Guess How Many Pounds Of Sugar The Average American Eats a Year? It will Surprise You!

Guess How Many Pounds Of Sugar The Average American Eats a Year? It will Surprise You!

Did you know that when Napoleon was emperor, he and his royal court used refined sugar that was made from beets, as the royal DRUG of choice? Yes, they used it as a drug! Huh… sugar a drug? Can that be?? 

In the 1800's the average American consumed 12 lbs. of sugar a year. By 1975 due to refined-food industry the average American went from...

 

12 Tips to Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

12 Tips to Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Nutrition is incredibly important throughout one’s life, but nutrition becomes even more important during pregnancy. Your baby is literally made from what you eat!  By eating and drinking well you will be giving you and your baby some of the best pregnancy insurance. 

Attention! Are You & Your Kids Eating Dessert Cereal For Breakfast?

Attention! Are You & Your Kids Eating Dessert Cereal For Breakfast?

Would you give your child dessert for breakfast?? Unfortunately, a lot of parents are serving their kids dessert for breakfast unintentionally.  Even many adults think that they are eating "healthy cereals" when in fact they may be eating "junk cereals." 

9 Reasons Why You & Your Child Need Water

9 Reasons Why You & Your Child Need Water

Water is essential for nearly every function in your body and here are 9 reasons why you need to drink more water:

  1. Water helps you digest your food and transport nutrients throughout your body.

  2. Water helps get all the "junk" or toxins out of your body.  When you pee we get rid of uric acid, urea, and lactic acid.  When you poop, you get rid of all kinds of "stuff", I know, TMI!

  3. Water carries oxygen to cells throughout your body.  

How To Boost Your Baby's/Child's Immune System For Life

How To Boost Your Baby's/Child's Immune System For Life

It's extremely important that you have healthy bacteria (flora) in your gut so that your baby can get off to the best start.  Why you ask?  Since 1900 it was thought that when a baby is born, his/her gut is sterile, bacteria-free. During labor...

The Immune Boosting Blueberry-Cherry Smoothie aka Booberry Smoothie

The Immune Boosting Blueberry-Cherry Smoothie aka Booberry Smoothie

Halloween is almost here and that also means the cold and flu season is right around the corner!  That means it's time to boost your immune system.  

I just had my little nieces over for a pre-Halloween party and we had a blast!  We made Halloween wreaths, told scary ghost stories, had delicious Halloween themed foods, scary music and a sleep over.  They love, love, love smoothies.  So when they woke up Sunday morning,  I whipped up this yummy and nutritious blueberry and cherry smoothie.  

Could This Be the Reason for Your Child's Bad Behavior or Learning Disability?

Could This Be the Reason for Your Child's Bad Behavior or Learning Disability?

Chemical food dyes are pretty but not good for you or your little one. 

They have been linked to behavioral issues, insomnia and learning disabilities in children.  Did you know that over the last 50 years that the use of chemical food dyes has increased by 500%!   Bright colors are often added to kid’s food so it will make the macaroni and chess look cheesier and the juice drink look yummier.  It’s in adult food too,...

Get Rid of Constipation Once and For All

Get Rid of Constipation Once and For All

This is what fiber really looks like!

Fiber can be found in Whole Foods like:

Fruits especially ORGANIC berries, apples, avocados and pears.  

  • 2 TBSP of avocado ha...

Could You Be Suffering From Food Allergies or Food Sensitivities?

Could You Be Suffering From Food Allergies or Food Sensitivities?

Food allergies is a subject dear to my heart because I suffer from them.  When I turned 21, I started getting hives and rashes just about everyday and needless to say, I felt like crap.  I finally went to the doctor and was tested for allergies.  WOW, was I shocked to find out what I was allergic to.  Drum role please!! ... 

The top 7 foods that are responsible for about 90% of food allergies are:

 

 

Warning: Pregnant Moms Addicted To Junk Food May Pass Addiction Onto Offspring

Warning: Pregnant Moms Addicted To Junk Food May Pass Addiction Onto Offspring

Attention all pregnant mamas!  Did you know that you can pass on your junk food addiction to your baby?  You know who you are, don't worry, your secret is safe with me. ;-)

 The good news about this study is once again it re-enforces that good nutrition is essential during pregnancy and lactation,  your baby is made from what you eat and drink and their future health...