Health in a Hurry! Blog

Ah, back to school. It’s a time that children fear and adults revere – that is, until the back-to-school germs rear their ugly heads. You almost forgot about those, didn’t you? Unfortunately, schools are like breeding grounds for infectious germs. And once the kids get...

Last month I had the opportunity to create a segment for Seattle’s Fox Q13 about skin cancer. I will admit I didn’t know much about skin cancer, what it looks like or if tanning beds made much of a difference in my chances of getting...

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a bit of a farmer’s market addict. I just love everything about the experience. You get to choose from an assortment of locally-grown seasonal fresh-picked produce, and you may even get the meet the farmer responsible for that...

Snacking has become so ingrained in our culture in the past few decades that it almost seems like it’s what we’re supposed to be doing. Who can watch television without gobbling down a bag of microwave popcorn? I mean, what’s the point? Well, when you...

It seems like every time I turn around, there’s another detox diet popping up. Does that mean they really work? Honestly, the jury is still out. Let’s start by looking at what a detox diet is, really. There are so many different versions, but detox...

I’m sad. I’m lonely. I’m not good enough. I’m going to hit that box of Girl Scout cookies. We all feel bad sometimes, and emotional eating is a very common response. So, if you find yourself eating because you’re emotional, don’t feel bad. Everyone does at...

For an extra boost, try this! Fast Food De-Tox Smoothie: 1 cup of ice 1 ½ cups of frozen berries ½ to ¾  cup of kale or spinach 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon natural almond or peanut butter (optional) 1 tablespoon ground Flaxseed. Toss in your blender, I use a Vita-Mix...

How do you usually feel about an hour after you eat? Sluggish and depressed? Or energized and happy? We’ve all heard of emotional eating. It’s when we turn to food to make us feel better when we’re down in the dumps. But surprisingly enough, some...

Here are three simple tips to help you enjoy your 4th to the fullest. Drink more water! Never underestimate the power of hydration. Plan to get at least the recommended eight glasses daily and try to time it so that you’re drinking a glass of water...

          Ah, July 4th. It’s a day where we all get together and celebrate independence, fireworks and potato salad. The time spent with family and friends is priceless – or is it? When you start thinking about the price your waistline will pay for the overindulgence,...