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Mindfulness: Achieve Peace in a Stressed-out World   Your cell phone is ringing – again – as you drive four kids to swim practice at 6am. Your list of unanswered texts and emails is growing. You shudder to think about Facebook. Your boss is demanding a tight deadline on that big project. Add family responsibilities and – oh yeah...

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Kicking Sugar to the Curb

As we move through the month of December, sugary treats are suddenly everywhere we look. And usually within arm’s length. If you read our last blog, you realize that excess sugar intake can lead to some serious health consequences.  If sugar is, as some experts suggest, a substance as addictive as cocaine, how can we effectively wean ourselves off...

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7 Ways Sugar Wreaks Havoc on Our Bodies

Americans have an ongoing love affair with sugar. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes a whopping 156 pounds of sugar each year. That’s about 31 of those five-pound bags from the grocery store. Can you imagine putting 31 bags of sugar in your cart? We’ve all craved it, enjoyed it and heard that it...

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Is How Long You Sleep as Important as What You Eat?

A new study indicates that fasting for 13+ hours each night may lower cancer and disease risk. It has long been recommended that, to maintain a healthy weight and especially when trying to reduce weight, we should eat a diet of healthy, whole foods and shouldn’t eat after a certain hour each evening – usually 7 p.m. However, recent...

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Why is Sleep Important?

The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep As toddlers we fight the impulse to sleep, but eventually in life we all come to value the importance of a good night’s sleep. We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. Did you ever wonder why this nightly occurrence is so crucial to our health and well-being? Your body has a...

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