Sweet dreams

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Sleep is actually a key foundation of health, perhaps even the most important one. Our bodies run on a circadian rhythm, basically a daily cycle. All of our cells have an internal cycle as well.  It is imperative that we [...]


3 Reasons I Don’t Like CrossFit

by lydia on March 5, 2014

Crossfit dip ring group workout dipping in a row

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit Inc. describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity [...]


A Holy Chai Experience

by lydia on March 4, 2014


Imagine yourself, it’s mid-afternoon and your mind is starting to wander. You feel ‘blah’ and want to reach for something to soothe your mood, yet jazz you up. What do you need in that moment? I’ve got just the thing! A Holy Chai Experience….. What on earth is a holy chai experience? The experience is [...]

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You may be well aware that I happen to be a creative cook and come up with many of my own recipes. Just about every day, I make meals that came out of my own head or that were dramatically tweaked from another recipe idea I found. Sometimes, I’m not really in the mood to [...]


Woman vomiting into the toilet bowl

Food poisoning can strike anyone at any time. It may not be common, but it can be devastating if your body is not strong enough to fight it. Since I teach a course on gut health, I find it important to help people to understand how to combat issues like food poisoning or cross-contamination (especially [...]



An energy drink is a type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, chiefly caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. ~ Wikipedia It’s no secret that energy drinks are a popular sales gimmick these days. The truth is, they actually don’t give you energy, but ‘stimulate’ a false sense of energy. People drink [...]


How Saying ‘No’ Can Improve Your Health

by lydia on February 25, 2014


‘Saying Yes To Happiness Means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out’ ~ Thema Davis “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” – Josh Billings Saying yes can be unhealthy. When you’re over-committed and under too [...]


Two Women Having Meal In Cafe

The #1 thing necessary for good digestion, is likely the number one thing the majority of people are not able to make happen. Since digestion begins in the brain, it is critical our brain is in the right state in the first place, prior to taking the first bite.  So, what is the #1 thing [...]


Love At First Bite, Heavenly Carrot Salad

by lydia on February 20, 2014


When I first tasted this divine, winter carrot salad it was love at first bite. I simply fell in love it was SO amazingly delicious.  The taste of something so fresh, crunchy and with a touch of sweet was a heavenly experience! My taste buds squealed with delight. I savored each bite I took and [...]


How To Overcome Digestive Problems: My Story

by lydia on February 19, 2014

Close up of woman's hands on belly

My life used to consist of serious digestive problems for many many years. I lived with so many awful symptoms of gut dysfunction but did not even realize how truly bad they were until they started to disappear. Symptoms such as; extreme bloating quite regularly raw irritated gut foul gas pretty often constipation to the [...]