Tag: self care

5 Red Flags to Notice On Nutrition Labels

  Buying healthy food for our families should be easy, right?  Especially since new products constantly arrive in the supermarket promising great taste and nutritional benefits.  However, at face value, many choices that may seem healthy could be no better than the junk food you’re trying to avoid.  Below I have 5 red flags to … Continue reading "5 Red Flags to Notice On Nutrition Labels"
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5 Natural and Healthy Sugar Substitutes

  For most people, experts agree that some added sugar in your diet is fine.  But the truth is…most Americans are consuming way too much.  According to research from the University of California, the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar every day and around 57 pounds of added sugar each year.  Could this be … Continue reading "5 Natural and Healthy Sugar Substitutes"
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3 Simple Tips for Kid’s Meditation

In a world where electronics rule behavior and disconnection is a rising problem, it’s easy for our children to become overstimulated.  Studies from Berkeley have shown that teaching kids mindfulness and meditation can build student’s attentiveness, respect for fellow classmates, self-control, and empathy, all while reducing stress, hyperactive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and depression. Below I … Continue reading "3 Simple Tips for Kid’s Meditation"
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Are Pets Really Good for Our Health?

An estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet.  Scientists are looking at what the potential physical and mental health benefits are for different animals and the research is relatively new.  However, are pets really good for our health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many health benefits of … Continue reading "Are Pets Really Good for Our Health?"
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3 Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

  According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than a third of Americans suffer from occasional bouts of insomnia, which is defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.  The good news:  Yoga can help.   If you’re up counting sheep, try these 3 yoga poses to help you fall asleep faster.   Your … Continue reading "3 Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep Faster"
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7 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

  Think what you’re eating is what matters most in your diet?  Maybe it’s what you’re washing it all down with that’s really the problem.   It can be confusing to know which drinks are truly healthy thanks to clever marketing.  Unfortunately, your favorite splurge beverage may be a real diet killer, filled with calories and … Continue reading "7 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid"
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