Are You Experiencing Bloating?

Have you ever tried buttoning your pants and felt like it was a struggle? Not a struggle because of weight gain but a struggle because your belly seems larger than usual. Your belly feels swollen and full. You may be bloated. I think of bloating as being like a balloon full of air and you... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Nails is Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Every part of your body has a purpose. Your nails are more than a fashion accessory. They provide a window into your health. Your nails can reveal problems with your liver, lungs, and heart. You should look at the appearance of your fingernails on a regular basis. Healthy nails are smooth and consistent in color... Read more »

Practice Gratitude

Gratitude is the act of being thankful and appreciating what you have in your life. You can have gratitude for multiple things big or small. Our default is to focus on what is wrong. To practice gratitude, you may need to shift your mindset. Gratitude allows you to focus on the positive aspects of your... Read more »

Are You Stressed Out?

We are living in stressful times. It is difficult not to be concerned about the issues happening in society right now and how that impacts our lives. We also must cope with personal stressors. Stress is how your body responds to challenges or certain situations in your life. If we do not learn how to... Read more »

Embrace Your Creativity

When we hear the word creativity, we typically think of artistic work. Yet, we should expand our definition of creativity. Creativity is generating ideas that are original and useful. Every human can be creative in some area. We all have talent and skills where we can use our creativity to succeed. Creativity helps us find... Read more »

Take Care of Your Hair

The appearance of our hair is largely determined by genetics. We inherit our hair type from our ancestors. My father had thick hair, so I have thick hair. Although genetics play a major role in the appearance of our hair. It is not the only thing that plays a factor. There are other components that... Read more »

Naturally Detox Your Body

Some people go on detox diets. Detox diets are processes and treatments intended to remove toxins and impurities from the body. Most healthcare professionals do not recommend going on these types of diets. Some of the diets require fasting, eating only fruits and vegetables, or using herbs, teas, supplements, or enemas. These diets can cause... Read more »

Should You Monitor Your Saturated Fat Intake?

In my last blog I wrote about healthcare professionals disagreeing on what consisted of a healthy diet. We can add the consumption of saturated fat to the list of items that do not have a consensus regarding the consumption of it. We were once told to avoid saturated fat because it causes heart disease, obesity,... Read more »

Find What Works for You

If you research healthy lifestyle choices, you will find different opinions among healthcare professionals. One person will say it is okay to eat meat and another will say not to eat meat. One person will say not to eat sugar. Another person will say you can eat 25 grams or less of sugar each day.... Read more »

Reward Yourself

We sometimes wait for other people to give us recognition and praise. We can become disappointed when we do not receive it. We should not give other people control over how we feel about ourselves. We should reward ourselves for our accomplishments and achievements. Most of us like to receive recognition and accolades; however, we... Read more »