Something’s Fishy…Why Most Seafood is NOT Healthy

Think you’re doing yourself a favor by eating fish, seafood and shellfish? Be careful what you put on your plate. Low-calorie, protein-rich, and tasty source of vitamins and minerals? Or, contaminated, antibiotic-laden main dish loaded with toxic mercury? Confusing,...

The Healthy Oil Controversy & 3 Recipes You’ll Love

You think you're doing yourself a favor by enjoying a salad loaded with leafy greens and veggies. But more often than not, store-bought or restaurant dressings turn your nutritious salad into a health bomb.  And that goes for dressings labeled non fat, reduced...

Thyroid-friendly Recipes & the Scoop on Grass-fed Beef

Grass-fed beef  — it’s one of the best sources of protein, fatty acids, and healthy fats. If you’re like me and can’t live without a juicy burger or steak every now and again, this post will make you a happy camper. Grass-fed Versus Factory-farmed Beef Red...

Thinking About Taking a Wellness Vacation?

A wellness vacation is a great alternative to packing on the pudge during traditional travel excursions. I'd love to book a cruise, but buffets scare the heck out of me. And how can you enjoy the beach when you're stewing over how you look in your swimsuit? Want to...

Food Hangovers, Binges and Benders

A wonderful four-day holiday weekend. And now, reality hits. The scale reads six pounds up — no exaggeration. A new binge record. Ugh — a full-blown food hangover. I’m dragging. My eyes are puffy. I didn’t sleep well. My stomach is bloated, brain is foggy, and my...

How to Use September to Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight? And maybe even conquer some nasty hypothyroid symptoms while you’re at it? Take advantage of the month of September. September is the Other January I just listened to Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast episode 129, September is the Other January....

OK So I’m a Little Neurotic — My Misadventures in Meditation

Ask anyone who (really) knows me and they’ll tell you I can be a worried, stressed out, neurotic wench. I prefer to call it:  Type A. Right now, things are extra special stressful trying to launch my new online program to help women with hypothyroidism and...

Would I Ever Do a Juice Cleanse Again?

I travelled 2,400 miles and spent $3,000 for the promise of a fresh start. A 6-day juice cleanse and detox that lured me in with visions of a flat belly.  Oh yes, and feelings of nirvana. It was November of 2015. I was still desperately seeking answers on how to lose...

Confessions of a Former All-or-Nothing Dieter

Hello, my name is Lisa, and I’m a diet dropout. There. I said it. Fact is, I’m proud of it. Recovery from the diet rollercoaster took me over four decades. Yes that’s right — more than 40, count ‘em, 40 years. My all-or-nothing, gotta-be-perfect mindset started when I...

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