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. 

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…

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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…

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How to Eat Healthy On A Budget

An argument I often hear is “eating healthy is so expensive”. I’m here to tell you that you can eat healthy on a budget. It’s all about good choices, planning, and avoiding packaged foods. Making good choices with food goes well with making good choices financially.…

waffles with chocolate drizzle

Shameless Sugar

Most of us know sugar is bad for us. That doesn’t stop the sugar industry from shifting blame to fat and marketing to our vulnerable minds and eager taste buds. A study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stating that years ago, Harvard researchers…

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Sleep

I want to talk about another piece of this “health” business that we don’t seem to think much about: the importance of sleep. After all, there just aren’t enough hours in the day… Do you realize the impact sleep has on health and weight loss? The importance of sleep is…

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The First Step to Your Best Health

What is the best way to get healthy? Why does it have to be so complicated? Everyone hears and gives different information. There’s hundreds of diets out there claiming to be the best, saying they will get us healthy. There is one thing we can all agree…

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Vitamin D

Did you know vitamin D is actually a hormone? Hormones can alter genes and good things can happen to your body when they are properly activated. The role of vitamin D in the body is extremely important. Nearly half of us don’t get enough of this important…

omelet with avocado

Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

Fat is absolutely vital to consume. Why was there ever a low-fat craze? We are clearly seeing now that low-fat or no-fat diets are not healthy at all. Fats are essential and we need them for many functions in the body, so there is no reason to be afraid…

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Weekly Meal Planning

I am willing to bet that you are so busy that eating well is difficult and takes extra time that you don’t have, just like the rest of us. As it turns out there’s a way around that: weekly meal planning. Creating a weekly meal plan saves time,…

chickpea salad

What’s the Deal with Carbs?

What is the truth about carbs? What are good and bad carbs? Should we eat “low carb”? Lately I’ve been seeing the articles that come out saying all different things about carbs. Let’s drop the good and bad terms and focus on what is nutritious and what isn’t. The truth…