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The purpose of our blog is to share what we have learned about nutrition, weight loss, fitness, and health, in order to help you find ways to feel better and live longer. It is amazing how much our diet and lifestyle affect our health and well-being.

Did you know that you can reduce your risk and even prevent many diseases and health conditions simply by making some changes to your diet? Check back often for valuable tips and information.


For the first time in my life I have found weight loss success. During my adult life I have tried dozens and dozens of so-called "diets" and none of them worked over the long-haul. Oh, I was able to lose weight with some of them, but once I went off of the "diet" I quickly gained back all of my weight (plus some).

I have finally learned that losing weight has to be a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. Crash diets and all the other crazy diets will not only cause you to fail, they are harmful to your health. To lose weight and keep it off you must NOT go on a "diet." What? Why? Because we all consider a "diet" a temporary thing. For example, how many times have you said, "Oh, I will go on this low-fat diet until I lose 20 pounds." Okay, what happens after you lose the 20 pounds? Or you simply give up? You go back to your old habits and gain that 20 pounds back.

The only way you will ever be successful at losing weight, with the added benefit of improving your health, is to make healthy changes that you can live with for the rest of your life. Period. Not for a week, a month or 3 months, but for life. For me, my initial goal was to lower my cholesterol level. I had to have a blood test for my insurance coverage and my cholesterol level had to be lower than the previous year's levels or I would have to pay a much higher premium. Well, that was a pretty good incentive for me make some positive changes.

I sat down and figured out what I needed to do. I knew I had to change the way I ate and I knew I had to exercise in some form or other every day. So, I made a list and I stuck to it. It was difficult at first. To make matters worse, I am a compulsive eater. However, as the days went by, it became much easier because my body stopped craving sweets and processed foods. For the first time in my life, I was never tempted to binge because I never felt deprived.

Use the list below and make whatever changes you need to make in order for it to work for you. FYI, my cholesterol level dropped 65 points after 7 weeks, and my triglycerides dropped 70 points!
Another benefit that I hadn't planned on was that after being an insomniac since my teen-age years, I now sleep like a baby every night!


1. Avoid "white" Foods & Processed Foods.
These foods have no nutritional value and are "empty" calories. Sweets, anything made with white flour,and anything that comes in a package with a long list of ingredients.
Always read the food labels. Stay away from those long lists of ingredients. The longer the list, the more chemicals and additives are present. These are extremely toxic to your body.

2. Drink Lots of
Water. Water keeps your body's organs hydrated and flushes out unhealthy toxins. It helps to fill you up and reduces your urge to over-eat.

3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast.
Instead of coffee and donuts, try fruit, yogurt, grains like oatmeal or whole grain toast, and lean protein. NEVER skip breakfast. By eating a large, healthy meal when you get up in the morning, your metabolism will "rev up" and you will not be hungry by mid-morning. If you skip breakfast, your
body will go into starvation mode and store calories in your body as FAT, yes FAT! So do yourself a big favor and eat breakfast.

4. Reduce Your Stress Level.
So many of us live with too much
stress. Stress lowers your immune system, making it easier to get sick. It also makes us lethargic, tired, and depressed. There are a lot of simple things you can do and a lot of ways to feel better about yourself and your life. Take a long, hot bath, read a book, listen to music, get a massage. Do something nice for yourself. Giving yourself something to look forward to is a tremendous mental incentive.

5. Move!
Oh my gosh! There are so many ways to incorporate movement into your day, even at work. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get up every hour and walk around your floor, your hallway or your desk. Park your car in the farthest space from where you need to be. Walk or bike to work. Skate, dance, golf, jump rope, clean house, play tag. The best exercise you can do is to walk. Try to take a walk every day! The more you move, the more your metabolism will be your friend. (I walk 3 miles every day whether it is raining, snowing or freezing.)

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy, a holistic health practice, has been around for over 200 years. It treats the whole person, not just the part that is injured or in pain. It is based on a system of treating like with like, working with your body to stimulate your own natural defenses.

Conventional medicine sees health as the absence of disease. If someone is not sick, then there is nothing wrong with the person. To someone who practices homeopathy, health is significantly more encompassing than that.

In homeopathy, a healthy person is someone who is free on all levels, physical, emotional, and mental. If you suffer a broken bone, you are not free physically. If you suffer from depression, you are not free emotionally. If you suffer from memory loss, you are not free mentally. A homeopath will attempt to restore freedom on all of these levels.


Homeopathy is a system that attempts to stimulate the body to heal itself. Whatever your ailment may be, a homeopath will use a remedy that stimulates the body to move in the direction it is already going. In that process, the ailment will be eliminated.

All symptoms of an ailment, no matter how uncomfortable or miserable, actually represent the body's attempt to restore itself to health. Instead of looking upon those symptoms as something wrong with the body, which is what conventional medicine does, the practice of homeopathy sees those symptoms as signs of the way the body is trying to heal itself.

Instead of trying to stop or suppress whatever the ailment is, a homeopath will try a remedy that causes the ailment in the person, thus encouraging the body to heal itself. Conventional medicine will try to suppress the ailment.


Homeopathy is a system that looks at the individual, not at the disease. We all suffer from an ailment in a unique way. However, conventional medicine assumes that the ailment is the same for all of us and prescribes the same drug for all.

Homeopathy, however, searches for the one substance that will cure each individual case. Since each person expresses the ailment differently, each person needs a different remedy. Homeopathy is safe, gentle and extremely effective.


Since homeopathy relies on prescribing one remedy, all of your symptoms should be included in the determining process. Aside from the obvious nature of your ailment, there are many things that should be noticed and many questions that should be asked:

*When did the symptoms first appear?

*Where exactly is the problem located?

*What makes the symptom feel worse?

*What makes the symptom feel better?

*What is the person’s state of mind? Are there factors that could be causing the symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or fear?

*What is the person sensitive to? (This can be physical, mental or emotional.)

*What is the person’s sleep pattern?


Homeopathic medicines are substances made from plants, minerals, and animals. They are diluted carefully until little of the original substance remains.

For example, one drop of the substance is mixed with one hundred drops of alcohol (a ratio of 1:100). The mixture is then shaken and labeled as 1C. One drop of this mixture is then mixed with another 100 drops of alcohol and the process is repeated to make a 2C and so on.

Very small globules made from sugar are then soaked with the liquid dilution. These globules make up the homeopathic remedy. These infinitesimal doses not only work, they are extremely effective, working on humans and animals.

Choosing a homeopathic remedy is based on the totality of symptoms present. Any remedy can be used for any condition if the symptoms that are generated by the remedy match the symptoms that are being experienced by the person.


*Homeopathy is natural, gentle, and safe and based on natural ingredients.

*When the correct remedy is taken, results are complete and permanent.

*There are no dangers to homeopathy. Remedies can be taken in conjunction with any other medicines without any side effects.

*Unlike conventional medicines that can suppress the immune system, homeopathy works in harmony with the body’s immune system.

*All symptoms are treated as one.

Homeopathy requires more time and patience in determining what the correct remedy is. However, once you discover what the correct remedy is, the result will be a cure of the cause, not just a treatment of the symptoms. The right remedy can permanently cure what is ailing you.


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