Healing By the Bay

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*+-Food for thought. When ancient Greek doctors completed their studies they were crowned with laurel branches – baca (branches), lauris (laurel).  The origin of the word baccalaureate. For the ancient Romans, bay laurel was the symbol of victory and courage.  Chariot race winners were crowned with branches of bay laurel. While many of us know … (read more…)

These Cues Might Be Influencing Your Poor Eating Habits

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*+-Here’s a bizarre piece of research on a reason that we might chose a high calorie dessert!  Besides flavor, that is….   Turns out,  we might subconsciously be driven towards sweets even before we consciously make the decision to indulge. A study in the journal, Appetite, looked at participants after exposure to different stimuli before being … (read more…)

Nutrition Goes Beyond Nutrients

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*+-You’ve read about how food can affect mood. How eating refined carbohydrates and processed junk, excess caffeine and alcohol can be total body drainer. What about how your mood affects the digestion of your food? There hasn’t been too much information on how your stress (or your perception of stress) or negative inner dialog affect … (read more…)

Lack of Sleep Makes You Fat


*+-  Have you ever noticed that when you are short on sleep, it’s harder to control your food intake? Maybe you eat the foods that you don’t normally, your resistance to white carbs is low, or it hard for you to stop eating in general.  It’s like you are a bottomless pit! There is a good reason … (read more…)

Energy-Packed Cereal (Four Easy Steps)

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*+-Today some of our neighborhood schools re-opened. As my dogs and I did our little gang-buster power stroll through the area, I had memories of my many first days of school.  Shoes all polished, cute folders and notebooks, fancy pencil cases and of course the stylish lunchbox! Of course one thing led to another and before … (read more…)

Eat Love

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*+-Are you in lifestyle overhaul? Stuck in a rut with too many social events and unpreparedness? Change is hard.  I am not going to be sweet about it.  But there are many things to ask ourselves when we are confronted with the little annoyances that come up.  Quality food is part of the pie, but … (read more…)

Ridding Your Food Rut – Part 3 Color

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*+-Last week I talked about adding in some simple ways to add more vegetable variety to your meals. This week I’d like to share a useful way of thinking about the food you eat and creating more play in your day to day experiences with what and how you’re eating.  This would be by way … (read more…)

Banning the FOOD RUT!


*+-  This is the first out of 5 posts geared towards busting a “food rut”. Might you find yourself here? Recording your food in a document, journal, app or other method can really be a great way to learn what is and isn’t working for your body. It additionally helps by keeping you accountable while working through … (read more…)

Should You Test Your Nutrient Status?


*+-Today I’d like to talk about one important FAQ…. I often get asked whether if you eat well, work out and take a good multivitamin, do you really need to work on your health beyond that?? Well, the short answer is yes, probably… Even people that take great care of themselves, have some health blocks that include micronutrient deficiencies. … (read more…)

Re-Boot Your Culinary Confidence – New Class July 27th!


*+-* Last day to sign up is Thursday, July 23rd, 2015!  Take advantage of early bird pricing. Read below! IN THIS 3 HOUR CRASH COURSE YOU’LL LEARN: 5 Efficient slicing and dicing techniques. MORE THAN 5 Mouth-watering sauces (from all around the globe) to set you up for summer. 5 New and enticing ways with herbs … (read more…)

Cat Dillon

This blog is my journal, where I share everything wellness. From tips on healthy lifestyle to creating as much deliciousness in your life as possible.

Cat Dillon is the Cat in Caterpillar Nutrition and Wellness.

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