Did you know that the average American gets about 50% more protein each day than they need? Excessive protein intake can increase your risk of dehydration, can lead to weight gain and over time can result in kidney or bone damage. The main reasons for this excessive intake by Americans relates to large portion sizes and the misperception created by the media that high protein consumption will create a muscular and lean physique. Protein

Family Visit

  One of the many benefits of spending time back home with my family is the insights my kids get into me as their Mom.  To spend time with my family means you hear stories...lots of them.  And although, those stories have been told many times before (much to my dismay), my kids relish in hearing about when I was young, immature, not so smart and well...just not who I am today! It adds dimension
Like any good woman, I went and got my hair done today. I ended up talking to one of the hair stylists who hadn't seen me since the last time I was in a few months ago (no judgements please!).  She remarked at how healthy and happy I looked compared to the last time she spoke with me.  Now, to create some context, the last time I spoke with her was about 6 weeks after