Log In


Reset Password
Southwest Life

Alcoholic beverages: Let’s go there

Let’s face it: Healthy nutrition can be a challenge when you find yourself staring into a giant pan of freshly baked brownies or enjoying a dinner with friends only to drink way too much win...

Belly fat: What you don’t see in the mirror

Millions of Americans struggle to prevent or lose accumulated belly fat. Many times, the No. 1 focus is our appearance. However, belly fat is also terrible for your health. There are two ty...

Cholesterol and foods to enjoy

Does talk about cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides make your head spin? If so, you’re not alone, even though millions of Americans are dealing with unhealthy cholesterol numbers that pu...

Simple but powerful: How to shop for healthful food

What’s easier, pulling a train uphill or navigating the aisles of a grocery store to find food that’s not only delicious but healthful? Many might take their chances with the train because a...

Shift your focus to gain momentum with your health

Has your determination to lose weight created the perfect storm of guilt, food dissatisfaction and unhealthy body image that follows you around? As a dietitian with a health-driven nutrition...

The heavy hitters in the ’dirty food’ world

If you want to feed your body healthier food, you can simplify it even beyond the games of balancing calories and macronutrients (amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrates). The first best ...

Emotional eating – is it why diets have failed you?

Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Would you classify yourself as an emotional eater? Spoiler alert: We are all human, so we all eat for emotional reasons to some degr...

Stop eating these foods to protect the trillions of tiny soldiers fighting for your health

“My what?” you may be asking. The microbiome is the vast collection of trillions of bacteria in your digestive system that work together to maintain health. Your microbiome begins...

What’s better, a cupcake or a gluten-free cupcake?

Should you be eating a gluten-free diet? Maybe you are curious to know if it will help you feel better. Gluten is probably the most vilified food protein in America. About 5% of t...

There is something even better than willpower

As you set your 2021 health goals, keep in mind that relying on discipline (aka willpower) alone has a high probability of leaving you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and short of your goals...

Make sure stress doesn’t throw away all your nutrients

Do this with me, breathe in deep through your nose and out slowly through your mouth. (Repeat three times.) It’s been a peculiar year to say the least! With the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Six nutrition principles most fad diets don’t include

It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 butted its ugly head in the world. That might mean your kids are still at home, your favorite gym is closed, your kids don’t have school sp...