10 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY

10 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY

In a land of coffee shops on every corner and energy drinks on every desk it's a wonder that so many of us are still so tired. Energy is an interesting thing and some of the solutions to improve energy are counter-intuitive, and usually aren't answered with a can.

The best way to improve your energy is to get to the root cause. Do you have a nutrient deficiency or adrenal fatigue? Is your diet the culprit or is too much stress draining? If you're struggling with a lack of energy, take some time to reflect on what the cause could be. And read on for some simple solutions to improve your energy.

7 TIPS TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT THE GUILT

7 TIPS TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT THE GUILT

If you're anything like my family, you start planning the holiday meals weeks out in advance. Everyone wants to bring the best, most impressive dish (ok, maybe that's just us, we're a bit competitive!). 

But, it's so much more than that. Food is a huge part of the celebration, it brings us together to give thanks and enjoy each others company. 

Food is an integral part of the holidays.

WHY FRUCTOSE IS THE VILLAIN- PART 2

WHY FRUCTOSE IS THE VILLAIN- PART 2

Have you ever had a friend who takes and takes and takes from you? It's exhausting and draining to spend time with her. You love her and care for her but her neediness has become a burden. You feel drained and stressed because she demands so much from you.

That is what fructose does to the liver. It is a needy burden. Glucose is utilized by nearly every cell in the body. Only about 20% of it is broken down in the liver. But not fructose. You see, when you consume fructose it is up to your liver alone to metabolize it. And when you consume excess amounts of fructose, it becomes quite the burden. 

HOW MUCH SUGAR SHOULD YOU HAVE

HOW MUCH SUGAR SHOULD YOU HAVE

Have you ever checked out the nutrition label? 

You'll notice that sugar doesn't have a % Daily Value listed. 

It's hard to come across exactly why this isn't listed. I'm guessing politics has a big play. (Yes politics are in your food!)

Either way, its not there. Which can make it difficult when assessing the labels. 

MY MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENT

MY MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENT

The process of planning your own wedding can be stressful, as any understatement would go! For us, we had 4 months to plan, a mother/event planner extraordinaire, plenty of helpful hands, plenty of insanity and an incredibly wise counselor who got us to the end alive and still in love!