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Changes by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have been reflecting on the last 2 years of my life and I’m amazed at the positive changes I have made for myself.  So much so that I started this blog.  I’ve never been o ... Read on »
Do acidic foods really cause acid reflux? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I hit up my daily dose of healthy living reading at huffingtonpost.com and found an article I got to call out as total B.S.   This article, Acid Reflux Food: Triggers May Lu ... Read on »
Taking a step forward: incorporate eggs into your diet by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I often feel misunderstood…but I don’t think it can compare to how an egg feels…if an egg could “feel”.   Eggs have a bad reputation for raising cholesterol and containing l ... Read on »
Make the soda craving go away! by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The other morning I was craving a diet coke.   Images of a tall glass filled to the brim with diet coke and the perfect amount of ice were dancing in my head.   I wanted to ... Read on »
It’s Autumn and I want some comfort food! Is Acorn Squash the answer? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s a typically autumn Saturday afternoon in Ohio.   It’s chilly, I’m battling a little cold, and college football is blaring on the television.   Unlike many people, I see ... Read on »
Going to the gym. We all have our reasons. by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have had some thoughts going through my head recently and I need to get them off my chest.  I guess my blog is a good forum for it so here goes… I work with a personal tra ... Read on »
Simplify by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve been feeling a little stressed and overwhelmed with all the “stuff” I need to do.  This feeling was suppose to subside once I wrapped up studying non-stop. Yet, the fee ... Read on »
A green smoothie that tastes good! I swear! by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Want an easy way to get a couple servings of fruit with a serving of veggies?   How about a green smoothie.  No matter how many weird looks you get from your friends and co- ... Read on »
Taking a step forward: eat more fruit by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Apples have started to show up at the farmer’s market and I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about the importance of fruit in your diet and how they can help your ... Read on »
October Unprocessed Pledge by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I regularly read the blogger over at eatingrules.com and a few years ago he started an online campaign based on a simple idea…go an entire month without eating processed foo ... Read on »
Finding peace in the midst of chaos by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s been over a week since I’ve done a post because I’ve been in the midst of chaos.  I’m sitting down right now to find some peace.  For the past year, I’ve been sitting f ... Read on »
Are interesterified oils the new trans fat? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression So, I was sitting in a nutrition seminar at my gym and the nutritionist is talking about good fats and bad fats.   It seems to be common knowledge now that trans fat are ver ... Read on »
Paleo vs. Vegan – Can’t we all just get along? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Ladies and Gentlemen, Let’s get ready to rumble! In the red corner, noshing on a juicy steak, we have the Paleo diet!  And in the blue corner, sipping on a kale smoothie, we ... Read on »
Take a step forward: 8 reasons to quit drinking pop and how to do it. by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In a previous post, I talked about the health benefits of drinking more water.  Hopefully if you are drinking more water, you are drinking less of the things that are not so ... Read on »
I am that fat girl by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression For the past couple of days I’ve been a little down on myself.  I have a tendenacy to think I’m never good enough no matter how hard I work and the negative thoughts start c ... Read on »
Taking a step forward: Find inspiration and get moving by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Every two years the world comes together for an epic event, the Olympics.   We get to watch the greatest athletes in the world compete.   We are in awe of their power.   Whe ... Read on »
Prescription…for produce? Yes! by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression This CNN article made my day.  Hell, it’s made my week!  A non-profit organization, Wholesome Wave, is funding a fruit and vegetable prescription program which works with do ... Read on »
Am I fooling myself? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression As you can see by reading some of my previous posts, I am a fan of the healthy living section of the Huffington Post.  In addition to the typical “health news” about the lat ... Read on »
Is my love affair with caffeine over? by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The beautiful device you see above is my Keurig coffee maker.  It has special spot in the corner of my cubicle (next to my Brita pitcher) always ready to serve me.  We met a ... Read on »
The down low on H2O by Mandy A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression So I’ve made mention several times about how important I believe a healthy, wholesome diet is to managing depression.   I’ve also talked about how important it is to take ... Read on »