Wendy 4 Wellness Blogs

Pumpkin Spiced ‘faux’ latte

  Who doesn’t look forward to this time of the year to get your pumpkin spice latte from…. ahem… you know, that coffee place with the mermaid logo? I used to love these drinks and loved the smell of them, but then I got suspicious of how much...

Thanks-giving & receiving Wellness

  Can you believe it is that time of the year again? Thanksgiving and soon, celebrating a brand new year. Thanksgiving was a new thing to me when I came to the States about 20 years ago. My mom told me that people celebrate this date in the same fashion as we...

The Difference Between Detoxing, Fasting and Juicing

Every time the word DETOX or JUICE CLEANSE comes out there is more than one person who rolls their eyes in disapproval. In recent years, we have seen more ‘detox plans’, diets, plants and herbs that claim to help improve health. But people have the preconception that...

Spirulina and Chlorella Showdown: facts and health benefits

For a while I’ve wanted to talk about these green algae, that spite of their minuscule size, they deliver a punch and score high in maintaining good health.  I was a little hesitant to write such a long blog, but due to the nature of the topic and the overwhelming...

My birthday wish is… (a love letter to little Wendy)

As a little girl, she wasn’t always excited to celebrate her birthday. Strange. You would think that being the only child she would have wanted all the attention for that special day. She wore a crown on her day, though she didn’t think she was a princess. She wasn’t...

Sugar and Cancer, not a love story

People ask me for what my favorite breakfast smoothie is. To their surprise my response is ‘something that contains mostly veggies (spinach, lettuce, cucumber, ginger, seeds…), some protein shake and a healthy fat’.  Then, with a puzzled look I get the question,...

Unraveling the truth about sugar cravings

  It is 4pm, the afternoon slump, and the body can’t hold up. A caramel latte and some cookies sound like the perfect ‘pick me up’.  But, WHY DO WE HAVE SUGAR CRAVINGS? Often times when the body is having cravings, it is not necessarily that it wants sugar. Cravings...

The truth about sugar… it is NOT a sweet story

Because sugar is a sticky subject we are going to give it the attention it deserves and have more than one blog to uncover the delicious yet dangerous truth about sugar. As I am sitting at a cafe brainstorming about what to blog about next, I can’t help but pay...

Rainforest heaven, Juanjui – Perú

It has been about a month since I’ve been back from an AMAZING trip to rainforest heaven, and I’m still taken away by the wonderful experience I had.  Pictures can’t describe or justify the beauty and magical moments I experienced in the mountains and the jungle:...

No rush, no cell phone, no runs to the bathroom…

What a better time to talk about some useful tips and ideas to practice when being away on vacation. Time, food and your mindset are among some of the major determinants for a fun and pleasant vacation. Of course money and whether or not you know the language play a...

Thank you 2014…. and Welcome to my site!

  Welcome!! I’m so excited to share this space with you.  Not only will I share great information and healthy tips, but this will also be a creative medium where I can be ME and just talk to you.  I wish I could welcome you to my home, have some green juice, a bite,...