Did you know that our greatest purpose as humans is to be happy? Happiness is truly our American Dream. We are all searching for more meaning in our lives to make us feel whole and complete. We wait all week for Friday, all year for summer and all life for happiness. We constantly compare ourselves to other people, what they have, and we don’t and try to buy our way to happiness by filling our lives with things and stuff that leaves us feeling even worse.
Breastfeeding has been the way to nurture babies since the dawn of human history. In fact, your body will start making colostrum during the second trimester of pregnancy. Upon delivery of the placenta, progesterone is released and prolactin is stimulated to produce milk, a process known as lactogenesis. In some cases of C-sections or when placenta fragments remain in the uterus, lactogenesis can be delayed, causing issues with milk production and breastfeeding. Uncomplicated deliveries usually […]
By now most people are aware of the health benefits of consuming high-quality fats such as coconut oil, avocados, almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, olives, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, and cod liver oil just to name a few. A nutritional plan deficient in healthy fats or proteins will compromise the health and performance of the human body. The same is true of carbohydrates.
Grains sometimes get a bad rep, but grains are one of nature’s perfect superfood and are important for overall well-being. Super grains are packed with dynamic properties needed for healthy hair, skin, nails, and aging. There are certain nutrients that you can actually only get from grains like specific B vitamins are that essential for energy and hormones. From sprouted grains to ancient grains, grains totally rock. 3 Better Bowls of Grains Make life better by […]
Hydrate Water is essential for delivering essential nutrients to your baby needed for healthy growth and development. It’s especially important to stay hydrated during pregnancy to prevent headaches, cramping, dizziness, UTIs, constipation, hemorrhoids and other pregnancy symptoms. Dehydration during the third trimester can actually lead to pre-term labor. Aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day. It may help to drink about 6 ounces of water every hour […]
Mindful Eater In Utero Did you know that human’s development majority of their taste buds in utero? By week 20, your baby has already developed its taste buds and is learning to prefer the foods you eat. You can actually shape a baby’s palate by eating a variety of healthy foods. Bring on the broccoli! In the third trimester they have more taste buds than they will in their entire lifetime. This is why it’s […]
There’s no better time to practice mindfulness than when you are creating another life. I am finding that I am more mindful than ever since I am experiencing so many things for the very first time now that I am pregnant. Pregnancy is truly a remarkable experience and forces you to be in tune with your body. Things are changing drastically, my stomach is growing bigger every day, I’m learning so many new things and […]
Back to School is one of the most exciting times as well as one of the most stressful times. It's the start of a new routine for the whole family and can be full of chaos. Make this a year to remember by setting your whole family up for a healthy and happy school year. Start by stocking your fridge with the superfoods found in the center of this Food Target. Time to get back on target!
By: Kristen Johnson, Registered Dietitian & Chief Mindful Living Officer at On Target Living Flus, colds, allergies, digestive issues, and food sensitivities run rampant in today’s world. I recently consulted a parent who’s child was allergic to fructose and therefore couldn’t eat fresh fruit. My new People magazine had a whole article about how a young girl was allergic to water. How can this be? At On Target Living, we have learned that there is […]
Today, we honor all of the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country. Take some time to slow down and appreciate the important things like time with family, friends, and summer weather. There is no better way to connect with those you love on this special holiday than with good ole fashioned BBQ.