Most of us are looking for ways to shed a few pounds and trim down. It may surprise you to hear this, but going on an extreme diet or trying to completely overhaul your eating habits all at once may not be the answer. Making small and reasonable changes may be the way to get the best (and most lasting) results. Here are a few ideas you could implement NOW! No shopping, no pills, no books required. Eat only when hungry. Babies have it all figured out – have you ever tried to feed a baby when they are not hungry? They know when to quit eating but somewhere along the line, we lost that! Paying … [Read more...] about Little Choices for Weight Loss
Healthy elimination can only come from healthy digestion and if you have a healthy digestion, chances are, you are healthy. Although treatment depends on the cause, severity, and duration of the constipation, in most cases dietary changes will not only help relieve symptoms and but prevent recurrence. It’s key to make sure you are getting enough fiber into your diet. The American Dietetic Association recommends that we consume 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day. Remember fiber is your friend. Spread your high-fiber foods throughout the day so it works better on your bowels. As always, … [Read more...] about Constipation – How to keep things moving!
Have you heard the terms: Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis and wondered what it means? Many people have small pouches in the lining of the colon, or large intestine, that bulge outward through weak spots. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. Most people with diverticulosis do not have any discomfort or symptoms, however, some experience crampy pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen, bloating, and constipation. Diverticula are most common in the lower portion of the large intestine, … [Read more...] about Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
How does TOM (Time of Month) effect us and what can we do to limit the side effects of the hormonal imbalances it brings? Your menstrual cycle can effect your weight as well as your emotional well-being. T.O.M. causes our bodies retain water around this “time of the month” (commonly referred to as TOM). The symptoms typically get worse in a woman’s late 30s and 40s as she approaches the transition to menopause. The weight will leave a few days into your period or right after. I do not recommend correction days for TOM and prefer you get the right balance of vitamins and minerals to help … [Read more...] about Hormone Help for TOM!