A while ago, as I was getting a rare facial treatment at a local spa, the aesthetician told me that spas across the city were experiencing a slump in business. When things get “tough”, people see something like going to the spa as an extra, inessential splurge. Than, the other day, during a television interview, …Continue Reading »
How do you feel lately? Is your body happy with your life, or has it been trying to get your attention?
In our society, we tend to be disconnected from what’s really going on in our bodies, and look to externals factors and influences, such as commercial remedies, to keep us going (often at a very …Continue Reading »
Yesterday, when my friend Tina came in through my front door, her first words to me were: “Don’t look too closely, I’m having an adult acne day!” I could easily relate, as I’m currently on course number three of Accutane.
I’ve been interested in (and have noticed) the link between diet and acne for years, though …Continue Reading »
Now that you’re finally eating enough fruits and vegetables, I’ve got some more news for you: you should probably increase your intake of herbs and spices, too. As far as I could find, Greece is the only country so far whose guidelines officially recommend “oregano, basil, thyme and other herbs as good sources of antioxidant …Continue Reading »
Sugar and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it, but I hate the effect it has on my body. So, I try to avoid it and am pretty successful, except for on special occasions. If you ever happen to be at a birthday party with me, and also happen to value your life, don’t …Continue Reading »
Did you know that every year, an estimated 485,000 American women die of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), more than twice the number who die of all forms of cancer combined? So why is it, then, that most of us worry more about cancer than we worry about our hearts?
As a wellness expert, I get to work with all kinds …Continue Reading »
Did you know that today is International No Diet Day? Since 1992, May 6 has been declared the day to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity, and to increase awareness of the dangers of diets. Predominantly celebrated in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel (who knew?), INDD emphasizes the following: 1) …Continue Reading »
I would bet that you have little or no idea just how important sleep really is. Sure, no one likes to be tired, and we all know how good we feel after a good night’s rest. But did you know that if you consistently don’t get enough sleep, you could be putting yourself at risk …Continue Reading »
I’ve promoted walking for weight loss for decades, and some people seem to never quite believe me. They think weight loss has to be achieved through suffering and activities that they normally wouldn’t do unless someone paid them. (I speak from experience, as someone once paid me to get me to run a long distance …Continue Reading »
Whenever my German-born, trend-savvy mom gets onto a new health food kick, I usually pay close attention. However, when she started taking apple cider vinegar a few years ago, I pretty much dismissed it and went on with my life. I vaguely remembered having seen suspicious ads about weight loss and other health benefits, none …Continue Reading »