Food and Mood

How can our diet support our brain's ability to do its best job? This is the question that Dr. Harrison posed in our October webinar on Food and Mood. I think every participant wanted to shout for joy when she said that your diets should definitely consist of carbs. Of course some people think of cake, donuts and buttery pasta when they think of carbs, but she was talking about … [Read more...]

Cuban Style Curried Turkey

I try to eat healthy - for the most part. I mean every now and then my sister-friend, Diane, will make her famously, delicious vegan (yes, I said vegan) chocolate chip cookies and it's impossible for me to have just one. I'm allergic to dairy so I can't have your typical cake, donuts, cookies, brownies, mac and cheese, most pasta and all that other yummy stuff that people eat. … [Read more...]

Boost Happiness With Avocado

I recently read an interesting article about foods that boost happiness. One of the foods on that list was one of my favorites - avocado! Did you know that avocado contains a nutrient called folate that helps regulate your serotonin levels? Apparently, folate also known as folic acid, helps the body create new cells and supports mood balance (serotonin is responsible for your … [Read more...]

Skinny Chicken Salad

I'm allergic to dairy products, so I must find a substitute for the Greek yogurt. However, my cousin Nichole Cruz (fitness trainer, clean food addict and all around fly chick)¬†of Cruz Reviews, posted this Skinny Chicken Salad recipe on her website and I have got to try it! I'd love to hear/see your reviews, if any of you readers decide to try this at home. Skinny Chicken … [Read more...]

Super Fruits Help Reduce Anxiety

There's no secret...well maybe it is, that there is a direct correlation between food and mood. Meaning, what you eat has the potential to make you feel great or make you feel like crap. For example, depending on the severity and type of your anxiety, you might want to avoid coffee. Coffee tends to increase your heart rate and an increased heart rate tends to make you feel more … [Read more...]