Motivation Fridays: a 15 min. TEDTALK about claiming your adulthood, and finding happiness in the process

I’ve mentioned TedTalks before – they are 15-20min. video “talks” (from experts) about ideas worth spreading. (That’s their motto). I saw this one last night and I think it’s something every twentysomething should watch. Even if your are not in your 20s, … Continue reading

7 medicinal herbs & spices to lower Blood Pressure

One of the healthyhappyandwhole followers send me this link and I couldn’t agree with the information it contains more. It provides 7 herbs and spices that can help lower blood pressure. But besides the information, the important thing is that … Continue reading

{Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad: and a couple of salad dressing recipes}

Summary: I want to share a little secret with you. I’ve recently become addicted to eating grape tomatoes…They are bite size, juicy and sweet…which makes them a perfect addition to any salad. This time I decided to go with a … Continue reading

Metabolic Syndrome & 24 Foods That Can Save Your Heart

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Hello readers! I was asked to give a conference on Metabolic Syndrome and the keys to preventing or reducing its potential health risks. For those who are not familiar with this condition I would like you to take some time … Continue reading

{A new year’s detox guide: how it works, what to do, what to buy & what to eat}

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Re-set and undo the holiday damage and begin this year with a truly clean start. The Holidays are a lovely time of year…Lots of parties, lots of food and drinking, lots of everything. Holidays sometimes feel like a time of … Continue reading

12 Superfoods to Help You Eat Healthy for $1 or Less | Eating Well

I love the Eating Well website. They create great recipe menus to choose from – budget meals, sandwiches ideas, salads, meatless dinners, rice dishes, vegetarian and many other diet specific recipes. I highly encourage you to visit it! I found … Continue reading

7 foods to fortify your body for winter – CNN.com

7 foods to fortify your body for winter – CNN.com.

A new month is here, and it’s safe to say that new weather comes with it too. Climate is a powerful tool. Not only does it have to force to nourish crops or destroy homes but it also affects our health. With new weather comes news allergens, irritants and even some viruses and bacteria that thrive under a particular temperature. That is why it is important to fortify your immune system during the winter time. For those who are fortunate to live in a place where weather doesn’t change that much throughout the year… Well, you are in fact very lucky to avoid those drastic changes in temperature, and in your immune system… .But it doesn’t mean you don’t have to protect yourself ! Warm weather also has it’s drawbacks, since lots of mold and bacteria thrive under moist and warm environments. So regardless of where you live, I found this article on CNN.com about foods you should eat during winter time to boost your immune system…so read up! For those in a hurry I will quickly mention those must buy items: green tea, carrots (and other carotenoids), broccoli, walnuts, foods high in vit. D (egg yolks/cheese), foods high in iron (spinach/mollusks) and yes….COCOA !! So prepare yourself a lovely hot cocoa (with skim milk of course) and bundle up with someone you love during this special time. Be healthy, be grateful, be happy and enjoy the Holidays!

10 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress On-the-Spot & Some Sleep-Aid Tips

I don’t know why…but every year…right around this time in November, my stress levels skyrocket. I feel anxious (and excited) about the Holidays, and find myself constantly daydreaming about a fabulous vacation. Nevertheless I begin to worry about deadlines, work, … Continue reading