Thursday, November 19, 2009

This blog has moved!

Hey everyone! I've finally got the new blog done enough that I can start using it. So from here on out everything will be at the new address:

Please come visit me and update your bookmarks and links!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Never judge a study by it's headline

Here's my thoughts on the recent study and headlines concerning moods and low-carb diets.

Low-carb diets and moods: what the headlines aren't telling you

Would love to hear your thoughts on this, so please leave your comments here or on examiner.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Does the Diet You Choose Affect Your Mood? - ABC News

I was interviewed yesterday by ABC News for this article. Be sure to read all three pages. I have my personal thoughts on this coming soon, but wanted to share this with you first. Enjoy!

Does the Diet You Choose Affect Your Mood? - ABC News

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Gluten Free Diets and MS

A good friend of mine, Lucinda Gunnin, has been dealing with multiple sclerosis for many years now. She recently tried a gluten free diet and is experiencing some great results.

You know how you feel if you step on something while swimming? When it hurts, but the pain isn't as sharp of immediate as it should be? That's sort of how my right leg has felt for most of eight years.

So, when I walked out to the mailbox this morning and felt some soreness in the ball of my foot, I was dang near ecstatic. Whether its coincidental, anecdotal or just plain weird luck, I feel amazingly more health since getting gluten out of my regular diet.

I recommend reading the rest of her article: Treating Multiple Sclerosis with a Gluten-Free Diet

MS is a difficult disease to live with and finding any method to improve quality of life is a blessing. I know many of my readers follow a gluten free and low-carb diet. I know you understand the difficulty of finding food products free of ingredients you don't want. If you have any tips, suggestions or just want to offer her a word of encouragement, please do leave a comment on her article. If you want to learn more about MS and the gluten free diet, I recommend you subscribe to her column. I believe you'll learn a lot in the coming months as she shares her experience and journey with us.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Wellsphere Health Blogger Awards

Wellsphere is having it's annual Health Blogger Award contest and once again my name is in the hat. If this blog has helped or inspired you in anyway, please take a moment to vote for me. If I've given you a chuckle, made you think, or kept you from buying something awful (or lead you to something awesome), please take a moment to vote for me. If I've been no help you at all, then I don't deserve the award so don't worry about it. :)

Just click the graphic below or to the side to vote. ----------------->


People's HealthBlogger Award - Help Amy win!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Moving soon!

Hey everyone! I'm working on moving the blog over to the new address today. Blogger is making me crazy so I'm tired of messing with it. I will let you know as soon as it's moved. We will also have a whole new look soon, so can't wait to share that as well!

Have a safe low-carb Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Books For Treats

I'd like to direct your attention to my latest article. This one talks about a cool and healthy idea for those little trick-or-treaters that visit you each year.

Books For Treats: give brain candy this year

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Links and Updates

(Cool photo by elessar x)

Hey everyone!

It's a nasty, bleak, rainy day here in Illinois. I'd really still love to be in bed right now, but knowing me I'd toss and turn and think about all the stuff I should be getting done. So here I am working on some projects at the computer. Part of my daily routine is to read my favorite comics (and I have loads of them so it takes a few minutes) and catch up on my favorite blogs. I've found several interesting links lately I'd like to share.

First, an awesome post by one of my favorite bloggers - Tom Naughton. In his Fat Head blog, he gives us an idea of what life would be like if mechanics were nutritionists and nutritionists were mechanics. It's a hilarious, but true-to-life read that really helps drive the point home about how messed up some "health experts" are in their thinking. Check it out. And if you don't subscribe to his blog, you really should.

What If Mechanics and Nutritionists Switched Jobs

For those who do not know, my friend Dana Carpender started writing for CarbSmart early this year. Her weekly column is full of fun, advice and information. I especially like her column from last week about Halloween and traditions. Make sure you check it out, along with all her other great articles.

Have A Low Carb Halloween

And speaking of Halloween, I'll repost my examiner column link from last year when I wrote about non-sugar treat ideas.

The best Halloween treats for little goblins

Another friend, Laura Dolson, is looking for low-carb stories to share on If you'd like to tell your story - whether it be about weight loss, health benefits, or blood sugar control - be sure to check out her page here.

Now for an update: The scale dropped again this morning. That's now a total of 12.6 lbs gone since starting the Eades 6 Week Cure. I'm doing it a bit different than written, but Dr. Eades did say it was ok to stay on any of the week you like for as long as you like. I rotate between weeks 1-2 and weeks 3-4. So I have a shake week day or a meat week day, depending on what I feel like doing. I know I owe you all a review on the book, so I'll try to get that up asap.

Have a great low-carb day and I'll try to be back later with more interesting news. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

New blog and website under way!

I have officially switched hosting and am working on the new blog and website now. If you try to visit you'll get an "under construction" message, but I plan to have it all up and running again in a few short days. I'll keep this blog going until the new one is ready to go and I'll try to transfer all the content over as well.

I'll let you know as soon as it's all working! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

I know it's only Tuesday, but it feels like it should be Friday. It's already been a long week.

So, just an update.

Weight is staying the same, but had a couple of bad days, so that's really pretty amazing considering I didn't do so well. I'm back on track now and just plugging away each ounce at at time.

I have a couple of reviews I'm ready to do. The new Atkins bake mix and a new bathroom scale from EatSmart. Lots to tell you on these so will hopefully have them up soon. Kids have a thing to go to this afternoon though, so not sure if it will happen today.

I purchased new hosting and domain transfer yesterday for my website - Healthy Low-Carb Living. As soon as that is all up and running, this blog will move there using WordPress. I'll be sure to let you know once it is all working correctly. I'm also working on a new design for all of it, so I'm excited about that.

On the photography front, I finished and sent in another unit. I have 3 more to go and my goal is to have them finished by the new year. This is another reason I'm having to push daily blogging aside a bit. I gotta get this schooling finished pronto.

On a different note, I'm really looking forward to the low-carb cruise in March. I hope many of you are able to go so I can meet you in person. :) It's going to be a great time!

Okay, gotta get them kids ready for their shindig. Lay-tah!