Get an Oil Change

Get an Oil Change By Michelle Sala, Integrative Health Coach Don’t believe what you’ve been told about such oils as vegetable oil, canola oil, soybean oil, etc. These are not heart healthy oils. While they may not contain cholesterol and be low in saturated fats, they are highly inflammatory and can damage your cell membranes…

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

Is Your Sunscreen Safe? By Michelle Sala, Certified Integrative Health Coach I think it’s interesting that suddenly consumers are interested in safer sunscreen to protect coral reefs¹ but have been ignorant to the fact that these same chemicals are also unsafe for humans. Dermatologists have drilled into our thinking that we must wear sunscreen everyday…

Am I Nuts?

Am I Nuts? (Don’t answer that!) By Michelle Sala, Certified Integrative Health Coach Do you find yourself eating a lot of nuts because they are considered a healthy snack or addition to recipes? Those who follow a Paleo, vegan or vegetarian diet tend to eat a lot of nuts because of their healthy fats and…

Wine: Friend or Foe?

Wine: Friend or Foe? By Michelle Sala, Certified Integrative Health Coach Giving up alcohol, or limiting it, is a big stumbling block for those trying to lose weight and/or wanting to reduce inflammation which drives such health conditions as diabetes, high blood pressure, and joint pain, to name a few. Others have had to give…

The Problem with Wheat

The Problem with Wheat By Michelle Sala, Integrative Health Coach The gluten-free craze has gotten crazy! People pick up on fads thinking they’re healthy but haven’t really done the research. For instance, the number of gluten-free processed food options have gone through the roof. However, these processed foods are not any healthier than their gluten…