Live Well & Be Well

Doris Ditz-Eggens CH HC, AADP


Footprints in the Sand

Posted on September 23, 2014

I spend last weekend attending a conference right here in West Palm Beach. While I loved seeing old friends and making new ones, listening to fabulous speakers, masterminding with like minded women entrepreneurs  one question I was asked stuck with me ever since.

I was standing in the back of the room with a sponsor of the conference when somehow the subject of exercising came up. I mentioned that I run daily on the beach, barefoot in the sand a good 8 miles. Turns out he runs as well, but on the street amongst a busy road. My first respond was of course “Oh no, not a good thing. Don’t you have at least a park nearby?” His question in return was “Why the beach?”

So why do I run on the beach barefoot in the sand?

You might just want to try it because……….

1. Burn up to 30 per cent more calories

Thinking of you...........

Posted on September 1, 2014



I know it's been a while since you heard from me. I took some much needed time off  to work on my book, spend time with my family, travel, renew, recharge and get ready for a new season with you.


There are lots of new exciting things happening right now here at my office. I hired a team of fabulous, smart, talented and like minded people to assist me in making big things happening right here in sunny West Palm Beach. New programs, live events, a new website coming soon and ...... Well, I can't say much more or else it would not be a surprise now, would it? What I know for sure is you will LOVE IT!


Top 10 Superfoods & Tonic Herbs

Posted on November 11, 2013

Top 10 Superfoods & Tonic Herbs

Superfoods are a class of the most potent, super concentrated and nutrient rich foods on the earth. Superfoods have the ability to tremendously increase the vital force and energy of your body and are the optimum choice to improve one’s overall health, boosting the immune system, cleansing, elevating serotonin production, lowering inflammation, enhancing sexuality and alkalizing the body. They are extremely tasty and satisfying, nourishing us at the deepest level and therefore are the true fuel for today’s body.

1        AFA Blue-Green Algae

This wild grown superfood is made up of 15% blue pigmented phycocyanin which increases your internal production of stem cells.

Top 10 Tips to Boost your Metabolism

Posted on November 5, 2013

How many times have you started a diet on a Monday and by Tuesday thrown in the towel?

Too many diets available today can be frustrating and difficult to stick with.


Before I go into more details on how to boost your metabolism to optimize weight loss we first must understand what metabolism is.


"Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down food to produce energy."


When we are young  muscle mass stores up energy, preventing weight gain. However, as we age, I it comes, we lose that muscle which gives way to more body fat. By the time we turn 40 our metabolism slows down 5% every decade, making weight loss particularly challenging.


Sick & tired of yo-yo dieting?

Posted on October 1, 2013

  Aren't You Tired of Dieting?

               (and not getting the lasting results you really want)


                             Diet Fads Come and Diet Fads Go,

                      (And You've Probably Tried Most of Them)

     And For Most People Those Unwanted Pounds Keep Lingering.


Wouldn't it be wonderful to finally have a plan that works with you and for you?

Transform YOUR Life Series

Posted on September 10, 2013


I am so excited to  share with you today a new series of blogs, calls


and coaching sessions called "Transforming YOUR life".


This is a subject very dear and tremendously important to me and my family.  


You see, I have three generations  of family members that struggle with weight management, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer for as long as I can remember. And I have lost several of  them due to complication resulting from being severely heavy, not taking care of themselves, poor nutrition style and lack of physical activity. They also lacked the knowledge & will power on how to transform their lives. 


The 5 Network Antioxidants

Posted on August 12, 2013


Although there are hundreds of antioxidants that are produced in our body, found in our  food supply of fruits and vegetables, there are only 5 key player antioxidants.

5 network antioxidants that we cannot do without.

These 5 not only enhance each other’s power, but also slow down the aging process and fight off disease. These 5 network antioxidants are the shield that protects the body against the forces that age us before our time and take years from our lives.

And here they are:

  • Vitamins C & E not produced by our body and have to be taken in through food, primarily fruits and veggies.
  • Glutathione, lipoic acid and Co Q10 are produced by our body, but unfortunately decline as we age.


Vitamin C is a potent free radical quencher and is essential for a strong immune system.

Vitamin E is the body’s primary fat soluble antioxidant. It travels through the body in the form of molecules called lipoproteins protecting the body against heart disease, reducing the risk of prostate cancer and slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Mid Summer Weight Gain Solutions

Posted on August 7, 2013

Hello there Beautiful!


Its been a few days since the last recipe of 31 days of Eating Well went out.


How have you been since? Have you tried any new recipes, found one you loved or one you can do without? It's perfectly okay not to like everything, it would be rather boring if we all had the same taste buds. 


Did you notice my new look in my weekly note? 


Lets dive in and get to it.

What do you say?  

Hidden Ingredient in Almond Milk

Posted on April 25, 2013

A few days ago I received an email titled

“Beware of unsafe Ingredient in store bought almond milk”.

It really got my attention right away.

You see at our home we have always been on the forefront of all “holistic health foods”. I practice what I preach to my clients and family 24/7. We eat little meat and if we do it is free range, pasture raised and free of any antibiotics, hormones and byproducts. Our produce is from our own garden, bought at local organic farms or Whole Foods Market. I make sure I know where our food comes from. Dairy is very limited, cheese, butter, yogurt etc. are also from pasture raised animals and rather than drinking milk my girls prefer almond milk. It is in their morning cereal, smoothies, straight up from the carton all day long and we have even made popsicles and ice cream with almond milk. There favorite is most likely everyone’s favorite out there.