Health Tips

Health Tips from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

Resolutions for Life

2018 written in the sand on a beach

How many years has your New Year’s Resolution been to lose weight? If year after year you make the same resolution, try incorporating these 10 tips based on behavior and nutrition into your weight loss plan.

10 Tips for Healthier Holiday Parties

Photo: Wrapped presents

‘Tis the season for holiday parties which usually include seasonal treats. With all of the extra treats, the average American gains one pound over the holiday season. This may not seem like much, but considering that most Americans don’t ever lose that pound, it can add up over the years.

Spice Up Your Holiday Cooking

Sage and cinnamon spices

Is there anything quite so comforting as the smells and flavors that come with holiday baking and cooking? Herbs and spices play a major role in fragrant and delicious holiday food. Beyond the smells and flavors, herbs and spices provide amazing health benefits that make them stars of the holiday season.

Meet All Your Nutritional Needs with a Plant-Based Diet

Photo: Plant-based stew with chickpeas and vegetables
  • “What do you eat for protein?”
  • “Do you eat a lot of salads?” 

These are common questions people ask when discussing a plant-based diet. Fortunately, a well-planned plant-based diet can easily provide all the nutrients necessary to thrive.

Decreasing Inflammation with Diet

Photo: Fresh Berries

Women are multi-taskers; if we are doing one thing we are doing six things. We are wonderful at getting things accomplished but we often put our own needs and health on the back-burner.

Back to School Fuel: Healthy Nutrition for the School Year

Child eating apple

How does summer always slip by so quickly? August brings us back to school with busy mornings and activity-illed evenings. Today I will share some easy tips to help ease you back into the school routine.

Oodles of Zoodles

Photo: Zoodles in a bowl with tomatoes

Zoodles are an easy way to increase vegetable consumption in some of your favorite recipes. The average diet in the United States falls short of the recommended daily serving of vegetables. These recommended servings depend on a few factors such as age and gender. Two to three cups of vegetables per day is generally recommended for adults.

Fresh Local Fruit: Nature’s Candy

Photo: Island Fruits

Summer in Hawaii means an abundance of local fruit. Fresh fruit is a healthy alternative to candy, sugar-filled drinks, and desserts. We are lucky to live in Hawaii where we have amazing fruit year-round but some local favorites pop up during the summer months.

Calcium and Women’s Health

Photo: Mother and son shopping

In May we celebrate Mother’s Day and also National Women’s Health Week. Women’s health needs differ from person to person in many ways. But one nutrient many of us struggle with is calcium.

Malama Your Mama

Photo of mountains

A few years ago my now husband and I visited Molokai to hike and have some time away from the city. After a revitalizing long weekend we stopped at a small bookstore before flying home.