients, and balancing neurotransmitters important for brain and mood health.

It’s even been referred to as our second brain by experts in the health professional community. I find this stuff fascinating!

It’s all about the health of our gut

Food Journaling- And Why You Need To Try It

Food Journaling- And Why You Need To Try It

Food Journalling- And Why You Need To Try It

Writing down everything you eat throughout the day can unlock so many clues as to what foods work best for you, and what foods may be negatively affecting you without you even realizing. 

And it doesn’t have to be as hard as it may sound.

It can be as simple as carrying a small notebook around in your purse, or even as quick as downloading a Food Journaling app on your phone to keep track.  There are many great ones to choose from if you search for food journaling in your phone's app store.

TIP: If you read to the end of this post, you can grab the one I use with my clients for FREE! It comes with a short training so you know exactly how to use it and what to watch for.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

This is such a common question I have been getting lately, so I thought I would put it all down in a blog. This should help answer your questions on intermittent fasting and if it’s right for you.

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently.

It's limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It's more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or use their food log to track everything.

Some people would say that it's a more natural way to eat because humans evolved without refrigerators, drive-throughs, or 24-hour convenience stores. We now have access to food (including junk food) all day long, so eating several meals per day plus snacks may be less natural than fasting from time to time.