Why Women’s History Month Matters

March is Women’s History Month. A little background information: Women’s History Month started off as “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Beginning in 1987, March has been designated “Women’s History Month”, executed by either a Congressional resolution or Presidential proclamation. According to the National Women’s History Project, since the signing of the Declaration of Independence  until Read More …

Why has the FDA Banned Antibacterial Soap?

If a little is good, then more is better, right? In a case where more is not always better, the Food and Drug Administration recommend conventional soap and water over antibacterial soaps. In September 2016, the FDA ruled that some anti bacterial agents in soaps, hand gels, bar soaps, body washes, and other products will Read More …

How to Start Eating Healthy and Stick to It

Years ago, I struggled with several health concerns, including having a very tough time losing weight. I was frustrated and confused because I was physically active at that time – worked out regularly – and it seemed like I was always training for some event, like a half-marathon or sprint triathlon. But when I realized how Read More …

(Video) Improve your health and happiness

  A few years ago I learned something that shifted my attitude about the connection between good health and food. The Health-Nutrition Connection It started when I caught Dr. Mark Hyman on television talking about his book, The Blood Sugar Solution. At the time, I wasn’t feeling well. I had digestive issues, pre-diabetes symptoms, menopausal symptoms, Read More …

5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Health Now

We’ve learned a lot about the human body and staying healthy over the past 60 years. As a result, we’ve seen changes in public policy, surgeon general recommendations, and what’s considered “healthy”. This 1949 Camel cigarette commercial claims, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”   And I love watching The Twilight Zone. That was a Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Did you gain weight over the holidays? You’re not alone.

If you gained weight over the holidays, you’re not alone. Studies show that most people tend to gain at least a couple of pounds. Actually, I’ve been a little lax since Thanksgiving, and when Christmas rolled around I showed no restraint. I ate what I wanted for 2 weeks over the holidays and here’s what I learned. 5 Read More …

How to Set SMART Goals and Make Your New Year’s Resolutions stick

As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, there’s more talk about New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for 2017. A common approach for setting goals is to set SMART goals. What’s a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for S – specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – reasonable T – time specific Read More …

4 Ways In Person Shopping is Good for Your Health

Recently, my daughter and I needed something to wear to two separate family occasions, so we went shopping the old fashioned way – at a store, in person. We went through the racks of dresses, thinking about both occasions and venues and what would be appropriate for each. We picked out armfuls of dresses and then Read More …

10 Things to Do to Keep You Healthy and Happy Through the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can also be overwhelming and stressful, making it a challenge to stay happy and healthy. As always, it’s important to do what you can to take care of yourself so you can be your best. Here are 10 things to do to help you stay healthy and happy Read More …