Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it (especially if you suffer from hyperadrenergic POTS) Why all the confusion? If you want to know whether you should drink coffee or avoid it, today’s post is for you. Coffee affects different people differently. It has some health benefits, but there are people who should avoid it. Is this you? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe? Not to mention, what’s my recommended recipe (and does it contain coffee, decaf, or tea?). Oh, the suspense!
There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good. In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat. Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe. HINT: Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side. I'm talking about overeating at meals. I know that many people who struggle with Dysautonomia have digestive issues and probably don’t eat enough. But there are some who don’t have digestive issues or they ignore their digestive woes and tend to overeat which can exacerbate your symptoms due to the increase of blood volume in your stomach. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and wellbeing. Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods. But we may still overeat. In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you've got one up on the overeating cravings.
So, in my last post, I shared how I USED TO BE a sugaraholic. I received several messages from people saying they wished they weren’t addicted to sugar and they wish they could eat the way I was eating. You may see me working out and eating salads now BUT, it hasn’t always been that way. I LOVED sugar! So much so, that I became a pretty good baker. Yeah, I wanted REAL desserts and not store-bought ones. I also needed to have something sweet after lunch and dinner. It was almost like I HAD to have something sweet; like a true addict. It was pretty bad. (more…)