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I ♥ Real Food!

Yes, I eat real food: organic, whole, natural and minimally processed food. Full of nutrients and unaltered.

Growing up my family enjoyed and celebrated with food. What American family doesn't?  The holidays were always a big thing at my grandmother's house, with warm, comforting meals followed by dessert bringing us together. My parents were very healthy eaters (vegetarian mom, omnivore dad) and made sure that my sister and I loved all kinds of produce. They helped me form a good relationship with food and understanding of the correlation between eating whole foods and health. I'm thankful for that.

"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food." ~ Hippocrates

Although I've had my share of sugar, candy, soda, and fast food over the years too, and I now try to enjoy "treats" in moderation. I'm proud to say that I no longer drink soda or eat fast food. European Chocolate and a glass of red wine is one of my favorite treats, but fruit alone can be dessert for me. And after trying Raw Vegan Chocolate Cherry Balls I have a new perspective on treats... healthy and delicious, what a crazy concept!

The way of eating (and also thinking) that has helped me the most are the T-Tapp God Made/Man Made Dietary Guidelines. This is a whole food approach to eating with moderation on the processed food products (think anything boxed or instant). Eat as many veggies as you want (except corn and white potatoes), fruit (1-2 servings/day), lean grass-fed free-range meats, organic dairy and eggs, beans and legumes, and whole grains (brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, spelt or sprouted grain). I try to fill 1/2 my plate with produce and really enjoy green smoothies these days. For more details visit

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Rochefoucauld

To honor my body, health and the planet I try my best to avoid consuming dangerous "foods" with these ingredients: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), substitute sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) aka Corn Sugar, preservatives, additives, pesticides and chemicals, hormones and medications, plus anything I have to "Google" to find out what it is.

I like to focus on making better choices. Eating clean is a process. Baby steps add up to big dietary changes over time! There have been times in my life where I ate total junk for weeks on end. I still enjoy those types of foods, but not daily. My body craves veggies and I eat at least 4-6 servings a day, plus 1-2 servings of fruit (frozen or fresh, mostly organic).

Cheers and bon appetit!


Benefits of Face Brushing

You've heard me talk about Body Brushing and all the wonderful health and beauty benefits that come along with it, but what about Face Brushing? You can brush your face and neck and get the same type of benefits as body brushing delivers! Facial brushing removes dead skin and stimulates circulation , which firms and improves skin tone . Your skin will become softer and smoother ! It's like a mini facial massage every time you brush, a fabulous way to spoil yourself during your daily facial cleaning routine. In order to do the face brushing sequence you need a small natural-fiber bristle brush . The important thing to look for when selecting the appropriate face brush are natural plant fiber bristles. Do not use the type with plastic bristles because it will not have the same effect. I'm excited to announce that T-Tapp now sells  face brushes ! In addition to the Body Brushing Sequence,  Teresa Tapp created a special Face Brushing Sequence that has been proven

Benefits of Body Brushing

Body brushing is incredible for the skin and healing of the body. Europeans have been body brushing for centuries...maybe that's why they look so fantastic! This blog post will go into some education about What is Body Brushing? Body Brushing is also known as skin brushing and dry brushing . It's done using a natural bristle brush, like the T-Tapp Body Brush pictured above ($11.00, ). Teresa Tapp, creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes , has developed a specific body brushing pattern that's proven to be effective for all ages and a variety of health and beauty concerns. Teresa's pattern involves brushing the entire body from the feet all the way up to the neckline. Once finished go back and brush the areas that need a little extra attention, such as the butt, thighs and abdomen.  It's best to body brush first thing in the morning , when the increased blood flow will help wake you up and the body is in a natur

Amazing Eats at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Last night I had the most fabulous meal with my sista at Pappadeaux in Atlanta. She's been keeping this place a secret from me! We get there around 8pm and find out that she knows the hostess from way back. (Our buzzer literally went off after about 5 minutes when there was over a 40 minute wait for a table. VIP!) The first thing that we ordered was the most delicious dip I have EVER put in my mouth, hands down! Lump Crab & Spinach Dip with crispy garlic cheese bread ...OMG. I could eat that by itself and call it a night. I saw a woman with this drink and had to order one for myself. It's called a Swamp Thing made from a mix of raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane & Margarita . Fantastic! Brain freeze though. I hate to admit that even though I'm a Florida girl, I've never had oysters before . She was shocked and insisted that we order some. Her favorites were the Oysters Baton Rouge - oysters on the half shell baked with a Parm