Health in a Hurry! Blog

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...

Last week I was traveling for work. Honestly, I think business travel can really age a person. While I packed some healthy snacks for the road, I never did find the time to pick up more nutritious snacks during the trip. By the time I...

Recently a client said to me, “I used to skip dinner and lose a pound. Now I skip dinner and gain a pound!” It’s true. As we age, techniques that used to help us lose or maintain weight no longer work. There reason is, with each passing...

  Years ago I had a client who wanted to lose 20-25 pounds. When we sat down and discussed her typical daily diet, I noticed that she didn’t eat any vegetables and almost no fruit. I mentioned it and then asked my next question, “How often...