Archive for March 2011

True Confessions: I Fell Off the Wagon

First of all, I want to thank everyone who read my recent post on How to Feel More Beautiful. It’s been one of my most popular articles of all time so I appreciate the support. I have a confession, this is not an April Fools prank, I haven’t been living a very healthy lifestyle lately.... Read more »

Allergy Free Easter Candy!

Year after year this list seems to get bigger and bigger. I’m grateful for that! Check out what you can put in your Easter basket this year:

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Health Coach Katie Eigel of 8 Woman Dream asked me to contribute to their wonderful and inspiring blog. By the way, Katie is a writer, marketer and health coach who is trying to balance all three! I certainly know how she feels. While researching travel tips for her upcoming Bay to Breakers race, Katie came... Read more »

How to Have Flat Abs for Real

I admit it I used to be a sucker for all those flat abs diet books. I was fascinated okay . . . obsessed with having flat abs. Even though I was a thin girl I didn’t have a tight mid-section. I didn’t necessarily have to look like I ate a tortoise with a seriously... Read more »

The Power of Distraction

When readers tell me that they have serious food cravings I tell them to try on the power of distraction. I invite you to write down a few things (besides eating) you love to do. I’ll share with you my list: Walking along the trails near the Chicago River Practicing Kundalini yoga Painting Listening to... Read more »

Chicago Wolves Host Peanut Free Day

The Chicago Wolves will host “Peanut-Free Day” when the team takes on the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena on Sun., March 27, at 3 p.m.  The entire Allstate Arena will be free of peanut products in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans with peanut allergies. In addition, $4 from each... Read more »

The Iodine Blog

I've been taking this supplement for years and it sure does boost my metabolism. Thorne Research is a high quality brand as well which was recommended to me by my Naturopath. I recommend talking to a professional before taking supplements.
Iodine has been in the news a lot lately because of the devasting tsunami in Japan. First of all, Iodine is a trace mineral required by the body for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). I’m hypothyroid and I’ve been supplementing with Thorne Research’s Iodine/Tyrosine combo for years. I guess... Read more »


I just finished reading Brazilian Sexy: Secrets to Living a Gorgeous and Confident Life by Janea Padilha with Martha Frankel. I’m so influenced by this book that whenever I encounter an issue I’m going to ask myself WWBWD? What Would a Brazilian Woman Do? First of all, Janea Padilha is one of the J Sisters... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day Indulgences

If you want to indulge yourself this St. Patrick’s Day here’s a few allergy free suggestions: For something a bit “harder” try this popular recipe for Vegan (dairy-free) Irish Cream. Creamy liqueurs like Bailey’s and Kahlua are not lactose-free so you will use your favorite whiskey and adjust to taste.  Dairy-Free Irish Cream  What you... Read more »

Alleviating Boredom in the Body Builder Diet

Parmesan Cheese does add flavor but nutritional yeast flakes are also known as "vegan parmesan cheese" and they deliver lots of B vitamins with fewer calories.
Spring is coming up and I’m sure for many that means competition season. Of course, your version of “competition season” could mean just sitting by the pool in your fab bikini. Many will begin detox programs or high-protein diets to get lean and mean. I like to eat by this mantra “greens and proteins”. Greens... Read more »