Posts tagged advice
Remembering Where You Came From

My husband just shared a memory on Facebook from last year when he had to take my son to the Guns N Roses concert as his plus-one because I was down with Mono. I was out of commission and remember feeling helpless and hopeless - sick beyond anything I had felt in years.

See, once upon a time, I was chronically ill, always fighting something or other. If it wasn’t some kind of virus or bug, it was something requiring surgery - 14 of them over 20 years, to be exact.

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Weight-Loss, Wellness, and Well-Being

As far as I’m concerned, choosing to eat well is only the beginning of self-care. It’s a HUGE step and it lays the groundwork for us to make other changes in our lives. When we fuel our bodies with real, living food it elevates us to another level. It’s the launching pad for loving ourselves even more. It’s the “more” that can be challenging.

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BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

For those of you who have just started my Zero to Keto program and have already dug into Week 1 homework, I mentioned getting a BPA-free water bottle in my first book, Ketogenic Solutions. I didn’t go into too much about the whys because there is a lot to it and I didn’t want to overwhelm you before you began. But now that you have your feet firmly planted in the idea of living clean, this is the time to dig a little deeper into this topic.

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Coming Into the Light

It’s not an uncommon reaction to try to minimize situations instead of dealing with them head-on. Like, maybe if I’m really quiet, it will all go away.

What ends up happening to me when I do that is I start to feel like everything in my life is unraveling and I’m hanging on by a string.

If you are making some big lifestyle changes, this may sound all too familiar...
 

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Stevia and the Importance of Reading Labels

After a client call this weekend, I realized how many of you may still be in the dark about the food you’re bringing into the house. There are a multitude of products out there masquerading as healthy alternatives, misleading the public intentionally and hiding dastardly chemicals, including sugars, in the list of ingredients. 

If you didn’t get a chance to read the blog on my website back in July, I exposed store-bought olive oils for the frauds they are. But olive oil isn’t the only thing pretending to be something it isn’t. Your stevia may be your undoing, as well.

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Life Challenges and Trying to Control the Uncontrollable

Over this last week, I’ve been dealt some seemingly big blows. At one point, I felt like the wheels were flying off and I was barely hanging on for dear life.

 I’m in a better place now, thank goodness, but boy, when I was neck-deep in it, I didn’t know how I was going to be able to manage to stay out of the loony bin.

After hearing from some of you, I’ve realized I’m not the only one. I’m facing some personal growth challenges, as many of you are, and this has caused me to have a few breakdowns followed by some big breakthroughs. 

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Being Impeccable

I’m always compelled to write about what seems to be coming up in my life because I have found that there is always a message nestled in there for me to share.

Right now, I am encountering a running theme of dealing with vendors that promise the world and either don’t deliver on time or at all.

This has put me in an uncomfortable space a few different times now.

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Carbs and Cancer

I don’t know about you, but I remember a time in my life when cancer was the big “C-word.” People would only talk about it in whispers and hushed tones as if saying it out loud gave it more power. I experienced it for the first time at the age of 11, when my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Nowadays, not knowing someone with cancer is the exception.

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Fighting Off Colds and the Flu the Keto Way

My son has gone to bed early for the last three nights. He's been plagued with headaches and an on-again, off-again queasy stomach. Now my husband and daughter are showing signs of something resembling a cold or flu virus.

My guess is all of the added stress from the holidays has compromised our immune systems and opened the door for some nasties to invade our world. Bring on the chicken soup!

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