Category: Fresh Ideas

These ideas are based on my personal opinions with regards to my current knowledge base of health. Health information is so conflicting, abundant, misleading, informative, any adjective you can think of to describe it. Health information is constantly changing day to day. 

I want to make this easy for you to understand. In my eyes, no one is truly right unless scientifically proven wrong. Sciences goes both ways in a lot of conflicting topics, hence the term conflicting. It pleases everybody to some extent. No scientific study is going to tell your body what it needs. only you can determine that and that’s what this is all about. I am healthy without rules. I don’t make restrictions. I follow what works for myself and that’s what I would like you to try as well. 

You will find here information on various topics with much wiggle room and room to debate. There is a lot of middle of the line opinions. There is also a lot of strong feelings one way or the other, for good reason. 

healthy smoothie ingredients

Hidden Veggie Smoothies

Lately I’ve been making a smoothie for breakfast. It’s quick, easy, healthy, affordable. Healthy smoothie ingredients include many things you might not normally eat and it’s so easy to do.  Smoothie ingredients seem to be more fruits and milk. People think they are being healthy by…

how not to stay healthy during the holidays

How (Not) To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

  I keep seeing articles about How To Stay Healthy For The Holidays and they’re all the same. We are supposed to be healthy all the time. Every single day. That’s fair and probably a good thing, but we also cannot be if we want to.…

Nutrition Research Flaws

Why Being Healthy Is So Hard

Are you confused about being healthy? I mean, some things are obvious like “Eat your veggies and exercise”, but a lot of things out there leave us wondering, as they should. The easy answer to why being healthy is hard is the lack of time or…

what does healthy mean

What Does Healthy Mean?

I was about to write about why being healthy is so hard. And I will. But first, we need to know what it means to be healthy. To be healthy is not just being free of sickness or disease. It’s more than that. Healthy means different things…

how to hide vegetables

How To Hide Vegetables

Vegetables are a food that we all need to consume. I know, it’s hard. I didn’t eat vegetables as a child, and if I did, it was from a can. Which may be better than anything, but it took some time to appreciate the flavor and…

healthy without rules

Living Healthy Without Rules & One Year Of Blogging

I have been a “blogger” now for one year! Honestly I never thought I’d still be doing this since it took years of my husband convincing me to start a blog. I spent years pursuing and working in a career that wasn’t for me. Fortunately I am a…

five dollar bill with quarters

How I Save Money For Healthier Food

What’s important to you? I imagine it’s to live a healthy, fulfilling life. In order to be our healthiest when lacking funds, we need to save money in other ways. I hear so often that people say it’s too expensive to eat healthy. Make healthy eating a priority…

Lose Weight Without Dieting By Shifting Focus to Healthy

Stop “Trying” To Lose Weight

The true motivation behind a weight loss journey determines success.  We are all real people who need to get our lives back instead of obsessing over weight loss.  What are you trying to lose weight for? You can lose weight without dieting by simply by changing the focus to…

Banana, dark chocolate, avocado, and brown rice

Magnesium

“Drink more milk to strengthen your bones”, they say. All that milk you’re drinking for your bones and teeth? Not effective unless you have magnesium too. Magnesium is not present in milk enough to where it is beneficial. The benefits of magnesium are numerous, but the top…

Butter melting in a pan

What Fats Are Best For Cooking?

Choosing a healthy cooking fat is important. The fats that are least refined and in a natural form are preferable. Healthy cooking fats also tend to be saturated in nature, which we have been told is bad for us. Contrary to popular belief, saturated fats do have benefits…