Getting Outdoors for Gut Health – How it Impacts Us Physically and Mentally

Getting Outdoors for Gut Health – How it Impacts Us Physically and Mentally

What absolutely beautiful weather we've been having here in the Midwest! After that deep freeze in mid-February, it's been a dream to see sunshine and daytime highs in the 50's and 60's - even pushing 70 a couple of times! The return of warmer weather brings with it two of my favorite things - gardening [...]

How I Finally Found an Exercise Routine that I Can Stick With

How I Finally Found an Exercise Routine that I Can Stick With

Let me preface this post by saying -- I am not a fitness guru, coach or gym junkie. My primary health focus and passion is on diet, so for me exercise is just a necessary part of the total health package that must be done. Overall health actually consists of 80% diet to 20% physical activity, so [...]

How Yoga is Helping Me Find Tension in My Body and Rehab My Sleep

How Yoga is Helping Me Find Tension in My Body and Rehab My Sleep

Immediately after Christmas, I went into reset mode. Between New Year's Eve 2017 and New Year's Eve 2018, I lost a total of 13 pounds (If you're curious how I gained those pounds in the first place, see last year's post "My Healthy Body Update and a Warning About Depo Provera"). Throughout the Christmas season [...]

Go for a Walk

Go for a Walk

Happy Halloween week! If you're here in the Midwest, then you had a beautiful start to the week. Sunshine, warm air, pretty leaves...the perfect walking weather! I have a confession: I HATE EXERCISE! Really, I despise it so much! But, I love to hike. I love to be outdoors, and if I think of myself [...]