This is a starting point to harness the power of daily habits for Beautiful Longevity. Your body is brilliantly designed to last an active lifetime. It is up to you to provide your body with all the things it needs to keep you healthy and functioning at your best. In a nutshell, little daily habits can help you or hurt you. So adopt the habits that will provide you with the greatest health benefits, and eliminate the ones that are negatively affecting you.

I suggest you take a look at a typical day, decide the easiest habits for you to add, and start doing them daily.  After a few weeks, add one or two more healthy habits. Try eliminating the inflammation causing foods one at a time. Evaluate how that makes you feel. Obviously, you don’t have to do all the things in this guide. Think of this as your checklist for ideas to help you find the habits that work best for you.

Warm Lemon Water  Rehydrate each morning with a a glass of warm lemon water to end the fast that happens during sleep.

Take a Probiotic   to help maintain strong immune function. Best taken on an empty stomach.

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Recommendation for Prenatal:

Eat Breakfast:  Start your day with healthy fats, fiber, fruits, vegetables and protein. Fiber, protein and healthy fats at breakfast slows down stomach emptying and suppresses the production of ghrelin, one of the main hormones that stimulates hunger.

Eat More Fiber:  Add more fiber to your diet for improved digestive, heart and skin health. Fiber helps you feel full longer, and can improve blood sugar levels and weight management.

Avoid Inflammation Causing Foods  Eliminate gluten, diary, soy, peanuts, eggs, artificial ingredients and sweeteners, and added sugar. Dairy, gluten and sugar all have opiate like affects on the brain, making them addictive. Eliminate these foods to help control inflammation in your body.

Exercise:  Exercise can literally make you younger at a cellular level, need I say more!

Drink More Water:  Staying hydrated helps maintain the balance of body fluids, keeps you from eating when you are thirsty, energizes muscles by keeping electrolytes balanced and helps your kidneys cleanse and rid your body of toxins.

Manage Stress  Learn techniques for managing stress and cultivate a mindfulness practice. Stress hormones wreak havoc on your endocrine system and contribute to inflammation in the body. Meditation, breath work, prayer and yoga are some of the practices that can reduce levels of stress in the body.

Sleep Better:  Make sleep a priority. Sleep is the time when critical cellular repair takes place and your body processes stress and toxins. 7-9 hours of sleep is linked with increased longevity.

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I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide for vibrant longevity. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.