by Neda Smith, FDN, CMTA, HHC,
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
Do you find yourself midday crashing and needing a pick me up, such as coffee, chocolate, energy drinks or sweets in general?...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Did you know that your chronic fatigue could be associated to your weight gain as well as the other way around? Also did you know the same to be true about the health of your thyroid? Neda Smith has written a great article on how they are all entwined and what 3 steps can be taken to improve the health of your adrenals.
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Like this walrus, sometimes I need the right motivation. While his may be fish, mine is always chocolate….dark chocolate. What’s your motivation?
Exercise & Fitness
by JJ Virgin
Oversized sweaters, “relaxed fit” jeans, and bulky coats: cold weather allows numerous ways to disguise those extra few pounds from holiday get-togethers, Starbucks hot chocolate detours, and endless comfort food...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: JJ Virgin is an icon in the Exercise and Fitness field and it is with great pleasure that we present the first in a series of articles by her.
Exercise & Fitness
by Kathy Smith
There are some things in life you just can’t avoid (beyond the old death and taxes joke). For instance, if you’re eating Double Dutch chocolate at midnight on a regular basis, it’s inevitable that you’re going to start waking up feeling guilty. And when it comes to exercise, sooner or later, it’s inevitable that you’re going to fall into a rut. Whether you’re lacking the motivation to get to the gym, or you’ve grown bored with the routine you’re doing once you get there, falling into a rut is natural...
Exercise & Fitness
by Maggie Ney, ND
Yes, you know sugar is not good for you, but you NEED it…especially after a meal and certainly after you’ve eaten a bite of chocolate goodness. What was once thought of as a relatively innocuous source of empty calories is now understood as a major contributor to our nation’s increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, ADHD, metabolic syndrome and cancer...
by Katie Higgins
Katie’s blog- Chocolate-Covered Katie- isn’t just any dessert blog: it’s a healthy-dessert blog. Her blog is for anyone who wants to be healthy but refuses to give up eating delicious desserts in the name of health. Katie says, “Happiness and health go hand-in-hand, and how can you be happy if you’re not eating what you truly desire? My favorite food is chocolate...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: When I first saw this recipe, I just knew I had to try it and I'm so glad I did! As my husband said, it was OMiG- oh my it's good! What a delightful treat you can feel good about eating.
by Marika Blossfeldt, HHC, AADP
Cacao, the ingredient that gives chocolate its character, is very good for you, in fact it can be considered a superfood. Cacao is one of the most nutrient-dense magical foods on planet earth. It even has a mythological dimension, named the food of gods as well as the food of lovers. Chocolate has the power to uplift our moods, elevate our spirits and open our hearts...
by Sue Ann Gleason
There is only one flavor in the world that competes with my love of chocolate and that is pumpkin. Sometimes I simply must marry the two. Pumpkin is in the squash family so as long as the flesh of the plant is orange, any squash will do. For this recipe, I used acorn squash. You can make pudding or you can add a little more almond milk and crushed ice and turn it into a smoothie...
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