Will the Sunshine Vitamin Help Your High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, & Cholesterol? Find Out in this Vitamin D Workshop

Will the Sunshine Vitamin Help Your High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, & Cholesterol? Find Out in this Vitamin D Workshop

Have you heard about Vitamin D before? I’m sure you have. It’s like the new Vitamin C.

I bet you even take a Vitamin D supplement on a regular basis, but do you really know whether you should be taking it or not? Is it supposed to help lower your blood pressure?

Let’s break it down and take a look at the latest research on Vitamin D’s role in high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cholesterol.

At the end of the training, you’ll know exactly whether to take a Vitamin D supplement or to save money and skip it.

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5 Reasons to Explain Your Slow Metabolism

5 Reasons to Explain Your Slow Metabolism

If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.

The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?

Well, that's a great question!  Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.

In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow including: thyroid hormones, history of dieting, size and body composition, activity level, and lack of sleep.  I've also included a tip that you can try for each one of these possible “metabolism busters”.

Plus I'll share one of my delicious thyroid-loving mineral-containing recipes that you can make for breakfast or dessert.

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Motivation Monday: Get Off the Crutches Holding You Back From Living A Long Healthy Life

Motivation Monday: Get Off the Crutches Holding You Back From Living A Long Healthy Life

Listen up if:

  1. Your blood pressure and/or blood sugar have been creeping up and you and your doctor are watching them

  2. Newly diagnosed with high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes or both but haven’t started medications yet

  3. Just started medications for high blood pressure diabetes or both

In this audio, I share with you a story about how my husband was able to get off his crutches after ACL surgery.

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How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

Everyone’s talking about how bad sugar is for you. There are even entire documentaries on the topic. The amount of information in the “health waves” can be crazy sometimes.

Sugar is not a health food, as you know. And “added sugars” (ones that are not naturally found in whole foods like fruit) are particularly bad. They’re not only bad for diabetes; but, also for your waistline, mood, and energy levels.

So let’s look at sugar more objectively, shall we? Is there a good balance that can be found? (Spoiler alert: It may not be what you think.)

Plus, I have a fabulous dessert recipe for those times you crave the white stuff (and it doesn’t even have any white stuff in it!).

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

Are you a breakfast eater?  Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater?  

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods.  Maybe you don't have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings - who doesn't ever run short on time in the mornings?

Maybe you're ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.

Don't worry, I have you covered!

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Healthy vs Dangerous Fats (Plus, What May Be Causing Your High Blood Pressure)

Healthy vs Dangerous Fats (Plus, What May Be Causing Your High Blood Pressure)

Ever heard conflicting information on the healthfulness of different fats? Olive oil; coconut oil; soybean oil; etc.?

Well, I have some clarifying information in my newest post.

In this post, I list out my favorite cooking fats. I also give you my full permission to ditch a few of the popular but oh-so unhealthy fats.

And, I give you a healthy (and delicious) recipe for an all too common source of cruddy fats. You can make it a health-booster, rather than buster!

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Reduce Inflammation & Lower Blood Pressure With These 6 Key Foods

Reduce Inflammation & Lower Blood Pressure With These 6 Key Foods

Inflammation!

This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking about the infamous inflammation?

Some say it’s the root cause of all disease.

Everyone wants to tell you how to kick it to the curb.

Let me give you a rundown on my favorite anti-inflammatory foods. And for bonus points, I'll even tell you which anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds they contain.

Not to mention the anti-inflammatory recipe I’ve included at the bottom! Delish!

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Water - How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water - How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

We all know we need to drink "enough" water… But how much is "enough?" And what non-water options count toward my daily intake?

Let me tell you that the amounts often suggested as optimal might not apply to you;  this is because everyone is different. #surprise

In this week's post, I'm sharing with you the signs and signals your body uses to communicate how much water it needs. I also have a list of non-water drinks and foods (yes foods!) that count toward your daily water intake.

Plus, I have ten non-water hydration ideas for you as well.

Let’s dive right in (pun intended)...

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Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Are you one of the many people who feels that multivitamins are an “insurance policy” for your health? Do you take the very popular “Jack of all trades” of the supplement world?

Or, have you been told that they’re not worth anything, and just make “expensive pee?”

I’m spilling the truth in today’s post.

The truth is, there is too much hype out there about multivitamins. Hype about their health benefits, and hype about their risks.

This post may help you to decide whether to take them or quit them.

But no one should quit eating superfood salads. Especially not my amazing recipe!

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The Roller Coaster Ride You Need To Exit Immediately (It’ll Help You Stay Away From Carbs!)

The Roller Coaster Ride You Need To Exit Immediately (It’ll Help You Stay Away From Carbs!)

You've probably heard me talk about blood sugar at some point, right?

Not just if you have diabetes but blood sugar is crucial for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and struggle with weight loss.

Well, this means it's probably important for your overall health.

While your body has mechanisms in place to maintain stable blood sugar, there are many nutrition and lifestyle strategies that you can implement to help it out.  

Maintaining stable blood sugar will improve your overall physical and mental health.

Of course, I have some nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and a blood-sugar stabilizing DESSERT recipe just for you.

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3 Science-Backed Reasons Why You’re Low-Sodium Diet Isn’t Working to Lower Blood Pressure (And How to Get Off Diuretics)

3 Science-Backed Reasons Why You’re Low-Sodium Diet Isn’t Working to Lower Blood Pressure (And How to Get Off Diuretics)

Do you want to lower your blood pressure naturally with your diet? Understand this whole salt thing? Learn why what you’re doing may not be working? 

If you have high blood pressure, my guess is “Yes!” so read on...

We need to rewind and start from the beginning and learn more about salt.

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Is Coffee OK if You Have High Blood Pressure?

Is Coffee OK if You Have High Blood Pressure?

Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it.

Why all the confusion?

If you want to know whether you should drink coffee or avoid it, today’s post is for you. Coffee affects different people differently. It has some health benefits, but there are people who should avoid it.

Is this you? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?

Not to mention, what’s my recommended recipe (and does it contain coffee, decaf, or tea?). Oh, the suspense!

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What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep: 5 Tips For Better Sleep

What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep: 5 Tips For Better Sleep

Oh, that elusive sleep.  That time to relax and regenerate.  To heal and repair.

If you need that coffee or two (or three) every morning you may get some very useful tips in this post.

Sleep isn't just important for your mind and body to have energy and be alert.  Lack of sleep can contribute to serious health issues which you don't want.

So let me have your attention for this “tip-filled” post on the importance of sleep and how you can get your fair share.  I'll even throw in an amazing caffeine-free latte recipe for your afternoon “pick me up”.

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Measuring Your Blood Pressure All the Time? Learn What You Should Be Doing Instead.

Measuring Your Blood Pressure All the Time? Learn What You Should Be Doing Instead.

When you are first diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s really scary and you end up checking your blood pressure all.the.time. or just randomly with no specific reason or goal in mind.

There is a downside to measuring your blood pressure all the time. Stress, worry, anxiety… any of these sound familiar?

In this post, I’m going to show you how to stop looking at individual readings and to take your average of your blood pressure readings. And then stop measuring it. Unless your doctor has instructed you to measure it every day. I’ll give you some reasons at the end for you to re-check your average.

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