Mermaid Wellness

Where Holistic Health meets Urban Homesteading

little mermaid

All shapes and sizes welcome

Where gluten hides! EVEN MERMAIDS NEED A VACATION. MERMAID WELLNESS IS TAKING A SMALL BREAK. PLEASE ENJOY THIS LITTLE EXCERPT FROM DELICIOUS LIVING ON 10 ITEMS WHERE YOU CAN FIND GLUTEN HIDING. ALWAYS ALWAYS READ YOUR LABELS  AND WHEN TRYING TO AVOID GLUTEN LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING WORDS “GLUTEN, WHEAT, RYE, AND BARLEY”. MERMAID WELLNESS WILL BE BACK NEXT WITH AN ALL NEW POST! ARE YOU HAVING A GREAT SUMMER? ARE YOU TAKING A FEW MINUTES EVERY DAY FOR YOURSELF? BE SURE TO EAT WHOLE, SIMPLE REAL FOODS, MOVE A LITTLE EVERY DAY (OR A LOT), GET GOOD SLEEP, AND TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF AND ABOVE ALL BREATHE DEEPLY EVERY DAY. Continue Reading

Ugg not todayI call them energy muggers and they steal your energy, leaving you fatigued and unmotivated. So energy muggers, what is stealing your energy and how to get it back?

There are things in life that totally suck your energy right away from you. The good news is these things can be dealt with and  you can regain your youthful energy (well most of it anyway)!  Continue Reading

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Water the best detox – Image partially courtesy of Delicious Living

To detox or not to detox, that is the question. And I get it often. The answer is NO! and YES! Don’t you love ambiguous answers? No, I am not going to do that to you. Really you should detox and cleanse your body just not in any extreme ways.And I mean even the no food just juice for a week or don’t eat for a week ways. Actors often go through extreme cleanses and detoxes to get ready for a role. In 2006 Beyonce only drank lemonade for 10 days to lose 20 pounds (1). Does this sound like a good idea? No, of course not. In fact I recall she got pretty sick doing that. Now she had a team of people tending to her so they could get her up and running in no time. Experts agree that trying to rid your body of toxins in just a few weeks with extreme methods, like enemas or colonics or only lemon water, is not really a good idea.  Continue Reading

tomato salad

Super Sexy Salad

Super sexy salad? Whaaat? Has she lost it completely? Well no but sexy got you reading this far.Aactually, yes, it is sexy.  I assure you this “salad” is crazy good. I am not really sure it is even a salad but when I mix lots of stuff together on a plate I call it a salad. Continue Reading

alternatives to pill

A Nation of Pill Poppers

We are a nation of pill poppers. We immediately run to the medicine cabinet at the first sign of pain or discomfort, sneezing or heartburn. It is not our fault we are this way, really it’s not. Do you watch television? Then you know every other ad seems like an ad for a pharmaceutical. A new drug to help us sleep, help us be romantic, for goodness sake, help improve our moods and there is even an ad now for a drug to combat your opioid induced constipation. To make matters worse, we go to the doctor’s office when we do not feel well and we  almost always leave with a prescription or two or three. And more times than not we do not even really know the root cause of why we are sick. How did this all happen? How do we stop this madness?

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Nutrition Boosters and an excellent e-guide! This cool tidbit of info as well as the attached e-guide are brought to you this week by Delicious Living and their sponsor. Mermaid Wellness is brewing up a really cool post for next week. Until then enjoy the following! Be sure you popped the popcorn using organic popcorn kernels– putting it on microwaved butter popcorn so doesn’t count! And for your yogurt please check the label for sugar content – yogurt is one of the worst offenders. try whole milk plain yogurt, especially goat’s milk- you can sweeten with a little raw honey!
sweet potato nachos

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SWEET POTATO NACHOS

gluten free; vegetarian(maybe)

I have not posted a recipe in quite a while and these are simply too yummy to not share. Thanks Delicious Living for the inspiration. I even included some meat as an option because I know I never post meat stuff. It is of course totally optional as is the yogurt topping. As the fourth of July approaches and you are looking for an “All-American” dish to serve at your party (yes I am giggling at the irony of nachos being all american but really they are) but want to keep it real, whole and healthy then this is the perfect recipe. Continue Reading

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Living the Life you Want

What is your life expectancy? Find out in here in this post. I recently had the privilege of hearing Dan Buettner speak about the Blue Zones and life expectancy. Dan is the best selling author of “The Blue Zones” and a founder of The Blue Zone Project.

What is a Blue Zone? It is a geographical area where the people indigenous to that area live long, healthily and happy lives. It is a “hotspot for longevity” There are currently 5 blue zones in the world – Sardinia Italy, Ikaria Greece (the newest blue zone), Okinawa Japan, Nicoya Costa Rica and Loma Linda California (home to the 7th day Adventists). People routinely in these areas lives passed 100 and in great health. Continue Reading

Mermaid Wellness has a new fresh look

Why is DIET a four letter word? We have all tried to diet. Most of us many times. Often, a “diet” will jump start us and we lose weight and it will be successful. But almost just as often, we rebound and put the weight back on, Then we go another diet, or go back on the same one because it worked the last time. We lose the weight, loosen the reigns on our diet and before we know it, the weight mysteriously shows back up, and often brings a few extra guests.

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good fat

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Fat is back in a good way! Thanks to new and emerging research, we now know that eating healthy fat doesn’t necessarily lead to weight gain. Although fat is caloric (it contains 9 calories per gram, more than double that of proteins and carbohydrates), this macronutrient boosts your satiety—meaning you stay fuller for longer.

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