Why I Take Magnesium Daily

magnesium supplement

Why Do We Need Magnesium?

I started taking a daily magnesium supplement and let me tell you, you need this in your life.

High amounts of magnesium are naturally found in dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, beans, avocado (is there anything an avocado can’t do?), bananas, dark chocolate (YAAAAS) and yogurt.

Magnesium is beneficial to our diet because it helps with immune function, fights inflammation, depression and heart disease, and can even help reduce the risk of diabetes. Basically it’s important to nearly every function in our bodies, and most of us don’t get nearly enough. {read more}

How to Make “Golden Milk” with Turmeric

Why Turmeric?

Have you heard the rage about turmeric? You are going to love this “Golden Milk” recipe as an easy way to get this superfood into your diet.

Turmeric is a root, in the ginger family, that has a bright orange/yellow color. The dried, powdered version is commonly used as a spice in cooking, often in Asian and Indian dishes. What I didn’t know, is just how good turmeric is for you.

turmeric tea, turmeric, golden milk

Turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and very strong antioxidant. Studies have found it be particularly helpful with chronic pain, digestive issues, and improving brain function. Turmeric has also been found effective in fighting depression and anxiety, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and even in preventing cancer. Turmeric has proven to be effective medically for its healing properties, as well as preventative capabilities, while being gentle on the body. The list of benefits and long! {read more}

How to Trick Yourself into Eating Less

eating less, portion control

Trick Yourself into Eating Less, Without Feeling Deprived

My sister Morgan said something recently that stuck with me. She said,”It’s not so much what you eat, it’s really how much you eat.” Boom. Portion control. Waaaahhhhhhhh.

But seriously, it had me thinking about how to incorporate some little tricks into my daily meals and snacks to be eating less. It’s amazing how a little planning, a little visual trickery and being more aware helps keep your eating under control. I’m not into any diets that cut out major food groups (btw, dessert is a major food group), so this works for me. I have found I’m being more intentional about meals and I feel better for doing it. But not deprived. {read more}

A New Year and No Diets!

New Years Resolutions. We either believe in them and get serious or we laugh them off. Most of us will choose weight loss. The gyms will be flooded for the next couple of months until most of us give up. We’ll go stock up our fridges with all the right stuff and we’ll read new diet books. We’ll start up calorie counting apps and refill our water bottles. But it never seems to last, does it?

do these sweatpants make me look fat?

So what if we looked at it differently this time? What if we stay away from diets. What if we don’t count calories. What if we say yes to carbs and don’t pass up the glass of wine? {read more}