B.H.E.M. – Brain Health through Eating, Moving

The brain is an organ that requires care and attention. The passage of time is reflected in its’ waning performance. Memory, Reasoning, Fine motor skills, Balance - these are some of the functions that exhibit decline with age. However, with care, the brain can perform with youthful dexterity well into old age. Physical balance and … Continue reading B.H.E.M. – Brain Health through Eating, Moving

Prostate Cancer and Black American Men

I had a great uncle, Walter Lee by name. He was quite an active guy. Even up into his nineties he was able bodied enough to shovel snow, in Nebraska and climb roofs to repair them. I would often marvel at how spry my uncle was. One day he told me that he had been … Continue reading Prostate Cancer and Black American Men

A Cleanse and Detox adherent speaks.

The changing of the seasons is symbolic of the cyclical nature of the heavens. In temperate climates, there are the seasonal rains that come and wash the earth during spring and autumn. The rains are a sort of announcement, a prelude, to the ensuing summer and winter seasons, respectively. It also during these times that … Continue reading A Cleanse and Detox adherent speaks.

Enjoy your Food: Slowly, Mindfully.

Many daily repertoires include repetitive actions. A lot of times, these actions do not even warrant consideration. For example, while we are doing ‘other things’ or perhaps even multitasking, how often do we try to slip in a ‘quick meal’? Studies have been conducted which indicate that individuals who multitask while eating are more likely … Continue reading Enjoy your Food: Slowly, Mindfully.

Fiber, fiber, more fiber

Fiber is found in all plant-based foods and plays an essential role in human health. A diet rich in high fiber foods can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of several forms of cancer, improve cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as regulate digestion. There are 2 types of … Continue reading Fiber, fiber, more fiber

Low Calorie Diets — Part 2 of 2

I went on my first ever diet a couple of months ago. It was successful, I lost weight, the scale reflected that, as did my looser fitting jeans. But soon, those same jeans began to fit a little tighter again. I did not gain more than a couple of pounds initially, but soon I was … Continue reading Low Calorie Diets — Part 2 of 2

How Active Are You?

The primary role of a Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach is to help individuals live healthier lives over the long haul. Exercise alone is not enough. A knowledgeable Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach can educate the client on the need for a lifelong committment to overall lifestyle change. That may seem intimidating but the changes … Continue reading How Active Are You?

Low Calorie Diets — Part 1 of 2

The most effective way to lose weight is to create a caloric deficit. You do this by burning more calories throughout the day than you eat. There are two ways to create this deficit, eat less or exercise more. Low calorie diets are a good way to lose weight quickly. You can create a much … Continue reading Low Calorie Diets — Part 1 of 2

Mediterreanean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is more than a diet, it is a way of life. Instead of focusing on what you cannot have, it focuses on what you can have -- the very best, freshest, healthiest foods. Research supports the health boosting qualities of the Mediterranean diet. This way of life can significantly decrease body weight, … Continue reading Mediterreanean Diet