Burning the Candle At Both Ends!...

I woke up with a bad cold today. Maybe it was because in the last two weeks, I got an average of 6 hours of sleep a night, partied every night the first week with friends in Chicago, and when I got back, worked an average of 15 hours a day to catch up, ate like crap, and to top it off,  managed a grand opening event for a client in their emergency room – disease central! Time to get my shit together. I’m not in my 30s anymore. I used to be able to do that and more, but lately, my energy is running noticeably lower, now that I’ve surpassed the big 5-0. But, I am convinced it doesn’t have to be that way.  I took some time to inquire about what are the top things I should do to maintain the highest level of energy. Here are a few tips, especially for women, I found from visiting Web MD and a variety of other sites: Don’t Skip Breakfast — or Any Other Meal Web MD reports that studies show folks who eat breakfast report being in a better mood, and have more energy throughout the day. Also, I came across studies published in the journal of Nutritional Health that found that missing any meal during the day led to an overall greater feeling of fatigue by day’s end. Ok, so my diet sucks. I will be better about this. It’s now 12:18, and I haven’t had breakfast yet. Increase Your Magnesium Intake Eating a balanced diet can help ensure your vitamin and mineral needs are met. But, according to Web MD,  if you still find yourself pooped, you could have a slight magnesium deficiency. (I am quite sure they don’t mean a...

Eating Raw, Live and Organic to Look Younger – But Does It Taste Good?...

A few weeks ago, I met with an interesting potential client, Adam –  a chiropractor, healer and book author. He also did not eat meat, and ate only raw and/or organic food. I told him I would give him some free  PR counsel if he would give me a lesson in getting to know and understand the benefits of his meatless diet. He told me not only would I lose weight, he said that I would be more clear in my thinking, feel better and look younger!  Awesome. But does it taste good? We walked (yes walked, how healthy already) to a place called Real Food Daily (RTD). It’s quite the institution for organic, meatless and raw foodies. I learned RFD’s food is balanced according to Eastern health philosophies and heart-healthy Western nutrition recommendations,  and is made from fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, plant proteins and high quality natural condiments. Interesting. But does it taste good? Real Food Daily serves a 100 percent plant-based menu – no meat, fish, fowl, dairy, eggs, butter, or saturated fats from animals or animal by-products. Tough to swallow from this meat-and-potato girl from the mid-west!  But, I was still “game” for the culinary adventure.  But does it taste good? We were seated in an upstairs area, and a thin, pale waiter handed us menus. (I thought to myself, if he ate meat, he’d have a rounder, healthier glow to him.) I ordered the Not-Chos, with melted cashew cheese, black beans, Pico de Gallo, tofu sour cream and guacamole for $11.75. It was so delicious!  It tasted just like the traditional version, so exciting.  Losing weight,  getting a clearer head, looking younger and feeling better never tasted so good. Adam ordered a Pro Kale salad, curly green kale massaged...