Entries by Pam Mills

Is It Possible to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays?

Fat, sugar, and salt dominate many holiday recipes. This can make it seem tough to stay healthy or keep weight off over the holiday season. After all, who would dare change grandma’s famous stuffing? The answer is, you would! It’s certainly possible to make healthy substitutions, even in classic holiday recipes. Try these holiday recipe […]

The Holidays are Coming! And It’s Time to Destress

The holiday season can be a stressful time for many of us. It’s possible that you have many obligations, you may have to “get along with” people you’d rather not talk to, or you might be hosting family or friends in your home. This can all skyrocket your stress level – but it doesn’t have […]

How to Wean Yourself Off of Sugar

Eating sugar can cause addiction. Scientific studies have proven that consuming sugar activates the same brain receptors as taking addictive drugs. Additionally, sugar consumption leads to craving more sugar, binging on sugary foods, and choosing foods with refined sugar content over natural sugars. On top of all of this, it’s hard to find premade food […]

Diet or Exercise? Solutions for Weight Loss

The holidays are almost here. With this new season often comes weight gain that never goes away. Multiple studies have found that every year, around the holidays, Americans gain 1 lb that we never lose. This is bad news for anyone attempting to get fit and healthy. However, you can overcome this issue. The holiday […]

How to Keep Your Child Healthy This School Year

School has started for many Portland students – and will soon begin for children in Oregon City, Gresham, Milwaukie and surrounding areas. The new school year brings the food challenge all busy moms and dads face: keeping one’s child healthy at school. Not only are children usually exposed to potential allergens and germs at school, […]

Your “Gut Feeling” is Right

Have you ever had a feeling that something within your body just isn’t working the way it should? Perhaps you are now sensitive to certain foods that previously didn’t bother you. Maybe you keep gaining weight, even though you have been dieting and exercising. Well, it could be that your gut is the problem. Leaky […]

Non-Toxic Alternatives to Sunscreen

Now that summer is here, many people are using sunscreen-based creams or simply applying sunscreen to protect their skin. Sunscreen is an important protector against harmful UV rays. Unfortunately, few people actually look at what is in their sunscreen and research which ingredients are toxic. Your skin is your largest organ – and for many […]

Ten Summer Weight Loss Tips That Really Work

It’s summer! Sleeves are shorter, shorts are regular weekend wear and we are heading to the beach or pool. This is the time of year when men and women around the U.S. want to lose weight. Whether you have a few stubborn inches that don’t seem to want to go away or you have a […]

Is There a Perfect Food?

While there is probably no absolutely perfect food that fills every nutritional need, coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods you can put into your body. Coconut oil is an oil that has been extracted from the meat of a coconut or from coconut milk. This oil has many health benefits, but it’s important […]

Can You Avoid These Five Symptoms of Stress?

Modern life is filled with stresses. The three most common sources of stress are family pressures, work, and finances. Unfortunately, studies have shown over and over again that stress can cause health problems. This is because, when you are experiencing stress, your nervous system activates your fight or flight response, releasing adrenaline and cortisol into […]