Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Your Weight-Loss Goals and Children

2019 has arrived, people have already joined and dropped out of the gym, weight loss clinics are packed. Dieting is looked at as common-place. Aspiring to be more physically healthy is wise and admirable, but caution should be used when discussing your weight or dieting, in front of your children.  According to Maura Hohman, as written in People Magazine, “Research has shown that kids whose parents talk about weight are more likely to have negative feelings about their bodies and experiment with unhealthy dieting behaviors.  One study looked at fathers and mothers with sons and daughters around 14 years old, finding that kids are more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways and binge eat if their parents talk about weight loss in their presence. Another study indicated that parents who talk about controlling weight are more likely to raise high schoolers who are dissatisfied with their bodies. ‘When parents are over-focused on weight, body image, and dieting, it can lead to disordered eating, and can worsen [your child’s] weight status’ explains Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Rochester & Golisano Children’s Hospital.”

If you have weight-loss goals state them in terms of health and not appearance.  For instance, “I’m going to start going to the gym because I need to get stronger and have more energy and exercise will help me.” Or, “I’m going to replace my morning donut with eggs because the sugar in the donut is making me have a stomach ache and I want to feel great.”   Set your weight-loss goals but be careful how you talk about them in front of your children.  One way is helpful, the other may hurt your children in the long run.  

If you need help with any kind of health issues;  body, mind, soul, you can contact me and I can help you.  I am a certified coach and I spend my days helping people find health in all three areas.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Help for Anxiety and Worry

Many of us feel stressed, worried, overwhelmed, and exhausted. We live in such a fast-paced, world of unrelenting pressure and expectations and there’s no sign of it letting up.  

Technology can be a good thing and it’s here to stay, but with all the accessible information, we can be bombarded and overloaded with information on a minute by minute basis. 

 Did you know that the average person spends 4 hours a day on their cell phone and the average teen spends 9 hours with half being spent on social media?  

Information can create anxiety and the use of the actual device takes a physiological toll too.  The National Toxicology Program and World Health Organization, reveal to us that the Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the radiofrequency radiation have devastating effects on our health and especially for children.  The results of this radiation also cause stress on the nervous system, which erodes our sense of peace and calm, causing us to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and filled with anxious thoughts.

If this sounds like you, here are some things that will help:

-Limit your child’s use of a smartphone or a tablet and do not let them hold it if they are watching it.  If they play a game make sure it’s on “airplane mode.”

-Turn off your cell phone every night (preferably an hour before bed) and don’t sleep with it by your bed.  

-Turn off the modem/WIFI in your house and/or make sure it’s not close to your family’s bedrooms.

-Limit the amount of time you put your cell phone to your head, instead use the built-in speaker for remote use.

-Take a good magnesium supplement to help support your nervous system. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Homemade Cough Syrup

Here's a recipe for something that will help with a cough.  

2 TBSP. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP. water
2 TBSP. Raw, local, organic honey
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Cayenne (red) pepper

Mix all of the above and take a few teaspoons.   It will paper your throat with heat, while it subdues your hacking.  Also, consider adding two teaspoons of this completed recipe to a "hot toddy" if you aren't opposed to alcohol.  I'd suggest rum or whiskey.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Healthy Pumpkin Latte

A Healthy Pumpkin Latte

I was so very surprised at an article I saw on one of the early mornings shows this past Monday!  Afterall it's still mid-August and an average of 85-90 degrees in Southern California.  The discussion was on Pumpkin lattes and what percentage of people thought it was time to start making or ordering them.  I can't remember the statistics but what matters most to me is the health consequences of habitually ordering drinks like this!  Did you know that on average a Pumpkin latte has about 400 (empty) calories and 13 grams of fat, 8 grams of them saturated!  Not to mention all the chemicals in the syrup that is commonly used...and the white sugar!

  Great news!  I found a healthy alternative that also tastes great.  I suggest making a few days worth ahead of time so you won't be tempted to stop (you know where) on your way to or from work or the gym!.  Store it in an airtight jar in your refrigerator.  

Let me know if you like it and BTW, don't worry about the pumpkin residue at the bottom, "you know where" would have that too if they used real food instead of chemicals.  Here's to your great health!


  1. 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  2. 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  3. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 2-3 drops of liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  6. 8 ounces brewed coffee (or 1-2 shots of espresso)
  7. Sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. In a cup or saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stovetop or microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices, and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. You can also use a blender —  just process for 30 seconds or until foamy.
  3. Pour coffee into a large mug; add the foamy milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!    source.   
  4. Thank you Brittany Mullins!