Lessons From a Tomato

In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in

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It’s HERE! ChelseaLayna.com has arrived. 1

What’s new? Why the change? After years of experience and education, I’ve learned that being healthy is more than just about being fit, it’s about being whole and finding balance. With that understanding, I’ve narrowed my focus to three essential areas where balance is key to reaching optimal health; fitness,

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A Daughter’s Pride (Part 2)

If you Missed Part 1, read it here.  This is my Mom’s journey after she decided to live, and live a life free of weight related complications.  Being the avid “facebooker” that she is, she felt compelled to answer the question always asked of her as she shared about her

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Spice Up Your Antioxidant Power

Antioxidant compounds have the ability to protect cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules that have become unstable due oxygen exposure. The most prevalent causes for this are internal stressors such as toxins (environmental, food, medication, alcohol) and excessive exercise (usually aerobic). Free radical damage can set the

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A Daughter’s Pride Pt. 1

This post will go down in history as one I am most proud of!  Then next one will be when she gets there (read more, you’ll see what that means). 6 months ago, my Mom over 65 years young, sedentary and well overweight with type II diabetes, set out on

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To be or not to be Gluten Free?

Gluten free diets have been a media craze for quite some time now. Most recently, nutritionists are speaking up about the gluten free fad, calling some gluten free diet choices bad for your health and your waistline. Looking deeper into the media buzz, you will find that what is being

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Who’s really behind that perfect Facebook life?

If you are human, I’m sure you have looked at your Facebook feed and felt self-conscious or that your life wasn’t good enough.  I mean look how perfect these lives are, yours is clearly inadequate, right? Maybe not…. One in ten social media users admitted that they told lies already, with

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So what’s wrong with preservatives & food dyes anyway…..?

The dangers of Trans-fats, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners, and even MSG have been under scrutiny for quite some time now.  More recently, food additives or “chemicals” have been added to the list, being linked to problems such as ADHD and even cancer.  The FDA claims that the connections

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Wrap it up! A Healthy Tortilla Alternative. 1

  Too often, the thought of eating healthy is synonymous with restriction, yet it doesn’t have to be.  You CAN eat healthy AND enjoy many of the same flavors of your favorite “unhealthy” foods.  Soon you’ll crave the rich and fresh flavor provided by the healthier option and other whole healthy

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