Nutrition

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

After you lose weight, your metabolism slows down, thus it is easier to regain the weight you lost. And once you gain back the weight, the harder it is to lose it.  It’s a vicious cycle.  But you can get it back under control.  By employing a few helpful nutrition and lifestyle changes, you will be on the road to...

Healthy Living Class

Healthy Living Class

Healthy Living Class Starting in February 2018 Eating right and living healthy doesn’t have to be so hard. Living healthy is about developing habits that work for your body and lifestyle. In this class, you will: Figure out a way to eat right for your body Find an exercise regimen that gets you in shape and that you enjoy To...

H2O + CO2 = ?

H2O + CO2 = ?

Water is an essential nutrient for humans, but not all water is created equal. We have several options, some healthier than others…So let’s take a closer look at what’s available. The rumor on the waterfront is carbonation will hurt you, but that’s a bad rap. Carbonation is merely carbon dioxide injected via bubbles into a liquid in order to give...

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

With the holidays fast approaching, I’d like to share a couple of healthy recipes. Each is a southern favorite, and these versions are healthy too. I got them several years ago from Southern Living magazine and one in particular is now a Thanksgiving tradition with my family. Fried Pork Chops With Cream Gravy 8 Servings | Prep: 5 Minutes |...

How to Eat Healthy While Having Fun

How to Eat Healthy While Having Fun

Even though it’s not really feeling like Fall in South Carolina it’s still football season. And last weekend, like many other South Carolinians, we were invited to a college football game and sat in the President’s Box. A fancy tailgating party, so to speak. It was an exciting game…our team won in overtime. But aside from the excitement of the...

5 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

5 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

This past week I was invited to speak to the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club on any topic relating to health and wellness that I’d like. Having been an active Rotarian in the past, I knew it would be a tough assignment because my audience of intelligent, middle-aged men already knew the basics of staying healthy. What could I tell them...

Plump, Round and Healthy too

Plump, Round and Healthy too

My husband and I recently took a relaxing and fun vacation to Maine. The weather was enviable in August coming from hot and humid Charleston. So were the food, landscape and the Mainer’s way of life. Yes, there were plenty of lobsters, haddock, and halibut up there on which to dine.   Also plentiful and tasty were tiny, wild blueberries...

What’s Your Summer Beverage of Choice?

What’s Your Summer Beverage of Choice?

We all know water intake is important … after all it is August in Charleston. But even though it can feel like 100 degrees outside this time of year, as we age our sense of thirst is not as sharp, so it’s easy to become dehydrated and not even know it. As the mercury rises, is it necessary to drink...

What’s The Secret To Healthy Aging?

In an earlier blog, I talked about the MIND diet (Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative delay) as it relates to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is one of several healthy “diets,” but the truth is any healthy diet can add years to your life, and life to your years. We all can start now and...

Are Vitamin Supplements A Waste Of Money?

Strolling down the vitamin isle of your favorite drug store is like taking a long walk off a short dock. If you aren’t careful, you might be all wet when it comes to having good health. This is especially true of so-called heart-healthy supplements. Consumer Reports says in its July 2017 issue of “On Health, the Truth About What’s Good...

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