Health in a Hurry! Blog

My favorite immune boosting pumpkin seed recipe Ingredients: Raw Pumpkin seeds (I usually buy these from Trader Joe’s) Barlean's Coconut Oil Dried/unsweetened Cranberry or Cherries Directions: Add 1 tsp of Barlean's Coconut oil (click here for a coupon!) to a warm sauté pan (medium heat). Once the oil melts, add in...

Yesterday, I called my husband “Louie”. The only problem is, my husband is Steve and my dog is Louie. Was my mind going already? Before I started making plans for assisted living and my last wishes, I had some research to do. The bad news: scientists are...

Are you someone who looks forward to winter? Are you excited, not by walks in the woods and making preparations for the holidays, but by wearing your fat pants? Hiding with you under those bulky sweaters and elastic waistband pants are extra pounds. On average, people...

Exercise makes you hungry. It’s basic physics. Food provides the energy to get you out of bed in the morning. If you get out of bed then get on your bicycle for a two mile ride, you’re upping your energy needs. Hunger is the trigger...

Did you know swelling is a good thing? Your body is telling you your immune system is working. I had a sore throat while traveling last week. My body said “You’re not sleeping enough!” and “You’re eating poorly!” My immune system was doing its job. Conditions like...

Holding 10 pounds of fat   Growing up, I watched a lot of TV; from The Brady Bunch to Gilligan’s Island, I sat for most of the afternoon. Even as an adult, I had my TV going almost all evening, sometimes I sat down and watched and...

  Psst, I want to let you in on a secret. Many people aren't getting enough protein in their daily diets. Protein provides energy, helps your body produce enzymes, keeps the immune system functioning and maintains healthy skin, hair and nails just to name a few benefits. Bottom...

Our 17-year-old daughter just woke up. It’s 1:30 in the afternoon, and I'm jealous. Remember the days when you could sleep until the crack of noon? I can! When you're a teenager, you have higher levels of melatonin, which helps you sleep deeper and have...

  A couple of weeks ago I went to Nevada to visit my family. A few days before my visit, my mom called to say she had made two batches of chocolate chip cookies for me. Now I was in trouble. Growing up, homemade chocolate chip...