Is sitting a new disease? And how to burn more calories in our modern world

  I stumbled upon this very interesting article on the TIME magazine blog. I am sure a lot of you out there feel guilt from prolonged sitting throughout the day… I mean…I know I do!! How can we be active … Continue reading

SMART motivation

Advice for setting a healthy goal For all of you out there wishing to lose weight / acquire a healthier lifestyle / exercise more often, remember to act “SMART” when setting your personal goal. Be SPECIFIC about what you want to accomplish. … Continue reading

BBC News – Cancer tidal wave, we should focus on food!!!

FINALLY !!!! SOMEONE WITH THE RIGHT IDEAS… I read this article yesterday and was both excited and relieved. These type of newspaper articles are becoming increasingly more common (THANK GOD). The World Health Organization (WHO) posted this yesterday regarding what … Continue reading

Chia Seeds: Eat like an Aztec

I think any article that aims to talk about Chia seeds has to start with a reference to the iconic little Chia pets of the 90’s to have any sort of credibility. Yup. These are those same seeds that made the … Continue reading

{Papaya-apple smoothie + some information about the GLYCEMIC INDEX}

Summary: This is a super simple recipe. With only 3 ingredients you achieve a great tasting smoothie. Health benefits? Well you’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”… Well there is some truth behind that … Continue reading

{Almond breeze smoothie}

Summary: This smoothie is both nutty and sweet. Never tried almond milk before? Now is your chance. It’s a great alternative to dairy milk, especially for those people who are lactose-intolerant, have gluten allergy, are obese or have type II … Continue reading

{Chickpotato burgers: chickpeas + sweet potato + middle eastern spices}

Summary:  The month of february (or month of “heart health” in the medical community) is coming to an end – I hope you’ve learned about heart healthy ingredients and have tried some of my recipes! Now as you must have … Continue reading

Exercise for Better Health: benefits, guidelines & prevention

We’ve all heard this one before. I’ve been hearing it all my life from my parents. “Exercise is good for you honey…” “You have to exercie every day big guy…” And for half of my life I just listened blindly as … Continue reading

{Farfalle e Limone Insalata: a lemon infused warm pasta salad}

Summary: My love for lemons. I love using lemon juice and zest along with fresh herbs in my recipes. Why? Because it’s a great way of boosting flavor and nutrition without having to use heavy ingredients like butter. Lemon juice … 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