Holiday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker has a lot to celebrate in her new cookbook Celebrations, a collection of tasty holiday recipes she’s reformulated for those who live the Paleo lifestyle.  Walker’s story is an empowering example of taking control of your body and health through nutrition. In her early twenties, she suffered an incredible battle … Continue reading Holiday Meals for the Paleo Lifestyle

Time To Diet: The ups and downs of finding the right fit.

A diet that doesn’t fit your lifestyle can lead to less-than-desirable results. As you may recall, my most recent article discussed weight gain associated with alcohol intake during menopause (I Need a Drink, Desert Health May/June 2016). While the article was enlightening, writing it did nothing to burn the extra twenty pounds I’ve accumulated through … Continue reading Time To Diet: The ups and downs of finding the right fit.

“I Need a Drink!” Middle-aged women and alcohol

So many things change as women age. Our bodies, our minds, our purpose, all appear to go through a major transition between the ages of forty-five and sixty. Perhaps the biggest of the female changes is that of menopause, the end of a woman’s reproductive ability. Currently, the average age for menopause is fifty-one. During peri-menopause, … Continue reading “I Need a Drink!” Middle-aged women and alcohol

Natural Remedies for Dry Skin

Traditional Chinese Medicine remedy of poached pear and honey Skin is the largest organ in our bodies. It’s what holds our muscles, bones, and tissue intact and also provides a barrier, keeping the bad organisms out and absorbing the good. Skin helps regulate our body temperature by absorbing and releasing heat and helps flush out … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Dry Skin

Smart Fat

What do you get when you bring together a medical doctor and a Ph.D. in nutrition? You get a breakthrough diet based on the consumption of smart fats. That’s right, a diet based on eating fats that are actually good for you. Originally, Steven Masley, M.D., and Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. disagreed on the most beneficial diet for … Continue reading Smart Fat

A Simple and Nourishing Guide to Your New Year

Around this time every year we all make resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, and take control of errant behaviors. This year, take advantage of that January mindset to do just one thing: get healthy. Commit to a fresh start by getting back to basics and all of those other goals will fall in … Continue reading A Simple and Nourishing Guide to Your New Year

Bacteria That’s Good For You

It’s a fact that the brain controls the body, but what controls the brain? In his new book, Brain Maker, David Perlmutter, M.D., describes an emerging field of science that contends that the gut controls the health of the body, including the health of the brain. As you may recall from Dr. Perlmutter’s first book … Continue reading Bacteria That’s Good For You

Tools for Training a Positive Brain

You've heard the term “knee jerk reaction.” Well, our brains do the same type of thing. Through the course of our lives, our brains create neurological pathways which connect thoughts to reactions. These reactions manifest as emotions and physical experiences. Until recently, it was generally accepted by medical professionals that once the brain has formed … Continue reading Tools for Training a Positive Brain