How Food Affects Your Mood, Sleep & Brain

What you eat can affect many areas of your health, from your mood to your sleep quality to your ability to concentrate. As you’ll see in this blog post, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and mental...

You’re Eating Way More Sugar Than You Think

Do you have a sweet tooth? Or, as far as sugar goes, could take it or leave it? (If you can leave it, I'm jealous.) There's a 99% chance you're consuming more sugar than you think. And it's not your fault. Food manufacturers sneak sugar into more foods than you can...

6 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

I hear it every day:  "I just can't seem to lose weight." Weight gain is the number one symptom that frustrates women dealing with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's. And for good reason. An underactive thyroid equals a sluggish metabolism. But thyroid problems aren't the...

Is Poor Sleep Making You Fat?

Sleep — it's one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself but it’s also one of the areas that's most likely to be neglected.  The recommended amount of shut eye is eight hours a night (preferably more!) but lots of us fall far short of this. It’s having...

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...

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...

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