Entries by Maggie Christopher

Brown Rice Pudding

Not only is this a comforting, warm treat on a cold winter’s night, but the spices have some impressive health benefits too. Cardamom is a digestive aid, detoxifies the body and provides relief from congestion. Cinnamon stabilizes the blood sugar and lowers LDL cholesterol. Enjoy! Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1 ½ cups long grain brown rice […]

Chicken Casserole with Root Vegetables (dairy & gluten free!)

Makes 6-8 servings It’s not easy to find a dairy and gluten free hot dish! This recipe is very versatile so add your favorite vegetables. Its creamy consistency makes for a comforting dish. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking and biscuit flour, but you can use any gluten free flour. If you can […]

An Enlightened Approach to Sustainable Weight Loss

Sustainable weight loss involves relying on the wisdom of nature and your body, while at the same time engaging in emotional and spiritual growth. Fad diets have a beginning and an end, and they rely on willpower to get a person through the diet. People fall into the diet trap which is unsustainable over their […]

What does Sugar Consumption have to do with Cholesterol?

The egg has gotten a really bad reputation for creating unhealthy cholesterol levels. Unfair! It’s the donut or sugary cereal you might be pairing it with that’s the problem. This 14-minute clip that aired on”60 Minutes” discusses the correlation between sugar and unhealthy cholesterol. If you’re struggling with high cholesterol or you’ve gone on medication […]

Are Your Feelings Causing Your Weight Gain?

The most valuable knowledge a therapist gave me was ‘feelings won’t hurt you.’ I hadn’t ever considered this. Ten years ago I was too busy  pushing down any uncomfortable feeling with food. I had gained 25 pounds over a 3-year period by eating lots of desserts, drinking soda and consuming processed carbs (my favorite was […]

Award-Winning Chili Recipe

One of my clients made this recipe for a Chili Cook-off and she won! So I thought I would share it with everyone. The source of protein in this recipe is versatile: beans, organic ground turkey or grass-fed beef. It is a simple one-pot meal and the leftovers are delicious! Turkey Chipotle Chili Serves 8 […]

Power Juice – Nutrient-Packed and Delicious

I’ve been on the hunt for a delicious juice recipe that incorporates greens. I’m delighted to share this recipe that will lift your mood, give you energy and brighten your complexion. This juice is PACKED with antioxidants. Let me share a little bit about why this is valuable. Antioxidants help fight oxidation, a normal chemical […]

6 Tips to Reduce Your Sugar Cravings

I often hear the question, “If I want to take just one step to improve my health, what would it be?” My answer is, “Reduce the refined white sugar in your diet.” Did you read that and feel uneasy? This is a common reaction. People consume sugar to relax, to suppress uncomfortable emotions and to […]

Gluten-Free Diets: What They Are and How You Can Benefit

Why are we hearing more about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? You might be wondering why more people are diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. From my research, a number of reasons emerged. Americans are eating significantly more processed foods, most of which contain gluten, than they ever have in the past; coupled with […]

Your Food Cravings Unlock the Answers

Many people try to use willpower to improve their diet and lose weight. Unfortunately, most people end up failing because it is very difficult to maintain a self-induced willpower over an extended period of time. Consider a different approach instead. Within your very cravings lie the keys to unlock true success for long-term health and […]