According to most nutrition experts, the key to an overall healthy diet is to limit your intake of "ultra-processed" foods. We all know this, but it’s so easy not to do it. Unfortunately, they make up about 60% of total calories and contribute 90% of calories from added sugars. We also all know that we… Continue reading 8 Ways to Limit Your Intake of Processed Foods
What promotes our efforts to look and feel good and what undercuts our efforts? What are these dream destroyers that undercut our real goal of improving ourselves or maintaining our recent past improvements? Is it our attitudes or our outlook on change? One deterrent is perfectionism, the other is fear. These two traits can then… Continue reading Look Good. Feel Good.
Recipe excerpted from The Herbalist's Healing Kitchen by Devon Young. from Page Street Publishing Co., 2019. We saw this Fermented Cranberry Salsa recipe online (written by Devon Young) and had to check it out. It's an herbalist-favorite fermented cranberry salsa for gut health. As the article points out, cranberries are a classic example of food… Continue reading Fermented Cranberry Salsa
Soup is already pretty healthy, so it’s easy to make substitutions that make the recipe really nutrient-dense, especially when we add our Land & SEAsoning and make potato soup with sweet potatoes. Plus sweet potatoes and our all-purpose seasoning really go well together. We put Land & SEAsoning on roasted sweet potatoes, on baked sweet… Continue reading Mermaid Sweet Potato Soup
(November, 2019 Health Tip) “Mindful Mouthful” is not a new expression. The L.A. Times did an article called “Being Mindful of Each Mouthful” over fifteen years ago. Doctors, nutritionists and dieticians have talked about mindfulness when you eat. There’s a store/bakery in Canada named “The Mindful Mouthful” who provide customers, food with a purpose. We… Continue reading Practice “Mindful Mouthful” Eating
Did you know that a reasonably inactive adult loses approximately 2 litres of water a day through breath, sweat and urine? All drinks, apart from alcohol count toward making up this amount including tea and coffee – and more than a third of our water comes from our food. You may require more fluid if… Continue reading Hungry? Drink Some Water First.
Background: Well over a year ago I discovered Miracle Noodle products. They are well-known for their world-famous Miracle Noodles, which are healthy and diet-friendly plant-based pastas. They are low calorie, low/no carb, grain-free, blood sugar-friendly, gluten free, weight loss-friendly, shirataki noodles and rice. Being a pasta lover (but not loving the calories or the carbs)… Continue reading Roasted Pork Pineapple Fried (Miracle) Rice
Sometimes you just need your Mexican food mix. But unfortunately most Mexican food can add on calories and carbs pretty fast. However, our Mermaid Taco Salad is healthy and nutritious with its all-natural ingredients. You really don’t need any store-bought dressings or chips in there. But if you do want a little crunch, you can… Continue reading Mermaid Taco Salad
As a health coach, I am constantly reminded of our own need for exploring our own individual personalized journey for a better health wellness and beauty. About 7-8 months ago my husband, Jim, was going through normal follow-up testing to see if he had any reoccurring prostate cancer. His cancer was addressed with the… Continue reading Sharing A Personal Journey
Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They are low in calories and nutrient dense. By focusing on eating the recommended daily amount of at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables and it will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy foods. A serving is half… Continue reading 4 Ways to Add More Fruit & Vegetables to Your Diet