What 1 ingredient stands in the way of your flat belly? If you drink diet soda regularly, that ingredient is in there. And before you get up in arms and say “no one should drink diet soda to begin with”, let me point out that while diet soda consumption took a dive over the past decade, there are still millions of diet soda consumers. However, America continues to have a growing number of obese individuals. So, what gives? Continue Reading
This post is sponsored by WESTLAB in conjunction with Women’s Health Magazine. I’m happy to be a Women’s Health Action Hero for a second year (2016 & 2017). It’s a great opportunity to partner with wellness-minded companies like WESTLAB. As always, I only share about products I believe in, use myself and feel you will benefit from knowing about, too.
When it comes to health and nutrition, salt is a popular topic. Typically, we discuss salt in terms of dietary sodium, specifically how much and what type is considered “safe” for the body. WESTLAB provides pure Himalayan culinary salt, too; however, today, I want to talk about salt differently – in terms of how it benefits the outside of our bodies.
Skin health ranks high in my holistic approach to wellness. After all, our skin is our largest organ and it’s exposed to all the elements and environmental toxins we encounter daily. In addition to regular therapeutic massage and various facial treatments, I revitalize my skin at home with salts and mud from the Dead Sea.
Dead Sea Salt Gives Skin Life Continue Reading
Korean food holds special significance for my family. No, we’re not part Korean. But over the past few years, the prominence of Korean culture has been on the rise for us. That’s because Ma Petite discovered a passion for Korean language and culture that matches mine for all things French. (Hard to believe, I know!)
Entering year three in a Korean language fluency program this year, she has only fallen more in love with K-everything. We even let proximity to Atlanta’s Koreatown guide our move last year. Did you know Atlanta is third in line (after Los Angeles and New York City) for having the largest Koreatown? For us, this is great news! It provides a mini immersion experience right here at home. Continue Reading
Sugar – a little on occasion is fine, too much too often leads to health-compromising inflammation in the body. Another issue with eating sugary foods regularly is that it leaves us wanting more. We may even begin to crave the sweet stuff on a regular basis. Here, some simple fixes to put to work in your everyday life to help halt sugar cravings. It’s all about balance and these 10 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings will help you find it. Continue Reading
When you think of this Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole, think of your favorite sausage-egg-cheese-biscuit, just so much easier to make.
We take a classic breakfast sandwich, put it in casserole form and eliminate the biscuit making, sausage frying and sandwich assembling. Everything comes together in a nice big dish with plenty for a crowd or lots of leftovers that are perfect for a quick, yet hearty, breakfast any day of the week. Continue Reading