Healthy Life Day 5

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 5

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 5 Halfway there!  Five down and five to go.  It feels good reaching the halfway point. Today, it was a bit challenging to get out of bed, but I’ve figured out it’s all about will power.  When that alarm goes off, the success of my day can be determined by my immediate reaction.  Do I have the will power to get up out of bed and start Read More


Hibiscus Tea and the Common Cold

Hey there Cool Healthy Lifers, Remember a few articles ago when I kicked off the conversation highlighting why I love autumn so much?  Well, I failed to mention the pitfall of fall: the “back to school cold season.” Blame it on the Children Our sweet little loved ones.  They’re so cute and cuddly and we can’t imagine they would ever do anything to harm us … and then they come home from school with all those new germs they picked up from their new friends.  What begins as a runny nose for your precious princess translates into 48 hours of snot, Read More


The Best Thing You Can Do to Start the Day

Greetings Cool Healthy Lifers! Thanks for all the comments over the last few weeks!  I appreciate your stories and I’m always looking for additional topics that peak your interest.  Keep the comments and suggestions coming and stay tuned for more Cool Healthy Life tips! Last time, we focused on identifying some toxins we unexpectedly encounter on a daily basis –  and what to do about them.  Today we’re going to keep things simple. What is the one thing you need to do first thing in the morning – the minute you get out of bed?  Not five minutes after.  Not ten minutes after. Read More

Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac. What You Need to Know About Gluten

#5 – Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease.  What You Need to Know About Gluten Welcome back Cool Healthy Lifers. During our last post we walked through my five-pound bagel experience and how oddly my body reacts to bagels. One reason for that could have to do with gluten. Gluten is quickly becoming a complicated topic in our lives and gluten-free diets have become all the rage. So what is gluten and why do we care? Gluten 101 Any where we look these days we are seeing and (maybe even) smelling “gluten free” food products.  Most mainstream restaurants now offer gluten free alternatives or in some instances complete Read More

Five Pound Bagel

Do You Know a Bagel Weighs Five Pounds?

Blog #4 – Do You Know a Bagel Weighs Five pounds? Greetings Cool Healthy Lifers! In my last post, we talked about our summer beach trip and staying in the groove.  You want to know what knocks you out of the groove?  How about a five-pound bagel. Ok, ok.  I know what you’re thinking.  There is no way that a bagel weighs five pounds.  Maybe few ounces, max?  You’re right.  If you put a bagel on a scale it would probably weigh around 4-6 ounces.  Throw some yummy veggie cream cheese on there and you have yourself about an eight ounce breakfast.  Read More