Is This Diet Crazy?

Bridal Crash Diets Do More Harm Than Good   Recent stories about brides putting a feeding tube down their nose to rapidly lose weight before their “big day” has me shaking my head. Really? Are we so compelled to look perfect we are willing to risk our health? I’m not alone in thinking this sort…

Could Omega 3 Help with Anxiety?

Eating more fish may reduce your anxiety! A recent study of medical students indicates consuming more Omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce your anxiety.  Omega 3 (that wonderful substance found in wild fish, leafy greens, and some oils and nuts) has long been none to reduce inflammation and protect your heart – now it…

Keep Moving to Keep Pooping

Walking is essential to making your colon work! Okay – it sounds a little gross, but today is about poop.  Really. One of the body’s most important functions is to get rid of waste.  If you can’t get rid of it all kinds of nasty things happen as discussed in this video from Everyday Health. …

Diets for Kids? Vogue Article Backlash

Should kids be on a diet? This week’s Everyday Health video with fitness expert Jillian Michaels really got me thinking.  She discusses Vogue magazine’s April edition article about a mom who put her 7-year-old daughter on a restrictive diet and derided her about what she ate and how she looked.  Jillian sought the opinion of…

Stress: A Sticky Situation

Stress Makes Sticky Platelets Most of us know stress causes your body to react in a “Fright or Flight” manner.  Your heart rate increases, cortisol is produced, and – you might be surprise to learn – your blood gets more sticky. One of the body’s more ingenious reactions to a threatening situation is to make…

How To Choose the Best Massage For You

Swedish or Deep Tissue? Which massage is right for you? Massage is a great stress reliever and an excellent way to find your Moment of Ahhh…, but which type should you choose? Need help deciding? Check out this new video from Jillian Michaels –  one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country.…

Find A Moment of “Ahhh”: Stress Management Tip

Take time to relax and let your body recover! When was the last time you allowed yourself to relax to the point you said, “Ahhhh…”? Hectic schedules, demands of work and home, and the never-ending barrage of information creates stress.  One of the best ways to reduce stress, and decrease the amount of cortisol in…

Female-itis Revisited

Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to your health? You may be struggling with Female-itis. Today I have the honor of presenting to the Circle of Red women prior to my keynot at the Cincinnati Go Red For Women Luncheon.  We are discussing the real world issue women face in taking care…

How Is Your Wellness Karma?

Wellness is like Karma – you get what you give! Yesterday my girls asked me to explain Karma.  I explained it was a concept in which good actions caused good results and bad actions caused bad results.  Grace stated that this seemed like our parenting style (yes, very true) and Callie said, “It’s kind of…