If you're a reader of my blogs, you'll recognize the name of leading nutritional and preventative medicine family practice physician, Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
Dr. Fuhrman is one of my mentors and author of the best selling book, Eat to Live
that I use as the foundation in all of my… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 1, 2010 at 6:00am —
Gift Yourself .
Use this holiday as an opportunity to actually get healthier,…
Added by Whitney Cabrera on November 18, 2010 at 8:30am —
Can't you just feel the intensity of the season crowding in?
Are you experiencing the CHAOS syndrome? (Can’t have anyone over syndrome) the holiday season brings? (Thank you FlyLady
Well, don’t look now, but Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are just a heart beat away!
Do any of these scenarios resound with you? … Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on November 11, 2010 at 8:30am —
It's Apple Season!
There's nothing like a crisp, tart, delicious apple! Try some organic ones this season. I think you'll really taste the difference and you don't even have to peel them!
Did you know some of the greatest benefits of fruit lie just beneath the skin?
If you purchase conventional apples, please wash them thoroughly and peel them before consumption, especially for your… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
White Bean and Kale Minestrone
This recipe was inspired from a healthy cooking/eating website I love called, Cookus Interruptus. Google "White Bean and Kale Minestrone" and enjoy their humorous demonstration. I have modified this soup to meet Nutritarian… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 22, 2010 at 1:02pm —
I used to LOVE trick or treating as a kid.
My two brothers and I had an ongoing bet who could bring home the heaviest pillowcase full of decadent treats! I honestly can't remember who won, but I do remember sifting through the loot and separating the "good stuff" (aka chocolate) from the rest. There must have been 8-10 pounds of candy spread out over our kitchen table!
Things are a bit different now. It is SO not worth it to me… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 22, 2010 at 12:35pm —
As unique as we all believe we are, I find that there are more similarities than there are differences.
It matters not your gender, race or body composition. We all have a desire to look and feel as amazing as we are capable.
So why is it that 92% of us surveyed are not happy with our bodies and feel overwhelmingly tired and stressed out?
I see a pattern.
Despite showing up at the gym for… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 19, 2010 at 2:22pm —
There's nothing more appealing on a fall evening than a delicious crockpot full of soup that has simmered all day, melding the delicious, nutritious flavors of rich, nutrient dense foods!
Today's recipe is one of my youngest childrens' favorites!
Rustic Split Pea and Potato Soup…
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 6, 2010 at 4:16pm —
Research shows that the first 10 years of a child's life are the most important in determining what diseases they will encounter in their mid-life years.
Have you begun to make the connections between your own current ailments (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Bowel Disease, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cancers) and your past and current food choices?
Are you willing to contribute to the diseases your own children will have to… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on October 4, 2010 at 8:00pm —
There's a nasty bug going around! (Besides the bedbugs getting headlines in the North East)
Many of my friends and clients are wiped out by severe colds and sinus infections.
So, I wanted to post this VERY EASY French onion soup that combines the rich healing ingredients of onion… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 23, 2010 at 10:09am —
The answer to that question is imperative to a satisfying, healthy life.
"Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. Continue
If you continue to believe as you have always believed,…
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 23, 2010 at 9:24am —
School lunches have been a hot topic this season, much in thanks to Jamie Oliver's TV hit, Food Revolution!
One of the main catalysts for Jamie's "mission trip" (Jamie is from the UK) to the United States to help our dying Standard American Diet eating populace was the USDA study that proved that children eating lunches from our National Lunch Program are more likely to become overweight!
Unfortunately even Jamie's solution of… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 17, 2010 at 8:00am —
No matter the color or name (Beluga, French, Green, Petite Crimson, Spanish Pardna, Split Red, Pink, Split White, Split Yellow or even Tarahumara Pinks) the facts remain: …
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 17, 2010 at 6:00am —
For those of you who like the Bottom Line, here it is:We always live up to our expectations, not our desires!
So ask yourself the right question. It isn't necessarily, "What do you want to accomplish?", but rather, "What do you expect to accomplish" that will head you in the direction of success.
Now, for those of you who want more… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 15, 2010 at 10:05am —
Don't you just love a good challenge?
The one I'm going to extend to you today has literally changed my life and I wanted to give you the opportunity for the same experience!
One of the most difficult obstacles all of us face in eating healthy is planning ahead.
It's simple. If the healthy foods aren't in the pantry or fridge, we won't eat them.
So, here's a quick and easy trick I teach my Strategic Wellness… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 9, 2010 at 2:12pm —
The American Public hears often how to eat to avoid cardiovascular disease. Some of the info is wrong. Some is purely trying to sell you a product. But I think we all know intrinsically how to decrease our risks.
But from the most recent statistics I’ve read, heart disease and subsequent suffering and death continues to be on the rise.
The American Public has begun to actually EXPECT to die from cardiovascular disease and… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on September 1, 2010 at 1:24pm —
"Milk". Just the word itself conjures up feelings of comfort, home and wholesomeness. (Unless of course you're lactose intolerant.)
Nearly all of us were either breast-fed or milk-based formula fed and intrinsically harbor strong ties to milk. These infantile connections die hard!
I have a sneaking suspicion that the lines of…
Added by Whitney Cabrera on August 20, 2010 at 11:11am —
Myth: Milk is good for you.
Fact: It’s not.
Every time I have the opportunity to speak about Optimal Health and Nutrition, the conversation eventually turns to milk. After reviewing the research done on milk with my guests and… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on August 19, 2010 at 10:39am —
I know how frustrating the weight loss roller coaster can be! The mental stress of constantly dealing with how we feel about ourselves wreaks havoc on all areas of our lives.
Get together with any group of women, and the conversation will eventually turn to food or body image.
Like the classic victim, we have fallen in love with the things that are killing us. Here, it's our food.
This phenomenon is known as… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on August 18, 2010 at 8:00am —
"Every Second Counts"
I have this slogan under our "Fight Gone Bad Clock" in the Strategic Wellness Headquarters (aka Boot Camp Room.)
Between my Timex Ironman watch with 2 interval capabilities, my Garmin Forerunner 310XT, my Gym Boss (my new favorite tool) and this interval timing clock, I'm well set up for intervals wherever my workouts take me! I just won't waste my time… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on August 10, 2010 at 8:30am —