Buy Local and Sustainable When Possible. Make Every Day Earth Day! #EarthDay2017

It’s Earth Day, 2017!  I am a huge fan of Nature and this Earth, and all the ways she sustains us in mind, body, and spirit. One touch of Nature makes all the world kin.  ~ William Shakespeare Part of respecting the Earth, is what we eat and how we treat what we eat. Sustainable eating is complicated. It’s time-intensive and confusing to compare the carbon footprint of, say, an organic apple grown a thousand miles away and trucked to […]

Coping With IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is the most common digestive disorder, affecting 1 in 5 adults—and 2 out of every 3 women. It affects all ages, and most sufferers are under the age of 50. Yet, fewer than 50% of people who suffer from IBS seek help. Get the facts on IBS on the infographic  above brought to you by Sabinsa and Delicious Living. Click here for bigger size of infographic:  🙂 http://goo.gl/QHfY1A What causes it, and how can it best be managed? IBS […]

Plant-Based Power! How Plant-Based Food Can Save Both Your Plate & The Planet

Plant Power: How plant-based foods are supporting the health of people and the planet People are more interested in alternatives to meat and dairy than ever.  Plant-based foods not only taste great, but they can improve the health of your plate and the planet!  1 in 10 millenials are vegan or vegetarian now. We could save 8 million lives (not to mention the countless lives of animals) by 2050 if we focused more on plant food and less on meat. […]

How to Stress Less & Find Balance with Exercise, Nutrition, Electrolytes, etc.

When did feeling “stressed out” become the new norm? How did we get here?  And, how do we move out of this chronic state of feeling stressed out? Unchecked stress can cause worry, anxiety, irritability, panic attacks, fatigue, and depression We have many tools at our disposal, including yoga, meditation, exercise, sleep, nutrition, and community. How do we stress less?  It might sound cliche, but it’s by finding balance. I like to think of it as dynamic balance, where one […]

Easy Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress & Relax

Delicious Living sat down with yoga teacher Heather Peterson, SVP of Programming for CorePower Yoga, to learn her top five yoga poses for stressful, anxiety-ridden days. Relieve tension with these easy poses at work, home, on the road, or at the gym. Note: Here is the link to the original article on Delicious Living:  http://goo.gl/bm9oVC While “feeling stressed” holds a negative connotation, some stress is actually good stress.  This is known as eustress. If your neighbor’s mean dog starts chasing […]

Ten Ways to Start Your Day Right!

Graphic credit:  http://goo.gl/7sd6lo Having a positive start to your day can make all the difference! When you wake up feeling positive (or take the steps to get there) it can influence the rest of your day and beyond! We often treat morning like it’s the starting gate in a championship race. What would happen if you slowed down and took a minute (or even 10) to begin your day more mindfully? Here are some easy ideas. Let’s look at some […]

How to Get More Energy: How I Rebounded from ME/CFS, Brain Fog, & Chronic Fatigue

Here are some of the tactics I used to rebound from ME/CFS, brain fog, and chronic fatigue.  These tactics – along with many more tactics, as well as links, resources, references, in-depth theories of chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and other chronic conditions – are from my book, The Memory of Health.  What is The Memory of Health? A memoir and guide to living well. The Memory of Health is a meditation and conversation on well-being. What makes you thrive, even in […]

New Research Suggests The Powerful Blue Pigment Anthocyanin May Help Protect VS. Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, etc.

Here is the link for this image and the original article from Delicious Living on this important topic: https://goo.gl/S34Mpq New research suggests that anthocyanins, the nutrients that give the corn its lovely blue color, may also help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. I love anthocyanins.  It is part of what makes one of my favorite foods and supplements so powerful: Hawaiian blue-green Spirulina Now, there is reasearch suggesting that this powerful blue pigment may help protect […]

How To Eat & Live More Mindfully

How to Become a More Mindful Eater Author: Lisa Truesdale   Eating more mindfully is an important step in becoming healthier. It might even help you shed stubborn pounds. Check out five easy ways to practice—whether you’re at home, a restaurant or an office function.     Eating more mindfully is an important step in becoming healthier, perhaps even helping you shed stubborn pounds. Below, Susan Albers, PsyD, clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and author of Eating […]

Transparency & Traceability: Why Being a Conscious Consumer Matters!

Why does being a conscious consumer matter?  There are many reasons: Better quality of food, fair trade and practices, food sustainability, knowing the origins of your food and supplements (also known as traceability) There’s no doubt about it: We’re waking up to the importance of how we nurture our bodies and our health. Today, good food renegades are lighting fires of passion across the nation, leading the way toward a new kind of food system—one that prioritizes quality, access and […]