Belly Fat Hurts Your Brain: Busy Woman’s Guide

Reducing belly fat reduces your risk of dementia! Researchers at Kaiser Permanente found people who are both obese and have a large belly in their 40s are three times more likely to experience dementia than those with a healthy weight and belly size. “The take-home message from this study is that one should not only…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Lent and Your Heart

For those who observe it, Lent is a time to reflect, spend more time being grateful, and to sacrifice. But will giving up chocolate for 40 days make you more spiritual or impact your health? Why not commit to doing something good for your health and reflect on the beauty of the body you’ve been…

Caribbean Fish Stew Recipe

  After a trip to the Islands, Clay was craving something tropical and healthy for dinner. Here’s a great treat! Caribbean Fish Stew 2 15 oz cans Diced Tomatoes (no salt added) 1 6 oz can Tomato Sauce (no salt added) 1 Cup Vegetable Stock 1/2 Can Coconut Milk 1 Red Onion – chopped 2…

Artificial Sweeteners can hurt your heart!

  Does diet soda and other artificially sweetened foods and drinks help maintain a healthy weight or hurt? A healthy weight is essential to heart health, but consuming diet foods and drinks may be working against you. Sweetness is a natural cue to the body, signaling incoming calories and the need to ramp up digestive…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting a Grip on Clutter Induced Stress

Help! I’m surrounded! The clutter in my office is overwhelming – I’ve got clutter induced stress! After almost a month of travel and very little time at home, my office is a mess. I am overwhelmed by the amount of stuff collected on the top of my desk, floor of my office, and in my…

What can Bruce Springsteen teach you about heart health?

So, did you catch the half-time show during the Super Bowl? If you did, you witnessed 12 minutes of pure joy. Bruce Sprinsteen loves to perform and he was having a ball. He sang his heart out, danced, slid across the stage and seemed not to care what anyone else thought – just did his…

Change has begun: Federal Tobacco Tax Increase

After years of letter writing, e-mail sending, and legislative office visits, yesterday, without much hand-wringing or fanfare, the federal tobacco tax was increased by 62 cents per pack! This is great news – as we know when tobacco tax increases: adults quit smoking children don’t start millions of lives will be saved due to a…